“The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public that it’s destroyed dozens of ATVs and dirt bikes that were seized for being illegally operated in the District of Columbia.
On Saturday, July 15, 2017, a total of 62 off road vehicles were destroyed at a contractor’s lot in Capitol Heights, Maryland, producing 14,180 pounds of recyclable metal.
The vehicles were left abandoned in public spaces or seized for their involvement in criminal offenses. These vehicles were either unregistered or their owners failed to claim them.
Video of their destruction can be seen here:
“We hope those who illegally and recklessly operate these vehicles will see this as a symbolic gesture that this type of behavior won’t be tolerated in the District of Columbia,” said Police Chief Peter Newsham.
“The community is fed up with this behavior. As long as they continue endangering the lives of everyone on our streets, MPD will continue confiscating and destroying these vehicles,” he added.
Individuals who are able to provide information that leads to the recovery of an ATV that is being used on public space, could be eligible for a Bonus to Phone Us: Off Road reward of $250
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”