The owners of a 2006 Cadillac DTS contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The owner said that the Cadillac was left at an automotive repair shop several months ago. The owner checked on the status of the Cadillac and the automotive repair shop owner advised that the Cadillac was missing.
The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Cadillac.
Fourteen minutes later officers from the Phoenix PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Cadillac with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Cadillac to a parking lot near 19th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue.
The Cadillac was found to be unoccupied and appeared to be abandoned at this location. The Phoenix PD officers recovered and processed the Cadillac for evidence. The Cadillac was towed for safekeeping and later returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac DTS in November 2006.