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Spanish Daily Journal
     June 12, 2019      #46-163 sdj 0
 
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Manteno police Sgt. Mike Berns rides one of the department's new electric-assistance bicycles last week through the village's downtown.
Manteno police revive bike patrols with 'military-grade' models 

MANTENO — Last week, Zairius West pedaled 65 miles while patrolling the village’s streets during a couple nights.

Manteno’s two newest police bikes feature electric assistance that can go up to 30 miles per hour, police lights and sirens.

The patrolman was riding one of the Manteno Police Department’s new electric-assistance police bicycles. The department recently bought two of the bikes to diversify its patrols.

“It’s different than patrolling in the squad car,” West said. “The interaction with the community gives us more positive feedback. It helps us break a barrier. We are ...

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Manteno's two newest police bikes feature electric assistance that can go up to 30 miles per hour, police lights and sirens.