Portland Bike Theft Task Force Cop Has His Police Bike Stolen

Tom Gantert

Portland Police bike theft officer has his own police bike stolen

Portland, OR – A member of the Portland Police Bureau’s bike theft prevention division had his own bike stolen.

“Yes, it’s true …,” the Portland Police Bureau’s Bike Theft Task Force reported Jan. 16 on Twitter. “One of our police bikes was just stolen downtown. … Well, this oughta be good for some comments at least... ‘Please help Bike Theft Task Force Officer Sanders find his stolen bike’ ...”

“Yes, we do realize that the ‘POLICE’ Velcro patches have undoubtedy been torn off by now …”

The police said the bike was last seen on Jan. 15 at 5:35 p.m. and also hinted at a reward for the bike’s retrieval.

“REWARD: Coffee with a cop?” the Portland Police Bureau posted.

Someone took Portland Police Bureau Officer Dave Sanders’ police bike that was parked in front of the Multnomah County Courthouse, according to KPTV.

Officer Sanders said he was late for a grand jury hearing and left his bike lock at the office. But he did secure his bike with a pair of handcuffs, according to KPTV.

When Officer Sanders returned, his bike was missing and the handcuffs were left dangling on the bike rack.

At first, Officer Sanders believed it to be a prank done by a fellow officer, KPTV reported. However, when he checked the surveillance video he then realized the bike was actually stolen.

“It’s discouraging that we’ve reached this level that somebody feels so empowered that they can get away with it, that they’ll try something like this, that’s discouraging that our bike theft problem is that bad. But it also motivates me, it’s kind of a motivator to say hey let’s do more, let’s see what we can do better to prevent this from happening,” Sanders said, according to KPTV.

The police bike was registered. Police say a registered bike has twice the chance of being recovered. An unregistered bike has a 1 in 10 chance of being returned to its owner, according to KPTV.

Comments (25)
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flybynight
flybynight

In a chop shop as we speak.

Marxest
Marxest

That bike thief has a pair of balls for sure!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Antifa strikes again!

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Welcome to SH#THOLE portland Oregon. PUKES ,PUNKS THUGS DRUGGIES GUTLESS COWARD antifa PUKES. They DO NOT FEAR or RESPECT L.E.O.'s because mayor ? LMAO GUTLESS SPINELESS PUKE ted wheeler has the Police force hog tied so as not to VIOLATE a SCUMBAGS Constitutional Right of Freedom of Expression while they Stab , beat down ,Rob you or s#it on the side walk. AND TRASH keep moving here from all across America ??🤔

Retired37
Retired37

Hope they find it! Officer Sanders is looking but has nothing to go on

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Irony at its best

Sargejh
Sargejh

Portland Police can’t buy a break!

Raymelson
Raymelson

I live in north Alabama so for all we have here is a serious drug problem an now the feds have stepped in an since November about 3 hundred drug dealers an about 50 cartel leader have been taken out but there is so money involved that people are willing to take a chance I also believe some people in high up authority are involved also our prisons are running almost 200 percent compactly 3 out of 5 families in Alabama has a family member in prison

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Bike theft task force OMFG! I almost peed myself laughing when I read that. Whats next? The Jay walking task force? How about a Corrupt Politician Task Force.

61mouse
61mouse

I'm here just to read the comments 😂😂😂

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

All their bikes should have built in honing devices

Boarhogone
Boarhogone

Guess he’s on walking patrol now?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

This seems a lot less bad than officers who leave their motor vehicles running and then have them stolen.

rstafford
rstafford

But Portland is such a fine upstanding community!!


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