The owners of a 2007 Harley Davidson Street Glide contacted the Clinton Township Police Department to report that their motorcycle was stolen. Unknown suspects had entered the rear lot of the owner’s business and stole the motorcycle.
The Clinton Township 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 Harley Davidson.
A short while later troopers from the Michigan State Police Aviation Unit on routine air patrol over Detroit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Harley Davidson 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 troopers tracked the motorcycle to a residence in Detroit. The pilots advised ground cars equipped with PTC’s that had responded to the area.
Because of the quick recovery there was no damage to the Harley Davidson. The stolen motorcycle was impounded for processing. While on the scene, the troopers were able to obtain suspect information. Arrests are pending further investigation by the Macomb Auto Theft Squad (MATS).
The LoJack® System was installed in the Harley Davidson Street Glide in April 2007 at Macomb Powersports in Chesterfield, Michigan.