The owner of a 2006 Yamaha YZF R1 motorcycle contacted the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Later that morning a Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen YZF R1 motorcycle on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Yamaha by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The officer isolated the signal coming from the rear of a home in the 400 block of N.W. 34th Avenue. As the motorcycle was in Miami Police Department’s jurisdiction, they responded to assist. Upon arrival of the Miami PD officer, the officers approached the resident of the home. They discussed the reason they were at their home. The resident opened the locked gate with the key and allowed the officers into rear yard where the motorcycle was located. The officers recovered the motorcycle, had it towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2006 Yamaha YZF R1 motorcycle in November 2006 at Greater Yamaha in West Palm Beach, Florida.