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Stopping Bicycle Thieving

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Deputy Sheriff Peterson has done a good piece of detective work in ferreting out the bicycle thieves and putting a stop to that kind of thieving in this section. His work resulted in the arrest of Miles Linklater, who has been a law student and was employed at the Psi U. house as a waiter at the time of his arrest, .and of Charles Davis, who lives in the first ward and was "brought p at Mooreville, for stealing bicycles. Two of the bicycles were recovered. Two complaints were made against each man. Linklater waived examination and was bound over to the circuit court with $500 bail in each case. Davis had his examination, Wednesday, and was also bound over, with the same bail. Neither has yet furnished the bail. The bicycles were recovered at Mooreville, and were found in a swamp on the farm of William Bush, the grandfather of Davis. They had been taken apart and carefully secreted, Bush denying that the two arrested men had been there. He was arrested for receiving stolen property. One of the wheels recovered was a St. James, an imported wheel stolen from Robert Dunn; the other was a Víctor, stolen from W. C. Hartman. The wheels were stolen on the night of June 5. They were put in a vacant shed on Madison street, moved to a barn, moved again, and finally, last week, were taken to Mooreville. Nèither Davis nor Linklater could ride them. They started for Mooreville at ten o'clock at night, pushing the wheels all the way, and reaching there at three o'clock in the morning. The distance is fourteen miles. Hiding the wheels in Bush's barn and getting a lunch, they walked back, reaching Ann Arbor at eight o'clock. The officers believe that Bush secreted the wheels in the swamp after they had made the first search for them. At the examination, a young man named McFadden testified that Davis told him about the stealing of the wheels, and wanted him to sel] them. He did speak to a couple of young Dexter men about them. Deputy Sheriff Peterson worked very hard on the case. making a number of trips to Mooreville, and his good work is deserving of much praise.


Ann Arbor Argus
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