September 19, 2016

Lucky Kid gets his bike back on same day it was stolen!

Lucky Kid gets his bike back on same day it was stolen. 
This morning a sharp-eyed citizen called SCPD about a bike that appeared abandoned and out of place in the neighborhood. SCPD recovered the bike that was stolen earlier this morning. CSO Sanchez tracked down the license number that was recently documented in SCPD's Online Bike Registration program. CSO Sanchez contacted the family and returned the bike to the rightful owner- this lucky kid!  Great teamwork ALL the way around!

Two Lessons Learned 
#1 Lock your bike at all times, even if just for a few minutes.
#2 Improve the chances of your bike being returned by registering it with SCPD’s Online Bicycle Registration program. It’s FREE and never expires! Details on SCPD Blog

Bike Theft: Realities and Risks

The Santa Cruz Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department at (831) 420-5820 or Anonymous Tip Line (831) 420-5995.