Recent Bicycle Thefts
Crimes committed at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) are posted on the Public Safety webpage [http://www.mhcc.edu/publicsafety/]. Student, employee and visitor safety is always our number one concern. As a community, we rely on one another to watch and report suspicious activity and to prevent crimes of opportunity.
The MHCC Gresham Campus has recently experienced three bicycle thefts and one bicycle seat theft on the following dates: April 20, April 29, May 1 and May 3 . These incidents occurred on weekdays at bike racks located at AC1000, AC1300 and HPE areas, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The three bicycles were secured to the bike rack with a cable and padlock.
While the MHCC Public Safety office and local law enforcement are actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future thefts. It is important for employees and students to use common sense to prevent crimes such as bike thefts.
Here are some important reminders with regard to bicycles:
- Always secure your bicycle frame to a bicycle rack or stationary object with an alloy- hardened U - shaped lock (strongly preferred over a cable and padlock) even if you're only going to be gone just a minute. Most locking cables and chains can be cut with bolt cutters.
- When possible, release the front wheel and secure together with the back tire. Remember to also secure removable seats.
- Take any parts that are quick-release and cannot be secured with you.
- Always record your bike’s serial number. It is also a good idea to engrave your frame with your driver’s license or identification card number.
- Report all suspicious persons or activities on campus by calling the non-emergency number for the Public Safety office, 503-491-7310. In case of emergency, dial 503-491-7911.
- Do not confront the suspect(s), but be a good witness by noting their physical descriptions, clothing, actions, direction of travel and vehicle, if any.