Regina man arrested after police recover 70 reported stolen bicycles – Global News

Regina man arrested after police recover 70 reported stolen bicycles - Global News
Police find stolen property, including 70 bikes, in Regina home
A Regina man has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 after the Regina Police Service allegedly recovered dozens of stolen items including bicycles and tools at his home.

On Tuesday, police went to a residence in the 800 block of College Avenue after receiving a tip that there was a large number of bicycles inside.

Police say they received information about a property with a "large quantity of bicycles" on the 800 block of College Avenue on Tuesday morning. Officers recovered multiple items believed to be stolen, including 70 bikes and expensive tools including a paint sprayer, pressure washers, power saws, a cement mixer and a planer.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Soucy and the recovery of numerous items believed to be stolen, including about 70 bicycles, numerous expensive tools such as a paint sprayer, pressure washers, power saws, a cement mixer and planer, police said.

Multiple stolen bicycles recovered — again

Police said it will take them around two weeks to process the stolen items, adding that if you made an original report to the RPS, you will be contacted if your bicycle has been found.

Police will be contacting the owners of the bicycles once they’re finished processing the items.

REGINA — A Regina man has been charged after police say he was found in possession of 70 stolen bicycles on Tuesday morning.

Roughly 70 bicycles have been recovered by police and a Regina man has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

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On Tuesday, police got information through the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods initiative that a home on the 800 block of College Avenue had a large quantity of bicycles inside. 

Officers went to the home and recovered the bikes along with expensive tools like a spray painter, pressure washers, power tools, a cement mixer and a planer.

At that time, police noted Regina’s bike thefts have spiked over the years. Police provided year-over-year stats dating back to 2013 and including January through August of 2019. Back in 2013, 440 bike thefts were reported between January and August, with 588 reported for the entire year. By 2018, those numbers had jumped to 784 and 1,081. The period between January and August 2019 was already showing a marked jump, coming in at 922 reported bicycle thefts.

A 57-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. He was released on recognizance and will appear in court on Jan. 7, 2020.

Police said in a news release Tuesday that the items were currently being processed and asked the public to be patient. 

Anyone who had a bike stolen recently is asked to file a report if they haven't already done so.

Further investigation by the RPS street crimes section led to the recovery of approximately 70 stolen bicycles as well as numerous expensive tools, including a paint sprayer, pressure washers, power saws, a cement mixer and a planer.

"It will take at least two weeks for our investigators and evidence management staff to process the recovered bikes," the release said. "There is no opportunity at this time to view the recovered bikes."

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