Motorcycle, Scooter, Moped Thefts Increase in Reno Area
Since the weather is now warmer, the Reno Police Department has seen an increase in the thefts of motorcycles and scooters and mopeds.
The Reno Police Department has seen average of four or five mopeds stolen each week in the City of Reno. The thefts have been occurring all over the city, with the majority being close to the downtown area. This is common for this time of year, and this news release is intended to heighten awareness, and possibly prevent future thefts.
The scooters, mopeds, and motorcycles are very popular during this time of year, and people tend to park them outside of businesses, or homes with very little security. This includes those times when the owner is only away from the bike for a very short period of time.
Some helpful security tips can include:
1. Park or store your vehicle in well lit area with high to moderate foot traffic.
2. Lock the steering column if it is equipped with one.
3. Secure your vehicle to an immovable object with a heavy duty lock and chain.
4. If possible, purchase and use a secondary locking mechanism such as a disc lock or throttle lock, or an alarm system that is motion, tamper or tilt activated.
In the unfortunate event that your vehicle is stolen, have your vehicle identification number and any additional information ready when you call the police at the Non-Emergency Number (775) 334-COPS.
Anyone having information relating to this crimes should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW