IU Police Department arrested a Bloomington man in relation to 28 different bicycle thefts on the IU campus dating back to April. IUPD officers were alerted to suspicious activity near a bicycle at Read Center, according to an IUPD press release.
The man, James Stewart, 38, was seen by officers as he was pushing a bicycle and when police approached he attempted to escape using the bike. Stewart was soon arrested near the Jordan Avenue Parking garage construction site, according to the release.
Officers recovered the bike, bike parts, four cut bike locks, bolt cutters and drug paraphernalia, according to the IUPD release.
Stewart was booked into Monroe County Correctional Center and charged with theft, possession of marijuana, meth, resisting law enforcement and unlawful possession of a syringe.