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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Watsonville Police Officers recover teen’s stolen bike

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Fourteen-year-old Mateo is all smiles after Watsonville police officers recovered his stolen bike! 


The teen had taken all the necessary steps to safeguard his bike while at the Overlook Shopping Center on Main Street. Unfortunately, a thief still managed to cut the bike locks and ride off on the boy’s bike. As soon as Mateo realized his bicycle had been stolen, he called the police. 


recovered bike2Officer Bailey, one of our seasoned officers, followed up on some leads and ended up finding the stolen bike near Ramsay Park. To his surprise, a suspect was already disassembling the bike and using electrical tape to disguise it. The man claimed he bought the bike for $40 and a pack of cigarettes.


Officers ended up arresting the suspect for possession of stolen property, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. 


Mateo, if you need us again, we’re just a call away! 


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Mateo, de 14 años, no pudo contener su sonrisa luego de que policías de Watsonville recuperaran su bicicleta robada.


El jovencito había tomado todas las medidas necesarias para proteger su bicicleta mientras estaba en el centro comercial Overlook por Main Street. Desafortunadamente, un ladrón aún logró cortar los candados de la bici y llevársela. En cuanto Mateo se dio cuenta que le habían robado la bicicleta, llamó a la policía.


El Oficial Bailey investigó algunas pistas y terminó encontrando la bicicleta robada cerca de Ramsay Park. Para su sorpresa, un sospechoso ya estaba desarmando la bicicleta y usando cinta aislante para tratar de ocultarla. El hombre afirmó que compró la bicicleta por $40 y un paquete de cigarrillos.


Oficiales terminaron arrestando al sospechoso por posesión de propiedad robada, parafernalia de drogas y metanfetamina.

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