Suspect with Known Gang Affiliations Arrested for Theft of Harley Bike by Portland Police

  • July 5, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 17, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle contacted the Portland Police Bureau to report the theft of the bike from his garage located in the 12100 block of SE Brookside Drive. Portland Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computer, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle. 

Within hours, officers with the Portland Police Bureau picked up the Harley’s silent LoJack homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the signal to the 10200 block of SE Insley where it was determined to be emitting from a residential garage.  Officers set up surveillance while they obtained a search warrant. Once this was arranged, the officers entered the garage and discovered the stolen Harley inside. The thief had started to disassemble the bike for parts. One other stolen motorcycle frame was identified. One suspect in the house, with known gang affiliations, was arrested and booked into jail. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Harley Davidson FLH in January of 2008 at Paradise Harley Davidson.