Two arrested for stealing numerous bikes

May 13, 2009 10:04:29 AM PDT
Santa Rosa police arrested two Santa Rosa men who were allegedly responsible for numerous bicycle thefts in the city, police announced Tuesday.

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Santa Rosa police investigators, along with Santa Rosa Junior College police, had been seeking the suspects responsible for numerous thefts of both locked and unlocked bicycles in the area of the junior college and downtown Santa Rosa, according to police.

During the investigation, detectives discovered information about a person selling stolen bicycles and parts on the Internet, police said.

The detectives made arrangements to purchase one of the stolen bikes on Craigslist, and when they arrived to buy the bike, they found Mark Allen Jensen, 20, and Donald Andrew Bean, 18, along with an additional stolen bicycle in their possession, according to police.

Both Jensen and Bean were arrested for possession of stolen property, and when detectives searched a home on Earle Street and a storage unit in the 2800 block of Santa Rosa Avenue, they found numerous bicycles and parts related to 14 thefts, police said.

The detectives recovered several additional bicycles, including mountain bikes and expensive road bikes, which are being stored at the Santa Rosa Police Department.

Anyone who has been the victim of a bike theft in the area of downtown Santa Rosa or the junior college should contact Detective B. Siwy at (707) 543-3575, and must provide unique identification of their stolen bike to determine if it has been recovered.

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