Crime Report: Dearborn Sees Rash of Bicycle Thefts in September

The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Bicyclists, beware!

Five separate bike thefts were reported in Dearborn in September, according to Dearborn police reports.

The first theft was reported on Sept. 3. A resident of Ann Arbor who is employed at O'Sushi restaurant in west Dearborn told police that while he was at work between 3:30-5:30 p.m., his Schwinn was taken from the back of the complex.

The bike had been locked up before it was taken. The owner told police it was worth $1,800.

Then on Sept. 9 on the 200 block of Silvery Lane. A resident told police that her children were playing in the yard of a house several doors down and saw a man riding one of the family's bikes out of the garage, down the driveway and north on Silvery Lane.

According to the resident, her children told her they had seen the man in the neighborhood before, but were unable to provide a full description.

On Sept. 14, a resident of the apartment complex on Freda reported that her green mountain bike was stolen. The woman told police that she lent the bike to the sister of another tenant to go and get cigarettes. She returned the bike, but later in the night, the owner checked and the bike was gone, but lock still in place.

On Sept. 21, a Dearborn teen left his bike outside of a store on the 13000 block of Colson, unlocked. When he returned two minutes later, the bike was gone. A witness told him that a "man with no shirt on" had taken it.

An lastly, on Sept. 22, a resident of the 7200 block of Kingsley awoke to find that her Huffy bicycle, which was locked up on the side of her apartment complex, had been stolen. The chain was left behind.

There are no suspects in any of the thefts.

For questions on this crime report, email dearborn@patch.com.



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