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Taneytown Police Department identified two juvenile male subjects operating dirt bikes in a reckless manner on May 1st

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Announced by Taneytown Police Department on May 3rd:

❗️MEDIA RELEASE❗️

On 5/1/2024 at 10:05pm, TPD officers were dispatched after receiving several complaints of dirt bikes in the roadway operating in a reckless manner. While canvassing the area, Officers were approached by a witness that indicated that both dirt bikes had been in the park, and he had listened to the riders talking. The witness advised that the two younger male voices had been looking for the “police” and appeared to want to be involved in a chase. At this time, Officers heard a dirt bike approaching their location. Officers were sitting stationary on Roberts Mill Road when they observed a dirt bike traveling on the roadway towards their vehicle. The operator of the dirt bike was not wearing a helmet or eye protection. The dirt bike did not display any required lamps or taillights and had no registration plate visible. Officers activated their emergency equipment and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the dirt bike. The operator on the dirt bike did a sharp U-turn upon observing the marked patrol unit, almost laying the bike over, and proceeded on Roberts Mill Road at a high rate of speed. The dirt bike failed to stop for the clearly and conspicuously posted stop sign at Roberts Mill Road and George Street. The dirt bike then continued on Roberts Mill Road. As the operator of the dirt bike was attempting to evade and elude police, officers deactivated their emergency equipment and terminated all attempts to stop the operator.

Through witness statements, collected video footage, and thorough investigation, the operators of the dirt bikes were positively identified as two juvenile male subjects. Furthermore, it was discovered that one of the suspects was operating a dirt bike that did not belong to him, nor did he have permission from the owners to use.

The following charges have been filed and forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Services for adjudication.

Suspect 1:
Driving without License
Driving Unregistered Vehicle
Knowingly Drive Uninsured Vehicle
Elude Police/Fail to Stop Vehicle
Reckless Driving
Negligent Driving
Speed Greater than Reasonable
Riding without Required Helmet
Operator without Eye Protection
Failure to Equip Motorcycle with Required Headlamps
Failure to Mount Veh. Rear Reflectors at Required Ht. And Spacing
Failure to Equip Veh. With Req. Rear Red Stop Light
Failure to Equip Veh. With Req. Turn Signals
Driving Motor Veh. In Manner Intended to Cause Excessive Noise
Fail to Stop at Stop Sign
Disturb Peace – Loud Noise
Reckless Endangerment
Unauth Removal of Motor Vehicle

Suspect 2:
Driving without License
Driving Unregistered Vehicle
Knowingly Drive Uninsured Vehicle
Reckless Driving
Negligent Driving
Speed Greater than Reasonable
Riding without Required Helmet
Operator without Eye Protection
Failure to Equip Motorcycle with Required Headlamps
Failure to Mount Veh. Rear Reflectors at Required H.t And Spacing
Failure to Equip Veh. With Req. Rear Red Stop Light
Failure to Equip Veh. With Req. Turn Signals
Driving Motor Veh. In Manner Intended to Cause Excessive Noise
Disturb Peace – Loud Noise
Reckless Endangerment

* all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Area of incident: Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown

Original reporting:

Previous article on this topic from The Observer:

Taneytown Police looking for information on dirt bikes operating in a reckless manner last night in the area of Meades/Bull Run


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