2 arrested during investigation into bike thefts in Manatee County

2 arrested during investigation into bike thefts in Manatee County
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Two men were arrested during an investigation into a string of bicycle thefts in Manatee County.

Manatee County detectives were provided information that Caleb Hatfield was storing stolen bicycles in a storage unit in the 8400 block of Cortez Road West.

Hatfield had an active warrant from Sarasota for bicycle thefts.

Deputies caught up with Hatfield at Hideaway Storage and was taken into custody. Also at the storage unit was Levi Oxendine who had an active arrested warrant for violation of drug court.

The officers found multiple bicycles. Oxendine cooperated with deputies and led them to other locations where more bikes were recovered. Among the evidence, officers found a bike that had been stolen from Bradenton Police.

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