CHP Attempts to Return Stolen Bicycle

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Source: California Highway Patrol

A few months ago we posted about a series of bicycle thefts that had occurred in the Santa Barbara Area that the CHP was investigating. It is unfortunate that an active community such as Santa Barbara is being subjected to these thefts which appears to be an under-reported crime.

We know how much these bicycles mean to their owners and we try our best to reunite these bicycles back to their rightful owners, but that isn’t always the case. Sometimes identifying markings are scratched off or the serial number is not taken down at the time of purchase, so it can’t be added to a police report if a bicycle is stolen.

We highly encourage owners to document their serial numbers and to be creative with adding additional identifying markings to their bicycles so authorities can attempt to locate them.

With that said, the CHP is investigating another bicycle theft and would like your help in returning this bicycle to its rightful owner. The CHP recovered a SCOTT Scale bicycle. If you had this type of bicycle and it was stolen, please contact Officer D. Youngblood at the Santa Barbara CHP Area office at (805) 967-1234.

If you call our office, please clarify the type, model #, color and anything unique about the stolen bicycle we recovered to make sure we are returning the property to its rightful owner.

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a-1582207627 Jan 25, 2020 03:19 PM
CHP Attempts to Return Stolen Bicycle

So . . . only the upscale (haha) worth $1,000s bicycles warrant this type of full scale (hah) search for the owner?

pstarSR Jan 27, 2020 10:11 AM
CHP Attempts to Return Stolen Bicycle

full scale search? like typing a small couple paragraph announcement that they submit to local websites for free, and within seconds? doesnt seem like a lot of work.

a-1582207627 Jan 25, 2020 08:51 AM
CHP Attempts to Return Stolen Bicycle

What a bike like this worth? Hopefully the owner gets it back unless their insurance paid on it already. If that's the case, this might be a nice bike auction acquisition in the future.

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