LoJack System Helps California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division Investigative Services Unit Recover Stolen 2018 Honda CRV

  • July 20, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2018 Honda CRV contacted the California Highway Patrol in Contra Costa County to report their vehicle stolen. The owner advised the vehicle taken in the overnight hours from the driveway of their mobile home in the 1500 block of Willow Pass Road in the unincorporated area of Bay Point.  The owner advised he left the vehicle unlocked with the key fob inside.

The CHP verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda CRV.

A short time after the LoJack activation, a vehicle theft investigator with the California Highway Patrol’s Investigative Services Unit was working in the unincorporated area of Bay Point, when he was alerted to the stolen vehicle by the silent LoJack signal received with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the stolen Honda CRV was tracked to a residential area at Calaveras Drive and Solano Avenue, where it was found unoccupied, parked at the curb.  Officers established surveillance on the stolen vehicle but the suspect(s) did not return.

CHP investigators recovered the undamaged, stolen Honda CRV. Recovering officers towed/stored it for safekeeping until return to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2018 Honda CRV in February 2018, at Winter Honda in Pittsburg, CA.