Jon Spangler | 2 May 03:48 2010
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[Ebbc-Talk] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

Bikies,

I have some good news as of early this afternoon, May 1:

MY STOLEN PEUGEOT WAS RECOVERED TODAY IN OAKLAND!

It's a little the worse for wear and beaten up, but she's whole, and only missing her leather-padded 
toe straps and the contents of my panniers and my seat bag (tools, lock, cable, pump, 3 flashing 
red bike lights, etc.). 

Many thanks to Jason, a Cycles of Change APC volunteer, who spotted my unique mixte in Emeryville,
trailed the 12-year-old riding it back to his house in Oakland, watched the house, and called me.

Many thanks also to Oakland PD Officers Charles O'Connor (#8732) and Terry Jones (#8427), who
quickly responded to my call to the Oakland PD and were at the house before I arrived. They checked out the
house, 
recovered my bike, and brought it to me.

Thanks to all of you who kept an eye out for my ride, spread the word, posted about it in blogs, and 
offered your support through all this. It has meant a great deal and helped keep me going in the search, 
which took lots of time and effort in my depressed state.

The lessons from all this?

1) ALWAYS lock your bike up securely.

2) TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES OF YOUR BIKE and document the components, serial number, and other details.

3) Engrave it with your driver's license number, SSN, or similar identifying marks, and/or stuff a
business card or 
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Mike Jones | 2 May 04:17 2010
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

Another 12-year old hoodlum off the streets.....

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Subject: [Ebbc-Talk] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

Bikies,

I have some good news as of early this afternoon, May 1:

MY STOLEN PEUGEOT WAS RECOVERED TODAY IN OAKLAND!

It's a little the worse for wear and beaten up, but she's whole, and only
missing her leather-padded 
toe straps and the contents of my panniers and my seat bag (tools, lock,
cable, pump, 3 flashing 
red bike lights, etc.). 

Many thanks to Jason, a Cycles of Change APC volunteer, who spotted my
unique mixte in Emeryville,
trailed the 12-year-old riding it back to his house in Oakland, watched the
house, and called me.

Many thanks also to Oakland PD Officers Charles O'Connor (#8732) and Terry
Jones (#8427), who
quickly responded to my call to the Oakland PD and were at the house before
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Richard Sheng | 2 May 04:24 2010
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

in fact, it was never stated that the 12-year old was either taken into
custody or retained.

On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Mike Jones <mkjcal@...> wrote:

> Another 12-year old hoodlum off the streets.....
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ebbc-talk-bounces@...
> [mailto:ebbc-talk-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Jon Spangler
> Sent: 01 May 2010 18:48
> To: ebbc-talk@...
> Cc: BikeAlameda List
> Subject: [Ebbc-Talk] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact
>
> Bikies,
>
> I have some good news as of early this afternoon, May 1:
>
> MY STOLEN PEUGEOT WAS RECOVERED TODAY IN OAKLAND!
>
> It's a little the worse for wear and beaten up, but she's whole, and only
> missing her leather-padded
> toe straps and the contents of my panniers and my seat bag (tools, lock,
> cable, pump, 3 flashing
> red bike lights, etc.).
>
> Many thanks to Jason, a Cycles of Change APC volunteer, who spotted my
> unique mixte in Emeryville,
> trailed the 12-year-old riding it back to his house in Oakland, watched the
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Mike Jones | 2 May 04:25 2010
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

I was being sarcastic. Pleased you got your bike back though.

Mike

From: Richard Sheng [mailto:rdhsheng@...] 
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Subject: Re: [Ebbc-Talk] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

in fact, it was never stated that the 12-year old was either taken into
custody or retained.

On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Mike Jones <mkjcal@...> wrote:

Another 12-year old hoodlum off the streets.....

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Subject: [Ebbc-Talk] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

Bikies,

I have some good news as of early this afternoon, May 1:

MY STOLEN PEUGEOT WAS RECOVERED TODAY IN OAKLAND!
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Zach Kaplan | 2 May 04:27 2010
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On 1 May 2010, at 19:24, Richard Sheng wrote:

> in fact, it was never stated that the 12-year old was either taken  
> into
> custody or retained.

I didn't notice any mention of the fate of the 12-year old either.  
What is the penalty (if any) of being in possession of stolen  
property? It seems like it would be hard to prove the 12-year old  
stole the bike.

Zach
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Jon Spangler | 2 May 08:41 2010
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] [Discuss] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

Bikies,

The 12-year-old had left the house on foot before we arrived. The officers told me there was "a history" 
with the two kids at the house, who occasionally visit their grandmother or may live with her. (Not sure on
those details, but the officers said "don't worry about it.") I was never interested in prosecution, in any case.

I rather doubt that the kids who had the bike were the original thieves, as a woman was seen riding my bike
on April 17 and April 24 at or near the Ashby BART station. They may or may not have known that the bike was 
stolen, and I have no proof either way. I know they do not have a "normal" or "complete" family life, and that
one or more parents is absent...

