Police seize 20 ATV’s, arrest 9 people

In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, ATV and dirt bike riders cruise illegally on a city street in Bridgeport, Conn. Groups of such riders gather through word of mouth or social media to ride through cities, pulling stunts and evading police. Two of the bikers were caught after wrecking their rides, and police were able to arrest seven others after their ride was over. To avoid a public safety hazard, state and local policies prohibit officers from chasing them. (AP Photo/Connecticut Post, Autumn Driscoll)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Police, in conjunction with departments in East Haven, North Haven, and the Connecticut State Police have arrested 9 people who were involved in the illegal riding of ATV’s down public streets.

The following have been arrested and are scheduled to appear in court.

Johnnie Tolson of Waterbury, Conn.
Luis Rivera of Bridgeport, Conn.
Maximo Nunez of New Haven, Conn.
Albert COmpress of New Haven, Conn.
Nicholas Hagemeyer of West Babylon, N.Y.
Patrick King of Hamden, Conn.
Abiel Valentin of West Haven, Conn.
Joseph Medcalf of Bayshore, N.Y.
Reginald Burke of Bayshore, N.Y.

Officers are reminding residents that if they see people illegally riding ATV’s down public streets, they should give police a call.

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