2 arrested in connection with recent bike thefts in Bernie, Mo.
BERNIE, Mo. (KFVS) - Two people were arrested in connection with recent bike thefts.
According to the Bernie Police Department, 31-year-old Timothy M. Vaughn and 33-year-old Janey M. Stoner, both of Bernie, were taken into custody on Friday, February 10 and booked into the Bernie city jail.
They say Vaughn was arrested on three city ordinance warrants for misdemeanor city ordinance violations of stealing. He was later released after posting a combined bond total of $600 cash only.
Stoner was formally charged with receiving stolen property/stealing. She was later released from custody on a court summons.
After an increase of bicycle thefts, Bernie police shared a list of precautions to take to prevent future thefts.
According to the Bernie Police Department Facebook page, a mountain bike was stolen on January 17, and another bike was stolen 10 days later on Jan. 27.
In a release sent on Jan. 30, the police dept. listed several ways Bernie citizens can protect their bikes:
- Record the serial number of your bike. The serial number is located on the frame under the pedal assembly.
- Place an owner-applied number or mark that is “unique to you” on the frame of your bike.
- Place the same marking on the removable parts of your bike. This assists the dept. in definitively identifying missing items yo may have.
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