Stolen motorcycle recovered and returned to Independence man | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — FOX4 was working for you with a recent story of a metro area man desperately trying to find his stolen custom motorcycle. FOX4 viewers went to work for him. Amazingly, the man got his prized motorcycle back. 

Jesse Glidewell worked on his custom bike for years with his dad. When it was stolen, he thought he’d never see it again. 

“I can’t buy another one of these. It’s priceless. It’s irreplaceable,” Glidewell said.

When FOX4 shared his story with you, hundreds of people shared it hoping to find the custom bike. Tom Meyer said he saw a young man walking the motorcycle over the weekend with a flat tire. He offered to pay him $250 for it.

“He was supposed to bring me the title. He gave me a nice sob story,” Meyer said. “I took a picture and sent it to my friend Phil up north.

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Motorcycle, ATVs stolen from Rocky Mount store ::

— Twin County Motorsports in Rocky Mount sells everything from ATVs to RVs. Owner Lance Cherry says on Tuesday night someone broke in and stole at least $50,000 in merchandise.

“You get that bad feeling because you know you work and you try to build something, and then all of the sudden somebody just comes in overnight and takes it away,” he said.

Cherry says the criminals spent hours at the store and even made several trips back, loading everything onto a trailer.

“They took stuff still in the boxes. They loaded up trailers. They made two trips here,” he says, “I guess it’s easy the second time – everything was already broken into – you just had to walk in and out.”

Cherry owns two other locations in New Bern and Greenville. He says he’s invested thousands of

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‘Beloved’ biker, 22, dies after being knocked off her motorbike by ‘vigilantes chasing stolen car’

AN “ADVENTEROUS” biker died after being knocked off her motorcycle by “a group of vigilantes chasing a stolen car”.

Jennifer Board, 22, died at the scene of the crash in Australia after going for a ride with friends.

Jennifer Board died after being knocked off her motorbike


Jennifer Board died after being knocked off her motorbikeCredit: Facebook
The 22-year-old had been for a group ride with friends


The 22-year-old had been for a group ride with friendsCredit: Instagram

According to police, a car filled with a group of “vigilantes” was “aggressively” following another car that had been stolen.

The car then allegedly clipped the back of the stolen vehicle, causing the car in pursuit to spin out of control.

As it span, the car crossed over to the wrong side of the road, reportedly hitting Jennifer on her motorbike and throwing her from it.

The stolen car fled the scene in Townsville, with the alleged thieves still on the run.

The three people inside the

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‘Once a bike is stolen it’s unlikely you’ll get it back’

WHEN IT COMES to bike theft, it often feels like Groundhog Day.

Despite campaigning on the issue for years and carrying out an in-depth study of the problem, bike theft numbers haven’t improved, and if anything, have gotten worse. 

Bike theft numbers reported to Gardaí and entered in their Pulse system varies between 4,000 and 5,000 per year in Dublin.

However, we know from crime surveys around Europe that a lot of crime goes unreported. The estimate for actual bike theft numbers for Dublin varies from about 13,000 per year using CSO survey data from 2015 to a much higher figure of 20,000-30,000 using CSO survey data from 2019 (as a slightly different methodology is used).

If we take a mid-range figure of 20,000 thefts, that means only one in four stolen bikes are reported to Gardaí. This figure compares with European averages of between three and five bikes

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