The owners of a Honda CBR1000 contacted the Westminster Police Department to report that their motorcycle had been stolen.
A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
Seventeen minutes later officers with the Lakewood Police Department, Denver Police Department (including Air-One police helicopter) and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen motorcycle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTCs, the motorcycle was tracked to the area of 1st Ave and Jay St. It was found at the back of a property where there was a duplex apartment and a carport.
The motorcycle was concealed behind the carport and covered with a blanket. The license plate that was reported on the crime report was missing and another Colorado license plate was on the bike.
The motorcycle was recovered undamaged. It was impounded for return to the surprised and happy owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda CRB1000 in April 2007 at Sun Enterprises in Thornton, Colorado, at the request of a previous owner of the motorcycle.