Each year thousands of bicycles are stolen or recovered in Minneapolis. Only a small percentage of recovered bicycles are returned to their owners due to lack of reporting or proper identification of the bicycle.
Tips to prevent bicycle theft
- Always lock unattended bicycles! Use a lock resistant to cutting, breaking or picking (example: a “U-lock”).
- Make sure both wheels are locked, either by removing one and U-locking it with the other and the frame or by using an auxiliary lock on one. You can also purchase devices that replace the cam and the lever on quick release wheels and seats with a keyed system.
- Lock the bicycle to something stationary, preferably where you and others can see it. Note that it is illegal in Minneapolis to lock bikes in a manner that will impede normal pedestrian or traffic movement. (Minneapolis Ordinance 490.150)
- Properly secure garages or storage units where bicycles are kept. Lock your bike inside the garage by the same techniques as listed above.
- Remove any bicycle components and accessories that are easily taken.
- Be observant. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity.
How to report stolen or lost bicycles
- Call 911 to report a theft in progress, from a dwelling or storage unit, or when evidence is left behind (e.g., fingerprints, tools, video surveillance).
- Call 311 or 612-673-3000 to make a police report if you did not witness the theft in progress or if no evidence was left behind.
- To request a database search of recovered bicycles, contact Property and Evidence at 612-673-2932. They are open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tips to increase the odds of a stolen bike being returned
- Record the make, model, and especially the serial number on your bicycle. Keep this information in a safe place; it is essential to recovering bicycles. Photographs may also help.
- Register your bicycle with the Minneapolis Bicycle Registration Program. It can be done by calling 311 (612-673-3000), using the 311 mobile app, or on line through the City’s website.
Kingfield Home-Based Professionals Third Week of the Month Happy Hour
Monday March 16, 4-6 PM, Cocina Latina, 3764 Nicollet
As usual, no formal agenda—just a friendly gathering of neighborhood professionals who work from their homes. Please RSVP on the discussion thread found on their LinkedIn Group:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostRecent=&gid=4812315 or email KFNA board Member Scott Mueller at email@example.com
67th Saint Patrick’s Day celebration at Curran’s Restaurant, 42nd & Nicollet!
Tuesday March 17, 11- AM- 2 PM & 4-8 PM
Corn beef & cabbage, green chocolate mint cream pie and live music from 11 AM – 2PM and again from 4PM – 8PM!
The Redevelopment Committee of KFNA will meet at 7 PM, Tuesday March 17 to review history and proposed plans for development for 15 West 37th street (behind Butter Bakery Cafe and Nicollet Square). The meeting will be held at MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave S.
The community to welcome to attend, just please email KFNA at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure we have seats and materials available.
Thursday March 12- 15 & 19-22
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7 PM & Sundays at 2 PM
Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and a belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
Pre-sale tickets and more information: http://southwest-high-school-theatre.ticketleap.com/ragtime/details
3754 Pleasant, Center for Performing Arts
Suggested $5 donation per family—dj’d music dance extravaganza—targeted at kids and families ages 2-12 (although younger, and older, also welcome!)
Organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association as an outgrowth of communaLAB at the HOP. Read more about the HOP, communaLAB, and the connection between the social and emotional well-being in our community in a recent Southwest Journal article here!