LoJack System Helps University of California UC Police Department Recover Stolen Honda Accord, Suspect Arrested

  • April 15, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 1991 Honda Accord contacted the Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Division 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.

A short while later officers from University of California Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda Accord 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 West Los Angeles locating the vehicle at Olympic Blvd and Bundy.  As the officers attempted to affect a traffic stop, the suspect fled in the Honda Accord.  A short pursuit ensued and terminated with the suspect taken into custody without further incident, and later booked on felony charges.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in February 2001.