Tag Archives: bike thefts

What can Seattle’s bike movement do to help end homelessness?

While Mayor Ed Murray was giving a speech on the homelessness emergency in Seattle, five people were shot and two killed at a notorious camping area where Beacon Hill and I-5 meet. Though information is still scarce, the mass shooting … Continue reading

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SPD: How an officer recovered a stolen mountain bike in Cal Anderson

Seattle Police Officer Drew Fowler was on bike patrol in Cal Anderson Park Saturday when he spotted a high-end mountain bike in the hands of a suspected thief. Officer Fowler stopped the man and asked if he could have a … Continue reading

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With the problem on the rise, UW Police host a Bike Theft Symposium

Bike theft is up, at least on UW campus. “It’s our number one property crime on campus,” said UW Police Deputy Chief Csaba Maczala. “That’s a good thing, since violent crime is down. So I’m glad we most have to … Continue reading

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SPD busts bike theft ring, finds stolen pistol

After Seattle Police staged a sting to recover a stolen bicycle posted for sale on Craigslist a few weeks ago, they pushed the lead further and found even more stolen bikes and even a stolen handgun, according to the SPD … Continue reading

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Community unites to buy honest stolen bike buyer an even better ride

What started as yet another stolen bike story morphed into a wonderful tale of a guy who simply did the right thing and a community that came together to thank him … and then some. Yang bought a $500 bike … Continue reading

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Map: Where bikes are getting stolen + How Bike Index is changing the bike theft game

Bike theft has been crazy so far this spring. Or at least it seems that way. Seattle Police received 581 stolen bike reports January through May, according to police report data at data.seattle.gov. But though that is a ton of … Continue reading

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Bike theft hero spots stranger’s ride, returns it during victim’s costumed birthday bike ride

Seattle has a new hero, and her name is Alex Cruse. Alex was in a car in Wallingford with her fiancée and soon-to-be father-in-law when she spotted an orange and white All-City Macho Man bike near an apparent homeless encampment … Continue reading

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