Ventura PD nab bike thief in Sting

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On January 5th at 3PM, Detectives from the Ventura Police Departments Street Crimes Unit conducted a bike theft sting at the Von’s Shopping Center located at 2764 E. Thompson Blvd, due to the fact several bike thefts have occurred in the area.

After a bait bike was left in the area, a known narcotics and property crimes offender, 41 year old Ventura resident, Jason “Hornz” Garner, rode up to the area on his bike, which was later believed to be stolen as well. Garner saw the bike and began looking around in a suspicious manner.

Garner waited until customers in the area had passed, then stole the bike and attempted to flee through the parking lot, but was apprehended after a short pursuit. Garner was then taken into custody without further incident and booked into the Ventura County Jail.

Due to an increase in bicycle thefts, the Ventura Police Department is asking the public to register their bicycles after purchase. Registration is quick, simple, and free. It can be an effective tool to help get your bicycle back in the event it is stolen. For more information, visit or our Facebook page.

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