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by PC Frank
26 Aug 2010, 10:38am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: 3 bikes stolen
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: 3 bikes stolen

That's at least some good news nuke. Can I ask again if they were locked and with what - I am not suggesting they should have been even if they were not, just wondering which locks make any difference at all. Thefts from garages do occur in various parts of the country. As 531colin pointed out, mos...
by PC Frank
18 Nov 2009, 9:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stolen bikes on ebay
Replies: 31
Views: 6273

Re: Stolen bikes on ebay

crazydavid, As the other posters have stated, online auction sites are an easy way to dispose of stolen goods. In general many police forces do not have the resources to search these sites to look for suspect listings. However, if anyone sees a listing which they are suspicious of, I would encourage...
by PC Frank
27 Aug 2009, 9:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another pavements question - children
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Another pavements question - children

Shouldn't the police be dealing with proper crime? You know, drugs, guns, violent assualts, burglary, theft of bicycles etc? Yes I know the letter of the law says that it's an 'offence' to ride a bike on the pavement but the law and basic common sense were never particularly best friends. I wouldn'...
by PC Frank
27 Aug 2009, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mobile Phone tracking
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: Mobile Phone tracking

If you search Google for mobile phone tracking service you'll see there are several, including http://www.traceamobile.co.uk/ But if you're out on a ride and you get knocked out, how long will it be before someone raises the alarm, and what level of alarm? Will they track your position and come and...
by PC Frank
25 Aug 2009, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Immobilise your bike...........
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Re: Immobilise your bike...........

My bike doesn't have a frame number. There are electronic tags available which are concealed in the bike frame. These are linked to the immobilise website and the serial number on the microchip can act as an identifying number for your bike. Please visit http://www.immobilise.com for more details.
by PC Frank
17 Jul 2009, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Immobilise your bike...........
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Immobilise your bike...........

Hi everyone, Here is something that everyone on the forum can do.....and it's free (yippee)!! Register your bike on http://www.immobilise.com which is a property registration website that is supported by most UK police forces. When you visit the site you will be asked to enter your email address and...
by PC Frank
10 Jul 2009, 1:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Theft in Bristol
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

When you recover stolen goods, do you always run the serial numbers? Always? And what percentage of stolen goods are recovered? Not that I want to be too cynical, but it's hard not to be. Every little helps, I suppose. PS- It's ne'er-do-well, an abbreviation of never-do-well. [/pedant] Thanks for t...
by PC Frank
10 Jul 2009, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Theft in Bristol
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

... There are many asset registration products available which are all effective. However, for every product, the police need to buy whichever scanner or detector is required to identify bikes with that particular. Most of these cost several hundred pounds and for Bristol we would need at least thr...
by PC Frank
8 Jul 2009, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Theft in Bristol
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

Hello Frank, Where does Datatrak fall into your scheme? Both of my bikes are 'chipped & logged' and well advertised with a permanent sticker prominently displayed on the frame, so do I also need to register with your scheme? Are 'chipped' bikes less likely to get nicked? Keep up the good work, ...
by PC Frank
6 Jul 2009, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Theft in Bristol
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

Hi all, For your information my email is frank.simonds@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk if you need to contact me outside the forum. rjb - I do just cover Bristol, but email me with your address and I will let you know who you local crime reduction officer is. In relation to the issues you have when re...
by PC Frank
2 Jul 2009, 12:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycle Theft in Bristol
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Cycle Theft in Bristol

Hello everyone, I am a new user on this forum and wanted to introduce myself to you all. My name is Frank and I am a police officer working with the Community Safety Team at Newfoundland Road Police Station. One of my roles is to reduce bike theft in Bristol city over the next two years in tandem (h...
by PC Frank
2 Jul 2009, 12:36pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Cycle Theft in Bristol
Replies: 5
Views: 24217

Cycle Theft in Bristol

Graham edit : Copied & stickied from the original posting. Hello everyone, I am a new user on this forum and wanted to introduce myself to you all. My name is Frank and I am a police officer working with the Community Safety Team at Newfoundland Road Police Station. One of my roles is to reduce...