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Re: [MPD-5D] 3 Stolen Scooters Recovered

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  • Matt Ashburn
    Never received a response to the below questions. Why were the suspects not arrested for unregistered auto, no insurance, or any other applicable charge? Matt
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 1, 2009
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      Never received a response to the below questions. Why were the
      suspects not arrested for unregistered auto, no insurance, or any
      other applicable charge?

      Matt


      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:
      > http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/lib/ddot/information/motorized-vehicles/non-trad_motorizedvehicles.pdf
      >
      > If they were not arrested or issued notices of infraction for any of
      > the above offenses, why not?
      >
      > Matt
      >
      >
      > 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:
      >>
      >> Kymco
      >> Yellow (the front headlight and handlebar piece were painted a metallic
      >> green)
      >> 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@...
      >>
      >>
      >
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