Hey, there! Log in / Register

Dirt-bike crackdown continues: Out-of-towners arrested, bikes seized in Mattapan

Boston Police report arresting five Cape men Sunday on a variety of charges, including operating motor vehicles without a license, after they allegedly ripped up the streets of Mattapan on dirt bikes - and as they were loading the bikes into a rental truck.

As officers were busy corralling those riders and their bikes, they noticed two more guys loading their bikes into a pickup nearby and wound up arresting them as well, police say. The pair of teens, one from Canton, one from Abington, were arrested as well, on various motor-vehicle charges.

Police say officers from the BPD auto-theft task force and District B-3 teamed up with state Environmental Police to look for stunting off-road drivers on Mattapan streets Sunday evening as part of an overall crackdown on illegal dirt bikes and ATVs.

Officers were conducting surveillance of a large group of off road vehicles which were operating in violation of the auto laws and refusing to stop for police. Officers followed five of the riders to the rear parking lot of a building at 1020 Harvard Street where they observed the suspects loading the bikes into the back of a U-Haul truck. Officers placed all five suspects in custody without incident and seized the dirt bikes as well as the U-Haul truck and a pickup truck belonging to one of the suspects.

The five Cape men, ranging in age from 18 to 28, listed addresses in Wareham, East Falmouth, Mashpee, and the Cataumet section of Bourne.

Neighborhoods: 
Topics: 
Free tagging: 
Ad:

Comments

Why not do that shit back home, where there's certainly more acreage? Why drive up to Boston just to ride through the streets?

up
Voting closed 0

Maybe they thought it'd be cool to tear through an urban area for a change? Or that they'd have less chance of being recognized and more chance of avoiding arrest in the crowded streets of 'the big city'?

(I'm going to risk a slightly non-PC observation and point out that given the names listed in the police report (Frye, Mendes, McElroy, Aylmer, and Hicks), I suspect they blended in less than they might have planned in that neighborhood.)

Good on the BPD for catching these jackasses.

up
Voting closed 0

Maybe these out-of-towners came to Mattapan to purchase "bargain priced" bikes, and the racing around in the street was in the nature of test drives. There's nothing in the story that says they brought the bikes with them.

up
Voting closed 0

This is about street cred and the thrill of feeling like billy badass riding through the city.

up
Voting closed 0

They think they look cool but they actually look hideous. I'm afraid one of these days we're going to read about a serious accident.

up
Voting closed 0

Already some serious accidents in other US cities if we haven't had one yet:

http://www.popville.com/2014/09/serious-motorbike-accident-in-columbia-h...

up
Voting closed 0

the Cape have a hard-drug problem?

Maybe the vroom-vrooming is a side hobby to the drug-dealing.

up
Voting closed 0

It is a quality of life issue. The older men arrested have had reckless driving and drug charges. The younger ones have clean records.

Casey T Mcelroy
229 Seacrest Shores Boulevard, East Falmouth MA
Looks like this is his side hobby!

May 22, 2009 - McELROY, Casey T., 21, 229 Seacoast Shores Blvd., East Falmouth; driving unregistered motor vehicle April 14 in Falmouth

June1 2011 - McELROY, Casey T., 23, 229 Seacoast Shores Blvd., East Falmouth; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle), assault, May 31 in Falmouth. Pretrial hearing July 13.

July 12, 2011 - McELROY,Casey T, 23, 229 Seacoast ShoresBlvd., East Falmouth; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault.Dismissed, failure of victim to cooperate.

08/24/2011 - MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Location: RTE 25 EAST @ GLEN CHARLIE RD
REASON FOR STOP: Speeding DISPOSITION: SUMMONED, Criminal App for:Speeding, Unregistered, Uninsured, Attatching Plates, And unlicensed operation. Refer To Summons: 11-1133-AR Summons: MCELROY, CASEY Address: 229 SEACOAST SHORES BLVD EAST FALMOUTH, MA UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE,
UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE, NUMBER PLATE VIOLATION TO CONCEAL ID, SPEEDING, UNLICENSED OPERATION OF MV

October 26, 2011 - MCELROY, CASEY T., 24, 229 Seacrest Shores Boulevard, East Falmouth, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, September 10 in Falmouth, dismissed on $100 court costs.

Facebook has lots of stunting photos
https://www.facebook.com/casey.mcelroy.98

Jonathan K. Frye
111 Pinecrest Beach Drive in East Falmouth
469 Carriage Shop Road

11/17/2006 - Falmouth Police assisted by the Cape Cod Drug Task Force, State Police, Bourne and Mashpee Police and the Barnstable County Sheriff's Department conducted a series of raids that netted 23 individuals, 21 of them oom drug charges. The action was the result of an extensive investigation, that included numerous undercover buys of illegal drugs.(Editors note: generally speaking Class A refers to Heroin, Class B to Cocaine, and Class D to Marijuana. There are other substance that also fall into these categories). 17-year old Jonathan Frye of Falmouth distributing class B, possession class B and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws.

