The owner of a 2014 Nissan Maxima 4-door parked their car in the parking lot of their place of business. Later in the day, when it was time to go home, the owner discovered their Nissan missing from the parking space where they parked it in the morning. The owner contacted the Medley Police Department to report their Nissan stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System concealed in the Nissan.
Within minutes of activation, a Hialeah Gardens Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Nissan on their on-board LoJack® System Police Tracking Computer (PTC), which assists law enforcement officers to locate stolen vehicles quickly and safely. The officer began tracking the stolen Nissan by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC. The officer, along with their backup, located the Nissan abandoned in a parking lot in the 9900 block of Okeechobee Road. The officer set up surveillance on the Nissan. After 3 hours, the officer terminated the surveillance, with negative results. The Nissan was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2014 Nissan Maxima in December 2013.