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January 22, 2023

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Handle Bard

I know someone who had this happen to them and they got two really good e-bikes

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/garage-burglaries-bikes-17729119.php


Police in Marin County are investigating a string of garage burglaries in which thieves use improvised tools to swipe high-end bicycles — a crime pattern that’s also surging in San Francisco.

In the course of roughly six weeks, residents of Corte Madera, Larkspur and San Anselmo reported 10 break-ins with similar elements: After casing a neighborhood, a perpetrator walked up to a garage door with a clear glass panel, punctured a hole in the glass and then deployed a rod and hook to grab the emergency cord and pull the door open.

resident

Will Brownrigg be investigating how secure Biden's Corvette garage is? Was?

resident

What is Brownrigg's threat assessment of a US Senator holding Top Secret documents for years that he was not allowed to take out of a secure facility? When will the next letter to the Daily Journal appear to answer these important questions?

In case you have forgotten please review Brownrigg's statement

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/national-security-is-a-dangerous-job/article_1ef65918-229a-11ed-b024-f742c0548f8a.html

MBGA

That's (D)ifferent.

Joe

The moving citations for 2022 will take another couple of weeks to assemble, but here is the historical data:

Moving Citations Issued
2016: 3,341
2017: 2,615
2018: 2,448
2019: 3,234
2020: 1,421
2021: 2,264

You can clearly see the effects of Covid lockdowns and work at home policies. Even so, 2021 saw nearly 200 moving violations cited per month!

Guido

At least we aren't as screwed up as Seattle


The city of Seattle is suing Kia and Hyundai, arguing the company did not take adequate anti-theft measures to prevent its cars from being stolen.

“Kia and Hyundai chose to cut corners and cut costs at the expense of their customers and the public," Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison said in a statement. "As a result, our police force has had to tackle a huge rise in vehicle theft and related problems with already stretched resources. Now Seattle taxpayers must shoulder the burden of the increase in theft. Kia and Hyundai need to take responsibility for the public safety hazard that they created.”

According to the City Attorney's Office, Seattle saw a 363% increase in the theft of Kias, and a 503% increase in the thefts of Hyundais between 2021 and 2022. KUOW previously reported that 80 cars were stolen each day, on average, throughout King and Pierce counties in November 2022.

Kia and Hyundai models are vulnerable to a specific type of car theft. Using a simple USB cable, a person can access the ignition and turn the cars on. Instructions on how to do this have spread far and wide on the internet, leading to a rise in thefts of such cars nationally. The Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force has noted that 2011 or newer Kias, or a 2015 or newer Hyundais are particularly at risk. Kia and Hyundai have said that models after 2022 have included a fix to this issue.

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