ALLENTOWN, Pa. -The Metropolis of Allentown introduced Wednesday the formation of a regional grime bike process pressure that can deal with the unlawful use of people driving grime bikes, all-terrain autos, and unlawful bikes within the Lehigh Valley.
The duty pressure will even deal with the quality-of-life points attributable to grime bikes and ATVs and have interaction in ongoing conversations with state legislators to handle the problem statewide, based on a information launch from town.
The duty pressure consists of: Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk and Police Chief Charles Roca; Bethlehem Mayor Willie Reynolds and Police Chief Michelle Kott; Salisbury Township Supervisor Cathy Bonaskiewich and Police Chief Kevin Soberick; South Whitehall Township Supervisor Randy Cope and Police Chief Glen Dorney; Whitehall Mayor Mike Harakal and Police Chief Michael Marks; Lehigh County Director of Parks Bob Stiffler and Director of Normal Providers Rick Molchany; State Sen. Pat Browne, and State Representatives Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer.
“Generally even after we’re standing on the street, we get interrupted by the thrill of grime bikes,” stated Tuerk at a information convention Wednesday. “We have seen these of us on our streets and disrupting our high quality of life.”
Within the final two weeks alone, Allentown police say they’ve needed to take authorized motion due to grime bikes and ATVs.
“Now we have made arrests of people driving grime bikes. On one event we had a mud bike drag one among our officers. This isn’t acceptable,” stated Allentown Police Chief Roca.
Along with the regional group, the Metropolis of Allentown has shaped an inside process pressure that can give attention to sustaining secure streets and figuring out different doable retailers for grime bike recreation, town stated. The inner process pressure consists of Mayor Tuerk, Chief Roca, Councilman Daryl Hendricks, and representatives from the Metropolis’s Visitors Division and Recreation Division.
The town says residents and the group at massive are inspired to report observations of unlawful grime bike and ATV exercise within the area.
Anybody with data regarding the unlawful operation of grime bikes and ATVs is inspired to contact the Allentown Police Division at 610-437-7753 or submit a tip on the TIP411 cellular app obtainable on the Metropolis of Allentown Police Division web site.