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Posted inCrime

UC Berkeley police lay ‘bait’ for bike thieves on campus

For over seven months, the UC Berkeley police have been surreptitiously planting bicycles equipped with tracking technology throughout campus in hopes of catching bike thieves. The Bait Bike Program was kept confidential during the spring semester, but UCPD announced earlier this month that 31 arrests have been made since the initiative quietly went live in […]

Posted inCrime

Berkeley police hope bike registry will deter thieves

By Francesca Paris Many cyclists in Berkeley know the all-too-common pain of losing a bike to thieves. Far fewer have experienced the opposite: the rare joy of a reunion. The Berkeley Police Department wants to change that, with the help of an independent bike registry called Bike Index. The police department’s struggle with unregistered bikes manifests itself in […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley police find bike stash, but still seeking victims

Update, Oct. 21: The Berkeley Police Department released the following notice today. Since the news of this arrest, our Property Crimes Unit has received an overwhelming response from community members looking for their bicycles. Because of this, the Police Department will only be able to call persons back who had bicycles stolen that are similar to […]