The owner of a 2006 Nissan Sentra contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Lakewood Station to report that his vehicle was stolen. Apparently the victim had left the keys on the roof of the Nissan. Deputies 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 officers from five jurisdictions, including Los Angeles Police Department had 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, officers from the LAPD 77th St Division tracked the Nissan to the area of Gage Ave and Florence Ave and spotted the vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated on the Nissan at Hoover St and 62nd St where the female suspect was taken into custody without further incident. When questioned as to how she had obtained the Nissan, the suspect told the officers she saw that the keys had been left on the roof of the vehicle and since she was homeless, she stole the vehicle. The suspect was later booked for the theft of the Nissan. The undamaged Nissan was later released to the victim.
The LoJack system was installed in the Nissan Sentra in January 2008 at Enterprise Dealer #32 RG in Simi Valley, California.