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Looking for bike, man gets ride to jail

Published Mar. 26, 2015

CLEARWATER

Man tries to steal impounded bike, police say

An officer noticed Juan Rivera cutting the fence of a city compound used to store impounded bicycles with a wire cutter last week, arrest reports state.

Rivera, 52, said he was trying to recover his bike and told the Clearwater officer he was going to get it back "one way or another," according to reports.

Rivera was jailed on charges of burglary and criminal mischief.

LARGO

Man throws cellphone at Niagara Tap's neon sign, ends up in jail

Jamie Conder was so enraged while sitting at the bar inside the Niagara Tap that he threw his cellphone at a neon sign, arrest reports state.

Moments later, while leaving the bar, Conder, 25, broke the glass of the front door.

The report does not say what caused Conder to become angry.

He was jailed Monday on a charge of criminal mischief.

ST. PETERSBURG

Attempt to pry open laundry's coin machine ends in arrest

A 40-year-old man is accused of trying to break into a coin machine at a laundry facility, police said.

Kevin Brian King of St. Petersburg was at a coin laundry at 840 49th St. N just after 1 a.m. earlier this month when he walked to the change machine and tried to pry it open with a screwdriver, according to an arrest report.

When it didn't work, King left the business.

He was arrested March 18 on a charge of criminal mischief.

Compiled by Laura C. Morel, Times staff writer