Bay St. George RCMP is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the operator of a dirt bike who fled from police in Stephenville on Oct. 18. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Bay St. George RCMP was conducting school zone enforcement during pick up time near Stephenville Primary School on West Street. Police observed a red and white Honda CRF dirt bike driving on a sidewalk in front of the school during heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
The officer directed the dirt bike operator to an adjacent parking lot. Instead, the operator did a “wheelie”, fled at a high rate of speed on the sidewalk in front of the school and continued through two school crosswalks.
Officers on patrol located the dirt bike a short time later and again tried to conduct a traffic stop, this time activating emergency equipment on a marked police vehicle. The operator again failed to stop. Video surveillance of the dirt bike and operator was obtained.
The dirt bike operator was wearing a dark jacket with a bright red hoodie underneath, grey pants, a blue helmet with neon yellow/green accents and dark goggles. Anyone having information on the identity of the dirt bike operator is asked to contact Bay St. George RCMP at 709-643-2118.
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