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"Found bike: Blk Specialized Allez. DM with serial # or other identifying features if you believe it belongs to you or someone you know."
146 days ago
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151 days ago

Monthly Archives: March 2002

On March 13, 2002 at approximately 10:30 AM the bait bike was parked in front of the Target store located at 1919 Fulton Ave. At 3:30 PM that same day, an unknown person stole the bike which activated the ProAct-IV transmitter hidden within the bike. The transmitter’s tracking signal was immediately picked up by several Sacramento Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles which followed the signal to a house located about one mile from the Target store. The bicycle was located and recovered from within this house. One female adult was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property after telling deputies that a guy she knew had just stolen the bike from Target. No male subject was located.

The following day, March 14, 2002 the bait bike was again parked in front of the same Target store. At 1:00 PM that day, Target security videotaped one female adult as she got onto the bike and rode off toward the back of the store. This movement immediately activated the ProAct-IV tracking device within the bicycle. A second adult female in a car met up with the thief behind the store, they put the bike into the back of the vehicle and drove off. Again, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department tracked the signal and within 15 minutes had narrowed the location of the stolen bike to within one building of a large apartment complex about three miles from the Target store. Using hand held tracking receivers, the deputies were able to pinpoint the apartment that contained the stolen bicycle and it was recovered as the two females were attempting to dismantle it. Both subjects were arrested and booked for 487 P.C. Grand Theft. Both suspects admitted to the theft.