Three relatives have been charged with theft after allegedly stealing a decoy bike owned by the Ashland Police Department.
Deputy Chief Cory Falls told the Ashland Daily Tidings (http://is.gd/RTXD7A ) that the department places the "bait" bike along streets to catch thieves. The bike has electronic tracking equipment and Falls says it was found strapped to a rack on the back of a vehicle.
Charged were filed against 51-year-old Judith Thorndike, 22-year-old Trevor Thorndike and 20-year-old Anna Thorndike.
Falls says a second bicycle strapped to the Thorndikes' bike rack had been stolen from the campus at Southern Oregon University.