03/09/2007 Refer To P/C: 07-3934-D-AR FRYE, JONATHAN K Address: 469 CARRIAGE SHOP RD EAST FALMOUTH, MA DOB: 06/29/1989 Charges: LIQUOR, PERSON UNDER 21 POSSESS

03/11/2008 - Refer To Arrest: 08-4360-AR FRYE, JONATHAN K Address: 469 CARRIAGE SHOP RD EAST FALMOUTH, MA DOB: 06/29/1989 Charges: B&E BUILDING NIGHTTIME FOR FELONY LIQUOR, PERSON UNDER 21 POSSESS, SUBSQ. TRESPASS

8/18/2008 Jonathan K. Frye, 19, Carriage Shop Road, East Falmouth; operating a recreational vehicle on a public way, vandalizing property, failure to stop for police, failure to stop or yield, disturbing the peace, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, April 18, in Falmouth

8/4/2009 - FRYE, Jonathan K., 20, 469 Carriage Shop Road, East Falmouth; carrying dangerous weapon (10-inch kitchen knife), Saturday in Falmouth

03/29/2014 - Atlanta Police Department - Willful Obstruction Of Law Enforcement Officers By Use Of Threats Or Violence - Felony, Marijuana-Possess Less Than 1 Oz, Aggravated Assault Against Peace Office (vehicle: at, toward person), Reckless Driving http://mugshot-finder.com/mugshot/GA/Fulton-County-Sheriff-Office/2014-M...

12/22/2014 5:48 p.m., Jonathan K. Frye, 25, of 111 Pinecrest Beach Drive in East Falmouth, was arrested during a warrant service at that address and charged with distribution of a Class D substance.

A joint narcotics operation in Falmouth on the morning of Tuesday, December 23, led to the arrest of a Falmouth man for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The operation was an effort to reduce the number of heroin overdoses in the area, according to a Falmouth Police Department press release, and was conducted in collaboration with members of the Barnstable and Mashpee police departments, Barnstable County Sheriff's Department, Cape Cod Drug Task Force and the Upper Cape Special Response Team. While executing a search warrant at 111 Pinecrest Beach Drive, officers located and arrested Falmouth resident Jonathan Frye for a subsequent offense of possessing a Class D substance, marijuana, with intent to distribute.Police also seized approximately $5,000 and 500 grams of marijuana, the street value of which is believed to be about $8,000. Four additional individuals associated with the Pinecrest Beach Drive residence are currently being sought by police for outstanding warrants.

March 2015 - Refer To Arrest: 15-5934-AR Arrest: FRYE, JONATHAN K Address: 469 CARRIAGE SHOP RD EAST FALMOUTH, MA Age: 25 Charges: FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE ON COURT WARRANT

Facebook has lots of stunting photos: https://www.facebook.com/john.frye.16

Domenick Hicks
Facebook coverpage shows his likes of dirt bikes! But no record of arrests. https://www.facebook.com/domenick.hicks.7

Brenden Mendes
Looks like he was a very good high school athlethe with arrests. Maybe he will wake up with this... And get away from the bad crowd.

SUSPICIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE Location/Address: MARTIN ST
OFFICERS OUT WITH A SUSPICIOUS M/V - MA PC REG# 992CA5.
MENDES,BRENDEN D.O.B. 12/08/1993
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY ~ INVESTIGATED. ALL PARTIES CHECKED OUT.

TEDESCHI FOODS SHOPS - BARKER RD - OFFICER STATES HE IS OUT WITH A GATHERING IN THE PARKING LOT. OFFICER SPOKE TO BRENDEN MENDES 7/31/91. PARTIES DISPERSED UPON ARRIVAL.

Sean Aylmer
Also seems like a good kid with no record. Works at Sports Imports of Cape Cod. Lots of photos of MC stunting.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008942370944

up
Voting closed 0

AHAHAHAA!!! THIS IS AWESOME!! TRUTH BE TOLD AND EXPOSED!! GOOD JOB!

up
Voting closed 0

Suburban kids (read: males) used to come to Boston to tag, and probably still do. They'd be too scared to try it back home, but they think doing it in Boston means they have functioning gonads or something.

up
Voting closed 0

If it is really like the graffiti, they aren't scared at all to try it at home. For graffitti, the consequences at home are minimal by comparison.

