LASD Air & Ground Units Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Cadillac Escalade, 2 Arrested

  • February 3, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 9, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Anaheim Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a street in Anaheim. 

Anaheim 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.

A short while later, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies flying Aero-21picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Cadillac on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their airship. The deputies alerted Lynwood Station deputies, who tracked the signal to a residential garage in the 3500 block of Lynwood Road. They spoke with the owners of the property, who allowed them to search the garage.

Inside the garage, they discovered the stolen Cadillac; further investigation revealed that the two suspects had DMV paperwork showing the vehicle was in their name, but that information was false. The two male suspects were arrested for receiving stolen property.  Century detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation to determine where the suspects obtained the false DMV paperwork.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Cadillac Escalade on June 2006 at Penske Cadillac Hummer South Bay in Torrance, California. The vehicle was valued at approximately $35,950.