Cadillac DTS Stolen with Engine Running — Recovered by Richardson Police, Known Car Thief Arrested

  • September 18, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 7, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Cadillac DTS contacted the Richardson Police Department to report the vehicle stolen from a store parking lot in Richardson. This vehicle had been left unattended in the lot with the keys in the ignition and the engine running.  

Richardson Police verified the theft and entered the Cadillac’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the Richardson Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Cadillac on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a house, and determined that the Cadillac was inside the garage.  Officers made contact with the owner of the house, who refused to give officers consent to search his garage. A search warrant was executed, and the stolen Cadillac was found inside the garage.  The owner of the house, a known car thief, was arrested.   

This stolen Cadillac was recovered with no damage.   

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Cadillac DTS in May of 2008 at Sewell Village Cadillac.