LoJack Aids Santa Maria Police in Quick Recovery of Stolen Nissan Altima, Arrest of One Suspect

  • November 12, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 19, 2012, the owners of 2004 Nissan Altima contacted the Santa Maria Police Department (SMPD) to report that their vehicle was stolen.

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

Minutes later, officers from the Santa Maria Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Nissan on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officers tracked and located the stolen vehicle in the area of the 400 block of East Tunnel. Officers conducted a vehicle traffic stop, and took the suspect into custody for auto theft-related charges without incident.

The Nissan, valued at $12,275, was recovered and impounded for safekeeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on June 12, 2006 at Crown Toyota, in the City of Ontario, California.