Camille Cleverley disappeared Aug. 30 and was last seen that evening riding north on 900 East on her purple and silver Schwinn bicycle. The bike was turned in late Thursday by two people who said they took the bike from the Bridal Veil Falls area, then turned it in to police when they saw on the news that Cleverley was missing.
...They simply committed a "crime of opportunity," Geyerman said. He said they will not be cited because they brought the bike to police, instead of dumping it.Orem residents Ben Marks, 19, and Patricia Madsen, 17, said they came across the purple and silver Schwinn bike at Bridal Veil Falls on Saturday around 1 a.m. Marks said they thought the bike was abandoned.
"I just didn't really think it was going to be of any use to anybody," he told KSL.
Marks used wire cutters to snip the lock. They took the bike home so he could use the parts to fix his own bike.************
I realize the police have more important matters on their hands at the moment, but a locked bike in good condition is unlikely to be considered "abandoned" by anyone other than a bike thief. Let's hope these young men never 'liberate' a bike again, and this is the worst crime they are connected to. And let's pray for Ms. Cleverly's safe return. I hope she has many more years of bike riding ahead.