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Bike theft at Athlete’s Lounge tri shop thwarted by police

Posted by on June 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Daniel Scott.
(Photo: Multnomah County)

Early this morning around 4:00 am, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a burglary in progress at Athlete’s Lounge, a triathlon and bike shop on Northwest Vaughn.

According to a PPB statement, 26-year-old Daniel Scott was trying to steal several high-end bikes. When officers arrived they surrounded the shop and ordered anyone inside the building to come outside. Scott was taken into custody without incident.

All the bikes were recovered and returned to the shop. Scott was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and four counts of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree. Bail is set at $90,000.

Athlete’s Lounge opened in 2009 and just finished a major expansion back in August. They were recently named one of the top ten triathlon retailers in the U.S. by Triathlon America.

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  • Nick V June 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Crime doesn’t pay, Mr. Scott. And if by chance you’re a fellow triathlete, then your penalty shall be a couple of mouthfuls of my dust.

    (After an appropriate trial, jail sentence, etc.)

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  • dan June 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Commit a property crime? Go to jail.

    Kill a cyclist while driving? Traffic fine for driving in a bike lane.

    There’s something wrong with this picture.

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    • Nick V June 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      I think malicious intent has something to do with that but, yeah, I hear ya.

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  • Spiffy June 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    how was this reported to police? alarm system? somebody saw something suspicious and called it in?

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    • Spiffy June 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      and how did they enter? I’m guessing it wasn’t a smash-and-grab since he was still there by the time police got there…

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  • dwainedibbly June 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Hopefully this is the guy who was removing plate glass windows.

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  • Joe June 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I pity the fool who tries to steal bikes.

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  • Justin June 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    ^ What?

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