Haro bikeMt. Hood Bicycle suffers loss of upscale bike during break-in posted on 03/01/2019
It didn’t take long for Mt. Hood Bicycle to gain the
attention of scroungers looking for a score.
Located in the Hoodland Shopping Center, the bicycle shop
held its grand opening less than a year ago, featuring bicycle sales, parts,
accessories and repairs. But proprietor George Wilson was initiated to another
all-too-often Mountain event when, in the wee hours of Feb. 21, his shop was
“I received a phone call (that morning) at 6:30 a.m. letting
me know the shop had been broken into,” Wilson said. “I immediately called the
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), got dressed, drove to the shop,
expecting to have been cleaned out.”
But, to Wilson’s eye, the culprit had something specific in
mind. He stepped through the broken glass left from the remains of a glass
entry door and determined it was a “quick job.”
“The (expletive deleted) who did it just wanted the Haro
full-suspension e-Bike,” Wilson said. “Nothing else was stolen. There is some
irony however, as the idiot didn’t realize there was a battery charger that
went with the bike.”
Wilson added that the charger is still sitting on the shelf
if the (same expletive) wants to come and get it. “I’ll be waiting.”
It should be noted, Wilson said, that the stolen bicycle was
a large frame size, had been upgraded with Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR tires, and
grips changed to match the neon yellow striping, making it fairly easy to be
“There aren’t that many 2018 Haro Shift i/o e-Bikes to be
found in the Pacific Northwest,” Wilson said. “It should stand out.”
CCSO was on the scene by 7:30 a.m., according to Wilson, and
Mt. Hood Glass from Gresham arrived even sooner.
“I must say I am thoroughly impressed with Mt. Hood Glass,”
Wilson said. “One guy came and cleaned up the glass, measured the door, called
in the dimensions to the warehouse in Boring, they cut it right away and sent
two other guys to install the glass … They damn near had the job finished
before the sheriffs arrived.”
Wilson’s insurance deductible is $1,000, so the loss is
considerable. Cameras have since been installed to enhance the security of the
site beyond the alarm system.
Subsequently, Wilson has sent the information out via
Facebook and has reached more than 1,500 people.
“Hopefully, I find it before there has been too much
damage,” he said.
By Larry Berteau/MT