BPD to Initiate Crackdown on the Illegal Operation of Recreational Vehicles This Weekend

In response to growing community unrest and complaints about the careless and reckless operation of recreational vehicles - specifically dirt bikes and motor scooters - on our city streets, the Boston Police Department in collaboration with several outside law enforcement agencies including the MA Environmental Police will initiate a significant and substantial crackdown targeting the reckless and illegal operation of unregistered motor scooters, dirt bikes, and recreational vehicles.

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, 2016, and in the upcoming weekends in May, officers will conduct major operations inside the city to stop, ticket, and/or arrest those operating the above-mentioned vehicles in a manner that cause and create a danger and disturbance to the citizens of our fine city. Officers will direct their patrols and enforcement to neighborhoods that have elicited substantial complaints in the past, including, but not limited to Roxbury, Mattapan, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and the South End.

The BPD kindly asks and encourages community members to anonymously contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word β€˜TIP’ to CRIME (27463) with any information regarding the illegal operation or storage of these vehicles. The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.