We just had an ATV stolen out of our truck sitting in front of our house. Frank is smoking a turkey so he happened to be going outside a lot so we know it was stolen between midnight and 1am. When we called the police the police officer remembered it going north out of town on a Chevy truck. He put out a wire to the the county sheriff and the police departments of the two towns north of us. But all the guy(s) that stole it need to do is pull into a garage and wait a few days until the police forget and move on to bigger things.
I googled "stolen ATV" and found three sites for reporting stolen ATVs – so it must be a common and very frustrating problem. As far as I can tell the sites don’t do anything. You just get to register that your ATV was stolen.