Calgary, Alberta – Two people have been arrested following an investigation into a bicycle chop shop and police are seeking owners of the stolen high-end bikes.
In early June, police received information that led to the discovery of high-end bicycles being brought to a residence downtown. It’s believed the stolen bikes were being traded for drugs and that the serial numbers on the bikes were modified before being sold online.
A joint investigation by District 1 Community Resource Officers and the Online Stolen Property Unit cumulated in a search warrant being executed on the residence in the 900 block of 18 Avenue S.W., on Thursday, July 4, 2019. As a result of the search warrant, nine high-end bicycles, with an estimated value of more than $15,000, were recovered. Several identity documents, stolen property and a small amount of drugs were also seized.
John Sterling Barrett CRAMER, 28, was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.
Dawn Marjorie INGS, 41, was also arrested at the time of the search warrant on 17 unrelated criminal code warrants.
This investigation is ongoing and further charges are likely as officers sort through the property that was seized. While three of the bikes have been traced back to their rightful owners, six remain unknown. Investigators are asking anyone who may have lost a bike by the following descriptions, to file a lost/stolen property report on calgarypolice.ca. Proof of ownership will be required to claim the bikes, such as the serial number. Further enquiries can also be made by calling 403-567-6142.
Haro single gear, black
Electra Townie, black with teal trip on the tire
Marin, white, blue and black
Shiman Banshee, silver
Specialized Transition, grey and white
Calgary Police Service
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