LoJack Tracking of Stolen Suzuki Motorcycle Leads to 2 Arrests, Recovery of 4 Stolen Bikes, Weapons

  • July 17, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 13, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Suzuki Motorcycle contacted the Ridgefield Park Police Department to report that his motorcycle had been stolen from in front of his home in Ridgefield Park. The Ridgefield Park officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Suzuki motorcycle.

A short while later, patrol officers from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department and the East Rutherford Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen motorcycle on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the patrol officers tracked the vehicle to a house on Beech Street, in the City of Paterson. There, the East Rutherford Police Office observed two people on the bike as they drove it into a rear yard. The officers obtained a search warrant for the property and in addition to the stolen 2011 Suzuki, three additional stolen motorcycles were recovered. Police also recovered two guns and ammunition at the scene. Two people were arrested on outstanding criminal arrest warrants.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2011 Suzuki motorcycle on September 23, 2011 in Bergen Sport Cycle, Lodi, New Jersey.