The owners of a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle contacted the Boston Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The Boston PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the motorcycle.
Approximately twenty minutes later a trooper from the Massachusetts State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen motorcycle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the trooper began to track the motorcycle. Shortly thereafter, the Quincy Police Department and then the Braintree Police Department also picked up the audible signal and were tracking the motorcycle as well. The Brockton Police Department then picked up the signal and were able to recover the motorcycle and have it returned to the rightful owner. The recovery was made just over three hours after the Yamaha was reported stolen.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Yamaha motorcycle in February 2008 at the Motorcycle Mall in Belleville, New Jersey.