LoJack Aids New Jersey Police in Recovering Stolen Yamaha Motorcycle, Uncovering Chop Shop

  • August 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 29, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Yamaha Motorcycle contacted the Lodi Police Department to report that his motorcycle had been stolen from in front of his home.

The Lodi Police Department verified the theft and entered the Yamaha’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.

On August 2, a police officer from the Marlboro Police Department was traveling through Freehold Borough when he picked up the silent LoJack signals coming from the stolen motorcycle on the Police Tracking Computers installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the patrol officer tracked the vehicle to a garage behind a private home on Monmouth Avenue in the Freehold area.

Freehold Police established surveillance on the garage, and when the owner returned, the officers moved in.  The 2011 Yamaha Motorcycle, valued at $8315, was recovered, along with four other motorcycles, two motorcycle engines, assorted motorcycle parts and the engine to a stolen Acura Integra. The estimated value of the vehicles and parts recovered is over $35,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2011 Yamaha Motorcycle on    August 3, 2011 at Bergen Sport Cycle in Lodi, New Jersey.