Saanich police returned a bike stolen more than three years ago to its rightful owner and his son who were happy to be reunited with their bicycle. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich police return bike stolen more than three years ago

Bike among many stolen items recovered during a search warrant execution in early May

A bike stolen in Saanich more than three years ago was returned to its rightful owner Thursday morning.

Following a search warrant execution in the 900-block of Cloverdale Avenue on May 7, Saanich police recovered various stolen items including power tools, weapons, motorcycles and an Orbea-brand bicycle reported stolen three and a half years ago.

READ ALSO: Police seize more than 20 weapons after spike in property crimes leads to Saanich home

Three people were taken into custody and police have been working to return the recovered items to their rightful owners, said Const. Markus Anastasiades, public information officer for the Saanich Police Department.

In 2016, the owner of the Orbea bike called police after it went missing from the back of his truck, Anastasiades said. The owner had been about to take it out for the inaugural ride when it was stolen.

READ ALSO: Langford man reunited with stolen bike eight months later

Fortunately, when the owner reported it missing he had a serial number to give police, Anastasiades said. That enabled police to search their system, find the owner and return the bike. He emphasized the importance of keeping track of bicycle serial numbers as it greatly improves the chances of them being returned.

Anastasiades said the owner was pleased when officers returned the bike on May 14 in near-original condition – only a few modifications had been made but it was able to be ridden which isn’t always the case. Often stolen bikes are picked apart or damaged and the owners don’t want them back when they’re recovered, he said.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Saanich Police Department

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Garden-sharing map connects Victoria landowners and gardeners

U-Map created by Young Agrarians after COVID-19 created uptick in garden matching requests

Oak Bay Grade 8 students end time at Monterey with drive-through goodbye

School holds socially-distanced completion ceremony

Saanich wins award for climate plan cut from 2020 budget

‘It’s truly an exceptional plan,’ says councillor disappointed with lack of funding

CRD warns of toxic algae bloom at Thetis Lake Regional Park

Visitors advised to avoid swimming in lake, keep pets out of water

Saanich police, pound respond to possible cougar sighting

Cougar possibly seen in area of 4500-block of Chatterton Way

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Most Read