The owners of a 2007 Nissan Altima contacted the Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Division to report that their vehicle was stolen. According to the victim, his son had a party and apparently someone had found the keys and stole the Nissan. Officers 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 Altima.
A short while later deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Station were notified by the Sheriff’s Aero Bureau that they had tracked the Nissan from the Interstate 5 Freeway and saw it exit at Castaic Rd near Lake Hughes. Further that the observer had just observed two people enter the Nissan in a parking lot of a restaurant. The deputies responded to that area and detained a male adult and a female adult.
When questioned about the Nissan, the male adult indicated he had paid $11,000 cash to a subject for the vehicle while at an indoor swap meet. He had no paperwork, registration or proof of purchase. He indicated he had driven to the restaurant to show off his new car. The female apparently had no part in the theft and was released. The suspect was arrested and later booked for the theft. The undamaged Nissan including the keys were stored at a local tow agency and later released undamaged to the victim.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Altima in January 2007 at Miller Honda in Van Nuys, California.