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Crittenden faces spate of bike thefts

Original post made on Dec 9, 2018

Several bikes were stolen from the Crittenden Middle School campus last month, despite multiple safeguards to avoid further thefts from the campus during school hours, according to school officials.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 9, 2018 at 9:58 am

Cheap cable and chain bicycle locks are really useless. They can be cut in literally 2 seconds with a pocket-sized bolt cutter. Stop crime by buying your kids U-locks and teaching them how to use them properly. Also, demand that schools install bike racks that are compatible with U-locks (not those cheap bike racks that only hold the bicycle wheel).

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Posted by Nest
a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 9, 2018 at 11:25 am

Why not adding some cameras? These days these are fairly inexpensive. Ask Google for some Nest outdoor cameras and write some nice article about it.

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Posted by Easy solutions
a resident of another community
on Dec 9, 2018 at 11:35 am

Egan locks their bike cages from 8:30-3:00. No bikes are stolen from that time.
If this school is experiences stolen bikes that can’t fit in the cages, even if they lock them, they need more cages. Such a simple solution!

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Posted by parent
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 9, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Does anyone know what "Gomez said the school added another bike cage as a preventative measure last week, and that she advised families to purchase a U-lock to secure bikes in the interim" means? Does "added" mean purchased, but not yet installed? Will it be installed before the end of Christmas vacation?

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Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 10, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Greg David is a registered user.

Maybe start by repealing prop 47?

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