LoJack Helps Pembroke Pines Police Recover Stolen Cadillac Escalade

  • April 1, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Saturday morning, January 19, 2013, the owner of a 2013 Cadillac Escalade SUV contacted the Pembroke Pines Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The owner believed that her mother had stolen the vehicle. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Cadillac Escalade.

A short while later, a Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen SUV on his on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with their backup, located the vehicle in the police impound yard in the 1900 block of N.E. 153rd Street in North Miami Beach. It was discovered at that time that the mother had been arrested for driving with a suspended license and a warrant from Broward County, resulting in the vehicle being towed to the tow yard. The vehicle was recovered, released at the scene to the tow company and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Cadillac Escalade SUV on October 10, 2012 at Bayview Cadillac in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.