LoJack® System Helps Philadelphia Police Department Recover Stolen Nissan Maxima

  • October 17, 2014
  • recovery stories

A resident of Elkins Park PA and the owner of a 2010 Nissan Maxima parked her vehicle on the street near 1400 West Olney Avenue and rode the Philadelphia Broad Street subway to Center City. When the vehicle owner returned several hours later she discovered that the vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle owner reported the incident to the Philadelphia Police 35th District. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2010 Nissan Maxima.

A short while later, officers assigned to the Philadelphia Police Aviation Unit were on patrol in a police airship equipped with a LoJack Tracking Computer. The officers reported to Philadelphia Police Radio that the LoJack® Police Tracking Computer on board the helicopter had activated and was receiving a LoJack Reply Code. Philadelphia Police Radio entered the code into the police computer system and then notified the aviation officers that they were tracking the stolen Nissan.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the aviation officers tracked the signal to the area of Akron Street in Northeast Philadelphia. The aviation officers continued to decrease their altitude in an effort to pinpoint the vehicles location while relaying the information to marked police vehicles on the ground. A marked unit equipped with a LoJack® Police Tracking Computer entered the area and immediately picked up the signal and tracked same to a secluded rear alley in the area of 6700 Akron Street. The officer notified the police helicopter that the undamaged stolen vehicle had been recovered and arranged to have same confiscated for safekeeping.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2010 Nissan Maxima in February of 2014.