Boston Police Continue to Crack Down on Unsafe Operators of Off Road Vehicles on City Streets

The Boston Police Department, in partnership with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, continue their efforts to stop off road vehicles from operating on the streets of Boston.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, members of the Boston Police Auto Theft Unit seized three dirt bikes and arrested a juvenile suspect in the area of 184 Greenfield Road in Mattapan. The officers were on directed patrol in response to numerous community complaints about off road vehicles operating dangerously throughout this section of the city. The officers observed three juvenile males operating three dirt bikes on Blue Hill Avenue in an unsafe manner. The operators were seen weaving in and out of traffic, failing to stop for signs and signals and “popping wheelies” as they rode down the busy street. The officers followed the bikes until they abruptly pulled onto a sidewalk and into a driveway where they came to a stop. Officers spoke to the three juvenile operators and as a result, one was placed in custody without incident while two were summonsed to appear in court on numerous motor vehicle charges.  The dirt bikes were seized and impounded.

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.