Long Beach Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Nissan Quest, Suspect Arrested

  • January 24, 2013
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On December 25, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Nissan Quest contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to report that a suspect had threaten him with a baseball bat and stolen his vehicle from the street in Lancaster, California.

LASD 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.

A short while later, several police agencies picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Nissan on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The vehicle continued through numerous cities as it made its way to the City of Long Beach, over a hundred miles away. Long Beach PD officers picked up the LoJack signal, tracked it to the area of Ester Street and Orange Avenue, where they observed one female suspect driving the stolen Nissan. When requested back-up units arrived, the officers conducted a traffic stop, taking the suspect into custody. The officers’ investigation revealed that the female suspect knew the suspect who had stolen the vehicle. The female suspect was arrested for Grand Theft Auto. Long Beach PD and LASD Lancaster Detectives are conducting the follow-up investigation.

The vehicle, valued at $10,675, was recovered intact.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2004 Nissan Quest on December 2004 at Cerritos Nissan.