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Police track down 22-year-old Massachusetts man after fleeing on stolen dirt bike

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Communities across Massachusetts continue to grapple with issues and complaints from residents concerning off-road vehicles. This particular incident led to an arrest after a chase.

On Thursday, officers from the Worcester Police Neighborhood Response Team were conducting enforcement of the city ordinances regarding dirt bikes and other off-highway vehicles. At about 9:30 PM, they observed two dirt bikes being operated on Lincoln Street. The officers had seen the same two bikes earlier in the night, but had lost sight of them. The officers followed the riders to Grove Street, where the riders parked them.

Officers made contact with the riders, one of whom took off running toward Sagamore Street. The officer caught up with the man and took him into custody. A check of the dirt bike revealed that it was stolen from Norwich Connecticut, and that the VIN had been removed. Christopher Rivera, twenty-two-years-old of Draper Street, was placed under arrest for Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Negligent/Reckless Operation of an OHV, Operation of an OHV on a Public Way, Operation of an Unregistered OHV on a Public Way, and Disorderly Conduct.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Fed up Flint

    September 19, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Nice to know Worcester police is doing its job. I witnessed FRPD keep driving East down Pleasant Street on Friday night as a dirt bike popping a wheelie flew by the cruiser going west. Of course there were two cruisers in the old CHF parking lot hanging out and another at Pizza Time.

    Meanwhile, the dirt bikes could be heard all night Saturday into Sunday morning riding through Lafayette Park.

    FRPD drives right by the five to twenty dirt bikes parked right outside a garage or barbershop on Pleasant daily and they don’t even stop.

  2. Butch

    September 19, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    The thief will just be released to do it again.

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