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Fugitive sought in theft of costly cycle

BELLEVUE - A customized, $50,000 motorcycle stolen from a Bellevue dealership in September has been recovered, and police are looking for a fugitive identified as a suspect.

The theft took place at Eastside Harley-Davidson, 14408 N.E. 20th St., on Sept. 9 or 10, said Officer Greg Grannis, Bellevue police public-information officer.

Surveillance photographs showed a man arriving at the dealership, prying open a door and leaving with the special motorcycle, known as a "tribute" version.

In March, Issaquah police arrested a man on suspicion of burglarizing a motorcycle dealership there.

Jonathan Huggins, 44, was charged in connection with the burglary and apparently was released pending trial, said Grannis, but Bellevue detectives noticed similarities between Huggins and the man shown in the Bellevue surveillance photos.

Other goods

Bellevue police began investigating Huggins and March 28 served a search warrant at his home in Issaquah.

Police said that they found the custom motorcycle under a tarp there.

Other stolen items found then included a 40-foot motor home, a $70,000 boat, several trailers, a Jeep, two jetskis and remnants of a custom $100,000 Harley taken from a Seattle dealership, Grannis said.

Police also issued photos of Huggins in an effort to try to catch him.

He is described as 6 feet tall, 210 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes and tattoos on both arms and shoulders.

Huggins is known to use a number of false names, including Jonathan Barnes, and variations of that and his real name.

Anyone with information about him is asked to call 9-1-1 or Bellevue police at 425-452-4129.

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