Two vehicles were reported stolen to the High Point Police Department, High Point, NC. Although they are not thought to be related, the manner of theft is the most common method used in auto theft, vehicles left unlocked with the key inside. The High Point Police Department verified the thefts and entered both vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in them.
Shortly after the vehicles were entered into the National Crime Computer Database, an Inspector with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota 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 Officer tracked the vehicle and located it abandoned in an apartment complex just a few miles from where it was stolen. An Officer from the High Point Police Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene to process the Toyota for forensic evidence.
After leaving the scene of the recovered Toyota, the Inspector began picking the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda. The Inspector tracked the Honda to a residential area just a little over two ½ miles from the recovery scene of the Toyota. The Inspector observed an individual coming to and from a residence and the stolen Honda. The NCDMV Inspector set up surveillance of the Honda and requested assistance from the High Point Police Department. When Officers and Investigators from the High Point Police Department arrived on scene, two individuals were taken into custody for questioning. The Honda was also processed for forensic evidence. At the initial investigation, it was thought that the Honda could have been involved in a shooting that happened in High Point the night it was stolen. However, after further investigation, the Honda and the individuals were ruled out as being involved in the shooting. One individual was released without being charged and the second individual was arrested and charged with being in Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in November 2015 at Crown Honda in Greensboro, NC.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in June 1998 at Miller Toyota, Culver City, Ca