Stolen Nissan Altima Quickly Recovered Undamaged by Kern County Officers Using LoJack

  • July 22, 2012
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On June 8, 2012 the owner of a 2003 Nissan Altima contacted the Kern County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the driveway of his residence. The Kern County Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Nissan Altima.

About one hour later, a deputy from the Kern County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Nissan on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputy tracked the vehicle to the vicinity of the 3900 block of Q Street in Bakersfield. The deputy initiated a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle and took an adult male suspect into custody without incident. The male suspect was later arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the recovery scene. The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2003 Nissan Altima in January of 2003 at Mossy Nissan in National City, California. This vehicle is valued at $9,300.