The owners of a 2000 Nissan Frontier, contacted the Oxnard Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was parked, the owner was at a bakery store.
Oxnard PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Nissan.
29 minutes later, patrol officers from Oxnard PD picked up the silent signals from the LoJack® System installed on the stolen Nissan on the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol units. The officers were in the area of in the area of 5th Street and Ventura Road. Officers, following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack® computers, tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex in the area of the 3000 block of Wooley Road. Investigators from California Highway Patrol VenCATTS responded to the location and set up a perimeter. The suspect returned to the vehicle and was taken into custody for auto theft related charges without incident. The vehicle was returned to the owner, and was undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Frontier on 09/18/99 at Power Nissan, in the city of El Monte, CA.