Boston police confiscated 9 off-road vehicles in Roxbury

The dirt bikes police confiscated in Roxbury.
The dirt bikes police confiscated in Roxbury. –Boston Police Department

A group of dirt bikes made quite the scene in Roxbury on Monday, “distressing motorists and disrupting traffic,’’ according to a statement from Boston police.

Police were called to the area of Atherton Street at 4:14 p.m. After canvassing the area, officers spotted a blue Yamaha dirt bike in front of a U-Haul container and a man pushing another dirt bike into the storage facility.

“A search of the containers enabled offers to see and seize nine off-road vehicles including several dirt bikes and motor scooters,’’ said police in the statement. “Officers also received information indicating that several of the bikes may have been stolen.’’

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Police said they also found improperly stored gas cans, prompting them to call Boston Fire and Boston police hazmat units to the scene. The bikes were all removed from the U-Haul facility, said police.

No arrests have been made and the incident is under investigation.

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