On July 6, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle contacted the Arlington County Police Department to report that the motorcycle was stolen from the 3500 block of Stafford Street in Arlington, Virginia. Arlington County Police 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 Yamaha.
Within minutes, officers from the Fairmont Heights Police Department in Maryland picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Yamaha on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 1200 block of Doewood Lane in the Capitol Heights area of Maryland. There, the officers located the stolen Yamaha. The motorcycle was recovered by the police and returned to the owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Yamaha motorcycle in November of 2006 at Woods Fun Center in Austin, Texas.
- 2006 Yamaha
- 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6
- 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle
- Arlington County Police Department
- Arlington VA
- Capitol Heights
- Fairmont Heights
- Fairmont Heights Police Department
- July 2012
- minutes later
- within minutes
- Woods Fun Center
- Woods Fun Center Austin TX
- Yamaha motorcycle
- Yamaha YZF-R6