LoJack Early Warning Helps Tulalip Tribal Police Recover Kawasaki Motorcycle Stolen in Seattle

  • January 11, 2013
  • recovery stories

In the morning hours of December 7, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja EX250 motorcycle received an Early Warning Alert from LoJack advising the bike was moving. Early Warning is a LoJack feature that calls the owner of the bike when it moves without the presence of a LoJack Key Pass. The theft occurred at a residence in the 2400 block of Westlake Avenue North that has a community parking area.  The owner observed two pickups driving away from the parking lot and noticed that the motorcycle cover on her motorcycle was visible in the bed of one of the trucks.  The theft was reported to the Seattle Police Department, who entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Kawasaki.

Less than two hours later, an officer with the Tulalip Tribal Police Department received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen motorcycle on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  He notified the King County Sheriff’s Office.  Guardian One Air Support assisted in the tracking process by following the LoJack directional and audible cues received in the helicopter.  The bike was tracked to a mobile home park in the 3200 block of South 183rd Street in SeaTac.  It was abandoned and appeared to be in good condition.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Kawasaki motorcycle in August of 2012 at Ride Now Powersports in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bike, valued at approximately $4,000, had only 300 miles on it when it was stolen.