On September 13, 2019, at approximately 7:20PM, Hazleton Street Crime Unit in an unmarked police vehicle with Officers R. Mariano and P. Bautista were notified about an erratic driver on a blue and white Yamaha dirt bike that was driving erratically at high rates of speed throughout the city of Hazleton.
The same make, model and color motorcycle has been seen on numerous occasions throughout the summer months driving erratically throughout the City of Hazleton causing a nuisance.
The officers responded to follow the motorcycle and located the operator attempting to push the vehicle in the area of 10th and Locust Streets, but the operator dropped the motorcycle and immediate fled on foot when the officers turned on their emergency lights in the unmarked police vehicle.
The officers attempted to locate the operator but were unable to and seized the motorcycle, which was towed by Zeiners Towing and held for evidence.
Statements from Chief Speziale:
“A similar motorcycle was seen riding recklessly at fun fest last weekend.”
“We will hold the motorcycle and continue to aggressively stop the nuisance created by these off road ATVs and motorcycles.”