I am very confused as to what exactly their plan was for the highly recognizable therefore difficult to sell bicycles, but two men have been arrested for stealing bicycles from the new Spokies bike share program:
On May 22, police were called to the WestTown Day Shelter near N.W. 3rd Street and N. Virginia Avenue. A worker there reported Fred Wren, 20, and Anthony Grove, 26, possessed bikes belonging to the Spokies program. When police checked the serial numbers, they discovered the bikes had not been rented and should have been sitting at a kiosk outside the downtown Oklahoma City library.
Police observed damage to the two bicycles where they’d been forcibly removed from the rack. Officers arrested Wren and Grove and booked them into the Oklahoma County jail on one complaint each of receiving or concealing stolen property.
via Men Accused Of Stealing Bikes From OKC’s New Sharing Program – News9.com – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports |.
Examiner.com writer Diana Winslow, who covers downtown Oklahoma City, has had her bicycle (which is her primary form of transportation) stolen:
Diana Winslow, Downtown Examiner writer’s bike is MIA from near Lake Hefner as of Thursday January 05-2012.
AKA “Chick on a Bike”, the writer’s very distinctive beaten red Nishiki 3 speed is a racing style bike, with a Selle Royale seat, various lights, bell and book rack on the back.
The bike has been serviced by both Al’s Bicycles and by Schlegel Bicycles and bears marks of both.
When taken, the bike had a blue crate strapped to the back with bungees and the helmet and doglead red cable with a combination lock.
via Downown Examiner’s bike taken in Northwest OKC – Oklahoma City Oklahoma City | Examiner.com.
Below is a picture of the bicycle in question:
If you have any information regarding this bicycle, you are asked to contact the Hefner office of the Oklahoma City Police Department at (405) 297 1150 and talk to Officer 984, Sgt. Duroy.
KFOR is reporting that three bicycles were stolen last Friday (09/23) from local cyclist, Craig Staley. Below is description of the three missing bicycles:
- 2010 Specialized Tarmac (Left rear seat is scuffed and the 130 mm stem has GATA written in silver on top.
- 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon 29er (Right seat stay cracked and repaired and one spindle is broken on the right pedal)
- 2010 Specialized Crux (Cyclocross bike, Red and black)
Additionally, wheels, racing shoes and thousands of dollars worth of tools were taken. If you have seen these items, please contact the Oklahoma City Police Department. Below is a picture flyer for the bikes in question:
Staley is a passonate cyclist and it would be great if these items could be found and returned:
Staley was forced to miss the state championship race over the weekend.
“I felt like I lost an arm or a leg. Even though I realize they’re material things, it’s a hobby and I’m passionate about it. I know everyone out there has a passion and I feel like all that was taken away from me.”
Staley rides 15 to 20 hours a week.
He logs close to 300 miles each week as part of his training.
Despite the loss, Staley feels lucky that his teammates have loaned him a bike to train.
via Have no wheels, will not travel – KFOR.
Ray H. has reported that his 2010 Cervelo S3 was stolen out of his garage near NW 50th and Portland. The bicycle has a 54 cm frame with SRAM S60 wheels and Dura-Ace components. The Serial Number for the bike is: SNS3C10E00336. Below is a picture of the bike in question:
If you have any information at all regarding this bicycle, please fill out the form below! Thanks.
I reported a few weeks back about Jim Reading’s stolen Red and Black Cervelo. Well, great news for the new year, according to the family’s Facebook Page, the bicycle has been recovered by the Moore Police Department. The bicycle is apparently in perfect condition. Additionally, an arrest was made in relation to the case. It’s not too often that stolen bicycles are recovered, so this is just great news for the Reading family!
David M. has reported on several of the bicycle mailing lists that his 2011 Black and White Specialized Roubaix road bicycle has been stolen from the garage of his Norman home. It is 52cm and it’s serial number is: STAT210C0931. Any information regarding this bike should be reported to the Norman Police Department at (405) 321-1600 under case #2010-16566. Below is a example picture of the bike in question:
UPDATED 1/1/2011: This bicycle was recovered in perfect condition by the Moore Police Department. Full details here.
Many of you probably met Jim Reading at some point. He was a local cyclist who passed away on July 17th after a battle with leukemia. Well, to make matters worse, on Monday his beautiful Red & Black Cervelo R3 was stolen from the family in Oklahoma City. The family has set up a Facebook Page and a Twitter account to disiminate information about the theft. The serial number for the bike is #CVR3512044. It is a 2006 Cervelo RS Carbon bike, 56cm with a 2010 SRAM red front derailier, SRAM dual pivot road calipers, LOOK Keo pedals and a 2010 Mavic Ksyrium SL wheelset with one red spoke. A picture of the bike in question is below:
Anyone with information regarding this bike (or any of it’s components) should contact the Oklahoma City Police (Local: 911, Outside of OKC: 405-231-2121) immediately.
STOLEN CANNONDALE SIX13
Stolen Friday, August 13, 2010 from Nichols Hills Residence
Cannondale Six13, 52 cm, black carbon-fiber frame tubes with aluminum joints, “OKC Velo” & “My Bicycle Store” frame decals on top tube & chain stays, full Dura-Ace, Mavik Ksyrium wheels, Cannondale carbon compact crank, FSA K-wing handlebars w/ red bar tape, Fizik seat w/ red stripe, red Speedplay pedals, frame-mounted black carbon Arundel bottle cage, seat rail-mounted Bontrager rack with black carbon Arundel bottle cages, Garmin Edge 305 w/ cadence sensor. A little road rash on the R brifter.
There is a $ 250.00 REWARD for the return of my bike
Tom Kilpatrick 834-6666
or Nichols Hills Police 843-5672
Here is a flyer containing the details and a picture of this particular bike: STOLEN BICYCLE.pdf
Unfortunately, the picture cuts off a little high so here is a example picture of what a Cannondale Six13 looks like:
Picture by: Chad Kellogg