Citizen Helps Catch Bike Thief

An alert citizen assisted police in catching a bike thief yesterday.

The specialized bicycle that costs over $2,000 was taken from of Main Street Bicycles at around 3PM. A person familiar with the store contacted them and told them that someone was riding the bicycle South on South Main Street near Aqua Products. Lakeport Police and Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputies located the stolen bicycle outside of the K-Mart store on South Main Street.

The witness also went to K-Mart to positively identify the bike and the suspect. 38-year-old Robert Michael Berg, a transient from Lakeport who was well known to officers due to many previous contacts, was arrested for felony grand theft and felony possession of stolen property and transported to the Lake County Correctional Facility.