11/02/13, Woodland Officers investigated a theft case involving a racing bicycle valued at approximately $4,000. The owner of the bike lived out of town but was visiting a friend in Woodland. The bike was secured to a bike rack attached to the owner’s vehicle. When the owner came out his friend’s house a short time later, he discovered that the rack lock had been compromised and his bike stolen.
On 11/09/13, with the help of the bike owner, Woodland Officers located the stolen bike on Craigslist.
On 11/10/13, Officers called the telephone number listed on the posting and spoke with a subject wanting to sell the bike. Undercover officers made arrangements to meet the subject at a local business parking lot. The subject arrived riding the stolen bike with two other subjects (also on bikes). After a short foot pursuit and bike pursuit, officers apprehended two out of the three suspects and recovered the stolen bicycle.
Arrested for and active misdemeanor bench warrant for DUI, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, and resisting arrest was local transient Robert Nesbitt (D.O.B.: 5-1-86). Arrested for grand theft, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, and resisting arrest was local transient Matthew Kuehnau (D.O.B.: 1-5-88).
The subject at large, not considered dangerous, is an adult Hispanic male, in his mid to late twenties, with an average build, last seen wearing a dark shirt, dark short pants, and a red baseball style hat. He was last seen riding a black bike with white walled tires westbound on E. Main Street near Pioneer Avenue.
The Woodland Police Department asked that anyone with any additional information pertaining to this crime to contact Woodland Police Department at 530-661-7800 or 530-666-2411. Callers can remain anonymous.