The owner of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Espanola Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The owner advised the Cadillac was stolen from the area North Riverside Drive and Santa Cruz Road. The Espanola 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 Escalade.
Shortly after the activation, officers with the Espanola PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Cadillac with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer tracked the LoJack signal to the area of El Llano Road and Camino Cielo Grande.
The Cadillac was located in the County of Rio Arriba and a deputy arrived into the area to assist in the recovery. The Cadillac was observed parked under a covered carport in an open field. The offender attempted to conceal the Cadillac from public view as this location was not visible from the public roadway. The officers and deputy recovered the stolen Cadillac and notified the owner of the recovery.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac Escalade in April 2006 at Sewell Village Cadillac in Dallas, Texas.