SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Three people were arrested on grand theft charges following a bait bike operation in Downtown Santa Rosa on Monday.
Police announced the arrests of 25-year-old Fausto Ordonez-Restrepo of Santa Rosa, 55-year-old Edmund Wilson of Santa Rosa and 49-year-old Malcom Williams of Richmond for allegedly stealing the bait bicycle.READ MORE: UPDATE: Alameda County Supes Vote To Help Finance Oakland A's Stadium
Ordonez-Restrepo was also arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for vehicle theft. Williams allegedly also provided a false name to law enforcement and had four outstanding warrants in Alameda and Marin counties, police said.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Experts Weigh In After FDA Advisers Back Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5 To 11
According to detectives, the operation was conducted following numerous complaints about bicycle theft in the community, particularly in the downtown area. Police urge bicycle owners to take precautions, including using a quality lock, maintaining proper records, along with registering their bicycle.MORE NEWS: Curry Scores 23, Warriors Top Thunder To Remain Unbeaten, 106-98
According to jail records, Ordonez-Restrepo is expected to appear in court on Wednesday. It is unclear when the other suspects would make court appearances.