The owners of a 2007 Yamaha YZF R1 contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that their motorcycle was stolen sometime overnight from their residence.
The Tucson PD 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 deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Yamaha 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 deputies tracked the Yamaha to a neighborhood near Palo Verde Road and Irvington Road in Tucson.
The deputies determined that the signal was coming from the backyard of a residence. Detectives from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and obtained a search warrant for the residence and property. No one was at the residence when the search warrant was executed. The stolen Yamaha was located in the back yard. Detectives also recovered a 2014 Yamaha motorcycle, a 1999 Moto Guzzi motorcycle and a 2008 Carrier flatbed trailer, all recently reported as stolen in the Tucson area. The suspect was identified and has prior arrests for vehicle theft. The Pima County SD detectives are conducting further investigations and charges are pending. The stolen Yamaha YZF R1 was recovered in good condition with some damage to the ignition. The motorcycle was released to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Yamaha YZF R1 in March 2009 at RideNow Powersports in Tucson, Arizona