LoJack Aids LASD Deputies in Recovery of Stolen Harley Davidson, Suspect Arrested

  • October 16, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 27, 2012, the owner of a Harley-Davidson Street Glide had a friend contact the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Lakewood Station to report that his vehicle was stolen from a gated apartment complex out of Lakewood. 

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department 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.

Within minutes, deputies from LASD Compton 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 deputies tracked the signal to a residential garage in the 600 block of W. Myrrh Avenue. Detectives were called to the location, who obtained a search warrant for the location. Upon opening the garage door, the detectives observed the stolen motorcycle inside. The owner of the residence was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property. The motorcycle, valued at $30,000, was recovered intact.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Harley-Davidson Street Glide in January of 2012 at Harley-Davidson of San Jose.