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Youth Gets Unexpected Ride From SFPD PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Terry   
Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:00

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David Torres, 16, a San Fernando resident and Kennedy High School student, had gotten off his bike on Aug. 11 to order food inside a restaurant, when the bike was stolen. San Fernando police investigated the theft and did their best to console the distraught youth, who had lost his main means of transportation to school.

But Officer Dave Tesh decided to more than just take down David's information.

Tesh contacted the San Fernando Police Officers Association (POA) and the San Fernando Reserve Officers about a donation toward the purchase of a new bicycle.

"This is a wholesome and good kid and sometimes we need to give back to the community" Tesh said.

Both the POA and Reserve Officers came through, purchasing a new bike, bicycle lock, helmet and backpack from local stores.

On Tuesday, August 21, David, his mother and younger brother were contacted to come to the police station. It was there David was given his new bike and other donations.

"I think this is a positive solution to David's short-term set back," Tesh said. "And I want to show the community that we are here and committed to reach out when we can to our young men and women and provide solutions when things like this happen in our city."

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 August 2012 05:35