[Note: In case you missed the announcement, we are now posting reader emails, comments, and other communiques we come across regarding bike theft. We are hearing so much about this crisis, we can’t follow-up with a story on everything, so we figure the next best thing is just to try and highlight as many of these as we can. Keep in mind, these posts have not been vetted or verified by BikePortland, we are simply re-posting and will include a link to the original source when possible. – Jonathan]
From C T on 10/6/14:
I stumbled on a homeless man’s camp in a North Portland Park when he wasn’t there and found three bicycles stashed behind some fallen trees as well bike pouches, air pumps, some spare tires, lights, a tool box, and a bunch of CDs in a case.
I can only conclude it’s all stolen. I called Portland police yesterday to report it, but they have not checked it out. I also checked stolen bike lists I can think of, and no luck identifying the bikes.
So, if your bike was recently stolen, check the photos linked below and see if one of them is yours. Shoot me a note with serial number, and I’ll tell you where they are. Confronting the homeless person who has a pitbull is up to you.