Bicycle Thefts on the Rise in Whitefish Bay

Seven bikes have been stolen in a six-day period, mostly from the high school bike racks.

Whitefish Bay has seen an increase in bicycle thefts lately, with seven bike thefts reported in a six-day period between Sept. 26 and Oct. 1:

  • An unlocked bicycle was stolen from the rear of a townhouse in the 100 block of Fairmount Avenue sometime between 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 1.

  • A bicycle was taken from the side of a residence in the 4900 block of Larkin Street sometime between 6:25 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Another bicycle not belonging to the resident was left behind.
  • A 14-year-old Whitefish Bay boy chased down a 17-year-old Milwaukee boy who stole his bicycle at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. A Glendale police officer detained the Milwaukee boy at Hampton Road and Port Washington Road, and Whitefish Bay police officers responded shortly after. The bicycle was stolen from the 200 block of Chateau Place. The boy was cited for theft and released to his mother.

  • An unlocked Jamis Trail X1 bicycle was taken from the Whitefish Bay High School bike racks between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. The bike is valued at $370.

  • A blue and white XG3 "Park" BMX style bike that was stolen from the high school bike rack was later recovered by police. The $200 bike was stolen sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 3:05 p.m. on Sept. 27 and was recovered the following day.
  • A 13-speed men's Trek 720 bicycle, navy blue and silver in color, was stolen from the bike racks on the west side of the high school on Sept. 26. The bike was stolen sometime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The bicycle is valued at $400.
  • An unlocked men's bike, black and white in color, was stolen sometime between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 from the high school bike racks. The bike is valued at $350.
Marvin Mason October 06, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I looked at the bikes at the high school just prior to the homecoming last night. A few we're locked (the ugly bikes). The $400+ Cannondales and Treks were all unlocked. Says something doesn't it?
No One October 06, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Nice to see racism is alive and well in WFB. GO OBAMA
235301 October 07, 2012 at 01:43 AM
It's alive at the national level too: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/snoop-dogg-obama-romney-instagram_n_1942724.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment Oh wait, it isn't racism when it's hurled by someone non-white. The above comments are less about racism and more about the scum that are coming into our community and diminishing it. We've all worked hard to get where we are at in life and to have this scum come here and make us have to constantly look over our shoulder is disappointing.
A Resident of WFB October 07, 2012 at 09:25 PM
The "ugly bike (s)" are one of ours. We actually have two. I went to a Madison football game a few years ago and walking around the campus I saw all these older bikes and none were locked. I realized if you had an older bike no one would steal it. So I saved my old bike for my child and it has been used since middle school. Our neighbors gave us another used bike which is our alternate. Good job we have two because onces the fancy unlocked bike users flipped my childs bike over still locked and disrespectfully three kids walked on it and broke the spikes on the wheel. Our $500 bike stays in the garage for longer bike outings.


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