Police launch bike program

August 04, 1993

In an effort to reduce thefts and make it easier to return stolen bicycles to their owners, county police will begin registering bicycles in the department's computer system Saturday in its new Operation I.D. program.

According to police, about 100 bicycles are reported stolen throughout the county each month. But when many of them are recovered, they cannot be returned because the owner does not know the bicycle's make, model and serial numbers.

As part of the identification program, reserve officers and volunteers will be stationed along the B&A trail bicycle path, at Quiet Waters Park and Downs Park to engrave bicycles with owners' license numbers and place a police sticker on them.

Police will be at the Bike Path and Downs Park Ranger Stations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 222-SAFE.

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