On November 10, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex in Dallas.
Dallas 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 Dallas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals 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 stolen Cadillac to a body shop in the 8500 block of C.F. Hawn Freeway. The shop was open for business, and when the officers went inside, they found this stolen Cadillac parked in the backyard. Officers checked the other vehicles parked inside this business and discovered five other stolen vehicles, including:
- 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, value-$12,000
- 2006 Chevrolet pickup, value-$9000
- 2003 Chevrolet pickup, value-$13,500
- 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, value-$16,000
- 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, value-$17,500
All of these vehicles had been stripped. The owner of the shop was not present, but has been identified, and an arrest warrant is pending.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2003 Cadillac Escalade in November of 2004 at Sewell Village Cadillac.
- 2003 Cadillac
- 2003 Cadillac Escalade
- arrest warrant pending
- body shop
- Cadillac Escalade
- Cadillac SUV
- Chevrolet Avalanche
- Chevrolet pickup truck
- Chevrolet Suburban
- chop shop
- Dallas Police Department
- Dallas TX
- five stolen vehicles
- multiple recoveries
- multiple stripped vehicles
- November 2012
- Sewell Village Cadillac
- stolen from apartment complex
- stripped vehicles
- Suspect Identified
- tracked to body shop