Lindale Police Looking For Owners Of Abandoned Bikes - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

10/26/06-Lindale

Lindale Police Looking For Owners Of Abandoned Bikes

There's a huge pile-up of bicycles inside an East Texas police department. Lindale police officers say their storage building is filling up with lost, abandoned and stolen bicycles. They say they do not plan on keeping the bikes around much longer, so the owners need to step up.

"We've had calls from residents saying, we found a bike behind our house or we found a bike on the front driveway," said Lindale Police Department detective Chad McElyea.  He says there are nearly 20 bikes ranging from big to small and from beat up to practically brand new.

Detective McElyea says some of the bikes have been there up to a year but pretty soon that might change. "We are going to hold these bikes for about another month, a month and a half. If these bikes are not returned to the rightful owner, we will donate them to Toys For Tots or some other organization," he said.

If you're missing a bike, Detective McElyea says to contact the police department. You'll be asked to give a description of the bike and then officers will check to see if that description matches one of the bikes they're holding.

Detective McElyea says if you own a bike, you should keep a description log. He says to write down the model number, the make, speed and any distinguishing marks. "If they've added a custom seat, custom grips, pretty much anything they've done different to the bike that would help identify it," said McElyea.

He also suggests taking a picture of it. He says that will make their jobs easier if your bike goes missing.

He says don't leave your bike unattended. He believes the reason so many bikes have been left abandoned recently is because of the population growth in Lindale. He says there are more people with bikes, and also a higher risk of property being taken because there are more people around.

Oralia Ortega, Reporting.  ortega@kltv.com

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Tyler Lee's Chance Amie commits to Houston

    Tyler Lee's Chance Amie commits to Houston

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:56:30 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    Tyler Lee 2018 senior Chance Amie announced his commitment to Houston via Twitter. Amie chose the Cougars over 17 other offers including Iowa State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Should Amie sign in the next coming months, the Red Raiders’ signal-caller would be the third local quarterback signed by the Cougars, joining Greg Ward Jr. (2013) and Bryson Smith (2017). Amie completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions last...More >>
    Tyler Lee 2018 senior Chance Amie announced his commitment to Houston via Twitter. Amie chose the Cougars over 17 other offers including Iowa State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Should Amie sign in the next coming months, the Red Raiders’ signal-caller would be the third local quarterback signed by the Cougars, joining Greg Ward Jr. (2013) and Bryson Smith (2017). Amie completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions last...More >>
  • Hopkins County Sheriff's Office: Escaped inmate, other in custody after planned escape

    Hopkins County Sheriff's Office: Escaped inmate, other in custody after planned escape

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:39:58 GMT
    (Source: Hopkins County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Hopkins County Sheriff's Office)

    Officials have found and taken into custody the escaped inmate from Hopkins County.  

    More >>

    Officials have found and taken into custody the escaped inmate from Hopkins County.  

    More >>
  • Longview finds a balance offense to make first 7-on-7 appearance since 2013

    Longview finds a balance offense to make first 7-on-7 appearance since 2013

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:31:22 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    For the most part 7-on-7 can be a fair indicator of how well a team is shaping up. Do they need a lot or a little work. Unless you're the Longview Lobos.  The Lobos have always been so strong at the run game, that they could have a terrible 7-on-7 season and still come out dominating on Friday nights.  But what would happen, if the Lobos got balanced?  Well District 11-6A better start prepping, because for the first time since 2013 the Lobos have a stable pass ga...More >>
    For the most part 7-on-7 can be a fair indicator of how well a team is shaping up. Do they need a lot or a little work. Unless you're the Longview Lobos.  The Lobos have always been so strong at the run game, that they could have a terrible 7-on-7 season and still come out dominating on Friday nights.  But what would happen, if the Lobos got balanced?  Well District 11-6A better start prepping, because for the first time since 2013 the Lobos have a stable pass ga...More >>
Powered by Frankly