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Dirt bikes seized, five youths arrested for South Auckland dangerous driving incidents

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Police have arrested a number of people and seized three dirt bikes following several incidents across Counties Manukau South in the past week.

Five youths, aged between 12-14, have since been referred to Youth Aid Services and forbidden to drive and a man has appeared in court.

The arrests come after an incident on 20 April where three youths on a moped failed to stop for Police on Great South Rd, Papakura.

They were taken into custody without incident at a nearby address.

Two youths were apprehended following an incident on Birdwood Ave, Pukekohe on 21 April after failing to stop for Police.

A further apprehension was made after Police spotted a motorbike without registration plates on Dominion Rd, Papakura on 26 April.

The driver initially fled from Police but was later taken into custody and has since been charged with failing to stop and receives stolen property.

He has since appeared in the Papakura District Court.

Inspector Joe Hunter, Counties Manukau South Area Commander, says Police work hard to ensure our communities are kept safe.

“We will continue to actively target those involved in anti-social and criminal activity,” he says.

“All contain such unnecessary risk for the riders themselves, which they extend out to community through their driving behaviours.”

Inspector Hunter says local communities are needed to help Police address unlawful dirt bike riding in our region.

Anyone with further information relating to dirt bike riders illegally on our roads are asked to help Police by phoning 111 if it is happening now and 105 after the fact.

Police also note an investigation remains ongoing regarding a large group of dirt bike riders who were driving throughout parts of Auckland on Anzac Day.

How you can report

  • Contact Police by calling on the 105 phone service
  • Report matters online here
  • Make a report through Community Roadwatch on the Police website
  • Contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Source:NZ Police

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