Crime Bulletins

Incident Date and Time:
October 1st to Present

Type of Bulletin:

Moped Thefts

Location:
701 Park Street, Columbia, South Carolina

Alert Status:
Crime Bulletin with social media notification and web page posting only.

Suspect Information:
Unknown

Incident:
Over the past month there have been three mopeds stolen from the moped parking area at 701 Park Street, which is near the USC Energy Facility located  adjacent to the Lincoln Street residence halls and the Coliseum.

There have been other moped thefts in the area to include thefts near Olympia Mills Apartments, the Greek Village, Park Place Apartments, and Greene Crossing Apartments.  Students parking their mopeds near 701 Park Street or in the vicinity of this location should take necessary precautions to secure their moped.

Officers from USCPD and CPD are actively investigating these cases and individuals with information are encouraged to contact USCPD at 777-4215 or the Columbia Police Department.

Members of the Carolina Community can also report a tip to CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to midlandscrimestoppers.com.

Safety Tips:

  • Be sure to register your moped with Parking Services. Register online at www.sc.edu/vmps/
  • Properly secure and lock your moped. If possible use two locks and locks recommended for mopeds.
  • USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

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