A Hot Springs man has been arrested on December 16 for allegedly stealing a motorcycle.
Chad Herlend Garrett, 32, of 4125 Highway 7 North was arrested and charged with Theft by Receiving.
That’s according to the Hot Springs Police Department.
According to the report, the victim reported the theft of his 2003 Buell motorcycle from 125 Oak Street. The theft occurred sometime between 10:00PM on September 4 and 8:00AM on September 5, 2013. The approximate value of the motorcycle, according to NADA guidelines, is $2,430.00. The motorcycle had custom carbon fiber coverings over several of the motorcycle parts.
On October 10, 2013, the victim notified the Hot Springs Police Department that someone had returned the motorcycle to him after learning it had been stolen. The vehicle identification number had been removed with a grinder near the handlebars and a clear plastic label placed over it, which returned on a 2000 Buell another individual. Another vehicle identification number of some had some sort of compound over it, but when scraped away, revealed the number to the victim’s motorcycle.
Under the seat, Hot Springs Police Detectives found personal property tax assessment forms of another individual.
The carbon fiber parts had been painted black, and fingerprints were observed embedded in the paint.
On November 5, 2013, someone went to the Hot Springs Police Department and admitted (post miranda) he purchased the motorcycle from Chad Garrett for $200.00 sometime around the 23rd of October.
On November 19, 2013, Chad Garrett came to the Hot Springs Police Department and admitted (post miranda) he had purchased the motorcycle from someone for $200.00 sometime around the 5th of September. Garrett said he did wreck the motorcycle, but the only thing broken in his accident was the gear shift.
On November 20, 2013, Detectives with Hot Springs Police, received a report from Arkansas State Crime Lab, identifying a fingerprint embedded in the paint of the air cleaner cover to be that of Chad Garrett’s right middle finger.
A warrant was issued for Garrett’s arrest.