Bike Register App
Police Scotland has a new tool at its disposal to assist in investigating bike thefts and returning lost and stolen cycles to their rightful owners.
Since early December, all frontline officers have been able to upload the Bike Register database app to their mobile devices, providing them with a comprehensive list of all bikes registered throughout the country.
The app allows any police officer the opportunity to run the VIN number of any bike they locate to establish who the real owner is.
Police Scotland and Bike Register have worked together for several years and policing teams across the country have undertaken bike marking and registration events across Scotland where they encourage cyclists to register their bikes on the database.
Anyone who purchases or receives a new bike, either for recreation, fitness or commuting, is urged to ensure they upload their details to the Bike Register database to help ensure police can return it in the event of it becoming lost or being stolen.
Thanks to the development of the app for police mobile devices, we can instantaneously carry out a check ourselves and if the bike is registered and found to be in the possession of someone who is not the owner, we can respond swiftly and appropriately.
We know that bikes are an expensive commodity and the last thing anyone wants to think about it their valued present, training equipment or mode of transport being lost or stolen, but should such an issue arise, it’s really important that the bike is registered on the database at www.bikeregister.com.
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A 33 year old man was arrested for failure to provide a breath test after crashing his vehicle in Maxton Place, Perth on Friday 30th December
A 19 year old woman was arrested for drink driving in Townhead, Auchterarder on Wednesday 28th December.
An 18 year old man was found to be in possession of Cocaine valued at almost £950 and cannabis valued at £30 after officers stopped his vehicle in Hunter Street, Auchterarder on Friday 30th December.
During the last week 3 drivers have been found to be without insurance and 1 had no licence.
Between 2pm and 3:30pm, Friday 30th December, an attempt was made to break in to a property in Dundee Road, Perth. (CR/188/23)
Between 9am and 12pm, Saturday 31st December, a PS5 and a Sky Box were stolen from a property in Tweedsmuir Road, Perth. (CR/185/22)
Between Wednesday 28th December and Tuesday 3rd January, a property was broken in to in Douglas Terrace, Scone. (CR/838/22)
Between 4pm and 9pm, Saturday 31st December, a quantity of jewellery was stolen during a break in to a property in Heughfield Road, Bridge of Earn. (CR/263/22)
Between 3am and 5am, Sunday 1st January, a window was smashed at Colville House, Leadenflower Road, Crieff. (CR/161/23)
Between 10:30pm, Monday 2nd and 8am, Tuesday 3rd January, a white Vauxhall Mokka and a silver Kia Ceed were stolen from a property at Wester Cairnie, Forteviot. (CR/731/23)
Between 9pm, Friday 30th and 9am, Saturday 31st December, a red Renault Clio was damaged whilst parked in Silver Terrace, Lower Bank Street, Alyth. (CR/242/23)
Between 9pm, Sunday 1st and 4:30am, Monday 2nd January, an attempt was made to gain entry to a property near Kinfauns Castle. (CR/786/23)
Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Tom Leonard, Chief Inspector
Local Area Commander, Perth and Kinross