Kingston police pull the plug on west end bicycle chop shop
Two Kingston men face multiple charges after police say they discovered a west end bicycle chop shop.
Police began their investigation Aug. 23 after receiving multiple reports of break-ins to residential garages and numerous bikes were reported stolen in the Henderson Place and Auden Park areas. This was later linked to a home on Roosevelt Drive, police say.
Three days later, one male was arrested after officers set up a purchase over Facebook for one of the stolen bicycles. Stolen bicycles and other stolen property were found inside the makeshift shop.
The residence on Roosevelt Drive was being used as a chop shop, with bicycles being disassembled and rebuilt with other parts, according to police.
A 25-year-old man and 27-year-old face a total of 22 charges, including theft under $5,000 and break and enter non-dwelling with intent. Many of the stolen bicycles have since been returned to their rightful owners.
Police are thanking residents in the area who were able to assist them in providing seciurity footage and say they are appreciative of the community's involvement in this case.
-- From News Talk 580 CFRA's Samantha Pope