The owner of a 2006 Yamaha R-6 motorcycle contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that his motorcycle was stolen from the parking lot at his college campus.
The officers verified the theft and entered the motorcycle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Yamaha.
A short while later, the LAPD “Air 16” flight officers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen motorcycle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their air units. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the flight officers tracked the motorcycle to the area of Chase and Parthenia Street. The LAPD Mission patrol officers, along with detectives from commercial crimes (Bad Cats) responded to the area and were able to pinpoint the motorcycle inside a garage at a private residence in the area of the 8600 block of Stansbury. The occupant of the residence was contacted and related that a relative parked the motorcycle in the garage. The owner of the motorcycle was interviewed by phone and the motorcycle was recovered. The investigation is being conducted by detectives from the LAPD Bad Cats.
The motorcycle was impounded as evidence.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Yamaha R-6 in July 2006 at Berts Mega Mall in Covina, California.