LCSW would like to remind the public that there are simple ways to keep your bikes safe. This would include securing bikes with bike locks, preferably with a U lock and keeping bicycles out of the public eyes (i.e. not on your front lawn). Remember: bike thieves seek easy booty and leaving your bikes in an unsafe location you are potentially inviting unwanted guests to your property and area.
Taking the time to register your bike with the Lakewood Police Department is important and will assist in the recovery of a stolen bike.
Looking at the greater picture, LCSW would like to ask the public to keep their eyes open and notice suspicious activity or vehicles that may be around. Please report anything you find strange right away with as much information as possible (i.e. type and color of vehicle and plate number, direction of travel, last known location, clothing description etc.). Your tip may save others from losing their possessions.
Wishing all a theft-free summer!