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C4C applauds and thanks the Boulder District Attorney’s Office and DA Michael Dougherty for their attention to cycling related issues.

In the past months, DA Dougherty and his staff attended C4C’s inquiries with in-person meetings, email correspondence, and participation in a major bike theft ring sting operation.

Firstly, DA Dougherty and two of his staff persons had in-person conversations with C4C staff and board members covering the use of the Vulnerable Road User law in Colorado.  These conversations were satisfactory to C4C and C4C continues to support the DA’s position on the use of this law.

Secondly, multiple communications covered the topic of bike theft in Boulder, both on an individual and business level.  Again, these were good conversations and C4C is especially pleased to see results with regard to organized bike theft.

C4C checked in with DA Dougherty and he supplied the below statement.

From speaking with bike store owners, I know that these break-ins and thefts have caused significant harm for the victims and our communities. This indictment is the direct result of the united, tireless effort to bring down a multi-jurisdictional theft operation. The District Attorney’s Office appreciates our strong partnerships with the Boulder Police Department, FBI, and the Attorney General’s Office. Special recognition goes to the Boulder Police Department for their hard work on this case. Our office remains committed to ensuring that the individuals involved in these property crimes are held fully responsible for their actions. I want to thank Attorney General Weiser for coordinating this team effort. Our office and the AG’s Office will prosecute this case in Boulder County, on behalf of all the jurisdictions that were impacted.

That this case will be prosecuted in Boulder County is good news.  Thanks to everyone involved for their great work on this job!