The owners of a 2015 Nissan Altima contacted the East Cleveland Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their driveway. The owner had left the Nissan running while quickly obtaining property from the residence. In that short time, unknown suspects entered the Nissan and were observed by the victim speeding away from the scene.
The East Cleveland 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 troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol travelling on Interstate 77 in Akron 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 troopers tracked the Nissan which was mobile on the highway.
A felony stop was performed and the three occupants were arrested. Because of the quick recovery the only damage was to a window which allowed suspects to access the Nissan. The stolen Nissan was impounded and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was pre-installed in the Nissan Altima in February 2016 by Airport Nissan in Cleveland, Ohio.