LoJack Leads to Recovery of 8 Motorcycles Stolen from Opa Locka Storage Facility

  • July 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Monday, May 21, 2012, the manager of an Opa Locka vehicle storage facility contacted the Opa Locka Police Department that his place of business had been burglarized. According to the manager, during the previous night someone had burglarized the premises and had stolen a box truck and eight motorcycles, including a 2008 Honda CBR600 motorcycle. After verifying the theft, the Opa Locka officer had the motorcycle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

Unfortunately, because this motorcycle had been in the storage yard for some time, the battery was dead. However, three days later, when the thief began to work on it, electricity charged the motorcycle’s electrical system and the LoJack system activated. Within minutes of activation, officers from the Miami Beach Police Department, the Miami Police Department and the Miami-Dade Police Department received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda’s LoJack unit, and began tracking the stolen vehicle by following the directional and signal strength cues on their patrol car’s LoJack Police Tracking Computer. Shortly thereafter, the officers converged upon a driveway in the 3000 block of N.W. 14th Avenue in Miami, where they not only located the LoJack-equipped motorcycle, but the other seven stolen motorcycles as well. The suspect who was working on the motorcycles was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. The motorcycles were recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from the crime computer systems.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Police Recovery System was installed in this Honda CBR600 motorcycle on July 8, 2008 and has been protecting it ever since.