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Opinion — Bike theft boom of 2020: Time for action?

The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many people to turn to bicycles to remain active, explore their community, transport themselves around town, and do all of these things in a safe,

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Kingston Police seek public assistance to identify west-end prowlers

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance in identifying two suspects from a nighttime prowling and theft incident in the city’s west end. According to police, the two suspects were recorded on security video prowling in the backyard of a residence on Roosevelt Drive

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Police nab nighttime prowler with expensive stolen bike

A man behaving suspiciously around residences in the downtown core has been arrested and charged after police found him to be in possession of a stolen bicycle. On Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the accused man was seen prowling near houses in the area of Queen Street

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Local man facing multiple charges after bike theft in downtown Kingston

A Kingston man who was observed behaving suspiciously while riding a bike and holding another bike has been arrested and charged after witnesses contacted police. The incident occurred on Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019 when a witness saw the accused man riding a bike on Sydenham Street and checking vehicles in

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Kingston Police arrest bike thief after west end garage break-in

A local man who broke into a garage and was caught on video surveillance in late May has been arrested and charged after being recognized by police while riding the stolen bike. The initial theft occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, when video surveillance at a

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Kingston Police charge two men for breaking and entering, bike thefts

  After a break and enter at an apartment complex in mid-April, police have tracked down and charged two Kingston men with a litany of offences. The pair – a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old man – broke into an apartment complex in central Kingston at approximately 11:50 p.m. on

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Yes, some of the bikes at police auctions are stolen – here’s why they’re for sale

It’s not uncommon for different police agencies to hold auctions, and it’s incredibly common for those auctions to include a large number of bicycles. Recently, here in Kingston, social media posts regarding an upcoming police auction have resulted in a number of negative comments, many of which posed questions about

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Local bike shop collecting data on bike theft issues in Kingston

If you’re an avid cyclist living in Kingston, chances are you’ve had your bike or bike parts stolen, particularly if you live or work downtown. In fact, bike theft is so common now, Graeme Healey, owner of Frontenac Cycle Sport, no longer even stocks cable or chain bike locks in

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