This case involves a 2009 Kawasaki EX250 stolen from its owner’s residence in Vista, CA, and recovered in less than 10 minutes by local law enforcement assisted by the LoJack® system installed on the bike when it was purchased.
On June 3rd, 2014, the Kawasaki’s owner reported the crime to the Oceanside Police Department. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack unit concealed in the EX250, which was installed at Champions Honda Kawasaki in Cocoa, FL, was then automatically activated.
Just a few minutes later, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen bike with the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The deputies found the Kawasaki parked and unoccupied on Patricia Ave. in Vista and requested assistance from the San Diego Regional Auto Theft Task Force. After a short surveillance, a suspect approached the bike and was arrested. The EX250 was retrieved and soon returned to its grateful owner.
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