Miami Beach Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Honda CBR1000 Motorcycle

  • December 8, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2012, the cousin of the owner of a 2005 Honda CBR1000 motorcycle reported the vehicle stolen to the Miami-Dade Police Department. According to the cousin, the motorcycle was stolen from the driveway of his home in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County sometime between 12:30AM and 10:45AM that morning.

The responding officer verified the theft, prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the motorcycle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda CBR1000 motorcycle.  

Later that night, an off-duty Miami Beach Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen motorcycle on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Shortly thereafter, an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the signal as well. Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officers, along with backup, located the motorcycle in the 17100 block of S.W.109th Avenue. The motorcycle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda CBR1000 motorcycle on March 21, 2005 at Rick Case Cycles in Davie, Florida, and has been protecting it ever since. It should be noted that this is the 3rd time that this motorcycle has been stolen and recovered using the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. The first 2 times were in Georgia in 2007 and 2008.