The owners of a 2015 Nissan Altima contacted the Cleveland Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. Cleveland Police 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 troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol 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 troopers tracked the vehicle to residential area of Cleveland. It appeared that the suspects had parked it there to “cool off”.
Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen Nissan was impounded and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was pre-installed in the Nissan Altima in September of 2015 at Nissan of Streetsboro, Streetsboro, Ohio.