It is possible to recover a stolen bike . . .
MPD currently has in the Property Division close to 19 bikes that have been recovered in the district. Four were recovered yesterday in the Second District. If your bike was stolen, and you can properly identify it with either a receipt from a sale or a picture with details along with your crime report, please contact Detective Sgt. John Rucker at the
following email address: John.Rucker@ dc.gov <mailto:John. Rucker%40dc. gov> .
A good reason to take a photo of you and your bike . . . or your child and his/her favorite bike . . .
You can also go in to your local police station if you live in MD or VA. SGT Rucker may know his counterparts in the local suburbs.
The police like reuniting bikes with their owners. It's one of the happier parts of their jobs.
Thanks for this!
Get Your Not-So-Long Lost Bike Back
By Asha Beh, NBCWashington.com
updated 5:15 p.m. ET, Sun., June 28, 2009
The Arlington County Police Department said it has several bicycles that may have been stolen from their original owners, TheWashCycle reports.
If your bike was stolen around Lee Highway and North Harrison Street last month and you never reported it, one of them might even be yours.
Police found the bikes while investigating a string of bicycle thefts in that area from the end of May to the beginning of June.
To reclaim your bike, or find out if the police have it, call the Arlington County Police at 703-558-2222. And if you happen to see someone stealing a bike, call 911.
And if you get your bike back in less-than-stellar shape, you can always head over to the free bike clinic today in Bloomingdale for a tune-up.