LoJack Leads Clearwater Police to Stolen Suzuki Motorcycle + 5 Other Stolen Bikes, Suspect Arrested

  • August 28, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Tuesday morning, July 10, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Grey Suzuki GSXR750 motorcycle contacted the Clearwater Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home. Clearwater Police verified the theft and had the Suzuki’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.

Later that morning, a detective lieutenant with the Hialeah Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Suzuki on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in his police vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues on the LoJack Computers, the detective, along with backup, located the vehicle in the 900 block of East 24th Street in Hialeah.

At the location, the detective observed a suspect enter a Ford pickup truck and attempt to drive away. The detective and his backup stopped the subject and explained to him why he was being detained. After the explanation, the subject signed a “consent to search”, whereupon the officer began the search. During the search for the stolen Clearwater Police Department motorcycle, the officers located four motorcycles and two motorcycle engines. After running all of the vehicle identification numbers and engine numbers through the National Crime Information Computer system, they discovered the following:

  • 2007 Grey Suzuki GSXR750 motorcycle (LoJack-equipped motorcycle)
  • 2008 Silver Honda CBR motorcycle stolen from North Port, Florida
  • 2011 Black Suzuki GSXR motorcycle stolen from Largo, Florida
  • 2007 Black Suzuki GSXR motorcycle stolen from Clearwater, Florida
  • 2006 Suzuki motorcycle engine
  • 2008 Honda motorcycle engine

All of the vehicles were recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems. The suspect was arrested for one count of operating a Chop Shop, one count of Criminal Mischief and five counts of Grand Theft. The suspect was ultimately transported to the Dade County Jail.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Suzuki GSXR750 motorcycle on November 11, 2006 at Cycle Riders of Longwood and has been protecting it ever since.