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A Sausalito man who was arrested last month on suspicion of selling stolen bicycles on Craigslist was found dead in an Antioch hotel room Tuesday evening, according to police and the Contra Costa County coroner’s office. Jason Fashimpaur, 41, apparently committed suicide, Antioch police said.
His body was at about 6 p.m. Tuesday in a room at the Ramada Inn at 2436 Mahogany Way. Fashimpaur had been arrested in Sausalito last month for allegedly selling a bicycle for $2,300 on Craigslist that had was stolen from a store in Santa Barbara, Sausalito police said.
The bicycle, a Cervelo R5, had a retail value of $6,700. Police in Sausalito arrested Fashimpaur on April 24 on suspicion of burglary and took him to jail in connection with that burglary, but he posted bail two days later, according to police. Since then, investigators have linked Fashimpaur to at least five other bicycle thefts throughout Northern California, Sausalito police Detective Brian Mather said.
“He would sell them on Craigslist … they were all taken from high-end bike shops,” Mather said.During a search of Fashimpaur’s laptop computer, police also found child pornography files, prompting a separate investigation, Mather said.
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