response to recent thefts, members of the Highland Police Department Gang and
Investigations Division conducted a bicycle decoy operation in the City of Highland,
on May 9th, 2014. During this operation,
undercover detectives placed a bicycle in front of various businesses
throughout the city in an attempt to catch any subjects who tried stealing the
bicycle. The bicycle was valued at over $2,000.
a result of this operation, three suspects tried stealing the bicycle.
Casillas attempted to steal the decoy bicycle in the area of Palm Avenue and 5th
Street. Casillas was taken into custody
and booked at Central Detention Center for Grand Theft.
Cochrane was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and Aiding and Abetting
after he assisted his juvenile son steal the bicycle in the area of Baseline
and Palm Avenue. The juvenile suspect
led deputies on a short foot pursuit before he and Cochrane were taken into
Refer: Corporal L. Addy / Detective D. Patton
Phone No. (909)