Thief Arrested Driving Cadillac Stolen from Convenience Store in Oregon

  • January 17, 2012
  • recovery stories

On January 3, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Cadillac DTS stopped at a convenience store in the 1000 block of SE Maple Street of Hillsboro, and left the car running while he went inside.  An opportunistic thief jumped in the car and drove off.  The crime was reported to the Hillsboro Police Department who entered the VIN into the NCIC stolen vehicle database.  This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Cadillac and initiated tracking of the vehicle.  Neither the owner, nor law enforcement, had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Just thirty minutes later, Beaverton Police Department officers received the silent signal transmitting from the LoJack in the stolen Cadillac on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer in their patrol cars.  Following audio and visual cues on the LoJack Tracker, the officers located the car at SW Scholls Ferry Road & Roundhill Way.  The individual driving the Cadillac was arrested, and the vehicle recovered and returned to the grateful owner.

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Cadillac DTS in October of 2005.