The owners of a Nissan Armada contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Century Station to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence.
LASD Century Station 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 LASD Air 55 picked up the silent LoJack signal 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, LASD Air 55 located the Nissan traveling eastbound on the 105 Freeway, approaching Crenshaw Boulevard. Air 55 contacted Hawthorne PD to assist in stopping the Nissan. Hawthorne PD responded and was able to stop the Nissan and arrest the driver and passenger for the theft of the Nissan. The subjects were transported to Hawthorne PD. LASD later responded to Hawthorne PD, took custody of the suspects and took over the investigation. The driver admitted to knowing the Nissan was stolen and the passenger admitted to taking the Nissan.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Armada in April 2005.