The owner of a 2006 Mazda MZ5 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen from her residence in the 2900 block of Wind Storm. The owner was asked by her boyfriend if he could use the keys to her Mazda so that he could retrieve something from the car. The owner gave her keys to her boyfriend at which time he went out and got into the Mazda, started it up and drove away. After five days of her boyfriend not responding to her phone calls or his bringing the Mazda back she notified the police.
Vegas Metropolitan 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 Mazda.
Nine minutes later officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 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 officers tracked the vehicle to the 3800 block of South Maryland Parkway where they located the Mazda occupied and mobile. The officers were able to safely stop the Mazda and contact the driver who was identified as the owner’s now ex-boyfriend. He admitted to taking the Mazda so was arrested and taken to jail. The Mazda was recovered and returned back to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mazda MZ5 in October 2005 at Huntington Beach Mazda, Huntington Beach, California.