At about 4:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, officers assigned to the District C-11 (Dorchester) Community Service Office responded to 23 Lincoln Street after receiving information from a community member that several dirt bikes were being improperly stored in the rear of that location. Officers have received numerous complaints about large groups of motorcycles, dirt bikes and scooters being operated recklessly in the area. With the assistance of the Boston Fire Department, Code Enforcement officers, Environmental Police and members of the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit, officers were able to remove and secure eleven motorcycles, dirt bikes and scooters from the property. While on scene, officers observed an additional twelve motorcycles, scooters and an ATV being improperly stored in a neighboring yard and were able to impound those as well. In all, 23 bikes were recovered as a result of a single tip.
Commissioner Evans continues to encourage the community to inform the police if they are aware of any locations bikes like these are being kept. The Boston Police Department would like to thank the concerned citizen who made the right choice and helped to make their community a safer place. Community members wishing to make an anonymous tip can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous manner.