Paradise Valley police recover stolen bicycle

After several south-east Paradise Valley residents fell victim to thieves between Oct. 1-2, police have recovered at least one item reported stolen.

Paradise Valley police responded to a total of four calls for service which resulted in the report of one stolen vehicle, one garage burglary and four vehicle burglaries, according to police in an Oct. 3 press release.

Detective Porras was assigned to these cases and was able to use a national database to learn that the bicycle reported stolen had been subsequently pawned at a local pawn shop.

He is following up on number of leads in this case.

One vehicle reported stolen, a Honda CRV is still missing. It is a 2010 model and silver in color, with the Arizona license plate BNY2097.

It is believed that all of the vehicles were left unlocked when they were entered, police officials said.

In one of the vehicle burglaries, computer equipment, financial documents and sunglasses were removed. In another, clothing and cigars were taken. In a third vehicle, a pair of sunglasses was taken and in the fourth vehicle burglary, the victim’s purse was taken. The purse was later located after it was discarded; the sunglasses and cash were missing, the Oct. 3 release stated.

Because the owner of the bicycle recorded the serial number of the bicycle before its theft, police were able to locate it and return it to its rightful owner while garnering additional leads in the case as a result.

Be sure to document all property as best as possible, including all serial numbers, so that the information can be supplied to the police should residents need to report a lost.

Anyone with information about these cases are urged to contact Detective Porras at 480-948-7418.

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