LoJack Helps Miami-Dade Police Recover 3 Stolen Motorcycles, Arrests Pending

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Monday afternoon, December 10, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle contacted the Fort Myers Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Fort Myers, Florida. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.

Later that night, a Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Suzuki on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, tracked the motorcycle’s LoJack signal to a townhouse in the 14900 block of S.W. 82nd Terrace.

The officers established surveillance on the townhouse until the district auto theft unit could respond to the scene. Upon arrival of the detectives, it was determined that a search warrant was needed to recover the motorcycle. A search warrant was prepared, reviewed by a State Attorney and signed by the judge. The search warrant was executed on the townhouse. Inside, the detectives located not only the stolen motorcycle from Fort Myers, but also recovered 2 other stolen motorcycles. One was a 2009 Yamaha stolen out of Sarasota County and the other was a 2006 Honda stolen from Fort Myers. All the motorcycles were 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 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle on April 14, 2007 at Central Florida Powersports, Inc. in Kissimmee, Florida and has been protecting it ever since. Arrests are pending.