LoJack® System Helps New York Police Department Recover a Stolen 2008 Nissan Versa

  • June 7, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of the Nissan Versa parked her vehicle by her house where she normally parks it. When she came out for it the next morning she found it missing. This was in the Ozone Park section of Queens confines of the 106 precinct. She immediately called the New York Police Department of the 106 precinct.

When the NYPD officers arrived, they took a written report for the stolen Versa.  This information was then entered by the NYPD in the city, state and federal crime computer which automatically activated the LoJack® System in the stolen Nissan.

A short while later the silent LoJack signal was picked up on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) by members of the Queens South Auto Larceny Unit. This was in the Ozone park section of Queens, confines of the 106 precinct. The Nissan, which was moving, was tracked to a residential section of Ozone Park. The officers tracked the signal until they were close enough to move in. With the help of other units, they were able to bring the Nissan to a stop thereby avoiding a dangerous pursuit. The police took the operator into custody and the Nissan was recovered in good condition with no damage.

Investigation disclosed that the operator was the estranged daughter of the Nissan’s owner, who did not authorize her to use the vehicle, and pressed the charges to have her arrested. The owner who had been contacted was elated that her Nissan was recovered so quickly, saying that she was extremely grateful that the vehicle was equipped with the LoJack unit when she purchased it.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2008 Nissan Versa in January 2008 at Nissan of Queens in Ozone Park, Queens, New York.