Stolen Nissan Sentra Recovered by San Diego County Deputies Using LoJack, One Arrested

  • October 13, 2012
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On September 15, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Nissan Sentra contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Santee Station to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of Santee.

San Diego County deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Nissan.

A short while later, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Nissan Sentra on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential area in the north side of Santee.  The deputies observed a male sitting in the driver’s seat; he was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.

The Honda, valued at approximately $9,000, was recovered undamaged and returned to the very grateful owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Nissan Sentra on May 23, 2006 at Mossy Nissan-Kearny Mesa in San Diego, California.