Honda Motorcycle Stolen for 2nd Time in 3 Years — Recovered, Undamaged, in Minutes

  • March 9, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the morning of February 19, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Honda CB1000 awoke to discover that suspects had entered his garage and stolen his motorcycle. The victim then contacted the Sacramento Police and reported the theft. Police entered the motorcycle’s information into the California Stolen Vehicle System as well as the national system, NCIC. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.  Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Transponder because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Just minutes later, officers with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department began to receive the silent signal now emitting from the LoJack in the stolen motorcycle on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol cars. Following the computer’s directional and signal strength cues, the officers tracked the motorcycle to an alley in a residential area of south Sacramento.

The motorcycle was intact and abandoned. The officers contacted CSI, who arrived on site to take fingerprints in an attempt to identify any possible suspects. The victim responded to the scene and rode his motorcycle home.

This is the second time in three years that this motorcycle has been stolen. Both times the bike was tracked and recovered in less than an hour using LoJack.