York City Police crack down on dirt bikes after complaints

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
York City Police made arrests in 2016 after citizens complained of young men riding unlicensed dirt bikes and ATVs through York City and harassing citizens.

York City Police have cracked down on dirt bikes and scooters being ridden illegally, handing out 84 traffic tickets after receiving complaints from residents who say the bikes are a nuisance.

The department announced new statistics Tuesday for the month of October revealing that, in addition to 84 traffic citations, police officers have towed 20 dirt bikes, issued eight nontraffic citations, issued 10 warrants and made three misdemeanor arrests.

Department spokesperson Officer Daniel Lentz said the new enforcement is in response to complaints from angry residents.

"We have received numerous complaints," Lentz said. "We are going to continue (the enforcement) as long as they continue to be a problem."

Individuals who wish to report a dirt bike complaint can email dirtbikeinfo@yorkcity.org or call 755-TIPS or ‪717-324-2168.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.