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Trailbiking the wrong neighbourhood

By johnboy - 22 December 2011 13

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the rider of a green trail bike seen riding around Narrabundah in the past few weeks.

About 10am yesterday (Wednesday, December 21) police were on a routine patrol of Narrabundah when they observed a green trail bike turn on to Boolimba Street from the Narrabundah shops. The rider had a green shirt wrapped around his head and no helmet.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the rider by activating their emergency lights and siren however, the rider accelerated away. Due to the risk to the person riding without a helmet, police did not pursue. The rider was last seen turning onto Kootara Crescent.

A short time later, police found the motorcycle lying on the roadway on Matina Street where it appeared to have been dropped. A witness told police the rider had run off down the pedestrian pathway on Gymea Street.

The trail bike is a green Kawasaki KL250D. The rider was wearing grey tracksuit pants with a white stripe, white sandshoes, and a red long-sleeved top.

Another witness had taken a photograph of the rider the day before on Kootara Crescent and provided that to police.

Sergeant Greg Lester from Woden Police Station said that police had received numerous complaints over recent from residents in Narrabundah regarding unregistered trail bikes being ridden up and down the street, causing a nuisance.

“If there is an ongoing issue or concern over trail bikes being ridden in your area, please report it to police. We will attend when we can. There is a priority system for police which means that if an emergency occurs or a job of higher priority comes in, attendance for a traffic complaint is put on hold,” Sergeant Lester said.

“However residents can help us with issues such as this by taking photos of the offender, gathering as much detail as possible about the rider and the bike, and contacting Police Operations on 131-444,” he said.

Anyone who recognises the rider or knows the owner of the trail bike is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Trailbiking the wrong neighbourhood
Henry82 3:41 pm 23 Dec 11

p1 said :

if this dude had worn a helmet, and put a number plate on the back, he probably never would have been caught

Thats great, until he hits you or your car and rides off, leaving you with a huge bill. I’d rather these people draw attention to themselves, this could have almost been a case of natural selection.

schmeah 3:11 pm 23 Dec 11

Pretty good mug shot there,I reckon his days on the run are numbered .. sucker

Mysteryman 11:28 am 23 Dec 11

p1 said :

As much as I think people using unregistered vehicles is crap, if this dude had worn a helmet, and put a number plate on the back, he probably never would have been caught (unless a RAPID unit was in the ‘Bunda back streets).

Instead, riding helmet-less guarantees the cops will notice you. D!ck

It would be a terrible shame if he injured himself riding around without a helmet…

p1 11:05 am 23 Dec 11

As much as I think people using unregistered vehicles is crap, if this dude had worn a helmet, and put a number plate on the back, he probably never would have been caught (unless a RAPID unit was in the ‘Bunda back streets).

Instead, riding helmet-less guarantees the cops will notice you. D!ck

andre88 9:04 am 23 Dec 11

The funny thing is if he just wore a helmet it wouldn’t be as much of a risk. No helmet no brains, not that it wasn’t obvious already.

Thumper 8:50 am 23 Dec 11

Gee, he couldn’t be that hard to identify.

Unless, of course, he’s got bogan parents who couldn’t give a s***.

pptvb 6:49 am 23 Dec 11

They get around. I’ve seen them, with a pillion passenger, in Woden.
They were riding up the footpath, crossed Yamba Dr without even a glance at the traffic.
Just pure luck they weren’t hit.

Mumbucks 11:14 pm 22 Dec 11

they weren’t lonsdale trackie dac’s?

el 11:03 pm 22 Dec 11

RedDogInCan said :

Wouldn’t it have been cheaper to cop the fine than lose the bike?

It was probably stolen.

RedDogInCan 9:43 pm 22 Dec 11

Brandi said :

Keenly awaiting the next police auction. Trailbike looks like a nice unit.

Wouldn’t it have been cheaper to cop the fine than lose the bike?

Probably a few outstanding warrants then.

Felix the Cat 7:20 pm 22 Dec 11
Brandi 5:57 pm 22 Dec 11

Keenly awaiting the next police auction. Trailbike looks like a nice unit.

Henry82 5:12 pm 22 Dec 11

sounds like a win for police, you can still break the law when you’ve got a fine/no license, but its a bit hard when you haven’t got wheels.

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