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Stolen motorcycles, shotgun seized from Sherman home

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SHERMAN -- Sherman police say a search of a home turned up thousands of dollars in stolen property.

Police say they seized several motorcycles from the home Thursday night.

One of them was reported stolen out of Oklahoma. Another was reported stolen from an apartment complex in Sherman on Wednesday.

"My brother-in-law has a bike out there, too, and it could've just as easily been his bike," Nick Hollingsworth said.

Ever since Hollingsworth's downstairs neighbor had his motorcycle stolen he says he and his family have been losing sleep, worried their motorcycle might be next.

"We've been waiting for them to see if they're going to come back or not to try to catch them in the act," he said.

But now, they can all rest a little easier.

Friday, Sherman police said a tip led them to the stolen motorcycle and at least three others at a home in the 600 block of Ricketts Street.

"We've said it time and time again that people are the eyes and ears of the police department," Sgt. DM Hampton said. "There's a lot more of the general public than there are police and we love when we get tips like this that end up paying off big time."

Officers say they also found various motorcycle parts at the home along with a stolen shotgun.

Yadvinder Singh, 27, is now charged with theft of property and theft of a firearm.

Even though only one of the motorcycles was reported stolen from the complex, residents say broken front gates do little to deter this kind of crime.

"It shocks me. I feel like we have cameras here and things. That's why I always park here so it does concern me," resident Baley Hamm said. "It definitely concerns me."

"Those gates are supposed to stay closed," Hollingsworth said. "They've been staying open all summer long. I bet if the gates were closed then they probably could've prevented all that."

No one with the complex wanted to talk to us on camera but the property manager says getting the gates fixed has been a headache. She says she's been working with the contractor who installed them for months but they're still stuck open.

Meantime, Hollingsworth says hearing an arrest was made is a relief and with a newborn baby will mean more much-needed sleep.

"It's a relief because now we don't have to wait up so late," he said.

By phone, we spoke with the man who reported the motorcycle stolen from the complex. He's now trying to get it back.

Court records show Singh bonded out of jail on Friday.