The owners of a 2014 Nissan Versa contacted the Costa Mesa Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen.
The Costa Mesa 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.
Only twenty seven minutes later officers from the Huntington Beach Police Department 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 19200 block of Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach. There they found the Nissan parked and unoccupied. When the officers located the Nissan they searched the interior of the vehicle and found documents that did not belong to the registered owner. The documents belonged to a male subject, who had a prior conviction for auto theft. The subject also had an outstanding $150,000 warrant. Another document, located inside the Nissan, listed an address directly across the street from where the vehicle was located. Officers went to that address but the resident would not answer the door, even though officers could see occupants inside the residence. Officers are continuing their investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Versa in February 2014 at Connell Nissan in Costa Mesa, California.