LoJack Early Warning System Tips off Owner, Las Vegas Police to Theft of Yamaha Motorcycle

  • June 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 12, 2012 the owner of a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle received a “LoJack Early Warning” alert that his motorcycle had been moved. He went outside his residence and discovered the bike was gone and immediately contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that the bike was stolen.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Yamaha YZFR6.

A short while later, officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen motorcycle on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the SUV to the area of Eastern Avenue and Fremont, in Downtown Las Vegas.

The motorcycle was concealed inside a private residence, and detectives with the Southern Nevada Auto Theft Task Force were called to the scene. Four adult males ran out the back of the house and were quickly detained by police. An adult female wanted by police on unrelated charges was arrested when she finally exited the house. Armed with a search warrant, officers entered the home and found the motorcycle still intact in the living room covered with a sheet. The suspect who actually stole the bike was arrested by police. The investigation continues.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Yamaha YZFR6 on December 26, 2009 at Del Amo Motorsports, Redondo Beach, CA.