Boston Police report officers sniffed out a cache of street-unready dirt bikes - and an ATV - in Dorchester yesterday morning.
At about 10:20am, on Friday, October 23, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) accompanied members of the Boston Fire Department to investigate a strong odor of gasoline emanating from a residential property located at 157 Adams Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers were able to trace the smell of gasoline to the rear of the location. A search of the rear of the property enabled officers to locate six dirt bikes and one four wheel motor bike. Several of the bikes appeared to be in some state of disrepair. When officers attempted to locate the owners of the dirt bikes, no persons on the property claimed ownership of the bikes. In light of the aforementioned, the bikes were towed from the property and impounded.
Police say this is part of an ongoing effort to get poorly maintained and poorly driven dirt bikes and ATVs off city streets. Last month, the City Council approved an ordinance written by Mayor Walsh to crack down on dirt-bike stunting.