NWGA Scanner | January 15th, 2021

Harley Davidson damaged by thieves attempting to steal it from Lindale residence

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on January 11th, 2021, at around 8:37 AM, an officer responded to address Van Tassel Drive in reference to an attempted theft of a motorcycle that had occurred overnight. The victim stated his motorcycle, a 2006 Harley Davidson Street Glide, had been moved from his carport and abandoned in his front yard. Officer reported observing the victim’s motorcycle lying on its side and was visibly damaged. There were a set of tire marks leading from the driveway and into the front yard where it appeared the would-be motorcycle thief or thieves had backed a truck or trailer toward the motorcycle in an effort to steal the motorcycle. The motorcycle also had a piece of large jute twine that was tied around the middle. It appeared the thief or thieves had done this in an effort to get the motorcycle back upright after dropping it in the front yard. According to the victim, the custom paint job on the motorcycle was valued at approximately $8,000.00 USD. The reporting officer observed damage to the right side of the motorcycle to include: handlebar, foot brake, running boards, rear pass. footpeg, exhaust pipe, and saddlebag. The front forks also appeared to be bent from the fall—the overall blue book value of the motorcycle was estimated at $10,000.00 USD by the owner. The thief or thieves also entered is a toolbox and took some tools. The officer advised the victim of methods of target hardening to avoid or discourage future thefts. Another officer responded to the same address later after the victim found possible evidence of the offender near the nearly stolen motorcycle. The officer met with the victim and complainant. They advised that when they were trying to pick up the motorcycle, they found a Gray iPod near it or underneath it in the dirt. The officer located a name and email account on the iPod. The iPod and had it entered into evidence.