Rash of Bicycle Thefts in Ventura | Vagrant arrested – Suspect for one bike theft on Telephone Road

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

Over the past month there have been approximately 45 bikes stolen throughout the city of Ventura. On 9/2/20, the Ventura Police Department Patrol Task Force and the Street Crimes Unit conducted a crime suppression theft sting at two Ventura locations. The units left bicycles unattended in shopping areas while officers surveilled the bikes. In the 4700 block of Telephone Rd, Cody Brown approached one of the bikes and then took it and began riding away. Officers stopped Brown and took him into custody. Brown also had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Brown was arrested and subsequently booked at the Ventura County Jail. A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Brown has been arrested for drunk in public, under the influence of a controlled substance, petty theft, and resisting arrest.

The Ventura Police Department would like to remind everyone not to leave their bikes unattended, even for a short time, without locking them. Please register your bicycles online through the Ventura Police Department webpage under the tab for Services.

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Elizabeth L Hawkins
Elizabeth L Hawkins
7 months ago

That guy just saw opportunity and rode away on it. The professionals have short bolt cutters in backpacks, so it doesn’t matter if you lock them up or not. Leave bikes at Target in the mall and see what happens. I had two locks on my bike, one through the wheels and one on the body to the bike pole, and had been sitting in the coffee shop where I could see it out the window. I got up to use the restroom and when I got out, it was gone. The security guard told me it was the third one that day. They had film of it but wouldn’t show me. There must be a chop shop for bikes around there.