Clarksville, TN – On April 28th, 2015 the Clarksville Police Department sent out a release with detailed information about Motorcycle Theft Crime Trends that was put together by Detective Raymon Carroll. Our intent was to raise awareness to motorcycle owners since it is summer time- when most motorcycle thefts take place.
Recently, three motorcycles were stolen from local apartment complexes. All three motorcycles were categorized as Sport Bikes.
As mentioned in the release sent out in April, the suspects are picking the bikes up and putting them in pick-up trucks, vans, trailers, or any vehicle that can hold a motorcycle.
One victim stated that he had a cable style security lock running through the front wheel of the bike, but this type of security system does not work if the suspects can lift the bikes.
Park Smart—there are a number of suggestions mentioned in the preceding release to make it harder for a suspect to steal a motorcycle.
- Do not park in the general parking area and avoid parking the motorcycle in view from major thoroughfares.
- If available on site, rent a garage.
- Rent an apartment on the ground floor and bring the motorcycle inside.
- Rent a storage unit if there are no garages on site and drive to the motorcycle.
- If you can only rent, rent a home with a place to store your motorcycle.
One of the best ways to stop motorcycle thefts from occurring is for the citizens of Clarksville to team up with the Clarksville Police Department by reporting suspicious activity. CPD realizes they get some crimes solved faster by asking the public for assistance. CPD is asking for assistance to stop motorcycle thefts.
If you see individuals walking around the parking lots taking pictures of motorcycles, manipulating the motorcycles, lifting them into other vehicles, or any other suspicious activity— call 911. Give CPD an opportunity to question the suspicious individuals. Your call could prevent a crime from occurring or maybe even solve other crimes.
The three most recent Motorcycle Thefts:
- Occurred: May 27th, 2015 3:00pm – May 28th, 2015 7:30pm on Fort Campbell Boulevard. The victim stated that he normally parks his bike at an angle in the last parking stall and then usually blocks it in with his car. He stated that he also had a cable style security lock running through the front wheel of the bike. – 2014 Yamaha Motorcycle
- Occurred: June 7th, 2015 8:00pm – June 9th, 2015 08:00am on Fort Campbell Boulevard. – 2011 Yamaha R-1
- Occurred: June 8th, 2015 10:00pm – June 9th, 2015 6:00pm off Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. – 2013 Kawasaki ZX6R
If anyone has any information related to these incidents, please call Detective Carroll at 931.648.0656 Ext 5174 or the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477).
For more information, see: Clarksville Police Department releases Motorcycle Theft Crime Trends report