LoJack System Helps Cleveland Police Department Recover Stolen Cadillac STS Taken in Residential Burglary

  • April 25, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2003 Cadillac STS contacted the East Cleveland Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen.  The owner woke up and found that unknown suspects had broken into her home overnight.  She discovered several items missing including the keys to her vehicle.  Upon checking her driveway, she found her vehicle stolen.  East Cleveland Police 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 Cleveland Police Department and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen (make) 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 vehicle to residential area of Cleveland, where it was found to be parked and unoccupied.   

Because of the quick recovery there was no damage to the stolen Cadillac and the suspects did not have enough time to strip it.  The vehicle was impounded for processing and was later released to the owner.  This matter is to be further investigated by the East Cleveland Police Department.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac STS in March 2005 at CarMax Houston South, Houston, TX.