Brevard County Deputies Use LoJack to Recover 3 Stolen Motorcycles, 2 Arrested for Theft

  • October 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 11, 2012, the owners of a 2007 Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle contacted the Palm Bay Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of their apartment complex.

The Palm Bay Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Kawasaki.

A short while later, deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Kawasaki on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their helicopter. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the vehicle to a residential area of Melbourne, Florida. Ground units responded to the area and determined that the signal was emanating from the attached garage of one of the houses. The deputies made contact with the owner, and entered the garage. Inside, they recovered the stolen Kawasaki, along with two other stolen motorcycles. The owner of the residence and another man were both arrested at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Kawasaki ZX600 in December of 2008 at Champions Honda Kawasaki in Florida.