There were several articles in the local media about five or six years ago (and discussed on UHub) where suburban brats came into the city, started tagging, and received actual punishment. They and their handlers were complaining that it wasn't faiiirr because, when they did it at home, they got a "That isn't nice! Don't do that" and a slap on the wrist.

They were screaming because they came to the city to tag, and found that judges in communities formerly plagued by graffiti didn't care that "it was only tagging" or that daddy and mommy were wealthy whatevers.

I understand your point, but your analogy actually fails the history test.

up
Voting closed 0

Casey T Mcelroy

May 22, 2009 - McELROY, Casey T., 21, 229 Seacoast Shores Blvd., East Falmouth; driving unregistered motor vehicle April 14 in Falmouth

June1 2011 - McELROY, Casey T., 23, 229 Seacoast Shores Blvd., East Falmouth; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle), assault, May 31 in Falmouth. Pretrial hearing July 13.

08/24/2011 - MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Location: RTE 25 EAST @ GLEN CHARLIE RD
REASON FOR STOP: Speeding DISPOSITION: SUMMONED, Criminal App for:Speeding, Unregistered, Uninsured, Attatching Plates, And unlicensed operation. Refer To Summons: 11-1133-AR Summons: MCELROY, CASEY Address: 229 SEACOAST SHORES BLVD EAST FALMOUTH, MA UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE,
UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE, NUMBER PLATE VIOLATION TO CONCEAL ID, SPEEDING, UNLICENSED OPERATION OF MV

October 26, 2011 - MCELROY, CASEY T., 24, 229 Seacrest Shores Boulevard, East Falmouth, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, September 10 in Falmouth, dismissed on $100 court costs.

Jonathan K. Frye
8/18/2008 Jonathan K. Frye, 19, Carriage Shop Road, East Falmouth; operating a recreational vehicle on a public way, vandalizing property, failure to stop for police, failure to stop or yield, disturbing the peace, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, April 18, in Falmouth

up
Voting closed 0

There are actual dirt tracks set up just for this, plus tons of snow machine trails. My niece and her husband spend entire weeks and many weekends running trails with ATVs and snow machines. My husband used to meet his brother up there and play off road on his DRZ.

This doesn't make any sense.

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/new_hampshire_14212/ride_...
http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/new_hampshire_list.htm

up
Voting closed 0

Riding in an appropriate place is not the idea, Swirls. And you knew it when you posted.

up
Voting closed 0

After so many nights of disturbed sleep, I was really enraged by this. Stay in your own f*ing towns!

up
Voting closed 0

Thankfully the Mayor and the BPD found a legit and safe way to deal with this issue, and didn't let Boston turn into Philadelphia. Anybody who doesn't see a problem with these guys, google some videos and news of Philly dirt bike riders, and the havoc that has ensued for years now. Would you want that in your neighborhood?

up
Voting closed 0

I live in Mattapan and the bikes arent the problem, focus in the shootings, muggings, property crime, motorcycles, scooters are here to stay.

up
Voting closed 0

And focus in on the root of those issues then get the weed killer out.

up
Voting closed 0

You want Dirty Harry to start executing people?

Oh, yeah, just like the 1950s. All mobsters and their hired cops. Good 'ol days.

up
Voting closed 0

Dirtbikes and ATV are not here to stay how can you just accept that huge quality of life issue as being ok? They not acceptable or even legal to ride on city streets, and the dangerous stunting and erratic driving is a public safety hazard. The police and city can deal with more than one issue at a time.

up
Voting closed 0

Just hanging with the cousins.

up
Voting closed 0

The Millenium version of a The Defiant Ones? Except for the weaving in and out of traffic and the noise it seems Like they are having fun.
Maybe there is a way to make a legit competition with insurance and permits and such say over by design center roads on the weekend - and voila you have a new sport with sponsors and prize money and franchise opportunity - snowboarders did it and the "extreme" sports events are huge draws. I live on a street where they go up and down and it is a pain - but it seems like a healthy fun outlet for these guys. There may be some underbelly that i am unaware of but just thinking outside the box.

up
Voting closed 0

it seems like a healthy fun outlet for these guys

Do you think that's really what they want? Maybe. But one competition a year isn't going to satisfy anyone's urge to ride the rest of the time. Even once a week, which is not going to happen -- they're not going to stop wanting to ride the rest of the week.

up
Voting closed 0

70 dirt bikes, atv's and scooters driving 60mph up Cummins Hwy ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET is not having fun it's dangerous. And placing "Legal" tracks in the area will only make the issue worse.

up
Voting closed 0

There are PLENTY of places to let it rip where these guys live. There are areas for just this, and everyone rides in places like power line rows and the north end of the base. As I said these guys were just visiting their cousins and raising a little hell in town.

up
Voting closed 0

dog whistle

up
Voting closed 0