With the return of warm temperatures on Wednesday March 9, 2016, also came the return of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles operating recklessly on city streets. Investigators assigned to the Boston Police Auto Theft task Force were able to impound two ATV’s and one dirt bike during two separate incidents in Mattapan. Numerous citations were issued and one of the operators, Freddie Evans, 31, of Dorchester was placed under arrest without incident. That operator has been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on multiple motor vehicle charges including Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operation of an Off Road Vehicle on a Public Way and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Commissioner Evans continues to encourage members of the community to inform the police if they observe these kind of off road vehicles operating on the street or if they are aware of any locations where they are being kept within the City of Boston.
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.