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Suspected thief arrested in Eugene police's bait bike operation

The operations will continue throughout the summer in downtown Eugene.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 2:44 PM
Updated: Jul 20, 2018 2:44 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Eugene police’s bait bike operation led to an arrest Thursday evening.

Braxton Lavell Walker-Holmes, 20, who is on felony probation for possession of methamphetamine, took the bike from a downtown location while on his way home to the Highway 99 area, police said.

RELATED: EUGENE POLICE USING BAIT BIKES TO STOP THIEVES

Detectives contacted Holmes along with his parole and probation officer, and Holmes was arrested for first-degree theft.

As part of the downtown bait bike initiative, the department has been proactively conducting operations throughout the area and will continue throughout the summer.

With bicycle thefts on the rise, police said it’s important that bike owners use proper locking techniques, register their bikes and report thefts.

To register your bike for free with Eugene police, click here.

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