CRIME ALERTS: Bike thefts and vehicle tire slasher hit RCC

Valerie osier / staff Editor RCC Campus Police set signs near bike racks on campus to warn students about bike thefts.

Valerie osier / Staff Editor
RCC Campus Police set signs near bike racks on campus to warn students about bike thefts.

Valerie Osier | News Editor

Nov. 3, 2014

Bike thefts prompt police precaution

According to Riverside City College Campus Police, a recent string of bicycle thefts have caused them to raise awareness on the matter.

Approximately four bikes were stolen from the bike rack near the Math and Science building over a month. Campus police are trying to prevent further thefts by educating RCC students to properly lock up their bicycles on campus.

The department recommends that students use a good quality bicycle lock. They also advise students keep record of their bicycle information, such as the serial number and brand, as well as take photos of their bike.

Campus police ask that people report all suspicious activity to 951-222-8171.

Tire slasher hits RCC in pool parking lot

There have been several reports of tires being slashed at Riverside City College in parking lot “K” near the Riverside Aquatics Center.

According to Riverside Police Detective Ron Knoffloch, the slashings at RCC may have been committed by the same suspect who was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism at Riverside Community Hospital.

More than a dozen cars were found with their tires cut at the hospital and the state Board of Equalization office in downtown Riverside Oct. 24, a news release said.

Anyone with information on this case or if they believe their vehicle may have been vandalized in this case is encouraged to contact Detective Knoffloch at rknoffloch@riversideca.gov or 951-826-8718.

This article was published in the Oct. 30 edition of Viewpoints.