The owner of a 2000 Cadillac Deville contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen by a related suspect. Officers 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 officers from the LAPD 77th St Division 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 103rd and Western Ave where they located the vehicle. A male adult was observed standing at an open trunk going thru the articles inside. The officers detained this subject and identified him as the named suspect. They also located the keys to the Cadillac in his pocket. This suspect was arrested and booked for Grand Theft Auto. The Cadillac was released at the scene to the owner. Case referred to station detectives.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac Deville in December 1999 by Coast Cadillac in Long Beach, California.