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HBPD: alleged bicycle thief in custody

By Merab-Michal Favorite, Islander Reporter


The Holmes Beach Police Department has arrested a 26-year-old Bradenton man who allegedly stole bicycles in Manatee and Sarasota counties and pawned them for cash.

Daniel Lee Upton was arrested June 24 on charges of burglary and grand theft for allegedly stealing two bicycles from the parking garage of Sunbow Bay, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, April 19.

The bicycles were valued at more than $1,000 and were later discovered at a pawnshop in Bradenton, according to an HBPD police report.

During an interview with HBPD, Upton allegedly admitted to several other bicycle thefts in Holmes Beach and on Longboat Key.

Upton may now face eight charges related to bicycle thefts in two counties, according to the HBPD.

He was taken to the Manatee County jail, where he is being held on a $4,500 bond.

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