Bike burglars busted with a U-Haul load of motorcycles
Beaumont, TX (BIKER DAD)– We’ve been hearing a bike burglaries every day recently. Dealerships and individuals alike victims of this crime wave across the country.
This time bike burglars hit a dealership in Texas, stealing dirt bikes according to police.
It happened along Interstate 10 in Beaumont Thursday night at a place called Cowboy Powersports. Rolling to the scene police saw two young men pushing dirt bikes across the parking lot. Police caught one of them right away, Arthur Lee Stewart, 17 but had to track Trayvon Dwane, 18, down hiding in an abandoned car along the freeway.
A third guy got away. He was in a U-Haul loaded with two more bikes. He sped away and led police on a chase. After crashing out he ran into the woods and disappeared.
In all six bikes were stolen and recovered worth about $53 thousand. The two suspects were from Baton Rouge
Full news release from Beaumont Police Department:
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 8:32 PM, Officers responded to a burglary in progress at Cowboy Powersports, located at 1280 IH-10 South.
Upon arrival Officers observed damage to the business and two males pushing dirt bikes through the south parking lot. Officers apprehended a 17 year old male, identified as Arthur Lee Stewart, in the parking lot of the Quality Inn. Officers, with the assistance of a K-9, located a second male hiding in an abandoned vehicle that was on the freeway. He was identified as 18 year old Trayvon Dwayne Brumfield. https://7941f75ce7d1658d759d9f65cb4455f9.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
A U-Haul that was parked in the parking lot of 1310 IH-10 S, sped off with two dirt bikes in the back. Officers located the U-Haul headed east bound on IH-10 E. The driver wrecked the U-Haul in Orange and ran into a wooded area. Officers searched for the suspect but were unable to locate him.
The U-Haul and two dirt bikes as well as four dirt bikes that were left on scene, were all recovered. (the total value of the six stolen dirt bikes was approximately $53,000)
Stewart and Brumfield were arrested and transported to Jefferson County Correctional Facility. They were both booked in for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity ($5,000 bond) and Evading Arrest ($1000 bond). The suspects were all from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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