LoJack® System Helps Fort Lauderdale Police Department Recover a Stolen 2007 Cadillac Escalade

  • February 19, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle contacted the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from their home. The Fort Lauderdale PD 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.

A short while later a Fort Lauderdale Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Escalade on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC).  The officer began tracking the stolen Escalade by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The officer, along with their backup, located the Escalade in the driveway of a home in the 1600 block of N.W. 14th Court. Upon arrival of additional officers, the officers surrounded the house. When one of the officers knocked on the front door, several subjects attempted to exit the house through the rear door. Upon seeing the officers, they ran back into the house. Contact was made with the owner of the house, who gave permission to enter the residence. All the occupants were interviewed after being read their Miranda Rights from a card. Finally one subject admitted that they had stolen the Cadillac. The keys were found behind a bed where the suspect had thrown them. The suspect was arrested and transported to jail. The Escalade was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Cadillac Escalade in September 2006 at Ed Morse Cadillac in Delray Beach, Florida.