The owner of a 2004 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Oakland Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The owner advised the vehicle was taken from in front of their residence in the early morning hours. The Oakland Police Department 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.
A short while later, officers with the California Highway Patrol Air Operations Unit in a helicopter, were flying over I-580 in the city of Oakland when they were alerted to the stolen Cadillac by the silent LoJack signal received with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the stolen Cadillac Escalade was tracked to Bona Street at Deering Court, where it was observed parked at the curb. The CHP notified the Oakland Police Department, and LoJack equipped ground patrol units responded and found the vehicle to be unoccupied.
The undamaged stolen Cadillac Escalade was recovered by Oakland PD and was returned to the owner at the scene. The current owner was unaware the vehicle had been equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System by the original owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2004 Cadillac Escalade in January 2005 at St. Claire Cadillac, in Santa Clara, CA.