In Arlington's police District 2, which includes Rosslyn, 23 bikes have been stolen over the past three months. Capt. Andy Penn, the new District 2 commander, encouraged residents to register their bikes. Bike registration allows the police to return recovered bikes to the bikes' owners.
We can't image a more heinous crime than bike theft. Bikes provide essential transportation and vital recreation. Bike thieves should be put to hard labor planting trees. After a few weeks of that, they should be sent to Phoenix Bikes to learn to build their own bikes from the many used bike parts readily available from dumpsters.