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Cyclist arrested, 3 social security cards found

The man now faces felony and criminal charges
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Pulling over a pair of bikers yesterday evening led Longmont Police to arrest a man with drug paraphernalia, stolen items and outstanding warrants. 

At approximately 10:26 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of South Pratt Parkway and Colorado Avenue when they observed a man and a woman riding an electric bicycle northbound on South Pratt Parkway. 

In addition to missing a front headlight, the bicycle was only designated for one person. The officer noticed the woman was sitting in the storage basket on the back of the bike while the man sat on the seat and steered. 

“The occupants were wobbling and weaving on the eclectic bicycle, crossing over the bike lane into the lane of travel,” said Robin Ericson, the communication and marketing manager of LPD. 

The officer stopped the pair on the bicycle. In the course of clearing each of them through the police data system, the officer discovered that the man has two outstanding warrants. 

While the man was being arrested, he admitted to the officer that he had an illegal drug in his possession. When the officer was looking through the man’s wallet, they also found a number of personal credit cards and social security cards belonging to three individuals other than himself. 

Police records revealed that one of the three individuals named on the cards had reported their personal items stolen to LPD, Ericson said. 

After being arrested and taken to the Longmont Police Department, the man told officers he wasn’t feeling well. He was transported to the hospital. 

The man was issued a Boulder County felony summons for criminal possession of a financial transaction device and criminal possession of an identification document, according to Ericson.

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