owners of a 2001 Honda CRV contacted the West Covina Police Department to
report that their vehicle was stolen. Officers
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 CRV.
Officers from Los Angeles Police Hollenbeck Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda CRV 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 the 3400 block of Whittier Blvd and located the vehicle behind a fast food restaurant. They observed the vehicles hood and rear door open, and saw a male adult tampering with things in the engine compartment. LASD Air Ship who was also tracking the vehicle arrived along with additional officers who assisted in the detention of the suspect.
During the field investigation the suspect was questioned and admitted he knew the vehicle was stolen. He was arrested and later booked for the theft of the vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda CRV at Unicars Honda in March 2001.