EUGENE, Ore. - Police conducted a "bait bike" operation in Eugene last Friday and arrested four men on suspicion of theft.
Detectives from the Property Crimes Unit arrested:
Combat Bike Theft
Police urge Eugene bicycle owners to register their bikes.
"Though registration does not protect your bicycle from being stolen, it drastically increases your chances of recovery," police said. "Registration is fast and free for City of Eugene residents living in the incorporated area of Eugene."
Bicyclists should also use a quality U-lock and cable lock.
"No lock is undefeatable, but U-locks used along with cable locks, will provide much better protection than a cable lock alone," police said. "Many of the bicycle thefts reported to EPD involve no lock being used, or only a cable lock. Cable locks can be easily cut and do not provide adequate protection. The website link above also provides examples of how to properly lock your bicycle."
If your bike is stolen, police urge you to report it immediately.
"Be sure to provide specific details about your bike, including critical information such as the serial number," police said.
You can file a report by calling the police non-emergency number at (541) 682-5111 or online.