The owners of a 2006 Honda Civic contacted the Cleveland Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen overnight without the keys. Cleveland Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
A short while later officers from Cleveland Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to residential area of Cleveland. The vehicle was recovered parked and unoccupied.
Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen Honda was impounded and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in December 2005 at Hillside Honda, New York, NY.