FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 –
The bait this time was a Cadillac Escalade. A thief took the bait in West Sacramento last Tuesday, Feb. 12.
According to police reports and information from West Sacramento Police Department Lieutenant Tod Sockman, local police and the CHP left the specially-equipped Escalade alone at the corner of Westacre Road and Merkley Avenue for some time.
Then they waited to see what happened.
The “bait car’s” sensors tripped on the night of Feb. 12.
At 8:52 p.m., a signal from the car reported it was on the move. Police responded.
“Officers got directly behind the moving vehicle,” said a police report. Then, using a remote control, they “locked the doors and deactivated the engine. A felony vehicle stop was performed by marked police units.”
Into jail for allegedly trying to steal the “bait” car went Jason Daniel Moore, a 29-year old resident of Hobson Avenue.
The News-Ledger asked Lt. Sockman if the “bait cars” were left unlocked or with the keys inside. He said methods vary from case to case, but the keys weren’t left in this Escalade.
“In general, they have to work for it,” he added.
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