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Increase reported in bicycle, mo-ped thefts at UH-Manoa

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 03:12 a.m. HST, Mar 09, 2013



University of Hawaii Campus Security officials are warning students, faculty and staff of a rise in bicycle and mo-ped thefts in the upper campus, lower campus and student housing areas.

Riders are being advised to secure their mo-peds and bicycles to a fixed object in a lighted area.

Security officials is also asking anyone who witnesses someone tampering with a bicycle or moped to call the Campus Security office at 956-6911.







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Mike174 wrote:
It's unfortunate that HPD doesn't take bicycle theft seriously enough to deter it.
on March 9,2013 | 05:23AM
droid wrote:
HPD doesn't step foot on campus unless they are called. Campus Security is responsible.
on March 9,2013 | 07:33AM
Anonymous wrote:
Pretty simple solution - station snipers and do some sting operations: plant some bikes then blow away anyone trying to take them.
on March 9,2013 | 06:18AM
soundofreason wrote:
Pick me! Pick me!!
on March 9,2013 | 07:43AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
You are onto something. But maybe we could tone it down a bit by having stings with trap mopeds that are rigged and monitored. As soon as an offender tries to haul such a moped there would be a loud a alarm with sting operation nearby with cameras stationed around the vicinity. On the mainland, police departments use trap cars to capture crooks who enter the vehicle and try to drive off only to find the cars locking up making for an easy arrest. Of course, the defense lawyer calls it entrapment but that is what we do with cockroaches. These "kakaroaches" should be caught and put behind bars where they belong. Unfortunately, it is up to law enforcement sting operations to decide on these things and theft of bikes and mopeds fall way below their standards. We need to take theft more seriously and start caring about our college students who may already be struggling to go to school.
on March 9,2013 | 08:27AM
stingray65 wrote:
That is too expensive. Shot to kill!! that will stop it instantly!! No respect whatsoever to the society or owner of those bike and mopeds.
on March 9,2013 | 01:09PM
honopic wrote:
YOU AND "ANONYMOUS" SHOULD GET TOGETHER -- YOU HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. JUST LET THE REST OF US KNOW WHERE, SO WE CAN AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE!
on March 9,2013 | 03:58PM
stingray65 wrote:
I like that idea!! Shoot that person with a .22 rifle on his knee cap. Same as those making graffities in our walls. Just wing them by his or her ears..not to kill them.
on March 9,2013 | 01:07PM
honopic wrote:
SERIOUSLY? KILL PEOPLE FOR STEALING MOPEDS AND BICYCLES? Thieves will steal until they're caught, but do you really believe someone with a gun has the right to be police officer, judge, jury and executioner? If so, you are far more dangerous to society than these petty crooks!
on March 9,2013 | 03:56PM
olos73 wrote:
And where's surveillance cameras? What about security officers? Lose money.
on March 9,2013 | 06:50AM
droid wrote:
Security? These guys are too busy sitting at their workstation inside Hamilton Library, campus security portable HQ or eating a plate lunch in their parked golf cart. You must mean the single parking guard who is busy writing parking citations.
on March 9,2013 | 07:17AM
csdhawaii wrote:
**rolls eyes** You have no idea what you're talking about. They don't use golf carts anymore, they don't have a work station in Hamilton Library, and their HQ is not in a portable. If you're going to slander the department, at least try to get accurate information.
on March 9,2013 | 06:25PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Yes, what is the whole point of having a security? Wouldn't the mopeds and bikes be a priority for such an operation?
on March 9,2013 | 08:28AM
kainalu wrote:
If you recall, we went through this before. A decade or so ago. They eventually busted a family in Ewa Beach whose home was essentially a chop shop. The authorities couldn't do anything, however. Because everything was chopped up. Get it? That home and those criminals are still there btw, still thriving off of crimes of various natures. The family criminal enterprise now being operated by the next generation. They have teenagers in the area do all their dirty-work, paid off with drugs. The patriarch that was arrested for all those moped thefts a decade or so ago, recently faced 2 counts of a felon in possession of a firearm, just to give you an idea.
on March 9,2013 | 07:26AM
rytsuru wrote:
Why isn't the local media casting a light on the bigger problem? Take a look around Honolulu, there are bands of homeless people on bicycles all over the place. They swarm like vultures on trash days. Right under the Keeaumoku Bridge near Makiki District Park there was literally a chop-shop and repair operation going on for these homeless right outside of their camp with DOZENS of bicycles, and who knows how many frames, tires, parts all being collected.
on March 9,2013 | 07:59AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
This really concerns me regarding UH security. The HPD is not the campus security. It is the campus security's job to protect the students and the property from theft. Of course, students are responsible for securing their bikes with proper locks. Too many times we have read of computer rooms being burglarized and bikes being stolen. I think it is time to audit the campus security to make sure that they are doing their jobs properly. The supervisors and managers should be held accountable also.
on March 9,2013 | 08:31AM
stingray65 wrote:
How would you know that the Security are not doing it themself? Remember what was going on at the airport with TSA folks stealing from passenger's luggages? How convenient!!
on March 9,2013 | 01:13PM
honopic wrote:
Now, this is the voice of reason. Campus Security should provide just that - SECURITY. And usually, when there is a failure at the basic work level, there is a failure in supervision and management. If they don't have enough personnel to protect students and their belongings, hire more. If the ones who are there aren't doing their jobs, put them on notice that they must do better or face discharge. If the incompetence is in management, show them the door. If they can't fix the problem, get somebody in there who can.
on March 9,2013 | 04:03PM
bender wrote:
I think this has probably been going on all alolng but only now are the thefts being reported. Probably the same anonymous person who authorized the payment for the Stevie Wonder concert is also in charge of taking the reports of thefts.
on March 9,2013 | 10:33AM
cojef wrote:
An institution of higher learning, how to run a chop shop successfully without hindrance by campus security or matching wits with them.
on March 9,2013 | 11:20AM
stingray65 wrote:
Lock your bike or mopeds!!
on March 9,2013 | 01:04PM
nitpikker wrote:
i think the greedwood and bor sickness is spreading throughout the uh campus.
on March 9,2013 | 04:28PM
kailua000 wrote:
Thats okay, the locals thieves try only to steal from the mainland students not the local students. (thats what one moke told me)
on March 9,2013 | 04:42PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
How can they tell. The local's scooters look like pieces of sh*t and the mainland student's are clean and pristine.
on March 9,2013 | 05:09PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
1. Campus security do your job. 2. Don't park a SYM or a Vespa there........gone in 24.
on March 9,2013 | 05:10PM
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