The owners of a 2005 Nissan Armada contacted the Mesa Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
The Mesa Police Department 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 officers from the Mesa Police Department and the Gilbert Police Department picked up the silent LoJack® homing 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 city streets in the central Mesa area.
The Nissan was occupied and being driven through the neighborhoods. Mesa police followed the Nissan until the driver stopped at an apartment complex near Hibbert Avenue and Main Street. The driver was arrested and taken into custody without incident. The Nisan was recovered and processed for evidence. The vehicle was later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Armada in September 2005.