LoJack System Helps Sacramento County Auto Theft Task Force (SacCATTs) Recover Stolen 2016 Acura ILX and Arrest Suspects

  • June 20, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2016 Acura ILX contacted the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to report their vehicle stolen.  The owner advised the vehicle taken from the 4000 block of Howe Avenue. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s 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 2016 Acura ILX.                                                                                                                                                                
A short time later, investigators with the Sacramento County Auto Theft Task Force (SacCATTs) were working in the North Highland area of Sacramento, when they were alerted to the stolen Acura by means of the silent LoJack 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 found the stolen Acura ILX parked and unoccupied in a residential neighborhood on Polk Street near Lenore Way. 

Surveillance on the vehicle resulted in three juvenile suspects entering the vehicle and driving away. The vehicle was followed throughout the area, until it eventually returned back to Polk Street and parked.  The investigators then took all of the occupants into custody. The driver was found to be just 14 years old.

The stolen Acura ILX was recovered by the task force investigators and the vehicle was returned to the owner at the scene.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Acura ILX in April 2019, at Niello BMW, in Sacramento, CA.