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Police said they'd crack down on dirt bikers, and they did - in Walpole

Some of the seized vehicles

Boston Police report teaming up with Walpole and state environmental police and other agencies on arrests of Boston Bike Life people they charge were tearing up the roads from Boston to Walpole with dirt bikes and ATVs.

Some 14 people were arrested around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday on various motor-vehicle charges at 16 Renmar Ave. Another seven people were given summons to appear in court on related charges, police say.

Boston Police last week announced a new crackdown on dirt-bikers and ATV riders on Boston roads. In a statement, BPD Commissioner William Evans said:

This wide sweeping investigation was in direct response to numerous complaints from the communities we serve. I would like to thank all of the agencies involved who helped us take this dangerous operators off the streets. We will continue to take any and all steps necessary to ensure the safety of the law abiding citizens of Boston.

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Now maybe they can do something similar in the Boston area bounded roughly between Melnea Cass Blvd and Hyde Park. Get out there on a warm night and round 'em up....please!

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says the 'offending parties were from the Boston area'.

Granted, the story is light on details and doesn't say how they know this, and doesn't specify what the offenses were. But it does imply Boston...

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No respect for anyone, tearing up outdoor areas, causing a racket. No redeeming factors.

I saw a pack of these ruffians on Harvard Street going south in Coolidge Corner on Sunday afternoon, waiting for the light between cars, revving their engines. On Beacon was a Brookline police cruiser. I was hoping he'd stop in the intersection, pull right up to the cars, block these guys in, and arrest as many as possible (or at least seize the bikes) to protect the good citizens of Brookline but he put his head down and drove right by. No need to worry about probable cause to search them, not one rider was wearing a helmet.

Darwin at work, I guess. Just not fast enough.

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If he had attempted to stop them or block them, they would have fled and could have caused a serious accident.

Police departments do NOT want their officers to chase these kids.

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Anon I whole hardly agree with you, we have both positive and negative result police pursuit, some deadly. It's certainly not worth chase some ruffians on bikes.

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But they're going to tear out of there dangerously anyway, maybe you catch a couple of them and they spend a couple days in the slammer and word gets out? At some point, we need more of what's going on with BPD to actually catch these guys.

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16 Renmar Ave. is an industrial lot which abuts f'n dirt bike trails......

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And did they get there obeying all motor vehicle laws?

And for that matter, are the vehicles properly registered?

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Renmar ave is a private way for one. Also all the land behind is privately owned . So yeah trespassing to start . Operating unregistered and uninsured ... Most of them were unlicensed ... Operating recklessly ... List goes on and on

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If you look at the street view on google, you can see tire marks from donuts.
Dates back to 2013.

https://goo.gl/maps/Y3kNuzAgTmG2

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Is this where my niece's stolen quad wound up?

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these wannabe Evil Knievels don't act this way down the Seaport area because the Staties won't let them. Unlike Boston, the Staties will chase these fools down, confiscate their bikes and throw them in the slammer.

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I'm thinking a more likely explanation is there's just no place to go in the Seaport, but whatever, I'm glad to live in a city where the police actually think things out and won't do chases because there's just too much of a risk of an innocent third person getting killed and instead concentrate on using basic police work to track them down and arrest them after they're off their bikes.

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Oh please, there are only two options here - let them have free reign or chase them to their deaths? Come on, how about turning on the blue lights and dealing with ones who stop? How about a low speed pursuit? How about having an unmarked car shadow them until they park? How about actually coming out the neighborhoods where the complaints are coming from and peering over some fences and taking the bikes. On my block in Rozzie we have a dirt bike issue that we have reported many times over several years, we know where they park and who they are and still our cops do nothing.

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That's pretty much the response I got when I called 911 about a quad doing stunts on my street in Rozzie. The Operator who answered didn't even know what a quad was,shouldn't these guys have a clue? No Helmets,No registration,No Insurance, guess who's on the hook if the guy hits my parked car?It's a quality of life issue.BPD should provide a response,especially when the riders address is provided.

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Morrissey Blvd is also a state road and I see this morons racing down there all the time. Of course they turn off before the state police barracks, but they do not plan their routes based on what law enforcement has jurisdiction. That would be giving them far too much credit

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On the BPD Facebook page.

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Usually a bunch of suburban Monday morning quarterbacks saying stuff like "just kids being kids."

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Huge number of the kids themselves defending the whole Boston Bike Life thing, mostly cutting and pasting the same argument that it keeps them off the streets and that it's just harmless fun.

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Thank the lord, the invasion of black youth on dirt bikes was repelled in Walpole. Their crime wave consists of trespassing in an industrial park and smoking weed. Couldn't old fashioned community policing be implemented and just tell them to leave the property before air strikes were called in ?

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with the lot of them staying in Walpole. Don't look at me.

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