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Bike Theft Task Force leader has left PPB; future of unit unclear

A busy Bike Theft Task Force booth at a 2019 Sunday Parkways event. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “Due to a lack of funds/budget, our unit has been suspended and is currently unable to respond to bike theft needs in the community.”— Dave Sanders, Task Force founder and former PPB officer A vital part of Portland’s fight against the scourge of bicycle theft has been mothballed. Six years ago, as bike theft spun out of control in Portland, we brought people together to do somethin...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Hall, Sanders, Task Force, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Larry O Dea, Bike Theft, Portland Bike Theft Task Force, Dave Sanders, BikeIndex, David Bryant, Facebook Marketplace


Theft from apartment’s bike parking room a tough pill to swallow

*Photos of the scene by Patrick Mok North Portland resident and friend of BikePortland, Patrick Mok, had his bike stolen from his apartment building Monday night. What makes this theft notable is that he had it locked with a high-quality lock and it was inside a designated, fenced-in bike room. Patrick and his favorite commuter that’s currently in the hands of thieves. Getting a bike stolen is bad enough. Getting one stolen from a place you expected to be secure is even harder to swallo...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brooks, Patrick, Kona, David David, Abus, Jonathan Maus, Bike Theft, Abus Bordo, BikeIndex, Duluth Trading Company, North Interstate Avenue, Jantzen


Theft from apartment’s bike parking room a hard pill to swallow

*Photos of the scene by Patrick Mok North Portland resident and friend of BikePortland, Patrick Mok, had his bike stolen from his apartment building Monday night. What makes this theft notable is that he had it locked with a high-quality lock and it was inside a designated, fenced-in bike room. Patrick and his favorite commuter that’s currently in the hands of thieves. Getting a bike stolen is bad enough. Getting one stolen from a place you expected to be secure is even harder to swallo...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Patrick, Abus, Jonathan Maus, Bike Theft, Abus Bordo, BikeIndex, North Interstate Avenue, BP Headlines, Patrick Mok North, BikePortland Patrick Mok, draw2build LLC, Scott Mizee


Thieves steal seven bikes from Block Bikes in St. Johns

Block Bikes owner Ben Helgren is on the lookout for seven bikes after being hit by thieves on Sunday night (3/10). In a post on his Facebook page, Helgren said the theft happened after the shop celebrated its sixth anniversary over the weekend. “As a small local business, our margins aren’t as big as some of the other shops and this certainly makes a dent right as the season is starting,” he wrote. The thieves grabbed seven, yet-to-be assembled Marin bikes from the shop’s storage trailer. Here...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Marin, Fairfax, St Johns, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, BikeIndex, BP Headlines, Ben Helgren, Block Bikes, Helgren, Marin Muirwoods


Thieve steal seven bikes from Block Bikes in St. Johns

Block Bikes owner Ben Helgren is on the lookout for seven bikes after being hit by thieves on Sunday night (3/10). In a post on his Facebook page, Helgren said the theft happened after the shop celebrated its sixth anniversary over the weekend. “As a small local business, our margins aren’t as big as some of the other shops and this certainly makes a dent right as the season is starting,” he wrote. The thieves grabbed seven, yet-to-be assembled Marin bikes from the shop’s storage trailer. Here...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Marin, Fairfax, St Johns, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, BikeIndex, BP Headlines, Ben Helgren, Block Bikes, Helgren, Marin Muirwoods


“Cut in 2 seconds!” Is the Ottolock really that easy to snip?

Screen shot of LockPickingLawyer video. Watch it below. The Ottolock by OTTO Design Works. A popular YouTuber has created a bit of a public relations headache for a local company. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign in fall of 2016 where they raised over $350,000 (their goal was just $50,000) from nearly 4,000 individuals, OTTO Design Works launched their Ottolock with the wind at their backs. The Wilsonville-based company says over 100,000 Ottolocks have been sold (at $60 to $8...
Tags: Hollywood, Youtube, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Products, Youtuber, Sanders, Wilsonville, Portland Police Bureau, Fred Meyer, Jonathan Maus, Bike Theft, Dave Sanders, Bryan Hance, BikeIndex


Review: The Iota – a tiny bike tracker with huge potential

Size is just one reason this product has potential.(Photos: Bryan Hance/The Bike Index) BikePortland subscriber and resident bike theft expert Bryan Hance from The Bike Index checked out the Iota Tracker with an eye towards bike tracking, DIY hacking, and more. We field a lot of questions about ‘bike trackers’ at the Bike Index – everybody wants a small, affordable GPS tracker for their bike. Sounds like a simple request; but many people are surprised to learn a product like this doesn’t exist ...
Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, AAA, Products, Bay Area, IOTA, U S Post, BikePortland, Bike Theft, Bryan Hance, BikeIndex, Iota Tracker, Iota Network Current Iota


Bike Theft Task Force helps nab ‘prolific’ garage burglar

Joshua Dutcherson.(Photo: PPB) The Portland Police Bureau has nabbed another big-time thief who has a taste for high-end bicycles. The PPB worked with officers from the Bike Theft Task Force and task force partner BikeIndex.org to arrest Joshua Dutcherson last Thursday. The 32-year-old suspect is being held in connection with three burglaries of apartment complex garages where he’s accused of lifting “numerous bicycles.” Here’s how it went down, via the official police statement about the case:...
Tags: Craigslist, Ebay, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland Police Bureau, Southeast Portland, Jonathan Maus, Police Bureau, Multnomah County Jail, Bike Theft, Portland Bike Theft Task Force, Dave Bryant, Dave Sanders, Bryan Hance, BikeIndex


“I had given up hope”: Portland woman gets stolen bike back five years later

Jade Koide, Bike Gallery Service Manager Scott Scholl, and the custom Bob Jackson.(Photo courtesy Jade Koide) It’s been a while since we last shared a good stolen bike recovery story. So here goes… Portlander Jade Koide emailed us last week with a pretty remarkable story that involved the theft of a bike that had a lot of sentimental value to her. Back in the 90s Jade’s uncle built up a gorgeous steel Bob Jackson road bike that he’d built up for his wife. When she passed away, he gave it J...
Tags: Front Page, Portland, Scott, Jade, Marine Drive, Columbia River, Clackamas County, Clackamas, Scholl, Bob Jackson, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Bike Theft, Scott Scholl, Jade Koide, Portlander Jade Koide