LCSW: Rise in bike thefts in Lakewood

LCSW is receiving reports of significant numbers of bikes stolen in the last few days. This wave of thefts may be due to the warm weather, long hours of daylight and the closing of the school year.

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!

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  1. At this time let’s ask the parents to make sure that their children do not leave bikes/ scooters on the sidewalks and public roads. They could cause people to trip over them in the dark and cars get damaged from driving over them.

  2. I’m always amazed at the number of bikes and ride on toys that are scattered in front of homes in Lkwd. It looks so untidy, as if people don’t care and have no pride of place.

  3. I found a bike that was bought from a bike shop in howell .it is a raliegh it seems new. please come claim it (with simanim) the bike was most likely stolen.I would be thrilled to give it back to its owner

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