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Man caught with truck full of stolen bikes

Police trying to get bicycles back to rightful owners

Had your bike stolen recently? Is it one of these?

Police said they nabbed a man on Jan. 25 who had allegedly been on a bike-stealing spree -- catching the suspect red-handed with a U-Haul truck full of stolen bicycles. Officers are now in the process of trying to return the bikes to their rightful owners, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

The man, a 49-year-old transient named Patrick Klein, was reported by a Mountain View resident who witnessed him stealing a bicycle from a bike-storage locker at an apartment complex located at 505 Cypress Point Dr., Jaeger said.

Officers located Klein and his U-Haul truck, and arrested him for burglary, possession of narcotics and possession of burglary tools.

The MVPD has set up a gallery of the recovered bikes, which can be viewed on the department's blog.

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Man caught with truck full of stolen bikes

Police trying to get bicycles back to rightful owners

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 1:26 pm

Had your bike stolen recently? Is it one of these?

Police said they nabbed a man on Jan. 25 who had allegedly been on a bike-stealing spree -- catching the suspect red-handed with a U-Haul truck full of stolen bicycles. Officers are now in the process of trying to return the bikes to their rightful owners, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

The man, a 49-year-old transient named Patrick Klein, was reported by a Mountain View resident who witnessed him stealing a bicycle from a bike-storage locker at an apartment complex located at 505 Cypress Point Dr., Jaeger said.

Officers located Klein and his U-Haul truck, and arrested him for burglary, possession of narcotics and possession of burglary tools.

The MVPD has set up a gallery of the recovered bikes, which can be viewed on the department's blog.

Comments

woo hoo, one down, many more to go
North Whisman
on Jan 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm
woo hoo, one down, many more to go, North Whisman
on Jan 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

"The man, a 49-year-old transient named Patrick Klein, was reported by a Mountain View resident who witnessed"

Way to go resident!!!! WE need more people like you!!


mug shot
Old Mountain View
on Jan 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm
mug shot, Old Mountain View
on Jan 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Please post a mug shot of the perp. Thank you.


PA Resident
another community
on Jan 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm
PA Resident, another community
on Jan 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm

There have been a spate of bike thefts at Palo Alto High School. I suggest that these pictures be forwarded to Palo Alto PD and Paly admin.

Good Work.


Greg David
Registered user
Old Mountain View
on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm
Greg David, Old Mountain View
Registered user
on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Hats off to the "resident" that reported the theft! We are all proud that he was able to report the thefts and help catch this crook red handed. Bike theft is a nuisance in Mountain View.


Question
St. Francis Acres
on Jan 30, 2014 at 9:44 am
Question, St. Francis Acres
on Jan 30, 2014 at 9:44 am

How does a drug-addled transient get a U-Haul?


Sean
Gemello
on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:46 am
Sean, Gemello
on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:46 am

the yellow GT was MINE.....


Nice work PD
Blossom Valley
on Jan 30, 2014 at 11:30 am
Nice work PD, Blossom Valley
on Jan 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

Police became suspicious when the trailer full of bikes seemed completely unable to stop at stop signs. Just a joke from a bike rider ;)


Ok, Nice work PD
Blossom Valley
on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm
Ok, Nice work PD, Blossom Valley
on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm

That was hilarious.


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North Bayshore

on Jun 6, 2017 at 5:48 am
Name hidden, North Bayshore

on Jun 6, 2017 at 5:48 am

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