San Diego Police Track and Recover Stolen Honda Accord, Minutes After Theft is Reported

  • March 26, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the night of February 22, 2012, the owner of a 1996 Honda Accord discovered that her vehicle had been stolen, and quickly reported the theft to the National City Police Department. The responding officer verified the theft and, after obtaining all pertinent vehicle information, completed a stolen vehicle report. The officer then had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer databases – a routine police action that automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owners nor law enforcement agents had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery System Network, as LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.

Less than 20 minutes later, San Diego Police ground units began to pick up the silent homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the tracking computer, the officers located the abandoned Accord in the 600 block of Bancroft Street. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police and the grateful owner was able to drive the vehicle home from the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord at South Bay Volkswagen Suzuki in June 2001.