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
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.
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.