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Police, Walmart cooperate to replace bike that turned out stolen

Ronnie Farley, with his benefactors and his new bike. Photo courtesy of the Dunlap Police Department.

March 6, 2019 – Here is a bit of welcome Good News, from the Dunlap Police Department:

Thank you Walmart!

Recently officers observed a gentleman riding a bicycle that matched the description of a bicycle that had been reported as stolen. Further investigation did verify that the bicycle was the same as the one reported stolen. This bicycle has since been returned to the owner.

The stolen bicycle had passed through the hands of several individuals and eventually was purchased by Mr. Ronnie Farley for approximately $80. The bicycle served as Mr. Farley’s sole source of transportation.

Mr. Farley was very cooperative in the investigation and wanted the bicycle returned to the rightful owner, but officers were disappointed with Mr. Farley’s situation and his loss of the bicycle.

Lieutenant Randy Phillips and Detective Bryan Walker reached out to the Dunlap Walmart and explained the situation.

As a result, Walmart graciously donated a new bicycle to Mr. Farley!

The theft investigation regarding the stolen bicycle is still ongoing, Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth said.