Boise police return stolen bikes to owners

Statesman staffSeptember 12, 2013 

Boise police on Thursday spent the afternoon returning high-end bikes that a Boise man is accused of stealing and selling.

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Boise police on Thursday spent the afternoon returning high-end bikes that a Boise man is accused of stealing and selling.

Two local bike shops and an individual got their bikes back. They are valued between $2,000 and $4,000.

Jedediah C. Fronton, 31, of Boise was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police said he took off from Idaho Mountain Touring on a $3,000 Giant Anthem X full-suspension mountain bike and didn't return. Boise police said they found evidence that Fronton also had taken bikes recently from a North Boise home and other retail stores.

Fronton faces several felony charges, including three counts of burglary and three counts of grand theft.

Police said the bikes they recovered had already been exchanged for cash. They credited the quick return of the bikes to their owners being able to provide serial numbers.

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