Posts Tagged ‘theft’

Catch a Thief: Langston Motorsports Burglarized

January 12, 2010

The call is out to help catch the thieves who burglarized Langston Motorsports, the Perris, Calif., store owned by champion racer Grant Langston’s father. ON Jan. 9, 2010 at 3:51 a.m. two masked men wearing hoodie sweatshirts smashed through a glass door and grabbed eight bikes, including Grant’s Pro Circuit KX250F championship bikes from 2005 and 2006. Surveillance cameras captured footage of the two thieves running in and out of the store and loading motorcycles into a 14-foot U-Haul truck with a large image of green fish on the side.

Here’s the video:

According to police, the motocross community should keep a sharp lookout for anybody trying to sell these one-off bikes or their nearly unobtainable parts. Anybody with any information should contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department a 951-210-1000 using the case number PE100090014. Deputies said if anyone sees the suspects with the bikes, DO NOT try to apprehend them, but to call 911. A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for any information that leads to the recovery of the two championship bikes. Visit the store’s website at for more information. 


Here is a list of the stolen bikes:

2005 Kawasaki KX250F (Grant’s championship bike) 

2006 Kawasaki KX250F (Grant’s championship bike) 

2008 Yamaha TTR50 – New 

VIN# LBPCA02Y180000912 

2008 Yamaha TTR125 – NEW 

VIN# 9C6CE12Y270619824 

2007 Kawasaki KX250F – NEW 


2008 Kawasaki KX450F – NEW 


2007 KTM 65SX – USED 

VIN# VBKMRA2377M026729 

has Chaparral Motorsports graphics 

2007 KTM 65SX -USED 

VIN# VBKMRA23X7M026689 

has Chaparral Motorsports graphics


Georgia Police Discover $100K Motorcycle Chop Shop

April 29, 2009

Last week a LoJack-equipped 2006 Suzuki GSXR-750 motorcycle was discovered stolen from the owner’s apartment complex parking lot in Georgia. The owner immediately reported the theft and police activated the covert LoJack System. Within three hours, Henry County Police Department officers picked up the LoJack signal and tracked the bike to a house in a rural area. The officer called a detective with a search warrant to the site and inside discovered not only the stolen bike, but other stolen motorcycles – all part of a chop shop operation.

After a lengthy investigation, 18 motorcycles, some from as far away as Alabama, were recovered along with the LoJack-equipped bike. The criminals were stripping the bikes and selling the parts on popular online sites like eBay. Total value of bikes in this theft ring is more than $100,000. Three suspects were arrested and more arrests are expected as part of this major theft ring.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trenton Dean Mallard, 24, allegedly served as the ringleader and is in custody at Henry County Jail. Mallard was charged with 19 counts of theft by receiving and one count of operating a chop shop.

LoJack says it has achieve a 90 percent recovery success rate over the past 20-plus years, recovering more than $5 billion in stolen assets worldwide.

“These recoveries are great examples of how our proven system continues to benefit society by helping police not only find and recover stolen assets, but moreover break up organized crime rings and arrest the thieves behind these criminal acts,” says Ronald V. Waters, LoJack’s president and CEO. “These recoveries once again demonstrate that LoJack has the right technology and processes in place to effectively recover a wide range of stolen assets. Additionally, our direct integration with police puts recovery exactly where it belongs – in the hands of professionals who can swiftly track down stolen assets and arrest the perpetrators behind the crime.”