Another Tip From Concerned Community Member Leads BPD to Locate And Impound Several Motorcycles in Dorchester

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.

Another Tip From Concerned Community Member Leads BPD to Locate And Impound Several Dirt Bikes in Dorchester

At about 9:00 AM on Friday, May 29, 2015, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to 52 Stonehurst 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 and members of the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit, officers were able to remove and secure several dirt bikes and scooters in addition to several motor components from the property. Commissioner Evans has encouraged 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.

Tip From Concerned Community Member Leads BPD to Locate and Confiscate Several Illegal Dirt Bikes in Roxbury

At about 11:45 AM on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, officers assigned to the B-2 (Roxbury) Community Service Office under the direction of Sergeant Silta proactively seized seven dirt bikes from the Mission Main housing development. The officers were on patrol in the area due to numerous complaints of dirt bikes and motorcycles operating recklessly. Members of the community stepped up and informed the officers that several of the offending bikes were being stored on the property. Officers located the dirt bikes hiding under tarps, locked and chained to a metal fence. These vehicles are not allowed to be driven on the street, or parked within ten feet of a dwelling. Members of the Boston Fire Department (Engine 29) responded and assisted the officers in cutting the heavy chains off leading to the recovery of seven dirt bikes. This seizure comes one week after Commissioner Evans appealed to the community to help police by informing them if they knew of any bikes being stored illegally. The message was apparently heard in Mission Main, where a tip from the community made all the difference.

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Boston Police Begin Crackdown on Motorcycle/Recreational Vehicle Code Violations--Officers Arrest 3 and Confiscate Vehicles for Infractions

 

At about 4:45 PM on May 3, 2014, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested 3 individuals and seized numerous items from the area of 14 Tampa Street in Mattapan.

Due to numerous citizen complaints about the operation of recreational vehicles (motor scooters, motorcycles, ATVs, dirt bikes, etc.) on public city streets, officers’ observations of reckless and unsafe operation of these vehicles, and recent motor vehicle accidents involving severe injuries to the operators of recreational vehicles, officers set up directed patrol in the above area to address these issues. These officers had also been recently trained by the Boston Police Academy in identifying the various methods in which recreational vehicles are unsafely stored near or inside of dwellings, and how this may result in numerous hazardous building code violations.

As officers patrolled the area, they observed a group of people with several recreational vehicles in the rear of the above address. Officers observed many of the vehicles leaning against the house, fence, and stored under the house porch. The officers believed that these vehicles, which are known to contain gasoline, petroleum, and oil, were causing a hazard near the dwelling and responded to the residence to investigate.

Officers spoke with the individuals outside the house and, upon further investigation, found 17 recreational vehicles in various stages of repair, as well as numerous engines and engine parts improperly stored inside and around the above property. Officers also discovered several registration plates and an engine that had been previously reported stolen. Upon the order of the Boston Fire Department, all improperly stored vehicles and items were removed from the property. The stolen items were also seized by the officers.

Three individuals were arrested in connection with this incident. Twenty-two-year-old Ruben Casseus of Hyde Park was arrested and charged with a Boston City Ordinance Violation for an Open Container of Alcohol in Public. Twenty-four-year-old Philip Edwards of Malden was arrested on three outstanding active warrants. Thirty-six-year-old Tyrone Searcy of Mattapan was charged with Buying/Receiving Stolen Property over $250, as well as issued a Boston City Ordinance Violation.