LoJack Early Warning Alerts Owner to Theft of Motorcycle – Recovered Quickly by Oceanside Police

  • October 15, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the morning of August 16, 2012 the owner of a 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle received an Early Warning notification from his LoJack Vehicle Recovery System alerting him that his vehicle had been moved. The owner searched outside his residence for his motorcycle, but when he could not locate it, he contacted the Military Police in Camp Pendleton to report the vehicle stolen.

Camp Pendleton 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 Yamaha motorcycle.

Within a few hours, an officer from Oceanside Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officer tracked the signal to a storage facility near Highway 78 and San Luis Rey Road.  The officer notified department detectives, who responded to the location. The detectives contacted the owner of the storage unit and obtained a consent search to enter the unit.  The 2012 LoJack-equipped Yamaha YZF-R6, along with a stolen SDPD 2007 Stolen Honda, was among one of five motorcycles that were inside the storage unit.  The detectives later obtained a search warrant for the storage unit owner’s address and also recovered a 2003 stolen Yamaha engine and various other stolen items.  Property Detectives from the Oceanside Police Department are conducting the follow-up investigation.

The owner of the Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle was happy when Oceanside Police contacted him to inform him that the motorcycle, valued at $11,000, was recovered undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle on August 7, 2012 at North County House of Motorcycle in Vista, California.