Sacto 911

Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Sacramento Bait Bike program leads to 50 arrests

08/28/2014 1:03 PM

08/28/2014 1:52 PM

The Bait Bike Program has busted bike bandits and led to a break in bike thefts in midtown.

More than 50 arrests have been made by the Sacramento Police Department in connection with the midtown Bait Bike Program, according to a press release from the Handle District. The program is a component of a more comprehensive bicycle theft and education program.

Bike thefts are down 25 percent this year. Sacramento police continue to set up four bait bicycles at random locations and times in midtown.

The bait bikes are equipped with GPS tracking devices. The bicycles are locked in various locations, and police officers are tipped off when they move.

Bicycles valued at more than $1,000 face value have been added to the program, addressing a legal detail that some thieves may be unaware of, according to the release. Stolen property worth more than $900 allows accusers to pursue felony charges.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
blindelof@sacbee.com
@Lindelofnews

Cathy Locke
clocke@sacbee.com

Andy Furillo
Superior Court
afurillo@sacbee.com
@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

More Sacto 911

Crimemapper

Send news tips

Sign up for breaking news alerts

Arrest Logs

Crime Q&A

Sacramento Bee reporter Cathy Locke answers your questions about crime news, trends and issues. Look up specific cases using Arrest Logs and Sacramento Superior Courts case database.

Submit your question

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service