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A Haro Bike Gets Stolen From A Vernal Residence


| Vernal, Ut. | April 24th, 2024 |

A male victim reported that his bicycle was stolen from his residence and stated that he watched 43-year-old Bobbie Wesley Nephi ride his bike away from the residence.

Cpl Johnstun was in contact with Bobbie at Little B’s Bar when Officer Randall arrived. Bobbie was wearing an orange shirt, blue jean shorts, and white shoes.

Bobbie was asked about the bike and stated that the victim lied and said she didn't take it. She was asked if she knew where the bike was and stated she did not. Bobbie claimed that she saw the victim riding the bike earlier.

Cpl Johnstun stated that he saw a bike seat on Main Street near 166 West. Officer Randall went to the address and observed a bike seat lying outside of the westbound lane. He retrieved the seat which had a Haro brand with a sloth.

The officers walked the hallways of the apartment complex at 166 West Main Street. While walking the hallways, they noticed the building had security cameras. The officers located the pink and purple Haro bicycle in the hallway next to an exterior door. Officer Randall collected the bike and took it to the victim, who positively identified the bike as his.

On 4/24/24, Officer Randall spoke to the apartment complex owner, who stated he had watched the surveillance footage from April 24th and knew who put the bike in the hallway.

The footage shows Bobbie Nephi placing the pink and purple Haro in the place and position where the officers found it. Officer Randall could positively identify Bobbie by the orange shirt, blue jean shorts, and white shoes.

Later that day, Bobbie came to the Vernal City Police Department, where Officer Randall asked her if she remembered speaking with him about a bike. Bobbie said she did.

Officer Randall stated he knew she was lying to him, and Bobbie stated the victim told her to place the bike in the hallway of the apartments.

It was determined there was probable cause Bobbie Nephi committed obstruction of justice, with intent to hinder, delay, or prevent the investigation of a bicycle theft. Bobbie was deceptive with her answers when questioned. In an attempt to conceal the theft, Bobbie concealed the bike out of view.

Bobbie was arrested and transported to the Uintah County Jail, where she was booked on the following charges, and later released:

One count of Obstruction of Justice in Criminal Investigations or Proceedings.

All the articles that come from are from the affidavits & probable cause reports that the officers write. If you would like you can get a copy of the report from the website below. It does cost money to open every document you want to read.


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