Bike bust

Man arrested for allegedly having stolen bicycles and drugs in his home

An alleged bike thief was arrested on Tuesday (June 14) after police found a particularly valuable mountain bike at his home.

Officers with Chico Police Department’s Target Team visited Jonathan Oshea, 45, at his home on West 16th Street while investigating tips from locals, according to a CPD press release. Police saw several bicycles, but a search of serial numbers showed that none had been reported stolen. After seeing a local bike store’s sticker on one of the bikes, however, police called the shop and found out it had been stolen from a home in north Chico in May. It was a mountain bicycle valued at $1,100.

Police also reportedly found about 2 1/2 grams of methamphetamine. Oshea (pictured) was arrested for possession of stolen property in excess of $950, possession of narcotics and violation of felony probation.