Vehicle: 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid
Activation: Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, San Leandro, CA
Recovery: Hayward Police Department, Hayward, CA
Dealership: Livermore Honda, Livermore, CA
The owner of a 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid contacted the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department to report their vehicles stolen. The owner advised the vehicle taken from in front of their residence on Virgil Street in the unincorporated community of Castro Valley. The owner advised he had left the vehicle running and went back inside his residence for just a few minutes. When he came back outside, his vehicle was missing. The Alameda 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 2004 Honda Civic.
A short time later, an officer from the Hayward Police Department alerted to the stolen Honda Civic by the silent LoJack signal broadcasting from the vehicle. The stolen Honda tracked 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 Civic was located parked and unoccupied at the curb in a residential area. The stolen Honda found on Jorgensen Lane near Annette Lane.
Officers from the Hayward Police Department recovered the undamaged Honda Civic and returned it to the owner on the scene. The current owner was unaware the vehicle had been equipped with LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System by the original owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2004 Honda Civic in March 2005 at Livermore Honda, in Livermore, CA.