LoJack Helps Miami Gardens Police Recover Stolen Honda Motorcycle, One Suspect Arrested

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Wednesday afternoon, December 19, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Honda CBR600 motorcycle contacted the Miami Gardens Police Department to report that the bike was stolen from their Miami Gardens, Florida home. 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 CBR600 motorcycle.

Later that afternoon, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda 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, located the vehicle in the backyard of a home in the 19100 block of N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami Gardens. The officer spoke with the resident of the home, who stated that he found the motorcycle in front of him and decided to put in his backyard. The resident was arrested for Grand Theft Auto. The suspect was taken to the Miami Gardens Police Department for further investigation and ultimately transported to the Dade County Jail. The motorcycle was recovered, released to the owner at the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda CBR600 motorcycle on April 4, 2006 at Rick Case Cycles, Davie, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.