Prized Yamaha Sport Bike Stolen and Recovered by Multiple CA Police Agencies, Suspect Arrested

  • July 27, 2012
  • recovery stories

 On July 6, 2012 the owner a 2006 Yamaha R-1 motorcycle discovered that his prized sport-bike was stolen from his residence in Oakland, California and contacted the Oakland Police Department to report the theft. Oakland 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 motorcycle.

A short while later, officers from several agencies – including the Oakland Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the San Leandro Police Department and the San Francisco Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Yamaha with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, Oakland officers tracked the stolen motorcycle to the east side of Oakland, where officers stopped the bike in traffic. The rider of the stolen bike was arrested for Auto Theft. The owner of the motorcycle was alerted to the recovery of his bike and had it back in his possession less than two hours after it was first reported stolen.    

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this motorcycle on August 14, 2006 at EastBayMotorSports in Hayward California.