owners of a 2000 Honda Civic contacted the Pomona Police Department to report
that their vehicle was stolen. This was the third time stolen in one year. 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 Civic.
A short while later, officers from Pomona Police Departments ground units including Air -1 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, Air-1 Flight officers tracked the vehicle to the East portion of the city then determined the vehicle was mobile. They then followed the signal to the Southeast portion and observed the vehicle traveling. Air- 1 directed ground units to that location at which time the suspect fled from the officers. The suspect yielded just outside the city limits and was taken into custody without further incident.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic at Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos, CA in June 2000.