The owner of a 2005 Nissan Sentra contacted the Tustin Police Department to report her vehicle was stolen. The victim parked her Nissan at her place of employment and left the key in the vehicle.
The Tustin 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 a K-9 officer from the Orange 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 officer tracked the Nissan to an alley in the city of Orange. The officer saw a female in the front passenger seat and a male in the right rear passenger seat. When additional officers arrived the occupants were removed from the Nissan and detained. A key to the Nissan was found in a pant pocket of the female passenger.
The victim was called to the scene to determine if she recognized the suspects but she did not. The victim identified the key as the one she left in her Nissan. Both suspects were arrested and the Nissan was released to the victim.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Sentra in May 2005 at ABC Nissan in Phoenix, Arizona.