Two dirt bike drivers were arrested and face several charges after they fled from police and drove recklessly through a residential community in Ajax yesterday afternoon.
On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 4:05 p.m., members of West Division responded to a driving complaint in the area of Pickering Beach Road and Dreyer Drive. When an officer arrived to the call, one of the motorcycles drove up to the cruiser from the rear at a high rate of speed on the sidewalk, drove into oncoming lanes and popped a wheelie before fleeing at a high rate of speed. Officers lost sight of the dirt bikes in a wooded area.
Officers did not initiate a pursuit due to concern for public safety. However, Air1 assisted and was able to locate and monitor the dirt bikes actions as they drove recklessly through the streets, parks and green spaces. Air1 followed to a residence where they were observed hiding with their motorcycles in an outdoor garage. A female was also seen assisting the suspects before entering the home.
Police arrested a 24-year-old male of Ajax, he is charged with: Dangerous Operation; Stunt Driving; Stunt – One or More Tires to Lift; Drive Motor Vehicle – No Plates; Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence; Drive Motor Vehicle – No Insurance and Fail to Wear Helmet on Motorcycle.
A 16-year-old male of Ajax was arrested and charged with: Dangerous Operation; Stunt Driving x3; Fail to Wear Helmet on Motorcycle; Drive Motor Vehicle – No Insurance Drive Motor Vehicle – No Plates and Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence.
A 50-year-old female of Ajax was charged with Obstruct Police.
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Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. McDonald of West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2521.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.