The owner of a 2006 Grey Infiniti FX35 discovered their vehicle missing from their Hialeah home. The owner contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report their vehicle stolen and advised the officer that his wife inadvertently left the keys to the vehicle inside the sport utility vehicle. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the sport utility vehicle. Within minutes of activation a Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack® System homing signal from the stolen FX35 on their on-board LoJack® System Police Tracking Computer (PTC), which assists law enforcement officers to locate stolen vehicles quickly and safely. The officer verified the theft information by having their dispatcher query the Reply Code that appeared on their PTC display. The dispatcher relayed the stolen vehicle’s description to the officer so that they could identify the vehicle when they observed it. The officer began tracking the stolen vehicle by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The officer, along with their backup, located the vehicle abandoned near Palm Avenue and East 56th Street, in Hialeah. The Hialeah PD responded and continued the investigation as the vehicle was stolen and recovered in Hialeah’s jurisdiction. The sport utility vehicle was recovered, released to the owner, who responded to the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Grey Infiniti FX35 sport utility vehicle in September, 2006.