The Weyburn Police Service is reminding residents about City of Weyburn bike licences, after they received a number of complaints relating to bikes last week.
Several bikes were abandoned, turned in to the police, and reported stolen.
“More often than not they turn up somewhere,” Deputy Police Chief Brent VanDeSype said. “They might have just been a temporary mode of transportation to get somewhere quick, maybe coming home from having a few beverages or whatever it is late at night, but there are some valuable bikes out there, so there are ones that are stealing them for the purposes of the value of the bike.”
VanDeSype explained how bike licences work.
“If there's a bike that's turned in, it's got a bike licence on it, we'll look it up in the registry. We've got a little record here and we'll contact the owner that the bike was registered to.”
Bike licences cost $5 and can be obtained at the Weyburn Police Service office.