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Dozens of bicycles seized by UW Police

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 MUSCODA (WKOW) --- UW Police officers seized dozens of bicycles in Muscoda, Windsor, and other locations, as at least one target of the raids complains he's been treated unjustly.

UW Police spokesperson Marc Lovicott says the execution of search warrants Tuesday is part of a months-long investigation into bicycle thefts.

Barnyard Bicycle First owner Mike Bingen of Muscoda tells 27 News more than one hundred bicycles were seized from his business by officers.  Search warrant documents provided to Bingen state officers were seeking stolen property.

Bingen maintains only a fraction of his inventory of bicycles were potentially stolen.  Bingen tells 27 News he receives bicycles and bicycle parts from a Madison man.  Bingen says he also purchases bicycles and parts on Ebay, and recovers discarded bikes.

But the police seizure of bicycles was even more extensive in at least one other location. 

For more on this investigation, and its link to campus bikes, visit and watch 27 News at 10.

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