The owner of a Nissan Maxima contacted the Tulsa Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex in the 5200 block of S. Lewis Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Tulsa PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activates the LoJack® System concealed in the stolen Nissan.
A short while later the Tulsa PD’s Air Support Flight Crew picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Nissan with the LoJack Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in patrol cars and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC the pilot and observer were able to quickly track the signal to an area in the 5100 block of N. Peoria in Tulsa.
Officers from the Gilcrease Division also picked up the signal and converged on the 1100 block of E. 50st. Pl. North. Police 1 pilot illuminated the backyard of a residence with the aircraft’s search light and was able to clearly observe the stolen Nissan. The Gilcrease Division officers made contact with an individual at the residence and he was taken into custody. Officers observed the Nissan in the backyard of the residence and verified the vehicle information.
The resident was in the process of attempting to sell the wheels and tires from the stolen Nissan to another individual at the scene. In addition to the Nissan, a 1989 Cadillac Deville, was discovered to be stolen from Denver, Colorado and was also recovered from the driveway of the residence. The stolen Nissan and Cadillac were impounded until they could be returned to the rightful owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Maxima in January 1999 by Glendale Nissan in California.