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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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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Biker Arrested for Motorcycle Heist Video

Biker Caught After Posting Video of Motorcycle Heist on Facebook

It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Miami and the city’s tow truck drivers were about as busy as the hundreds of biker racing through the streets — sometimes in the wrong direction, more often than not, popping wheelies, during the annual “Bikes Up, Guns Down” rally. So when the Molina Towing driver was making his way down Northwest 68th Street near 12th Avenue with his haul of two…

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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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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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4 Bikes Stolen in Motorcycle Dealership Theft

4 Motorcycles Stolen from Dealership in LA

Authorities said they arrested three suspects who lead them on a chase from La Habra to Watts in a U-Haul carrying 4 stolen dirt bikes early Tuesday morning. Police said the theft started at about 1 a.m at the Moto United motorcycle dealership in La Habra. There were four suspects involved with two cars, a Buick La Cross being used as a lookout vehicle while the U-Haul was used to…

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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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8 Motorcycles Stolen from Yamaha Dealership

Yamaha Dealership has 8 Motorcycles Stolen by Gang of Thieves

A gang of thieves was caught on surveillance camera as they smashed a window and made their way into a Yamaha dealership to steal dirt bikes. The burglary at Yamaha of Las Vegas on Jones Boulevard near Warm Springs Road happened in just two minutes early Monday morning. Eight people are seen gathering outside the store before several of the masked suspects threw rocks to smash a side window. Three…

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Thieves Buy 4 Motorcycles Using Fake Info

Suspect Uses Fake Identification to Buy 4 Motorcycles

Police say two identity theft suspects are in jail after they used an Aurora woman’s credit to buy four motorcycles, a Corvette and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise at Home Depot, Sears and Best Buy. “It was outrageous,” said victim Kris Atkin. “They were able to purchase a brand new Corvette.” Surveillance video from September shows a man and a woman in a motorcycle shop in September. Police say…

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