DC police demolishes dozens of ‘illegal’ ATVs

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The MPD has destroyed dozens of ATVs and dirt bikes that they say were being illegally operated in the District.

On Saturday, 62 off-road vehicles in total were destroyed at a lot in Capitol Heights. All the vehicles were either left abandoned, police say, or seized for their involvement in crimes. The vehicles were either unregistered or went unclaimed.

“We hope those who illegally and recklessly operate these vehicles will see this as a symbolic gesture that this type of behavior won’t be tolerated in the District of Columbia,” said Police Chief Peter Newsham.

Individuals who are able to provide information that leads to the recovery of an ATV that is being used on public space could be eligible for a Bonus to Phone Us: Off Road reward of $250. Anyone who has information regarding this case can call police at 202-727-9099.