LoJack Early Warning Enables San Diego Police to Quickly Recover Stolen Yamaha Motorcycle

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 9, 2013, the owner of a 2009 Yamaha YZF R-1 received a LoJack Early Warning notification that his motorcycle had been moved without his consent. After confirming that the bike was missing, the owner contacted the San Diego Police Department to report it stolen.

San Diego 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 vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division picked up the LoJack silent signal from the stolen motorcycle. Following the directional and signal strength cues from the LoJack transponder, the officers located the Yamaha, approximately one block from where it had been stolen. The suspects had apparently cut the ignition wires to steal the bike.

The owner was called to the scene and the Yamaha released into his custody.  The owner was extremely happy he had purchased LoJack from the dealership.  No suspects were located at this time; however, the investigation continues by San Diego Police Department Detectives.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Yamaha motorcycle at North County’s House of MC on August 24, 2012. The approximate value of the recovery is $10,000.