CHICO, Calif. - Police arrested a man they found riding a stolen mountain bike and served a search warrant, according to the Chico Police Department.
On Saturday, police contacted 36-year-old Michael Braun riding a Norco Storm mountain bike that is worth $5,000. Braun was released after police contacted him.
An officer with Chico Police Department who is familiar with mountain bikes took the initiative to research recent bike thefts.
The officer got a search warrant to recover the bike from Braun’s house on Sunday.
Officers served a search warrant on the 1000 block of Salem St. where they found several stolen bike frames and parts. They also located 3.6 grams of meth.
Braun was arrested for stolen property, possession of meth and possession of property with serial numbers obliterated.
Braun was booked into the Butte County Jail.