with more on the saga of the stolen items from the car, yesterday my p-rents were going for a walk. they found my cleats and most of my frisbee clothes strewn along the side of the road about a mile down the way.
So that's good. The cleats were the only real loss for me, and now they're back!
unfortunately they kept the bag for whatever reason, which is annoying because I've had it since at least 4th grade. but whatever. Glad to have the comfy cleats back.