Tag Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: County

Bicycle theft on the rise in Boulder County

In the time it took to purchase a sandwich from a shop in downtown Boulder, Nancy Trigg’s bike was cut from its lock and stolen.

The Boulder resident ultimately found the bicycle at an alleged chop shop and was able to retrieve it with the help of the Boulder Police Department. It wasn’t registered, Trigg said, but she had photographs of a large dent on the bicycle that helped confirm it was hers. She’s since placed a sticker reading “Please don’t steal my bicycle. Thanks.” over the dent.

Nancy Trigg poses with her bike, which was stolen and returned earlier this year. (Eddie Clark/Courtesy photo)

While bicycle theft is not a new phenomenon, Trigg noted that something about it feels different.

“What’s different now is it’s blatant,” she said.

Indeed, bicycle theft is on the rise across Boulder County. Both Boulder and Longmont reported an increase in the past year. In Boulder, more than 1,000 bicycles valued at about $1.9 million have been stolen in 2020 from individuals and bicycle shops. In years past, the city reported an average of 700 bikes stolen annually.

Travel east to Longmont, and the story is similar. According to Longmont Police Sgt. Matt Cage, 211 bicycles have been reported stolen this year, an almost 10% increase from the year prior.

“Most property crimes are up all across the state, including Longmont,” Cage wrote in an email.

Although people self-report the value of their bike when it’s stolen, the Boulder Police Department said the average value of each stolen bicycle is more than $1,000. The figures extend through early December.

“Stolen bicycles are a chronic problem here in the city of Boulder,” Boulder Police Strategic Data and Policy Advisor Beth Christenson said in a Dec. 10 town hall meeting.

As such, the department has begun a targeted effort to combat the problem by teaming up with Bike Index, a nonprofit that helps people register their bicycles. The free service helps law enforcement locate and contact people who own a stolen bike that’s found.

“If your bike is stolen and you have registered it and it is found outside the jurisdiction, other agencies can quickly find where the bike is from and who it is registered to,” Christenson said.

Bryan Hance, co-founder of Bike Index, said he helped start the nonprofit organization when he realized that it made sense to have a central place for bike shops and cyclists to go to register bikes and search for stolen ones.

Marketplace in August reported that the disrupted supply chain led to a bicycle shortage. Hance referenced that shortage and other impacts of the coronavirus as some of the reasons for the rise in theft.

“It’s been a really busy year for bike thieves,” he said.

People often send the Boulder Police Department photos and videos of suspected bicycle chop shops, or places where stolen bikes are taken apart so parts can be sold or used on other stolen bikes. However, spokesperson Dionne Waugh said it’s difficult to


King County Metro – Moving Forward Together


Free telework webinar


Employers: Please join us for a FREE three-part telework webinar series. Learn best practices, management techniques, tech tips and more.

Register today!

Reduced Schedule

Effective July 20 – 26, 2020

Reduced Schedule for July 20 – 26, 2020

A Reduced Schedule continues as Metro and our region respond to COVID-19.

Read more  Check canceled trips

Text for departures

Departure times for your stop

Text for departures

Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550.

More info

Metro updates

on coronavirus

Metro updates on coronavirus

Check out the latest blog posts on Metro’s response to COVID-19.

Read more

Source Article


bicycle in Hudson County, NJ | Reviews

bicycle in Hudson County, NJ | Reviews – Yellowbook

Generated UTC Time:2020-May-05 23:59:45;

Source Article


Man breaks into ex-girlfriend’s Lapeer County house to take vehicle, later crashes it during police chase

ELBA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities said a man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house in Lapeer County early Monday, took the couple’s shared vehicle and later crashed it.

The 37-year-old man is accused of breaking into the home on Georgia Drive in Elba Township at 3:34 a.m. He used to live there but moved out last fall when the pair broke up.

He attempted to take his 37-year-old ex-girlfriend’s purse, which had the keys to a 2015 White Dodge Journey inside. Officials said there was a physical altercation that started in the house and continued into the driveway.

The man is accused of hitting the garage then dragging the woman alongside the vehicle for a distance before leaving. She suffered minor injuries and did not want medical treatment.

Authorities said the vehicle was registered to both the man and woman so it was not listed as stolen, but the man had a warrant for his arrest.

The woman told authorities that the man broke into the house alone but when he left the scene, there was a 36-year-old woman from Mount Morris with him.

