The owners of a 2004 Nissan Maxima contacted the Lincoln Park Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence.
The Lincoln Park 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 an officer from the CSX Railroad Police Department travelling on I-75 over the Rouge Rive Bridge enroute to an assignment 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. The officer relayed the information to the Michigan State Police and the Aviation Unit “Trooper Two” responded to the area. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the troopers tracked the Nissan to a residential area of Detroit. The pilots advised ground vehicles equipped with PTC’s.
Because of the quick recovery the suspects were unable to strip the stolen Nissan or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen Nissan was impounded and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Maxima in May 2005 at Route 1 Nissan in Edison, New Jersey.