Deland Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Harley Motorcycle, Suspect Arrested 2 Days Later

  • October 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 30, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle contacted the Deland Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a Wal-Mart Store on Woodlawn Avenue. Deland 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 Harley Davidson.

A short while later, a detective with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Harley Davidson on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the detective tracked the vehicle to a residence on Spring Gardens Ranch Road in Deleon Springs, Florida.

The detective determined that the signal was emanating from a detached two-car garage on the side of the residence. After obtaining consent to search, the detective located the Harley Davidson inside the garage. The owner of the property stated that a friend of his had placed the motorcycle there the previous night. The friend was identified and arrested two days later. There was no damage to the motorcycle during the theft.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Harley Davidson FXS on August 2007 at Ray Price Harley Davidson, NC.