LoJack Helps Dallas Police Recover Stolen Cadillac Deville, 3 Other Vehicles — 2 Arrested

  • January 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 2, 2013, the owner of a 2004 Cadillac Deville contacted the DeSoto Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from his driveway.  

The DeSoto Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Cadillac Deville.

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 vehicle to a house in the 1900 block of Nomas Street.  Officers were able to determine that this stolen Cadillac was inside the fenced-in backyard.  Officers could tell that there were several individuals inside the house, but they refused to open the front door.  A search warrant was executed, and inside the backyard, officers found the stolen 2004 Cadillac Deville, valued at $8000, as well as the following vehicles:

  • A 2007 Chevrolet pickup, valued at $38,000
  • A 2003 Cadillac Escalade, valued at $10,000
  • A 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, valued at $12,000

There were three suspects inside the house.  The owner of the house admitted that he allowed a friend to park these stolen vehicles in his backyard.  He was arrested.  Another individual at the house had a felony warrant and was also arrested. 

This stolen Cadillac was recovered with no damage. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2004 Cadillac Deville in June of 2007 at Sewell Village Cadillac.