Spokane Police Officers replace 7-year-old’s bicycle after it was stolen

SPOKANE, Wash. — A few Spokane Police Officers went the extra mile to do good in their community.

Spokane Police received a call about a child who had her bike stolen near Whitman Elementary School late Friday afternoon. 7-year-old Stella was riding her bike down Helena Street when three teenage boys pushed her off her bike, kicked her in the stomach, called her vulgar names, and rode off with it.

The bike was described as pink with pom-poms hanging from the handles.

Officer J. Druitt responded to contact the young girls. Stella explained what happened, and said the bicycle was a special gift from her mother.

The suspects have not been identified yet and the investigation is ongoing.

Officer Druitt later conferred with Officer E. Specht, who thought it would be appropriate for the SPD’s Tactical (TAC) Team to replace the bicycle. After receiving approval from the TAC Team’s leadership, the two officers went to a local store and purchased a new bike for Stella.

The Spokane Police Department wished Stella many safe and fun trips on her new bicycle!

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