The owners of a 2009 Honda Accord reported to DeKalb Police that their vehicle was stolen from their residence. DeKalb Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle as stolen in the National Crime Information system. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2009 Honda.
Within an hour, Officers from the DeKalb Police department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Tracking Computers (PTC’s) that are installed in their vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from their PTC’s they were able to locate the vehicle at an Impound Lot.
The vehicle had been involved in a traffic stop earlier in the day in another part of the county. The driver fled from the vehicle and it was impounded before being reported stolen. Due to the LoJack this case was able to move forward quickly as the recovery happened before the victim knew their car had been stolen. If not for the LoJack the vehicle would have been at the wrecker yard for days before the paperwork caught up in the system. The victim was able to get their vehicle back the same day.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda in January 2010 at Mile High Honda, Denver, CO.