The owner of this Nissan Altima contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and reported that vehicle had been stolen. The deputies 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.
A short while later LAPD Air-10 flight officers picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Nissan with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of Roscoe Blvd and Desoto Ave where they located the vehicle parked to the rear of a commercial building in an alley just off Desoto. They directed ground units to the location who made contact with the male adult driver and detained him without further incident. The suspect was transported to the Devonshire Division and questioned. That suspect was later released pending further investigation.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Nissan in February 2007.