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OSUPD sees increase in bicycle thefts

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Oklahoma State University Police Department has seen an increase in bicycle thefts on campus. There have been 17 bicycles reported stolen since Aug. 1. While bicycle theft locations vary across campus, most incidents are from bike racks near Wentz parking garage, Parker Hall, Wentz Hall and University Commons. It appears the suspect(s) are using a grinder to cut through bike-securing cables. 


Bike riders are asked to check on their property at least once a day. Also, heavy metal fasteners such as u-bolts are preferable to a cable-type lock. To increase the odds that lost or stolen property can be recovered and returned, the campus community can take advantage of the university’s Personal Asset Inventory. The online tracking system provides a place for students, faculty and staff to record the make, model, serial number of an item plus include an optional photograph of valuables. The Personal Asset Inventory is available on the portal under Quicklinks. 


See something suspicious? Dial 911 for an emergency, or call the OSUPD at 405-744-6523 for nonemergencies. Students and employees can also chat with dispatchers through the Rave Guardian app. The chat feature allows users to send a photo of suspicious activity. Learn about Rave Guardian or download here


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