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50 recovered bikes remain at Sacramento police warehouse

Cover Detail Chain ring on a BMX bike.
Cover Detail Chain ring on a BMX bike. The Sacramento Bee

Saturday’s Bicycle Reunification Day at the Sacramento Police Department was canceled when the truck transporting the 50 remaining bicycles recovered at a warehouse in April broke down.

About 50 people came out between 10 am and 12 pm, but no matches were made to the descriptions and serial numbers officers used to catalog the bicycles kept at their police warehouse.

Bike unit Sgt. Don Schumacher said that April’s recovery of 60 stolen bicycles was the largest quantity in one spot the department has found.

So far 10 of those bicycles have been returned to their owners, but because many people do not file reports on their stolen bicycles, Schumacher said bicycles often go unclaimed.

Of the 60 recovered only one had been reported stolen. This year 350 bicycles have been reported stolen in Sacramento, and 1200 were reported stolen last year.

In a year the department recovers hundreds of bicycles, many of which are found property, not necessarily stolen.

The department will hold bicycles for 90 days before they go to an auction house to be sold.

People still hoping to claim their bicycles can reach out to the department’s bike unit at bikes@pd.cityofsacramento.org to schedule a viewing at their property warehouse.

Marjorie Kirk: 916-321-1012, @marjorie_kirk

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