Miami Gardens & Hialeah Police Recover Cadillac Escalade Stolen in Fort Lauderdale

  • August 17, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle contacted the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. Fort Lauderdale Police verified the theft and had the Cadillac’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, an off-duty Miami Gardens Police Department officer en route to work picked up the Escalade’s silent LoJack homing signal on his on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTCs, the officer, along with backup from the Hialeah Police Department, located the vehicle near West 2nd Avenue and 70th Street in Hialeah, Florida. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Cadillac Escalade on February 10, 2007 at Ed Morse Chevy Sawgrass in Sunrise, Florida, and has been protecting it ever since.