New London police said one man was arrested and other arrests are imminent after a crackdown on dirt bike riders driving recklessly through the city.
On Tuesday evening New London police said they were patrolling areas where reckless dirt bike riding has been reported when they saw several males on dirt bikes riding recklessly and illegally through city streets.
"Right down the middle of the street, they don't give two flying crap about anybody," said Guy Clements of New London.
One of the men, Divon Green, 18, of Williams Street, was identified as one of the dirt bike riders as he tried to elude police.
He was eventually caught at his home and was arrested for operating under suspension, reckless driving, disobeying signal of an officer, failure to obey a stop sign and operating a motorcycle without face protection.
He was held on $1,500 bond and will appear in court on Nov. 8.
Other dirt bikes were seized during the investigation and police said as it continues, the identities of the other males are being obtained.
Police told Eyewitness News that they will continue to use the extra patrols to address the issue of dirt bike riders driving recklessly.
Many people said they worry sooner or later an innocent bystander's going to get hurt.
"It scares me. I have three kids of my own and they're watching them fly by my house, what example are they setting? It's horrible," said eyewitness Kariann Walton. "They're going to kill themselves or somebody else."
"They went straight through the light even though there was a red light on one side," said witness Sharon Clements. "They just went straight through without stopping."
Anyone with any information about the possible location of the dirt bikes is asked to submit anonymous via the New London Police Department Facebook page or by texting the word NLPDTip and the message to Tip411 (847411).
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