Suspect Quickly ID’d and Arrested the Following Day for Theft of Nissan Altima in Bakersfield

  • May 23, 2012
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On April 18, 2012, flight officers with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department began to receive a silent LoJack signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their helicopter. After querying the “Reply Code” on the PTC display with the police stolen vehicle computer systems, the officers were notified that the signal was emanating from a 2007 Nissan Altima reported stolen minutes earlier to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Following the directional and signal strength cues on the PTC, the flight crew tracked and located the Nissan in East Bakersfield. The crew directed ground units to the location and recovered the unoccupied, abandoned vehicle. The Nissan was recovered intact and undamaged, and later released to the owner. A suspect was quickly identified and arrested the following day for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Nissan in September of 2007.