When deputies learned the man may be in Flint, they informed Flint police. Authorities said there was a pursuit that ended with a crash.

Officials said the man ran a red light at W. Stewart Avenue and Cilo Road during the chase and crashed into a Jeep. The driver of the Jeep is in critical condition.

The man and his passenger, who officials say is a parole absconder, both were treated for minor injuries. They are now in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Jason Cate at 810-237-6808.

Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit – All rights reserved.

Source Article


Woman killed in 3-vehicle crash near Fresno, Tulare county line identified

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Authorities have identified 39-year-old Rosa Para of Cutler as the woman killed after her vehicle collided with two trucks on Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

It happened on Floral and Alta Avenues near the Fresno and Tulare county lines.

Officers say a Para was stopped at Floral Avenue and pulled forward in front of an oncoming semi-truck. The truck driver was unable to stop and crashed into her vehicle.

The crash caused the Para’s car to spin out and it collided with a second truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi-truck driver was taken to a local hospital, but their condition has not been released.

It’s unclear if the second truck driver suffered any injuries.

Copyright © 2020 KFSN-TV. All Rights Reserved.

Source Article


Transportation | Fairfax County Public Schools

The Office of Transportation Services is responsible for providing the safe and efficient transportation of all eligible students to and from schools and school activities each day. To accomplish this monumental task, a team of dedicated routing, safety, and administrative specialists combined with a host of drivers and attendants work together to maintain a high level of service for all of our clients.

Bus Transportation

Our dedicated team works together every day to ensure the safe transportation of our students. Safety is also the reason that we do not post school bus routes and bus stops on our website. If you need that information for your student, you must go in person to the school. Schools will mail bus schedules to families in August of each school year.

If you have concerns about your child’s school bus transportation, speak to the transportation supervisor responsible for your school or call the Office of Transportation Services at 703-446-2000.

For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), you will need to contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000. 

Bus Delay Notification System

Bus with clock imageStay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS’ bus delay notification system.  This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information.  Parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the FCPS Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. Afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify (BlackboardConnect) email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.  Need assistance or have questions?  Contact the Transportation office listed for your school. For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Kindergarten Transportation

Kindergarten students who ride the bus in the afternoon are to be met at the bus door and asked for by name by a parent, parent designee, guardian, or a responsible middle school age or higher sibling. Children will be returned to school if the driver has concerns for their safety.

In case of emergencies such as road closures, accidents, or weather related road problems, drivers may use safe transportation-approved alternate locations to pick up or drop off students. If there is not a safe transportation-approved alternative stop, the driver may choose to return to school.

Drivers may also choose to return to the school if they have concerns regarding the safety of releasing a student at a regular stop, or if a child expresses concern for any reason about getting off of the bus.

Walking and Bicycling

Safe Routes to School programs get kids physically active and take cars off the road. In the last 40 years, we have seen student walking and bicycling to school decline from 48% (1969) to 13% (2009). During this same time period, the percentage of parents using Kiss and Ride has increased. The increase in Kiss and Ride users has complicated traffic conditions around many schools and has made it more difficult for student walkers and bicyclists to get


Greene County releases guidelines on vehicle parades

Many are turning to vehicle parades to show their support and love for family, friends and even essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

>> Coronavirus: Complete Coverage

Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County recently announced guidelines on how to safely organize a vehicle parade. Greene County Public Health is also following those recommendations.

Anyone who chooses to participate in a vehicle parade should do the following:

  • No one who feels sick should participate.
  • All participants’ temperature should be taken before they leave home.
  • One person or household per vehicle.
  • If meeting before the parade, all vehicles and people must remain 6 feet apart.
  • Participants must say in their vehicles at all times.
  • No objects can be passed between vehicles and parade viewers.
  • All traffic laws must be followed.
  • While in residential areas participants should remember that there may be others recovering from coronavirus. Disturbances should be kept to a minimum.
  • Keep in mind that shouting at someone increases the risk of spreading coronavirus.
  • Viewers and participants should wear masks.
  • Viewers must stay out of the street and remain 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Do not physically visit other people’s homes to view the parade unless you are providing help as outlined in the state’s stay-at-home order.
  • No parades should be held at senior living centers, nursing homes or hospice facilities.

