LoJack® System Helps Washington State Patrol Recover a Cadillac Escalade Stolen From Lakewood—Suspect Arrested

  • March 5, 2017
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of this Cadillac Escalade left the car for service at a business located in the 9200 block of South Tacoma Way in Lakewood.  After the vehicle was serviced an employee parked it in a secured, fenced lot behind the business.  Keys were left in the car.  Sometime during a three hour period the car was stolen from that lot.  When the theft was discovered it was reported to the Lakewood Police Department.  They verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Cadillac.

That same afternoon, a Washington State trooper received the silent signal from the stolen Escalade on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following directional and audible cues she located the car at 54th & Pacific Highway in Fife.  Three occupants in the car were placed under arrest.  After interviewing all suspects, two were released and one male was booked into jail.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac Escalade in June of 2008.