LoJack System Helps Ormond Beach Police Department Recover Stolen Yamaha YZF Motorcycle

  • February 28, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2007 Yamaha YZF motorcycle contacted the Ormond Beach Police Department to report that his motorcycle had been stolen.  The Ormond Beach Police verified the theft and had the motorcycle information entered into the state and federal crime computers.  This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Yamaha.

Eleven minutes later officers from the Ormond Beach Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Yamaha with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to a location approximately a half mile from the theft. Investigation revealed the subjects attempted to hot wire the motorcycle to steal it.  When the subjects were unable to start the Yamaha, they rolled it away until they could return with something to load the motorcycle into.  Officers recovered the Yamaha before the thieves could return.  The motorcycle was returned to the owner after crime scene processing.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Yamaha YZF in June of 2008, at Cycle World of Daytona Beach, Florida.