Photo: Jacob Mahoney and Travis Freudenblum
CAMPBELL—The Campbell police department has successfully located and arrested a prolific bike thief using their bait bike program.
According to police, Travis Freudenblum, a 25-year-old transient, was arrested for stealing a Campbell Police bait bike from a resident’s porch.
The suspected bike thief was located using the GPS tracking system placed on the bicycle. During a brief search by officers, Freudenblum was found to be in possession of burglary tools and a methamphetamine pipe.
Freudenblum was subsequently arrested for a bench warrant in the amount of $27,000.
With the same effort in mind, a second man was arrested for multiple auto burglaries that led police through the streets as numerous reports of broken windows spanned through Los Gatos, ending with an arrest along the 1800 block of Bascom Avenue.
According to police, Jacob Mahoney, a 23-year-old man from Los Gatos, was wanted in connection with an auto theft in Campbell. Subsequently, Mahoney was arrested and booked by Campbell Detectives for multiple auto theft, auto burglary, and a parole violation.
Captain Gary Berg said, “We believe these two suspects are responsible for multiple auto burglaries and thefts. We will continue to work with our outstanding community to deter thieves from coming to Campbell and prevent future crime.”
Please contact the Campbell police department’s 24-hour dispatch center at (408) 866-2101 if you fall victim to a theft or witness suspicious activity in your neighborhood.