Thought I'd give ya'll an update on Roger's stolen Merlin. Ya'll were so helpful and nice when I first posted to the forum.
I received an email this weekend that a bike shop in Denver had seen the bike at least twice in the past couple of months. We called them and confirmed that it was Roger's bike. Things went from bad to worse when Roger talked to them today. It seems that they figured that the bike was stolen and called Denver PD. An officer came out and since he couldn't find a serial number on the bike, he told them they had to return the bike, that there had been no report of a stolen bike such as the one that they had. Apparently, Denver PD doesn't have the ability to search their own police reports or access their Bike Theft Unit.
Roger called the detective he's been dealing with and once again, he was "unavailable". This is the same detective who told Roger that he was "too busy" to talk to him about his bike or follow up on a lead that Roger had gotten from posters that he placed around Denver.
Needless to say, Roger is very upset that he did everything that he was supposed to in reporting the bike stolen and this is the SECOND lead on his bike that the Denver PD have failed to act on.