Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC
In response to the community’s concerns of ATVs and Dirt Bikes, members of the Fifth District midnight shift arrested an adult male for driving an ATV in the 1500 block of W Street, NE. He was processed on June 5, 2012, at approximately 2300 hours (11 PM), and the ATV was removed from the street. Officers were advised of the community’s concerns during the Midnight Roll call and they responded and took action. We will continue to monitor and make additional arrests as needed.
Previously MPD had written about the difficulty of making ATV arrests:
“…we cannot pursue the people riding the dirt bikes and atvs, as to do so would create a more dangerous situation than they already present.”