LoJack System Helps Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force Recover Stolen Nissan Xterra within Minutes of Activation

  • May 13, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2006 Nissan Xterra contacted the Tempe Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from a parking lot where she had left it parked.  The keys may have been left in the vehicle.  The Tempe 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.

Thirty minutes later troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol and detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force 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 and detectives tracked the vehicle to the area of Interstate 10 and Broadway Road. 

The Arizona Highway Patrol trooper located the stolen Nissan unoccupied at a convenience store at Broadway Road and Priest Drive.   The Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force detectives conducted surveillance on the stolen Nissan with negative results.  The vehicle was later recovered in good condition by the auto theft detectives and was released to the owner at the scene. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Xterra in May 2006, at ABC Nissan, Phoenix, Arizona.