A man was temporarily banned from Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) after being identified as a person of interest in a recent uptick in bike thefts at the Beachside College off-site residential halls, the University Police Department (UPD) announced this week.
Darren John Bagely, 30, who is not affiliated with the university, was approached by officers on Sunday, April 18 after being seen “casing” the bike racks at Beachside. Officers found bolt cutters and a hacksaw on Bagely, according to CSULB police.
Witnesses never saw Bagely take or attempt to take any bicycles and he was released after officers were unable to determine if a crime had occurred. He was notified that his right to remain on campus was revoked for the next seven days.
If Bagley is located on campus on or before Sunday, April 24, he could be arrested for trespassing. If he is seen on campus, individuals are encouraged to notify the UPD.
He is described as a white man with brown eyes and brown hair, standing at 5 feet, 11 inches and weighing 150 pounds.
As a result of the recent increase in bike thefts at Beachside, the UPD is encouraging individuals to properly secure their bicycles as well as register them with the UPD so that the bike’s identifying information is retained and, if needed, can be recalled in the future.
For more information or questions regarding the alert, individuals can contact the CSULB police department at 562.985.4101, Detective Sgt. Johnny Leva at 562.985.0011, Detective Christopher Brown at 562.985.8938 or Detective Antonio Maciel at 562.985.0018.
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