[We have learned that some media outlets may be interested in this story. Please do not use our names if you run the story. Alex is actually more interested in maintaining privacy than recovering this bike. Feel free to try and contact me (Eric) at 651-323-2009 for updates or to verify facts. These notes were written to get the facts in one place to share with the SPPD, not really for any further distribution. Thanks!]
Somewhere between 15 September 2009 and 18 October 2009 our bikes were stolen from our garage. Our garage was repaired on Labor Day weekend, the work finished on 8 September 2009. I moved our stuff back into it on the weekend of 12 September, and Mary practiced parking the car in there that week. I know the bikes were out there that week. Mary says she looked in the windows and did not notice Alex’s bike missing since the last time she took out the trash on 8 October 2009. So the bikes may have been stolen any time since 15 September, but more likely since 8 October 2009. This has been given case number 09-223-512 by the Saint Paul Police department.
Two bikes were stolen…
Mary had a dark grey bike.
License: Bexley, OH though we don’t recall the number
Style: 10-speed style road bike, medium tires
Add ons: red panniers, black kryptonite lock
Purchase price: $500 in 1989, though it would cost way more to replace it today
Alex had a bright red adult tricycle with special adaptation for his right-sided-hemiparesis.
Brand: Sun Bicycles, model EZ-3sx
License: none, though the adaptations should be unique
Style: three speed recumbent tricycle
Add ons: special individually adjustable handlebars, special cage and strap for right foot, turn signal attached to fabric “awning” over the seat, basket on the back
Purchase price: estimated over $1200 in 2004 (a stock EZ-3 costs over $800 today)
Pictures of Alex’s bike below.