Police inviting owners of missing bikes to event

Published 12:39 am Saturday, November 9, 2013

Selma Chief of Police William Riley looks over just a few of the hundreds of bikes that will hopefully be returned to their rightful owners during a return event Nov. 14. -- Josh Bergeron

Selma Chief of Police William Riley looks over just a few of the hundreds of bikes that will hopefully be returned to their rightful owners during a return event Nov. 14. — Josh Bergeron

The Selma Police Department is looking to get rid of hundreds of bicycles.

Selma Chief of Police William Riley is asking Selma residents who may have lost their bicycle to claim it on Friday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by bringing proof of ownership.

Proof could include anything from a receipt to the original packaging.

“These bicycles have been here forever,” Riley said. “We just need people to come claim them or we will have to give them away. If they can’t show ownership we can’t give the bike back to them.”

If the department has leftover bikes, Riley said the department would give them away to local children on Nov. 22.

“Most of the bikes are in decent condition,” he said. “Some may need a little work, like a new seat.”