Nate.....Simon will give a resounding "fuck yeah!" at the story. Cops encourage you to look around to get your peds back if they are boosted. If your bike was stolen, and you saw someone riding it around, would you do nothing because it could just be their moped? No! It's your bike, and you know it. So you go, and you lay down a serious beating.
That being said, you are welcome to visit the great city of Rochester anytime.