The owner of a 2011 Honda CRV contacted the Hayward Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from in front of their residence on Ruus Road. The Hayward Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2011 Honda CRV.
A short while later, investigators with the Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force picked up the silent signal from the stolen vehicle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, Officers located the stolen vehicle in a nearby mobile home park off Huntwood Avenue in Hayward. The CRV was located parked, unoccupied in a guest parking area. Investigators set up surveillance on the vehicle, but the suspect(s) did not return.
The Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force recovered the undamaged Honda CRV and the very happy owner responded to the scene to retrieve their vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2011 Honda CRV in October 2014, at Honda of Stevens Creek, in San Jose, CA.