Duo bikes for domestic violence prevention

September 14, 2010

Bridget (left) and Cycle the WAVE Ride Director Sharon Anderson talk about raising money for the Eastside Domestic Violence Program. By Laura Geggel

Bridget considers herself a strong woman, so strong that she found a way to save herself and her young son from her abusive husband.

The two got help from the Eastside Domestic Violence Program, and now Bridget is giving back by cycling with the Lakemont Ladies Cycling Club during the annual Cycle the WAVE — Women Against Violence Everywhere — Issaquah bike ride. Read more

Man steals pricey bike from downtown shop

February 2, 2010

A man stole a bike worth more than $10,000 from a downtown Issaquah bicycle shop Jan. 29, and then flashed a handgun when a store employee tried to stop him. Read more

Business back to normal after man steals pricey bike from downtown shop

February 1, 2010

NEW — 5:15 p.m. Feb. 1, 2010

A man stole a bike worth more than $10,000 from a downtown Issaquah bicycle shop Friday, and then flashed a handgun when a store employee tried to stop him.

The man walked into Veloce Velo, 98 Front St. S., at about 2 p.m. and wandered to a display where the rare, sleek, black-and-silver Pinarello Dogma waited. He eyed the bike, and then moved to the pedal display, where he grabbed pedals — both right-sided pedals, it turned out — and hustled the bike toward the door. When a store employee tried to stop him, the man lifted his jacket to display a handgun tucked in his waistband. The employee backed off.

Issaquah Police Cmdr. Stan Conrad praised store employees for calling police, instead of following the man after he left the store.

Conrad and the store manager said the distinctive bike should be easily tracked if the thief attempts to sell it in the area.

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