The owners of a Nissan Frontier contacted the Garden Grove Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen from their residence. The possible suspect was known to the victims and they provided a name and description to the officers.
The Garden Grove PD 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 Garden Grove PD 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, the officers tracked the Nissan to the area of Marlene and Magnolia in the city of Garden Grove. The Nissan was found abandoned and no one in the immediate vicinity of the Nissan. Officers searched the surrounding area and located a subject walking southbound on Magnolia. The subject matched the suspect description provided by the victims. The officers contacted the subject and determined he was their named suspect. The subject was arrested and the undamaged Nissan was returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Frontier in September 2003 at Midway Nissan in Phoenix, Arizona.