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Cops peddle unclaimed bikes

Mike Heine/The Week

(Published July 24, 2007, 2:55 p.m.)

Missing a bike?

The Walworth County Sheriff's Department might have it.

The department has about 60 unclaimed bikes cluttering up its property and evidence building, Detective Bureau Capt. Dana Nigbor said.

Officials are asking citizens missing bikes to call and see if it's there.

"If we can get a fairly good description and we can find something that matches, we'll be more than happy to return it," Nigbor said.

Serial and registration numbers are not necessary, just a solid description, Nigbor said.

Bikes were recovered or found throughout the county, sometimes in municipalities that have their own police departments, Nigbor said.

"We have everything. Any type of bike imaginable, from little-people bikes to 10-speeds in all types of conditions," Nigbor said.

The department will likely have an auction sometime after summer to clean them out, Nigbor said.

To see if your missing bike is there, call the sheriff's department at (262) 741-4400 and leave your name, contact information and description of the bike with a dispatcher. A property officer will call back within a few days, Nigbor said.


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