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Too hot to fight but not to steal a bike

With many residents becoming night owls in the summer heat, eight bicycles were stolen from front yards July 25 and 26 night in Marion, Police Chief Josh Whitwell said.

He said the thefts were crimes of opportunity; Marion police currently do not have any leads or suspects in the cases but ask residents to call if they see anything.

Whitwell said he usually sees an increase in domestic abuse and battery cases in the summer but said there has been no such crime pattern this year.

“It’s almost too hot,” Whitwell said.

Last modified Aug. 4, 2011

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