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Bike thefts up in Dayton


February 3, 2022

DAYTON—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has recently experienced an increase in reported bike thefts, with their weekly log for January 24 showing at least one new theft per day.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages cyclists and bike owners to properly secure their bikes while parked. They recently offered these tips to lessen the chances of getting your bike stolen:

1. Use your locks or lock chains

2. Make your bike unique (for example stickers, baskets, attached lights, etc.)

3. Secure your bike inside a garage, house, or fenced area.

4. Write down the make, model, and serial number of your bike. This will help identify your bike if it’s recovered.


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