The owners of a 2004 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. Deputies 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 Los Angeles Police Department 77th St Division were patrolling the area of Florence Ave and Figueroa St when they heard via communications that the LASD’s Air-20 flight deputies 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 air ship tracked the Cadillac to an elementary school and had located the Cadillac parked and unoccupied. A Los Angeles Port Police Detective along with an LAPD Detective from Harbor Division was driving their marked unit in the area and responded. As they arrived they observed the stolen Cadillac Escalade pulling away from the curb. Assisted by the 77th St Officers, the vehicle was stopped and the suspect taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was later booked for Grand Theft Auto.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac Escalade in April 2004 at Costa Mesa GM Buick Pontiac in California.
- 77th St Officers
- Costa Mesa
- General Motors
- Harbor Division
- Los Angeles
- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
- Los Angeles Police Department
- Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
- Motor vehicle theft
- St Division