Arrested for stealing bikes
A man was arrested for felony theft and theft of lost property after midnight on Wednesday after police stopped him walking with two bikes and determined at least one was stolen. A police report indicated that police didn't know who owned the other bike.
According to a report, an officer was driving down Mikes Pike when he noticed a man with two bikes and stopped to question him. The officer said he thought it was suspicious that the man had two bikes.
The 45-year-old man said he lived right down the street and had just bought one of the bikes for $50 off "some hippie dude." He couldn't describe where he bought the bike or who the person was. The officer said both bikes were expensive models.
One of the bikes had the serial number ground down and the other turned up as matching the description of a bike that was stolen last May.
The man also had credit cards belonging to two other people in his wallet.
Officers arrested the man, Gregory Tyson Colmenero, for one count of felony theft of a bicycle and two counts of theft for possession of lost property and booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility.
Police left a message for the owner of a sage green Surly Long Haul Trucker with a Brooks saddle valued at $1,200.
The other bike was described as a Quantum "Iron Horse" mountain bike.
Stolen video games
A 21-year-old Flagstaff woman told police on Monday that nearly $700 worth of property was taken from her home on the 800 block of West Forest Meadows Avenue. The items included a PSP video game console, multiple games, a toaster oven, hair dryer and several cookie sheets.
Police were attempting to contact a person of interest in the case.
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