On Saturday, Baltimore police raided Aneto Auto Service in Park Heights and seized 33 dirt bikes and ATVs. A neighbor said he saw several flatbed trucks filled with the vehicles and a few young people were attempting to explain why their car was left at the auto shop. The police were led to the location by surveillance video, but no arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
The owner of Aneto Auto Shop stated that the bike was brought in for repair and that no charges have been filed against him. Baltimore Lieutenant Inspector Christopher Warren stated that the police have been dedicated to combatting illegal dirt bike riding for years, and with the help of technology, they are tracking bikes, identifying drivers, and seizing vehicles to keep the city safe.
However, the police are calling on the public’s help to report any illegal dirt bikes by calling the Dirt Bike Report Line at 443-902-4474. The crackdown on illegal dirt bikes has resulted in the seizure of 83 vehicles, and 15 arrests, 27 indictments, and seven warrants being issued. Warren said that the issue with illegal dirt bike riding is the noise, causing traffic jams, red lights, and accidents that can include hitting pedestrians and deaths.
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