Woman accused of stealing Baby Shawn's bike arraigned

Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 25, 2016

Niagara Falls Police have nabbed the person they say stole Baby Shawn's bike in early August.

Nina Allen, 34, was arrested Wednesday at 8pm and charged with one count of petit larceny.

Baby Shawn made headlines earlier this year. Despite being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, the 4-year-old continues to play basketball.

On August 9th, the bicycle was stolen off the front porch of Baby Shawn's family home.  The theft was captured on surveillance video, and his mother posted the footage to social media.

Police say a number of people came forward offering up the identity of the alleged thief to police. The bicycle was located the day after the theft in a yard and returned to Baby Shawn's family.

Allen was arraigned Thursday morning at 9am in Niagara Falls City Court. Judge Robert Merino set bail at $1,500 cash or $3,000 property. 

Allen is scheduled for a pretrial conference on September 12th.