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Police nab suspect accused of stealing a $9,000 bicycle

Police nab suspect accused of stealing a $9,000 bicycle

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A Napa man was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property after police allegedly found him with a stolen bicycle.

The bicycle, valued at $9,000, was reported stolen from the Clay Street Garage on Saturday, according to Napa Police. A photo of the bicycle was distributed throughout the police department and, on Sunday, an off-duty officer saw someone riding the stolen bicycle in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Main Street.

Officers contacted the cyclist, identified as Russell Wyant Jr., 19, at home on the 1500 block of Laurel Street, where he admitted to having the bicycle, police said.

Wyant was arrested and booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property.

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Maria Sestito is the former Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She now writes for the Register as a freelancer.

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