Bait-Bike Program South Sacramento
Sacramento Police Department introduced its bait-bike effort to the south area of Sacramento in recent weeks. This programs seeks to reduce bicycle and other personal property thefts in the area.
The bait-bike program started two years ago in Midtown Sacramento. Recently is has expanded to other sections of Sacramento, including North Sacramento and Natomas.
Officers say bait bikes work as a deterrent to unsuspecting criminals. The bait-bikes, equipped with GPS tracking, are set up at random times to selected locations within the city. Last year, 160 bait-bikes successfully resulted in 60 citations and arrests. Additionally, many of the suspects that were arrested were linked to bigger crimes in the area as well.
Many times, citizens are riding their bikes out of necessity. It may be their only source of affordable and convenient transportation to work or school. When their bicycles are stolen it effects their livelihood and is quite devastating.
Last year, approximately 142 bike thefts were reported in South Sacramento. Officers have about 12 bait-bikes to deploy at various locations. Officers indicated the bait-bikes are worth approximately $1,000. Once placed, they are usually taken by thieves in less than 48 hours. Thieves may be charged with felony grand theft.
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