I have a concern for kids like these who do not get sufficient love, nurture, discipline, education,
medical care, or family support and end up going the wrong way in life. (I volunteered at San Mateo County
Jail for 10 years and know how hard a life many of those inmates had before they became criminals.)

Jon

 
On May 1, 2010, at 7:27 PM, Zach Kaplan wrote:

> On 1 May 2010, at 19:24, Richard Sheng wrote:
> 
>> in fact, it was never stated that the 12-year old was either taken into
>> custody or retained.
> 
> I didn't notice any mention of the fate of the 12-year old either. What is the penalty (if any) of being in
possession of stolen property? It seems like it would be hard to prove the 12-year old stole the bike.
> 
> Zach
> _______________________________________________
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Norton-Bryants | 2 May 19:05 2010
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] [Discuss] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

Jon,
 What was lost is found!
 I am tickled you got your bike back...a great bike recovery story for all
of us who have had to stare at the empty spot where a beloved bike had been!
 And I do appreciate your sentiment about the kid. Wish there was someway to
use this as a way to turn that situation around before he is driving a
stolen car. 

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Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 11:42 PM
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recovered,mostly intact

Bikies,

The 12-year-old had left the house on foot before we arrived. The officers
told me there was "a history" 
with the two kids at the house, who occasionally visit their grandmother or
may live with her. (Not sure on
those details, but the officers said "don't worry about it.") I was never
interested in prosecution, in any case.

I rather doubt that the kids who had the bike were the original thieves, as
a woman was seen riding my bike
on April 17 and April 24 at or near the Ashby BART station. They may or may
not have known that the bike was 
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Jon Spangler | 3 May 01:18 2010
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] [Discuss] My Peugeot mixte has been recovered, mostly intact

You are so right about the fate of the kid--and all kids who grow up without the "normal"
support and family structure that many of us take for granted. I wish I had something tangible to offer the
kid (and his brother) but I fear I am ill-equipped to do anything truly effective.

Could/would Cycles of Change help kids like them?

Jon

On May 2, 2010, at 10:05 AM, Norton-Bryants wrote:

> Jon,
> What was lost is found!
> I am tickled you got your bike back...a great bike recovery story for all
> of us who have had to stare at the empty spot where a beloved bike had been!
> And I do appreciate your sentiment about the kid. Wish there was someway to
> use this as a way to turn that situation around before he is driving a
> stolen car. 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ebbc-talk-bounces@...
> [mailto:ebbc-talk-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Jon Spangler
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 11:42 PM
> To: ebbc-talk@...
> Cc: BikeAlameda List
> Subject: Re: [Ebbc-Talk] [Discuss] My Peugeot mixte has been
> recovered,mostly intact
> 
> Bikies,
> 
> The 12-year-old had left the house on foot before we arrived. The officers
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Garlynn | 3 May 21:09 2010

[Ebbc-Talk] FOLLOW-UP? Fatal Crash in North Oakland: 52nd & Market Streets

Hey folks, Does anybody know anything more about this incident last Friday
afternoon? When I arrived and was detoured by the police, they didn't mention
a bicylist, and by that time (7:15pm), there wasn't anything to see. It's in
my neighborhood, however, and as the Obama administration likes to say,
"never let a serious crisis go to waste." While Market Street is better than
it used to, I've been thinking about what Round 2 of improvements to that
corridor might look like, and this could be the impetus to kick-start that
process... Any thoughts? See the news item below... cheers, ~Garlynn
-------------- source: http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_15005073 crash
victim identified By Sean Maher Oakland Tribune Posted: 05/02/2010 09:33:01
PM PDT Updated: 05/02/2010 09:33:02 PM PDT OAKLAND — A man fatally hurt
when he collided with a moving car on his bicycle Friday was identified as
Peter Webster, 60, of Oakland man. The crash happened shortly before 6 p.m.
Friday, as Webster was riding a bicycle near the intersection of 52nd and
Market streets, three blocks from Santa Fe Elementary School, police said.
Emergency responders took Webster to Highland Hospital, where he was later
declared dead, police said. The driver of the car was not injured. Police
were still investigating the death Sunday. No one had been arrested in
connection with the crash.

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Ed Mechem | 4 May 01:11 2010

[Ebbc-Talk] Bike route: Coliseum BART <-> Hills - suggestions?

Hey folks,

I've got a meeting up in the hills tonite, and am considering biking from (& back to) Coliseum BART.

Google Maps Bicycling (beta) suggests a route which goes thru the flats mainly on 66th, then Havenscourt:

    http://snipurl.com/oakcolbarttohills

Oakland Crimespotting shows that things are relatively quiet along that route as of late (I'll just keep on
biking thru, not stopping, when I cross Int'l. Ave. ;)

    http://snipurl.com/crimethruflats

Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with this route (or similar), or other suggestions? I'll be biking
up the hill around 6:30-7, and back down around 10-10:30.

Thanks,
Ed Mechem <ed@...>

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