Bend police say they’ve solved a series of burglaries at area sporting goods stores.
On Friday, police cited Bend resident Shon Lockwood Jr., 22, and arrested William Vanzandt, 20, also of Bend, on suspicion of twice stealing bikes from Hutch’s Bicycles and of attempting to break into The Gear Peddler earlier this month.
According to police, the men first burglarized Hutch’s Bicycles on Northeast Third Street on Oct. 22, stealing two new bikes worth about $6,700. On Dec. 13, the pair allegedly tried to break into The Gear Peddler, on Northeast Greenwood Avenue. They then broke into Hutch’s a second time, on Dec. 18, stealing two more bikes worth about $4,240, police said.
On Friday, police “received further information" on the bike thefts and went to Lockwood and Vanzandt’s home. Three of the bikes were recovered during a search of their house, according to police; the fourth bike had already been recovered.
Vanzandt was arrested on suspicion of second-degree criminal mischief related to the attempted burglary at The Gear Peddler.
Lockwood was given a citation for second-degree burglary and second-degree theft, but was not arrested. According to police, further burglary, theft and criminal mischief charges are possible.
- From staff reports