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Bicycle goes to Oregon without La Cañada owner, sheriff hauls it back

August 23, 2012
  • On Aug. 20, Crescenta Valley sheriffs reunited a La Canada Flintridge man with a bike stolen from him two months previously.
On Aug. 20, Crescenta Valley sheriffs reunited a La Canada… (Courtesy Los Angeles…)

A high-end bicycle belonging to a La Cañada Flintridge man went to Oregon without him, but Crescenta Valley sheriffs reunited the man and bike Monday after an extensive investigation.

On June 8 the resident of Castle Road reported that his custom-built bike was stolen. Soon thrreafter, the owner received a call from a local bike mechanic, reporting that the bike was listed for sale on Craigslist for $700. The man contacted the sheriffs department.

Investigators issued two search warrants in the Antelope Valley and ended up finding the bike in Oregon, accordsing to a sheriff’s department press release. Detectives are still pursuing leads in the case, but returned the bicycle to the owner on Monday.

--Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

Twitter: @bkisliuk

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