Police: AmTryke recovered, man found riding it arrested

Devin M. Riley

ENID, Okla. — Enid Police Department officers located a stolen AmTryke about noon Wednesday and arrested the man they found riding it.

Capt. Tim Jacobi said officers found the AmTryke near the 200 block of North Oakwood acting on tips from the public. The AmTryke was being ridden by 34-year-old Devin M. Riley. He was arrested on a complaint of knowingly concealing stolen property.

"Thank you to all those that helped us recover this victim’s property," Jacobi said. "Community teamwork at its finest."

According to a report made with Enid Police Department, the AmTryke was stolen sometime between 9 a.m. and 11:44 a.m. Monday from the porch of a residence in the 4200 block of Revere Road in the Country Club North addition.

The woman told police she believed she saw the AmTryke that morning and went into the backyard to do some yard work, according to the report. Later, when she went to the front of the house she saw the AmTryke was gone.

The victim's daughter, Rachel Tooman, said the AmTryke would be of little value to anyone but her mother. The AmTryke was built to her mom's specifications and physical needs due to Parkinson's disease. The AmTryke, a tricycle-like vehicle specifically created to allow people with mobility struggles to ride easier, was donated to the 65-year-old victim by AMBUCS.

When told the news of the AmTryke's recovery, Tooman said she was speechless.

"That’s great. That’s wonderful. That’ll make her so happy," she said. "That will really make her feel good, give her her freedom back, and she can exercise."

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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