The owners of a Cadillac Deville contacted the Denver Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. A police officer 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 with both Thornton and Aurora Police Departments 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. The Aurora PD officers tracked the Cadillac to north central Aurora where it was observed by officers near Dayton Street. When they attempted to stop it the suspects drove away at high speed and the officers elected not to pursue due to public safety concerns.
Later the signal was picked up by a Federal Heights officer and Colorado State Patrol troopers, this time near I-76 and 96th Avenue. Following the directional and audible cues from a PTC, officers with the Thornton PD located the abandoned Cadillac at a mobile home park near 100th Avenue and Riverdale Drive. Three men had been seen exiting the Cadillac prior to police arrival and walking away to the South.
The Cadillac was recovered undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac Deville in December 2000 by ANC/Alamo in Newport Beach, California.