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Community Member Helps SLCPD Recover 2 Stolen Motorcycles

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, a patrol officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Liberty Patrol Division recovered two stolen motorcycles after working with a community member.

“Our community is one of our greatest assets to help solve crime”, said SLCPD Chief Mike Brown. “This is a perfect example of the dedication our officers have to follow every lead and work with our community members to make sure no stone is left unturned.”

The first investigation started at 6:58 a.m., on Monday, August 14, 2023, when SLC911 took a call from a man who reported someone stole his newly purchased motorcycle, valued at $15,000, near 2600 East Stringham Avenue.

Officers met with the victim and started an investigation.

During that investigation, a patrol officer saw a community member and asked if they had seen the motorcycle.

The community member, on his own accord, immediately started looking for the motorcycle and after a short while came back and told the officer they found it.

Officers responded to the area of 2200 South Brentwood Circle and found the motorcycle parked next to another motorcycle.

Through the investigation, officers determined the other motorcycle was also stolen.

Both owners responded to the scene to take possession of their motorcycles.

The investigations will be assigned to detectives with the SLCPD Auto Theft Unit.

The Salt Lake City Police Department has a dedicated unit strictly to auto theft. This unit is highly skilled and experienced. The detectives assigned to the SLCPD Auto Theft Unit not only follow up on cases by handling all auto theft investigations, but they deploy into the field to track down known vehicle theft offenders who have warrants or to look for, and recover, stolen vehicles. The SLCPD Auto Theft Unit periodically does multi-day operations, using various department resources and technology to assist in making arrests and recovering vehicles. These operations have an immediate and direct impact on other crimes being committed in Salt Lake City.

A photo taken on scene is being released. Media may use this photo with proper credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

There is no other information available for release at this time.

1- A Salt Lake City police officer talks to another officer during a stolen motorcycle investigation (SLCPD photo | August 14, 2023).

1- A Salt Lake City police officer talks to another officer during a stolen motorcycle investigation (SLCPD photo | August 14, 2023).