Connect with us

All Articles

Bike Theft Suspect Apprehended

Bwog received a email from Dean Terry Martinez about Columbia Public Safety’s successful apprehension of a bike theft suspect. After receiving a tip from a CC student on November 22nd, Public Safety followed up and managed to arrest the suspect for “attempted bike larceny, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.” In light of the recent crime around campus, even this small victory feels particularly comforting. Check out the full security update below:

Please be advised that on November 22, 2011 Columbia University Public Safety received a tip from a CC student regarding suspicious activity in a potential bike theft. As a result, Public Safety Officers were able to apprehend the suspect and NYPD arrived on the scene to arrest him for attempted bike larceny, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools. A special thanks to the student for alerting the authorities.

As always, if you have any information about the recent crimes or recall any unusual activity, please do not hesitate to call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 (4-5555). Thank you in advance for partnering with us to ensure the safety of our community.

Terry Martinez
Dean of Community Development
and Multicultural Affairs/
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.



  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous no worse scum in this city than one who tries to steal a man/woman’s bicycle. thanks, Public Safety!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I read your comment as genuine and I was like “what?!?!?!?! They can’t be for real” and then I realized it was laced with overt sarcasm. And I felt stupid but appreciated your comment for it’s snarky deliverance of the truth.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous How did they find him? All of the suspects had the same description, black/male/ about 6 feet/ hoodie

    1. Simple says:

      @Simple they’ve placed all black/male/6 feet tall individuals in an internment camp.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous phew, thank god I’m 5’11

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Public Safety for the Schwinn

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous commits a crime, can”t get a job, stays poor, steals again. When are we going to stop the endless cycling of crime!?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous ehh bike puns always leave me feeling a little flat

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous I agree, that pun felt tired.

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous These puns are off the chain!

  • Ad

    Have Your Say

    What should you actually Venmo people for?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Recent Comments

    the media isn't known for telling the truth (read more)
    An Ode To The 115th Halal Cart
    February 16, 2020
    >The boy will be tried as an adult That means you can identify him. (read more)
    Suspect Arrested Last Night In Tess Majors Case Connected Using DNA Evidence
    February 16, 2020
    But you used a photo from the 120th St cart.... (read more)
    An Ode To The 115th Halal Cart
    February 15, 2020
    Although one dean following the policy she’d been instructed to follow was shamed By her employer for an email, (read more)
    Life In Quarantine, Barnard College, USA
    February 15, 2020

    Comment Policy

    The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
    • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
    • Hate speech
    • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
    • Personal information about an individual
    • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
    • Spam or self-promotion
    • Copyright infringement
    • Libel