National City Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Honda Motorcycle, Arrest Serial Motorcycle Thief

  • August 27, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 26, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Honda CBR-600 motorcycle contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department-Vista Station to report that his motorcycle was stolen in the city of Vista. San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies verified the theft and entered the Honda’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 the San Diego Police Department and National City Police Department ground and air units picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda motorcycle on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopter.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a commercial area near Civic Center in National City.  The officers initiated a traffic stop and arrested a male suspect for vehicle theft.  The San Diego County Regional Auto Theft investigators interviewed the suspect and determined he had been involved in several other motorcycle thefts in San Diego County.

The owner was very happy when the police contacted him to recover the motorcycle, which was found undamaged.  The motorcycle was valued at approximately $12,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda CBR-600 motorcycle on July 23, 2012 at North County House of Motorcycles in Vista, California.