Couple caught in their car as tornado sweeps through Jefferson Davis County

Hide Transcript
Show Transcript


Couple caught in their car as tornado sweeps through Jefferson Davis County

A couple was caught in their car in Society Hill Sunday as a tornado swept right in front of them. Watch the video in the player at the top of this page.

A couple was caught in their car in Society Hill Sunday as a tornado swept right in front of them.

Watch the video in the player at the top of this page.

Source Article


Shawnee County deputy arrests 3 after vehicle chase ends in crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Shawnee County deputy arrested three suspects after chasing a car that crashed into a parked vehicle in southeast Topeka, the sheriff said Tuesday morning.

Dawud M. Rahman, 18, of Topeka, faces charges including:

  • Felony eluding an officer
  • Felony interference
  • Theft

Kaitlyn A. Johnson, 19, of Topeka, faces charges including:

  • Felony interference
  • Prior felony charges through the Topeka Police Department

A deputy also arrested a 16-year-old Topeka teen, who faces charges of possession of stolen property and drug violations.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy tried to stop a 2012 Toyota Corolla that Rahman was driving around 2:55 a.m. near Southeast 6th and Rice Road. Rahman didn’t stop and the deputy gave chase. The deputy followed the Corolla to Southeast 29th Street and Colorado Avenue where it struck a parked car.

The deputy reported finding five people in the car, and some tried to run away. They were able to catch everyone in the car with help from Topeka police, and released two occupants at the scene.

Rahman and the minor were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries from the crash with a parked car, then booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections and juvenile corrections respectively.

Source Article


Transportation | Oswego County Opportunities








Non-Emergency Medical Transportation – Transportation to and from medical appointments for individuals deemed eligible under Oswego County’s Medicaid Program.

Call-N-Ride Curb-to-curb transportation for the Elderly and Persons with Special Needs for medical, social or personal business within Oswego County.

Medicaid Transportation – OCO is a certified provider of Medicaid transportation. When you call the regional coordination office (1-855-733-9395) to schedule your Medicaid transport, be sure to ask for Oswego County Opportunities to provide your ride.



Our buses are clean, well-maintained,
and ADA accessible. Our lifts can accommodate
up to 800 lbs. Call with any questions; we’ll be happy to help! 315-598-4713.


OCO’s Call-N-Ride bus service is  available free of charge to those ages 60 and over!

Oswego County Opportunities Call-N-Ride bus service is making it easier than ever for the elderly and persons with special needs to travel within Oswego County.  OCO’s Call-N-Ride bus service is available free of charge to those ages 60 and over., although riders are encouragedto contribute to the cost of the services. No one will be denied service due to an inability to contribute.  

Operated through OCO Transportation Services, and funded in part by Oswego County Office for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, rider contributions, and Exelon, Call-N-Ride provides curb-to-curb transportation for the elderly and persons with special needs.  For those ages 60 and over living on fixed incomes the access to safe, cost-free transportation provides them with a new-found sense of freedom of mobility.

“Our Call-N-Ride bus service is available for medical, social or personal business,” said Director of OCO Transportation Services Gary Mashaw.  “Call-N-Ride provides an invaluable service to our communities and we are pleased to now offer this safe, reliable transportation at no charge for those ages 60 and older.  Over the years our number of riders has more than doubled.  The demand is there and we wish to meet it by making it even more accessible.”

This photo shows several members of Oswego County Visually Impaired (OCVI) boarding an Oswego County Opportunities’ Call-N-Ride bus for a lunch outing.

Launched in 1999 when the Vision Network of Oswego County partnered with Oswego County ARISE, Oswego County Visually Impaired, Oswego County Opportunities and the Oswego County Legislature, OCO’s Call-N-Ride bus service allows people who may not be able drive due to vision loss or other difficulties retain their independence. “Call-N-Ride allows them to schedule doctor visits, hairdresser appointments, go shopping, or visit family and friends. They don’t need to rely on others for rides, and they are much less likely to become isolated,” added Mashaw.

Available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call-N-Ride operates in Oswego County with a schedule that includes specific days each week, or every other week, in zones that have been established by school district. Click here for the full schedule.

Zone 1 – (Sandy Creek, Pulaski, & Mexico School Districts).  The 1st & 3rd Monday of each month.
Zone 2 – (Fulton School District). Tuesday and Thursday each week.
Zone 3 –