Corvallis expands bait bike program

The stolen "bait bikes" can be tracked and often police see the theft in progress.

Posted: Aug 28, 2018 5:42 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2018 5:45 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- The Corvallis Police Department is expanding a new program designed to deter bicycle thefts through the use of "bait bikes."

The department says that since January, 10 people have been arrested for theft after they stole a bike that was intentionally placed in the city by police officers.

The police receive reports of nearly 300 bicycles stolen every year, with a total loss of almost $250,000 per year.

Those numbers don't include thefts on the Oregon State University campus or cases not reported to police.

The stolen "bait bikes" can be tracked and often police see the theft in progress.

Corvallis also partnered in 2015 with 529 Garage, a cloud-based bicycle registration service, and encourages bike owners to register their wheels.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4474

Reported Deaths: 159
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah122462
Marion101126
Washington75518
Clackamas33312
Deschutes1330
Umatilla1243
Linn1219
Polk10012
Lane803
Yamhill757
Jackson690
Benton575
Jefferson460
Clatsop450
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos320
Wasco291
Douglas280
Hood River280
Lincoln230
Josephine231
Columbia160
Morrow120
Curry70
Crook70
Union60
Tillamook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
62° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 62°
Corvallis
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 60°
Roseburg
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 64°
North Bend
Scattered Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 58°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events