Philadelphia Police Recover Stolen Harley Motorcycle in Garage, Thanks to LoJack

  • September 30, 2012
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On Friday, September 7, 2012, a Philadelphia Police Detective was conducting an investigation into the report of a stolen 2007 Harley Davidson XL1200. After verifying the theft, the detective had the motorcycle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Harley.

A short while later, officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s 25th District were on assignment and en route to the Philadelphia Police Academy. The officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen motorcycle on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Members of the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad were in the area conducting an unrelated investigation and came to the assistance of the 25th District Officers.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers and investigators tracked the Harley to a closed garage in the area of Jackson Street in Northeast Philadelphia. The Major Crimes Auto Squad investigators conducted a cursory investigation and determined that the stolen motorcycle was in fact inside the closed garage. The motorcycle was recovered and returned to the grateful owner; this remains an ongoing investigation with the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Harley Davidson XL1200 motorcycle on July 3, 2007 at Brian’s Harley Davidson.