The owner of a 2003 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Anaheim Police Department to report her Cadillac had been stolen. The owner had gone out to her Cadillac in the morning to start her vehicle for work. The owner left her Cadillac running and went back into her residence. The owner returned a few moments later and saw her Cadillac being driven away. Anaheim 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 officers from Anaheim 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 officers tracked the Cadillac to a residential street, just outside their city limits, in the city of Buena Park. When the officers arrived in the area they saw the Cadillac parked along the curb. As the officers drove closer they saw a male exit the driver door and walk up to the front porch of a residence. The officers detained the subject on the front porch and located the stolen Cadillac’s key discarded in the corner of the porch. The officers asked the male suspect if the Cadillac belonged to him. The suspect said he got the Cadillac from a “friend.” When the officers asked the suspect about the friend, he responded that he was going to “plead the fifth.” The officers confirmed the found keys belonged to the stolen Cadillac. The officers searched the Cadillac and found a methamphetamine pipe in a cup holder. The officers contacted the residents of the house where the suspect was located and they said they didn’t know the suspect nor had they seen the Cadillac before.
The suspect was arrested for the stolen Cadillac and also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. It was also discovered that the suspect had a no bail warrant for narcotic sales, transporting narcotics and having a false compartment in a vehicle.
owner of the Cadillac was called to the scene by the officers and her Cadillac
was released to her.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac Escalade in April 2006 at Renick Cadillac, Fullerton CA.