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Police calls: $10,000 bicycle stolen from locked garage

Original post made on Dec 3, 2013

Crime reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Woodside and Menlo Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 9:08 AM

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:36 am

If this $10,000 bicycle theft had been reported here earlier with details, we could have helped looking for it at the usual stolen bike fencing locations like swap meets and Craigslist. 2 weeks later, it is probably long gone. Bike thieves get away with it because there is so little publicity about their crimes.

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Posted by cyclingxchange
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

Sorry to hear that the bicycle has been stolen. I invite the owner of the bicycle if it wishes to send us a photo and description of its stolen bicycle in order to post it on our website in the stolen section. We have created a bike lovers community where everybody can post information. I thought it may be a way to increase the potential to find the bicycle. $10K means high end bike and you do not have too much on the road.
Best regards,
Laurent Martinez

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Posted by gunste
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Police and sheriff take reports of property crime but rarely do something about it.
They spend their time on felonies and giving out traffic tickets that produce revenue. Property loss is very low priority.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Dec 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

As a victim of robbery, I know how difficult it is to catch the criminals. I have also seen a lot of dangerous speeding ( especially around schools) , tailgating, and wreckless driving. I have attended to victims of car wrecks-- some have died. A child's life is more valuable than a laptop, so traffic enforcement makes sense too. Report suspicious activities and get to know your neighbors.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Doesn't a $10,000 theft count as felony grand theft? Or do the cops still do nothing because it was just a bicycle?

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