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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday August 26th, 2016 :: 12:28 p.m. PDT


Crime Alert: Recent Bike Thefts

Since August 1, there have been 27 bike thefts reported (please see the attached map). Out of the 27 bikes stolen, seven were taken from open or unsecured garages.  While most of the bikes had been left unsecured, a few of the bikes were locked, but the suspect was able to easily cut the lock and take the bike.  Please review the tips below to help reduce bike theft in our community.

Bike Theft Prevention Tips:

  • When possible, secure your bike to a fixed object in a LOCKED garage or storage area.
  • When you take your bike out, to the beach, shopping or to go to dinner, always lock it.  If possible, also park your bike where you can see it.
  • Use a hardened steel U-lock or hardened steel chain and padlock to secure your bike to a fixed object. When using a U-lock, position the lock so that the keyhole faces down towards the ground.
  • License your bike with the City of Newport Beach at any Fire Station or the Police Department during normal business hours.  The cost is $2.00.
  • If your bike is stolen, report the theft to police as soon as possible by calling 949-644-3717 or make a police report online at:

Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Emergency: 9-1-1

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