Motorcycle Chop Shop Bust Leads to One Arrest

Gig Harbor Man Arrested for Running Chop Shop

A 40-year-old Gig Harbor man was arrested last week after detectives discovered a chop shop with about 15 stolen cars, trailers and motorcycles on his property, according to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post. According to the post, the man was booked into Pierce County Jail on Aug. 7 for investigation of first-degree possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, of unlawful manufacture…

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Thieves Steal 3 Bikes from Manchester Honda

Manchester Powersports Dealership Robbed of 3 Motorcycles

Three off-road motorcycles were stolen from the Manchester Honda dealership early Tuesday morning. The theft occurred at about 12:30 a.m., police Capt. Christopher Davis said. Surveillance footage of the incident, provided by a dealership manager, shows several people backing a silver pickup truck up to the Adams Street building, shattering two windows, using bolt cutters to break a lock around the bikes’ wheels and then lifting three bikes out of…

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Man Arrested for Harley-Davidson Bike Theft

Man Arrested for theft of Harley-Davidson Bike

A man very familiar to southeastern Indiana law enforcement has been charged with burglary for Stealing a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle in Dearborn County. Donald Sinnett, Jr., also known as Donald Seale, is in jail in Butler County, Ohio as a suspect in a burglary there. Now, authorities in Indiana are awaiting his extradition to face the new charges of Burglary (level 5 felony) and Theft (level 6 felony) filed April 12…

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Police Warn about String of Motorcycle Thefts

Orlando Police Warn of string of motorcycle thefts

Orlando police are investigating a string of motorcycle thefts from downtown apartment complexes, and detectives think two separate groups are responsible. One group, police said, stole a Suzuki GSX-R from the Nora complex on North Orange Ave on Feb. 2, then left it outside a hotel down the street with its starter system and seat missing. Those suspects also may be responsible for the March 18 theft of a Suzuki…

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K-9 Catches Motorcycle Thief in Riverside

K9 Apprehends Man with Stolen Bike in Riverside

A Menifee man was arrested Tuesday, April 4, after Riverside authorities say they caught him in Homeland riding a motorcycle valued at $11,000 that did not belong to him. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted 35-year-old Jesse Wayne Osburn riding the motorcycle in the 32000 block of Beechum Way in Homeland and identified it as a green 2017 Kawasaki that was reported stolen March 27 during a home burglary in Menifee. They…

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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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Serial Motorcycle Thief Apprehended in TX

Serial Motorcycle Thief Apprehended in Houston

An accused serial motorcycle thief is in custody after he took bikes for test rides and never returned them, Pearland police said. According to Pearland police, multiple people who were  attempting to sell their dirt bikes on Craigslist and ebay filed reports that a man took their bikes for test drives and never returned with the bikes. Police said 23-year-old Chaisson N. Porche acted as if he were interested in…

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Nine Arrested in Bronx Motorcycle Theft Ring

Nine Arrested in New York Motorcycle Theft Ring

Nine men from across New York were charged Wednesday for carrying out a series of luxury motorcycle heists and getting rid of the evidence by shipping the choppers to the Dominican Republic, authorities said. The self-proclaimed “Steal Crew” allegedly canvassed the city for high-end bikes, such as Ducatis, and then broke the steering wheels and shoved the motorcycles into getaway trucks, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. The group…

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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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