The theft of bait bikes in midtown Sacramento resulted in the arrests of two men.
Bait bikes are equipped with electronic tracking systems. When a criminal cuts the lock on a bait bike and begins to ride away, police dispatch is alerted and officers swoop in on the thief.
At about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Regional Transit officers responded when the electronic tracking system showed that a bait bike placed near Capitol Avenue and 30th Street began to move.
Officers found Jason Hasher, 33, in possession of the bait bike at Alhambra Boulevard and N Street, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of grand theft, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property.
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At 3:43 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the theft of a bait bike from the area of Capitol Avenue and 28th Street. They rushed to the area and zeroed in on George Totten, 49, in the area of 27th and N streets.
Totten was in possession of the bicycle, police said. He was booked for violation of probation and suspicion of grand theft, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.