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Police searching for bicycle stolen from Main Street

FORT KENT, Maine — An effort to welcome bicyclists participating in the BikeMaine 2018 event to Fort Kent last week was met with malice when someone stole a bicycle decorated for the event.

Kellie Martin of Fort Kent decorated her turquoise Fuji 10 speed classic with a friendly scarecrow mounted on the seat and placed it on the sidewalk in front of the

Plourde, Morneault and Dubay agency located at 286 West Main Street, to welcome the 450 BikeMaine bicyclists who rode into town last Wednesday. Martin also was the volunteer coordinator for the event.

The BikeMaine bicyclists headed out of town on Friday. On Sunday, Martin discovered that someone had stolen her bicycle, as well as the scarecrow. She reported the incident to the Fort Kent Police Department.

According to Officer Connor Lapierre, Martin said the items were stolen sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, and 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

“It was a nice display,” Lapierre said of the decorated bicycle.

Chief Tom Pelletier said the cost to replace the bicycle is approximately $1,000.

Officers Lapierre and Curtis Picard are investigating the theft.

Anyone with information should contact the Fort Kent Police Department at (207) 834-5678.

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