At about 3:40 PM on Thursday March 17, 2016, officers assigned to the Auto Theft Unit impounded two dirt bikes and placed two suspects in custody in the area of 1 Shuyler Street in Dorchester. The officers were on directed patrol in the area in response to numerous recent complaints of recreational and off road vehicle being operated illegally on city streets. The officers observed the suspects, Samuel Bordoy, 21, of Boston and Eddie Lara, 21, of Roslindale, riding two dirt bikes at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting several pedestrians and other vehicles while weaving through lanes of traffic in the area of Seaver Street and Blue Hill Avenue. Officers activated their lights and sirens in an attempt to pull them over but were unsuccessful. Officers continued to follow the bikes until they saw them pull into the backyard of 1 Shuyler Street where they were able to stop the suspects and place them in custody without incident. The two suspects were issued numerous traffic citations and will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Negligent Operation, Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Operating a Motorcycle with a Class D License and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.
Commissioner Evans continues to encourage members of the community to call the police if they observe these kind of off road vehicles operating in an unsafe manner or if they are aware of any locations where they are being stored in 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.