SANTA CRUZ - Police arrested a 20-year-old man riding a $3,000 stolen bicycle on Wednesday.

About 9 a.m., an officer spotted Akia Chiraunon riding a bright green mountain bike on Mission Street, said Santa Cruz police spokesman Zach Friend. The officer recognized the bike, which was reported stolen Monday.

Chiraunon was detained on the 1300 block of Mission. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, Friend said.

The bike's owner later identified the bike.




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