California Teen Takes Bike Planted by Police

Rebecca Stinson mugshot

Rebecca Stinson mugshot

California cops arrested a Sacramento teen Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016) after she jumped on a bait bike they had planted to catch a thief.

Rebecca Stinson, 19, got an alert just after dark when the teen jumped on the bike in midtown Sacramento. They arrived and caught Stinson with the bike and arrested her on suspicion of possession of stolen property, theft and a probation violation.

The bait bike program started two years ago in the city’s midtown and later expanded to other parts of the city, such as Natomas and North Sacramento.

And the program works! According to police statistics, bait bikes equipped with GPS tracking were left out 160 times in 2015 and resulted in 60 arrests or tickets.

 

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