Allentown Police crack down on unlawful use of dust bikes, ATVs

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown Police say they’ve been making arrests in current days towards unlawful operators of dust bikes, all-terrain autos, and unlawful bikes.

On Friday, at roughly 4:20 p.m., members of the Allentown Police Division noticed a non-legal quad sort of all-terrain automobile together with a number of extra dust bikes and bikes illegally working on seventh. Road close to Cedar Road, in response to a information launch from metropolis police.

Officers had been capable of get shut sufficient to the unlawful autos to direct them to dismount from the autos when one of many drivers accelerated closely to get away from an officer, metropolis police mentioned. The officer, who was making an attempt to take the driving force into custody, was drug behind the all-terrain automobile, in response to police. The ATV hit two parked automobiles and got here to relaxation, in response to the information launch.

Luis Alvarez, of South Whitehall Township, was charged with aggravated assault, easy assault, escape, careless driving, and reckless driving.

On Saturday, at roughly 7 p.m., officers noticed two unlawful dust bikes working in a reckless method on North Irving Road in Inexperienced Road, in response to the information launch.

Police say neither automobile displayed registration plates. As officers continued concentrated patrols of the world, one of many unlawful autos and the operator had been situated close by and after they noticed the police officer the driving force tried to flee however was situated and brought into custody, metropolis police mentioned.

Howard Chester Giering Jr., 23, of Allentown, was charged with resisting arrest, driving whereas working privilege is suspended, drivers required to be licensed, required monetary accountability, reckless driving, and registration and certificates of title required.

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The Allentown Police Division says it performed an operation Monday targeted on addressing the quality-of-life points brought on by the unlawful use of dust bikes and different all-terrain autos all through town. In the course of the operation, three dust bikes and one all-terrain automobile had been stopped and impounded, police mentioned.

By means of the next response and investigation, the individuals working the autos will probably be cited with varied violations of the Pennsylvania Car Code.

Anybody with data regarding the unlawful operation of dust bikes or all-terrain autos is inspired to contact the Allentown Police Division at 610-437- 7753 or to submit a tip on the Tip411 software accessible on the Metropolis of Allentown Police Division web site.