Arrest made in bike theft |

Arrest made in bike theft

The theft of two expensive mountain bikes was solved on Friday by Truckee police who arrested one man suspected of the theft.

Local resident Russell Dyer was arrested Friday on suspicion of the theft of the two downhill mountain bikes, which were allegedly stolen from the vehicle of a traveling Giant Bike company promotional tour on June 18.

The bikes, valued at greater than $4,500 each, were locked inside the vehicle and were stolen using bolt cutters, Truckee police said.

Police received tips from a confidential source who said Dyer was riding the bikes on local trails and bragging about the theft.

Police arrested Dyer at his apartment and recovered the second bike from a home on Donner Summit. They returned the bikes to Giant Bike company.

A second arrest is possible in the case, police said.

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