owner of a Suzuki GSX-R600 contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to
report his motorcycle stolen from his residence. A police officer verified the
theft and had the vehicle information entered
into the state and federal crime computers (National Crime Information Center). This routine action automatically activated
the LoJack® System concealed in the motorcycle
because of LoJack exclusive interface with NCIC.
A short while later a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol and an officer with the Colorado Springs PD both were picking up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Suzuki with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from his PTC, the CSPD officer tracked the signal to the 900 block of Hillside Ranch Point in Colorado Springs. The motorcycle was not visible but the PTC directed the officer to a motorcycle trailer as the positive location where the stolen motorcycle was concealed. The follow up investigation by the officer put him in contact with the owner of the trailer who said that his trailer was empty and was not in the location where he had left it. It too had been stolen but that theft hadn’t been discovered until he was contacted by the police.
The trailer owner gave consent to the officer to enter the trailer and the stolen Suzuki motorcycle was discovered and recovered.
The value of the Suzuki was $5000 and the value of the mc-trailer was $2700, both were recovered undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Suzuki in 2006 at the request of the current owner who then lived in Florida to protect his MC in the event that it was ever stolen. Thirteen years later in Colorado it happened; and the LoJack aided law enforcement allowing for a prompt recovery. It also aided another crime victim in having his mc-trailer recovered even before he knew it was gone.