NC Police to Offer Free Motorcycle Classes

Winston Salem Police to offer Free Motorcycle Training Classes

A North Carolina Police Department is offering free motorcycle riding and skills training classes to interested residents this summer. It was only Brian Ashley’s second time riding his motorcycle, and he zoomed down Polo Road tailed by a police officer. But as he pulled off to the side of the road, flanked by an officer, it wasn’t for a ticket but for some friendly advice. Kernersville resident Ashley was one…

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Thieves Steal Bikes from Rider Training School

Motorcycles Stolen from School Driving Education Program

Motorcycles and helmets were stolen from a driver’s educational program at a Rutherford County school property. Usually the bikes are locked up inside a large, metal storage unit at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, but someone decided to break in. “They snipped it right here,” said Kelly Appleton. She said thieves then made off with three of the motorcycles along with nine helmets and a metal loading ramp. “People steal…

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Man in CHP Motorcycle Officer Death Caught

CHP Officer Dies in High Speed Chase with Stolen Motorcycle

A man suspected of being the subject of a pursuit that resulted in the death of a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Wednesday night has been arrested. The CHP announced Thursday night that Alberto Morales Quiroz, 26, was taken into custody at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in connection with the death of Officer Lucas Chellew. Investigators believe that Quiroz was the suspect riding an allegedly stolen motorcycle that the officer was chasing…

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Four Bikes & ATVs Burglarized from Repair Shop

Four ATVs and Bikes Burglarized from Shop

The owner of Mark’s Auto Repair in Madras, which was burglarized last month, is now offering a $500 reward to encourage people with information to step forward and help solve the theft of items worth an estimated $17,000. A burglary not only takes a financial toll on victims, but takes other tolls, too. “It’s been hard on the family,” owner Mark Hodges said. “My wife’s not sleeping good. And of…

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Stolen Motorcycle Recovered in Lakeland, FL

Stolen Motorbike recovery by police in lakeland, fl

Christopher Beistline’s motorcycle is his prized possession. So, when he walked outside his Lakeland apartment complex Feb. 9 and realized his motorcycle was stolen, he was furious. “I look in the spot, and I’m like ‘you gotta be kidding me,’ and I just started freaking out,” Beistline said. Beistline called police and then started printing hundreds of flyers to blanket across Lakeland. He posted photos of his motorcycle on his…

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Craigslist Motorcycle Thief Turns Himself In

Craigslist Motorcycle Thief Turns Himself In

A man suspected of stealing ATVs and motorcycles from unsuspecting Craigslist sellers in Indian Orchard has turned himself in to police. Joseph Velez turned himself in following numerous tips, many of them generated when his mugshot was displayed on the department’s Facebook page last week, Sgt. John Delaney said. Velez — described by Delaney as one of the department’s “most wanted” — is also a suspect in numerous vehicle break-ins…

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Denver Police Seize & Destroy Motorcycle

Denver Police Use Public Nuisance Abatement Law to seize & destroy motorcycles

According to a report in the Denver Post, a 2007 Honda CBR seized by police through the civil public nuisance abatement process was destroyed today. On July 24, the rider had participated in a rally on Interstate 25, in which hundreds of motorcyclists “created a serious safety hazard by completely blocking the flow of traffic,” according to a news release from the police. The rider, who was not identified, “faces…

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Man Faces 20 Years in Bike Theft Death

Man Faces up to 20 years in prison for motorcycle theft death

When convicted felon Michael Kaumans saw a man riding the motorcycle recently stolen from him, he chased the man down and opened fire, causing his death police said. Last week, Kaumans, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and lesser charges in an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office that resolved multiple cases against him. At sentencing, he faces between two and 20 years in prison. Kaumans’ attorney Tom Clark said…

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$100K in Stolen Motorcycles Recovered

$100k in Stolen Motorcycles and Parts Recovered

More than $100,000 in previously reported stolen motorcycles and parts were discovered Tuesday during a search of a Colfax man’s storage location performed by Sheriff’s Deputies armed with a Search Warrant. Joel G. Case, 37, was arrested and charged with first degree theft following an ongoing investigation by officials. Members of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Pleasant Hill Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol Motor Theft Division conducted a…

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Burglars Try to Rob Honda Motorcycle Dealer

Burglars Hit Honda Motorcycle Dealership

On Sunday, Police arrested two burglars who they said were seen breaking into a Honda motorcycle and off-road vehicle dealership before leading police on a pursuit. The Melbourne Police Department said officers were called to Honda of Melbourne at 1240 S. Harbor City Blvd. after two men were reported seen using a sledgehammer to try to knock out a wall to the dealership. “Crime is probably not a a good…

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