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15930Re: [MPD-5D] Re: Late Night Activity by Perry Street School

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  • Alfred Nader
    Jun 4, 2013
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      I was told by the Commander Solberg, of 5th District, that his officers can't chase them even if they were going 100 miles per hour and driving an illegal bike.  He said that we needed to find out where said bike is domiciled so that they can find it that way.

      Last summer I was calling 911 to no avail until I got this message:

      "Mr. Nader,


      We can't chase them, and this gives them an obvious advantage.  The best results we have is when neighbors can tell us who rides them and/or where they are kept.  They cannot legally be ridden in the city in most cases, so we can arrest the rider and confiscate the bikes.


      Andy Solberg"

      I have seen kids almost get run over by these illegal bikes, but unfortunately, as you can see from the above, there is nothing that can be done...  It seems that we need to keep off the streets and sidewalks in order to be truly safe during the summer months.  

      Good luck.


      On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM, jbizzzle27 <joshua.barton@...> wrote:

      Thanks -- I appreciate your timely response.

      --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, "Beach, Mark (MPD)" <mark.beach@...> wrote:
      > Josh, thank you for taking your time out to provide this information to us. Without inspecting the dirt bike, I will not be able to determine whether it was licensed and street legal. Chances are it's not and should not be ridden on public space or private property without written approval.
      > I will pass along your observations to our Patrol Service Area Lieutenant to monitor and ensure that we move folks out the area of Perry and 18th Street, specifically between the school and the park.
      > I will have the assigned PSA units attempt to locate and impound the dirt bike if located and not legal.
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      > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jbizzzle27 [joshua.barton@...]

      > Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:09 PM
      > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [MPD-5D] Late Night Activity by Perry Street School
      > Hi -- there was a kid riding a dirt bike back and forth up the sidewalk around 18th and Perry last night for about a half an hour around 1:00am. Woke me and my wife up. Are these bikes legal? They are frequently ridden around the Taft Rec Center and surrounding neighborhood at all hours.
      > Additionally, it seems that Perry Street and 18th, between the school and the park is a popular hangout for large crowd at all hours -- especially, but not limited to, the weekends.
      > Is it possible to get a bit more attention and patrols around this area? It seems like the Taft Rec Center and immediate surrounding areas could use a bit more police presence.
      > Thanks,
      > Josh

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