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NYPD Seizes Six Motorcycles From Reckless Riders Near Astoria Park

NYPD Officers with motorcycles seized (Image by Chief of Department Terence Monahan)

May 4, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Six motorcyclists who were riding recklessly near Astoria Park Saturday were nabbed by police and their bikes were confiscated, according to the NYPD.

The riders were spotted in the vicinity of Shore Boulevard and Ditmars Boulevard at around 2:50 p.m. and were pulled over by police. Police discovered that two of the bikes were stolen.

The police took to twitter to let the public know that they had seized the bikes, since Astoria Park is a known trouble spot for dangerous riders and drivers.

Chief of Department Terence Monahan posted a photo of the confiscated motorcycles and warned the public that dangerous riding put the public at risk.

“When the weather is nice, some people think it’s okay to come out and recklessly ride motorcycles, endangering New Yorkers. But, NYPD cops are out too,” Monahan said.

Police said that 19 summonses were issued as part of the operation.

Two people are facing charges related to the stolen motorcycles, according to reports.

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It’s about time they need to patrol Borden Avenue and Vernon Blvd intersection and they’ll catch many more being reckless and endangering the people of the community

Louis Bauso

Excellent work 114 special ops. Quality of life enforcement is alive and brought back to life. Keep up the good work. Thanks Chief Monahan for the support, you are a cops cop.


Good come to Sunnyside and get this SOB on 41st street revving up his blasted motorcycle at all hours!!!!

Thank God!!!

I hear them everyday and I see them driving around sometimes not worrying who is crossing the street. I’m tired of this and I hope the officers continue the good work.

Also this is coming from a 25 year old who’s lived in the area for 20+ years. Like it’s not cute or cool to go around causing havoc in an otherwise calm streets. People are home more often and the noise is just annoying!

Jerry Basile US Navy YN2 1966-1970

They honored Veterans by renaming Shore Blvd “Shore/Veteran’s Memorial Blvd.” Please don’t close the Blvd. because of stupid rides that don’t respect others.

Jerry Basile

Great work. Now catch the other riders on dirt bikes and 4 wheelers that do wheelies on the Blvd. Then open SHORE/VETERAN MEMORIAL BLVD. for Vets, retirees, handy cap and honest people that use it safely.


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