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Katy Families Grateful When Officers Return Stolen Bikes


December 19, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy students are grateful after Katy ISD police officers found and returned their stolen bikes. The bikes were taken from Cinco Ranch Junior High and located a week later.

Photo courtesy of Sheri Zhou

Two Bikes Stolen from Cinco Ranch Junior High

7th grader Allen Dai rides his bike to Cinco Ranch Junior High. Two weeks ago, Allen found his bike missing when he went to go home. After notifying his parents, he notified the school and also learned that he was not the only bike taken that day.

Good Things Can Happen

“We didn’t expect to get it back,” says Sheri Zhou, Allen’s mom. “I know there are more serious crimes like break-ins and bigger theft that would take priority in their investigations.”

According to Zhou a school security camera caught three adults loading two bikes into their vehicle during lunchtime that day.

Just when the family was planning to buy a new bike for Allen, they got the call.

The Katy ISD Police Department reported the bicycle was found at Mason Road near the Westpark Toll 1093. Both bikes that were taken from Cinco Ranch Junior High were recovered and returned the students.

Zhou’s husband met Officer Brandon Kasper and signed the Property Receipt Form to take the bike back. That should have been the end of the story, but Zhou wants others to know that good things can happen.

Katy Police Make Community Better

“We saw that our police care about people all the time,” says Zhou. “We feel so warm during these hard days. We truly appreciate all the work they do for our community.”

Zhou realizes that many students may have things stolen that never are recovered, but she now knows that Katy ISD police are working to help those they serve.

“They are working so hard especially for the holiday seasons,” says Zhou. “Merry Christmas to all officers who are contributing their time and effort to make our community a better place to live.


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