Created: 06/23/2014 4:33 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
With more people using bicycles as a primary mode of transportation, Bernalillo County deputies want to make sure people who rely on them have a better chance of getting them back when they’re lost or stolen by thieves looking to make quick cash.
“I use it every day. I go from home to work and take it, have fun, all over town,” Dakari McCoy said.
BCSO picks up around 400 abandoned or stolen bikes a year. The sheriff’s office must often auction them off or throw them away when they can’t find an owner.
Now, they’re starting an online registry where owners can post a photo and details on their bike, so when BCSO finds one, they can check the database and return it to its rightful owner.
BCSO hopes to have the registry set up and ready to go this week, and for bicyclists to be able to begin registering next week.