The owners of a 2005 Nissan Maxima contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen with the keys, taken during a residential burglary while they were away on vacation. The Nissan and other items were missing. The Phoenix Police Department 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 the air unit and officers from the Phoenix 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 officers tracked the vehicle to a neighborhood near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road.
The stolen Nissan was found approximately one half mile from where it had been stolen, parked and unoccupied on a side street in the neighborhood. The vehicle was recovered in good condition and processed for evidence. The Nissan was later released back to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Maxima in January 2005, at Metro Nissan of Redlands, Redlands, California.