A A A

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
Bike Theft Ring Busted
Topic Rating: 3.5Topic Rating: 3.5Topic Rating: 3.5Topic Rating: 3.5Topic Rating: 3.5 Topic Rating: 3.5 (8 votes) 
May 10, 2012
9:28 am
RJ
Member
Forum Posts: 227
Member Since:
August 10, 2009
Offline

Didnt see this story being discussed here. Figured to share.

 

http://blogs.laweekly.com/info.....ngeles.php

May 11, 2012
12:46 am
David Ewing
Member
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
May 11, 2012
Offline
2
2.3

RJ said
Didnt see this story being discussed here. Figured to share.

 

http://blogs.laweekly.com/info.....ngeles.php

Homeless criminal transients did it! Right? We know they're responsible for all the crime around here.

Wait a minute. Brentwood Patch (http://brentwood.patch.com/art.....olen-bikes) says it was an organized ring working as gardeners. Time to start sending Rosendahl letters and tell him we're not going to tolerate gardeners in our neighborhood. If he wants to get re-elected, he'd better make sure all those gardeners stay in Brentwood or the Palisades - anywhere but here.

Seriously, though, both articles also say the Sheriff's Dept is trying to return the approximately 200 stolen high-end bikes to their owners, so if you're missing one, maybe it wants to come home.

May 11, 2012
8:28 am
speedyts49
Member
Forum Posts: 7
Member Since:
August 24, 2009
Offline
3
0

Excellent work!  2 million dollar bail, that's serious your not going anywhere money.

May 11, 2012
10:03 am
CW
Member
Forum Posts: 73
Member Since:
October 11, 2010
Offline
4
4

David, Tell it to Peggy Thusing who was the officer that was assaulted on Third Ave by the homeless un-housed street life style, druggie, parolee, pick your descriptor person.  A week or so later when they caught up with the guy peddling his STOLEN bicycle along the golf course westbound on Rose. They gave chase, whereupon he ditched his STOLEN bicycle behind Casablanca restaurant and took off on foot over the iron gated alley behind Commonwealth. After an extensive house to house and yard to yard search involving much police resources the homeless criminal, druggie transient was located and arrested and is awaiting trial. So yes, there are stolen bicycles in the homeless population. In fact if you talk to the rank and file police officers who deal at street level daily with crime of all levels they will tell you much of the everyday petty thefts involve street lifestyle folks. That is if you are willing to listen.

 

Glad to hear the Sheriffs busted a high end ring as well. Now all stolen fixies can be returned right?

May 11, 2012
7:08 pm
David Ewing
Member
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
May 11, 2012
Offline
5
5

CW said
David, Tell it to Peggy Thusing who was the officer that was assaulted on Third Ave by the homeless un-housed street life style, druggie, parolee, pick your descriptor person.  A week or so later when they caught up with the guy peddling his STOLEN bicycle along the golf course westbound on Rose. They gave chase, whereupon he ditched his STOLEN bicycle behind Casablanca restaurant and took off on foot over the iron gated alley behind Commonwealth. After an extensive house to house and yard to yard search involving much police resources the homeless criminal, druggie transient was located and arrested and is awaiting trial. So yes, there are stolen bicycles in the homeless population. In fact if you talk to the rank and file police officers who deal at street level daily with crime of all levels they will tell you much of the everyday petty thefts involve street lifestyle folks. That is if you are willing to listen.

 

Glad to hear the Sheriffs busted a high end ring as well. Now all stolen fixies can be returned right?

Sorry  to hear about anyone assaulting Peggy Thusing, who is one of Venice's best. I'm glad they caught the guy, and I hope he's locked up. I have no doubt that there is petty theft by homeless people, but we do have rules against collective punishment in this country, and for good reason. We also frown on profiling, for similar reasons.  Prosecute people for committing crimes, not for being part of a particular population. That's the way the founding fathers set it up, because they had experienced collective punishment under the British. Of course, things work differently in countries where the concept of civil rights is less developed.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: wp_sferrorlog

Currently Online:
36 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 32

Members: 19960

Moderators: 2

Admins: 8

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 37

Topics: 8819

Posts: 63449

Newest Members: TehouCosgrove

Moderators: ModBot: 11, CanalsAdjacent: 0

Administrators: Bret: 8421, EmilGH: 108, eric: 263, Mick: 281, Brenton: 18, Parimal Rohit: 12, Corina Mun: 5, Yo Venice Staff: 87