The owner of this Yamaha YZFR1 motorcycle discovered the bike was stolen from his residence, located in the 16500 block of North Road near Bothell. The theft occurred during the night and was reported to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The Snohomish County SO verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Yamaha.
Less than one hour later, the Lynnwood Police Department officers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen motorcycle on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in their patrol cars. Following directional and audible cues from the PTC, they tracked the signal the 17400 block of 57th Avenue West. The signal was determined to be coming from a garage at that location. The homeowner was contacted who agreed to open the garage for the officers. Inside the garage officers observed the stolen Yamaha and a Suzuki motorcycle stolen from Kirkland that was not equipped with LoJack.
A male relative of the homeowner was arrested and charged with the thefts.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Yamaha YZFR1 in May 2009 at New England Cycle Center in Hartford, Connecticut.