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santa cruz bike theft ring busted

Discussion in 'California & Hawaii' started by cornholio, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. cornholio

    cornholio Chimp

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    September 26, 2005

    Detectives bust bike theft ring
    Sentinel staff report

    CAPITOLA - Detectives broke up a stolen bike ring Friday after getting a tip about
    a stolen mountain bike that sold on eBay for $1,700.

    Capitola police detectives Mark Gonzalez and Kai Drechsler portrayed themselves as
    buyers from the San Jose area and won the eBay auction.
    The detectives arranged to meet the sellers, Karl J. March, 24, and Scott Rettig,
    44, in Aptos.

    With the help of Santa Cruz sheriff's detective Sgt. Dan Campos and Santa Cruz
    police detective Sgt. Bernie Escalante, the team arranged to conduct the sting
    Friday at 6255 Soquel Drive in Aptos.

    Detectives secured the residence after locating March, who climbed the second
    story roof of the home. March and Rettig were taken into custody without incident.
    The stolen bike was recovered during the search and returned to its San Francisco
    Bay Area owner.

    Detectives found 33 high-quality mountain bikes from the residence and shop. They
    believe the bikes may be stolen from Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.

    One of the bikes was confirmed stolen from the Live Oak area.

    "Anybody who lost or had a bike stolen recently should contact us and try to
    identify their bikes through a serial number or description if there are specific
    after-market parts or stickers, which will help identify it as theirs," said Sgt.
    Tom Held.

    Police ask anyone with information to call 475-4935 and ask for detectives
    Drechsler or Gonzalez.
     

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  2. Biscuit

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    F*ing sweet!
     
  3. blt2ride

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    Nice! I like to hear stories like this. However, it would have been a lot better if the two guys would have resisted arrest a little bit, and were beat down by police--or better yet shot!
     
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    Or even if the police were willing to make up a little "resisting arrest" :nuts:
     
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    Lynching party!!!
     
  6. dfinn

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    oh c'mon, you know pigs...err..police officers would never do that.