The owner of a 2016 Mazda 6 contacted the Sandia Tribal Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The Sandia Tribal 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 Mazda 6.
Shortly after the activation, an off-duty deputy with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mazda 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 deputy tracked the LoJack signal to the area of Interstate 25 and US 550.
The deputy tracked the stolen Mazda to a residential neighborhood in the area of South Hill Road and Richardson Drive in the Town of Bernalillo. The deputy requested assistance and officers from the Bernalillo Police Department arrived on scene. The deputy advised the officers of the situation and Bernalillo PD took over the investigation. The Mazda was found to be parked at a residence and was unoccupied. The Mazda was subsequently recovered and will be returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mazda 6 in June 2016 at University Mazda & Volkswagen in Albuquerque, New Mexico.