Disabled woman receives new tricycle after theft

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Alejandra Gonzalez contacted police after she realized someone had stolen her disabled mother's tricycle.

A Portland Police officer responded to Southeast Portland where 56-year-old Wendy Gonzalez reported her trike had been stolen from her driveway at her home Thursday night.

Gomez is legally blind and the tricycle was her only mode of transportation.

Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland Police said it is sad when police have to respond to these types of incidents.

"It's really disheartening," Simpson stated.

There are no suspects at this time, but Alejandra informed KATU after word spread throughout the community of her mother's missing tricycle, someone generously donated Gomez a new one.

The tricycle stolen was a Red Wing brand with red paint, red handles, two baskets, a lap belt, and one mirror. It is valued at $500.

Anyone with information regarding this stolen property should contact Portland Police at (503) 823-3333.