SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police Department officers arrested two men during a bike sting in the Logan neighborhood on Monday.
According to Spokane Police Corporal Ronald Van Tassel, members of the Spokane Police Reserve unit set up a sting operation on Monday using a bike donated by Wheel Sport. The bike was set up at the Safeway on Mission and Hamilton.
After setting up the bike, 30-year-old Aaron Radnor attempted to take the bike but was stopped quickly by officers, according to Van Tassel. A short time later, after resetting the bike, 23-year-old Dustin Baughman tried to take the bike as well, but was stopped by officers.
Radnor had two misdemeanor warrants and was in possession of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest, according to Van Tassel.
Baughman had three warrants for drug possession, theft and driving under the influence at the time of his arrest, Van Tassel said. He was also in possession of methamphetamine, according to Van Tassel.
The men were booked for possession of a controlled substance and second-degree theft in addition to their outstanding warrants, according to Van Tassel.
Police asked the public to lock their bikes with strong locks that are resistant to tools such as bolt cutters.