The owners of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Detroit Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence.
The Detroit 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 troopers from the Michigan State Police and officers from the Detroit 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 troopers tracked the Cadillac to a rear yard of an abandoned home in Detroit.
The suspects were in the process of removing a fender off the Cadillac but because of the quick recovery they were unable to complete their illegal activity. There were also two stolen partially stripped out vehicles; 2007 Chevrolet van and 2005 GMC Suburban.
All three vehicles were impounded for processing. Troopers obtained information from persons illegally residing at the abandoned and boarded up home. This matter is to be further investigated by the South East Auto Theft Team (SEATT).
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac Escalade in May 2007 at Capitol Cadillac Company in Greenbelt, Maryland.