At about 5:30 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2016, officers assigned to the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit, the Walpole Police Department, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Special Agents from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and members of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council conducted a mass arrest in the area 16 Renmar Avenue in Walpole.
In recent weeks, officers in Walpole responded to this area for numerous complaints of off road vehicles being operated recklessly. The officers noted that on these occasions, the offending parties were from the Boston area and had ties to a group named Boston Bike Life. Walpole and Boston Police then opened up lines of communication and put a plan in motion which was executed Sunday evening. As a result, seven individuals were summonsed to appear in court while fourteen were placed under arrest. Officers also impounded six motor vehicles and eleven dirt bikes and all terrain vehicles. All parties will appear in Wrentham District Court on numerous motor vehicle charges.
Commissioner Evans applauded the success of the operation, “This wide sweeping investigation was in direct response to numerous complaints from the communities we serve. I would like to thank all of the agencies involved who helped us take these dangerous operators off the streets. We will continue to take any and all steps necessary to ensure the safety of the law abiding citizens of Boston.”