Never received a response to the below questions. Why were the
suspects not arrested for unregistered auto, no insurance, or any
other applicable charge?
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Matt Ashburn <matt@...> wrote:
> Were the operators of these vehicles arrested for operating
> unregistered vehicles? I'm assuming they aren't registered since the
> owners are unknown. Also, did they have valid proof of insurance and
> a valid operator's permit?
> DC law is very clear on this issue; motorcycles and mopeds require
> insurance coverage, a valid operator's permit, and registration. If
> they fall under "dirt bikes," then they are flat-out illegal to
> operate. Here is a link to a simple guide on DC law as it applies to
> non-traditional vehicles:
> If they were not arrested or issued notices of infraction for any of
> the above offenses, why not?
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 12:13 AM, Bagshaw, Jason (MPD)
> <jason.bagshaw@...> wrote:
>> On 5/27/09, the Fifth District Auto Theft Unit recovered three scooters
>> throughout the Fifth District. All three scooters exhibited signs of being
>> stolen (namely the tell-tale sign of no keys/busted ignition). In addition,
>> all three operators gave weak stories on how they came in possession of the
>> scooters (one admitted to finding it in an alley).
>> The problem...they are not reported stolen (if your scooter gets stolen,
>> please follow-up to make sure it is in the system as stolen).
>> The scooters are:
>> Yellow (the front headlight and handlebar piece were painted a metallic
>> Recovered in PSA 505.
>> Honda Metropolitan
>> Red and White
>> Recovered in PSA 502.
>> Sunny Scooter
>> Green and Black
>> Recovered in PSA 501.
>> Please pass this around to your neighbors so we can return the scooters and
>> charge the operators accordingly.
>> Contact Officer Bagshaw at (202) 698 0173 or at jason.bagshaw@...