SFPD Recover Stolen Bicycle with SF SAFE Registration Sticker

On February 9, 2015 at approximately 1:37PM, San Francisco Police recovered a stolen bike that was registered with SF SAFE’s bike registration program.

In this incident, two San Francisco Police officers assigned to the Market Street foot beat from Southern Station noticed a male riding the bicycle in UN Plaza on the sidewalk. The officers stopped the male for the violation of riding on the sidewalk. The officers noticed the bicycle has a registration sticker from SF SAFE. The officers contacted SF SAFE who told the officers the bicycle was registered to another person and not the male who was riding the bicycle.

The bicycle was seized by police and the male was released. The male was not charged since we were unable to confirm if the bicycle was stolen at the time.

The bike theft victim emailed SF SAFE to notify them of the theft and to also get her serial number for the police report and for insurance. The victim’s bike was very meaningful to her as she used the bike as therapy before radiation treatments after she was diagnosed with cancer 7 years ago. She is cancer free now and very happy about the bike being recovered.

After follow up investigation it was determined the bicycle was stolen on February 4, 2014 from Howard and Second Streets when the victim was at a doctor’s appointment. The officers brought the bicycle to SF SAFE, where it was reunited with the victim.

To register your bike, go to www.safebikes.org

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