The owner of a dark green 1994 Nissan Sentra contacted the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to report the vehicle as stolen.
The Las Vegas Metro 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.
Officers from the Las Vegas Metro 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 and located the Nissan parked inside of a residential garage. The Las Vegas Metro PD Auto Theft unit and VIPER team arrived on scene to assist in the investigation. Several subjects were taken into custody at the scene and a search warrant was obtained. The Nissan inside the garage was discovered to have its Vehicle Identification Number switched, had been freshly spray painted white in color and identified as the stolen Nissan. One subject was arrested for Operating a Chop Shop, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Altering VIN.
The Nissan was recovered and was returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Sentra in December 1994 by Miller Nissan in Van Nuys, California.