LoJack® System Helps Chester Township Pennsylvania Police Department Recover Stolen Nissan Altima

  • August 4, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2009 Nissan Altima contacted the New Castle County Police Department in Delaware to report that their vehicle was stolen. The New Castle County PD dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and searched the area for the Nissan. When the Nissan could not be located, the officer arranged to have the stolen vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Nissan.

A short while later an officer from the Chester Township Police Department in Pennsylvania picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Nissan with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer tracked the signal into a section of Chester City Pennsylvania. The officer observed a vehicle matching the description of the stolen Nissan but with a different license tag attached. A check of the public vehicle identification number revealed that this was in fact the Altima reported stolen in Delaware.

The stolen Altima was confiscated for safekeeping and the New Castle County PD were notified. The Delaware County Pennsylvania Auto Theft Unit was advised of this incident and will be conducting a follow up investigation.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Nissan in October 2008 by Woodbury Nissan in Woodbury, New Jersey.