Tag Archives: bike thefts

Sign advertising ‘Bike Thief School’ directs interested students to vasectomy clinic

Here’s one way to vent some frustration over the bike theft scourge: Humor. Washington Bike Law (a Seattle Bike Blog sponsor) posted this photo on their Facebook page. Stapled to a telephone pole in West Seattle, the flyer advertises a … Continue reading

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Bicycle Pull-Apart owner: ‘I have always followed the letter of the law’

Eric Patchen didn’t build up credit, and he didn’t inherit a lot of money. So when he wanted to start a bike shop in Belltown, he did it without loans. “I did it on my own,” Patchen said. “I put … Continue reading

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Marysville Police recover dozens of allegedly stolen bikes, check if they have yours

The Marysville Police Department recently recovered around 60 bikes from a home on 81st Place NE, where they believe a man was trading methamphetamine and heroine for stolen bikes. KOMO went to the suspect’s home and interviewed him, and he … Continue reading

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Thieves hit Fremont’s Cascade Bicycle Studio, again

For the second time this month, Fremont’s Cascade Bicycle Studio was broken into Tuesday. Unfortunately, this time they were hit hard. In all, 32 bikes were stolen, including customer bikes. That’s quite an operation. Let’s hope law enforcement puts all … Continue reading

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After losing too many bikes, hackathon coder creates map of stolen bikes

Here’s an example of someone channeling their anger at bike thieves into something valuable. Local coder Chip attended a recent Code for Seattle hackathon and used his experience losing bikes to thieves to inspire a project: An interactive map of … Continue reading

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Thief steals Cervelo from storage unit, replaces it with an actual pile of crap

This may be the worst way to discover your bike has been stolen. From the police report: (hat tip Q13)

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Woman spots her stolen bike on front of a Metro bus, gets it back

Beth Gunn returned home from vacation to discover something devastating: Her bike was no longer in the bike parking area of her Queen Anne apartment building where she left it locked up. “That’s my car, that’s how I get around,” … Continue reading

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Police: Bike thief arrested in Belltown

Seattle Police arrested a man early Wednesday morning after he allegedly stole a bike from a Belltown condo building and tried to ride away with it. Witnesses watched him enter the secure parking garage without a bike, then ride out … Continue reading

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SPD’s new Get Your Bike Back effort works!

Get Your Bike Back works! Just now from SPD: Just got our 1st bike back to its owner w/ @GetYourBikeBack ! We've added more bikes to the feed, so check it out! pic.twitter.com/PjBk0VL3Y4 — Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) September 12, … Continue reading

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SPD launches stolen bike recovery project: ‘Get Your Bike Back’

The Seattle Police Department has launched a new Twitter feed to help connect owners with recovered bikes. As with cars, some bike thefts are really just people taking a joyride. The thief rides the bike a little, then ditches it. … Continue reading

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Librarian who powers Seattle Library’s now-famous Books-on-Bikes program has bike stolen

@gabrielspitzer Unfair on so many levels. And Jared has places to go, books to deliver! #Booksonbikes — Seattle Library (@SPLBuzz) August 15, 2013 Not cool, bike thief! Shortly after Jared Mills helped pedal Seattle Public Library to national acclaim for … Continue reading

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West Seattle Blog: Bike theft alert in the Southwest Precinct

West Seattle Blog reports that police in the Southwest Precinct are concerned about what appears to be a growing number of stolen bikes in the area. So be sure to secure your wheels, even if it is parked in a … Continue reading

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Today in bike thieves with exceptionally low morals: Auburn child’s adaptive trike stolen

King 5 reports that some terrible person recently stole a custom adaptive tricycle from an Auburn ten-year-old with special needs. Return the trike and start repenting immediately, thief. This is low.

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How I got my friend’s stolen bike back

When I glanced the flat-head screwdriver in his hand, time stopped. The shouting stopped. The shellack-coated handlebars gripped in my fingers stopped shaking and pulling away from me. For just one second, I focused so hard on that screwdriver that … Continue reading

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West Seattle Blog: Have you seen this bike thief?

A West Seattle Blog reader sent them the above photo, captured on a security camera in an East Alki condo building. Police and the bike’s rightful owners are trying to figure out who the apparent thief is. If you have … Continue reading

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Thief steals two handcycles from Renton paraplegic veteran

A terrible person (or persons) has stolen two handcycles from a Renton man who leads an organization for paralyzed veterans. Ernie Butler, the executive director of the Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America, reported the bikes stolen November 7. … Continue reading

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People tracking a stolen bike help bring down alleged Capitol Hill theft operation

A bike theft victim, a responsible soul in Baltimore and a person with iPad tracking software all helped police bust an alleged stolen goods online sales operation at 12th and Mercer on Capitol Hill. The operation was busted last week … Continue reading

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Police arrest pair who tried to sell stolen bike back to owner

Thanks to a quick thinking bike shop owner, two people were arrested for trying to sell a high-end bike back to its rightful owner Wednesday. Details from SPD: East Precinct officers arrested a man and a woman Wednesday after they … Continue reading

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Portland man tracks thief who stole his bike to Seattle, thief arrested – UPDATED

The string of awesome stolen bike recovery stories is not over yet. The latest comes from a Portland man who posted his story to Reddit: Yesterday was a good day. My bike was ripped off in pdx. I found in … Continue reading

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Even more awesome stolen bike recovery stories

I could get used to news weeks like this one. Story after story of recovered stolen bikes have been pouring in, including this tale from Robin who recovered two stolen bikes in one month: 2am Monday morning July 22nd my … Continue reading

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