owners of a 2000 Honda Civic contacted the Oxnard P0olice Department to report
their vehicle 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 Oxnard PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda Civic 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 Perkins and Clara where the unoccupied vehicle was located. Auto Theft VENCAT detectives were notified, and set up to monitor the vehicle. Several days later the vehicle moved and was tracked by the VENCAT detectives to the 300 block of Clara St where three suspects were observed. The driver ran away on foot and was ultimately caught and arrested. The remaining two suspects were taken into custody on scene without further incident.
The driver was booked for the theft of the vehicle in addition to other charges. Another suspect was booked for narcotics violation in addition to the theft.
Case referred to the DDA for filing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in December 2011, at Keyes Honda in Woodland Hills, CA.