A coordinated effort between Boston police and several other local, state, and national departments and agencies led to a mass arrest of 14 individuals who are accused of recklessly operating dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles in Walpole.
Police said officers in the Walpole Police Department have responded to various complaints regarding irresponsible operation of off-road vehicles in the past few weeks. An initial investigation revealed that the individuals involved had ties to a group called Boston Bike Life and mainly resided in the Boston area, according to police.
On Sunday evening, police arrested and charged 14 individuals in connection to the activity and summoned seven others to appear in court. The arrests also led six motor vehicles and 11 dirt bikes and ATVs to be impounded , according to police.
“This wide sweeping investigation was in direct response to numerous complaints from the communities we serve,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement. “I would like to thank all of the agencies involved who helped us take this dangerous operators off the streets. We will continue to take any and all steps necessary to ensure the safety of the law abiding citizens of Boston.”
All of the parties alleged to be involved will appear in Wrentham District Court on numerous motor vehicle charges, according to police.