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Batavia man charged in burglary at bike shop

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:57 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:18 p.m. CDT
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(Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com)
A 27-year-old Batavia man has been charged with burglary after police said he was found after 2 a.m. Tuesday near Prairie Path Cycles at 160 W. Wilson St., Batavia.

BATAVIA – A 27-year-old Batavia man has been charged with burglary after police said he was found after 2 a.m. Tuesday near Prairie Path Cycles at 160 W. Wilson St., Batavia.

According to a news release, Batavia police said they responded at 2:12 a.m. to a burglary alarm at Prairie Path, and an officer spotted Frank E. Ryan, of the 300 block of Delia Street in Batavia, at the back of the building. Other officers were at the front of the business and observed damage to the front door and noted that a bicycle display inside the store was in disarray, the release stated.

Police said a women's Trek racing bike, valued at $2,899, was found in bushes near where Ryan was spotted, and police said it was determined that the bike came from the business. Ryan was charged with a count of burglary, a Class 2 felony. If convicted, he could be sentenced to three to seven years in prison.

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