OREM — The Orem Police Department is asking for help in locating one of its new patrol bicycles stolen from an officer's vehicle Tuesday night.
Orem Police Sgt. Craig Martinez said the police vehicle was parked in southwest Lehi overnight with the bike on the trunk's bike rack. The rack's built-in cable lock had been cut.
The bike is one of five new units purchased for the recently organized bike patrol about a month ago, Martinez said. The Wasatch Peak 29er purchased from local manufacturer Fezzari is valued at more than $1,000.
The bike is mostly white with red forks, a blue seat post and black on the lower portion of the frame. No reward has been offered, but Martinez said police haven't ruled the idea out.
The bike patrol, organized in August, helps police the city's parks and trails. Being down a bike will limit officers' ability to patrol, Martinez said.