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Tuggeranong dirt bike bandits

By matt31221 19 October 2011 34

For about 3 years now on occasion my wife and I are awoken late at night by the loud sounds of dirt bikes tearing up the footpaths behind our house in the floodways of Isabella Plains.  Also in the day when driving I have seen them dangerously jumping off gutters onto roads in front of legitimate traffic almost causing accidents,  speed locking at 60km in an 80 zone then zipping back onto the footpaths then damaging public grassed areas and dissapearing up alleys in the Isabella Plains,  Callwell and Bonython areas.

I am presuming these two bandits are the same guys that always tear up the area (although I may be wrong – there may be different riders).  Their dirt bikes are relatively small without number plates or rego and they usually wear helmets.  These felons are really starting to give legitimate registered and licenced motorcycle riders a bad name and I am getting tired of them.  They are endangering pedestrians and almost causing accidents.  When I see them they appear to be the same two bikes and the riders are built like young teenagers.

I ran into them again today just outside the ActewAGL Greenway depot heading towards Callwell at about 5pm.   They were using the roads,  footpaths,  foot traffic underpasses,  ovals and grassed ares.  I thought I would follow them home as on calling the local Police,  they inform me nothing can be done without knowing who they are and where they live.   I followed them all the way from Tuggers to Callwell but lost them on the roundabout outside the Callwell club.

Is anyone else terrorised by these bandits?  Can anyone provide any information that we can give to police that may lead to an arrest?

What’s Your opinion?


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Tooks 6:56 am 23 Oct 11

milkman said :

Hey Tooks – is that a fishhook hanging out the edge of your mouth?

Possibly. Sometimes it’s hard to tell a troll from a really stupid person though.

milkman 6:30 pm 22 Oct 11

Hey Tooks – is that a fishhook hanging out the edge of your mouth?

Tooks 4:36 pm 22 Oct 11

Classified said :

Tooks said :

Classified said :

Tooks said :

ex-vectis said :

Classified said :

Arrests?? Teenagers being idiots on monkey bikes and you want them arrested? Seems a bit harsh mate. Annoying yes, but criminal proceedings?

How about a couple of warningg by the plod THEN crinimal proceedings? It is illegal after all.

Yeah, with Classified on that. They may just be being idiots but what happens if they mow down a kid on a footpath? Sad that Plod will rush out and arrest some poor freak who [allegedly] pokes a dead swan with a stick, but wont be bothered to investigate idiots who put human lives at risk…

The “poor freak” allegedly killed the swan. You think it’s sad that he was arrested? Get a grip. As far as investigating kids on pocket bikes etc, how would you go about it?

Concerned Citizen: Hi, there’s a couple of kids riding pocket bikes around my street.
Operator: Can you describe the bikes and riders?
CC: Not really. One of the bikes is black and rider has a green helmet.
Operator: Any idea where they live or who they are?
CC: No.
Operator: I’ll send a car around to look.

Car drives around, has a look, can’t hear it or see it, the end.

Then the police will just have to be a bit more inventive, won’t they…

Suggestions?

I think:

the police force would be a bit more pro-active and perhaps get a patrol around the general area at the times reports come in so that they can be on the scene quickly… Its called preventative policing.

Brilliant. Just have the infinite police cars patrolling the general area because all incidents occur like clockwork – at exactly the same time, date, and place every single time.

And police are never dealing with more important incidents.

BTW, do you know how I’d escape the cops on my pocket bike? Just ride up onto a footpath. See yaaaa!

Stevian 11:04 am 20 Oct 11

Chop71 said :

amazing how many fish you can catch with a simple string line 🙂

And for a range of other effective methods check this out

http://www.mega.nu/ampp/efdm/efdm.html

Chop71 10:49 am 20 Oct 11

amazing how many fish you can catch with a simple string line 🙂

Classified 10:44 am 20 Oct 11

Tooks said :

Classified said :

Tooks said :

ex-vectis said :

Classified said :

Arrests?? Teenagers being idiots on monkey bikes and you want them arrested? Seems a bit harsh mate. Annoying yes, but criminal proceedings?

How about a couple of warningg by the plod THEN crinimal proceedings? It is illegal after all.

Yeah, with Classified on that. They may just be being idiots but what happens if they mow down a kid on a footpath? Sad that Plod will rush out and arrest some poor freak who [allegedly] pokes a dead swan with a stick, but wont be bothered to investigate idiots who put human lives at risk…

The “poor freak” allegedly killed the swan. You think it’s sad that he was arrested? Get a grip. As far as investigating kids on pocket bikes etc, how would you go about it?

Concerned Citizen: Hi, there’s a couple of kids riding pocket bikes around my street.
Operator: Can you describe the bikes and riders?
CC: Not really. One of the bikes is black and rider has a green helmet.
Operator: Any idea where they live or who they are?
CC: No.
Operator: I’ll send a car around to look.

Car drives around, has a look, can’t hear it or see it, the end.

Then the police will just have to be a bit more inventive, won’t they…

Suggestions?

I think:

the police force would be a bit more pro-active and perhaps get a patrol around the general area at the times reports come in so that they can be on the scene quickly… Its called preventative policing.

sneakers 10:07 am 20 Oct 11

Rocking chair.

Shotgun.

Problem solved.

Tooks 8:38 am 20 Oct 11

Classified said :

Tooks said :

ex-vectis said :

Classified said :

Arrests?? Teenagers being idiots on monkey bikes and you want them arrested? Seems a bit harsh mate. Annoying yes, but criminal proceedings?

How about a couple of warningg by the plod THEN crinimal proceedings? It is illegal after all.

Yeah, with Classified on that. They may just be being idiots but what happens if they mow down a kid on a footpath? Sad that Plod will rush out and arrest some poor freak who [allegedly] pokes a dead swan with a stick, but wont be bothered to investigate idiots who put human lives at risk…

The “poor freak” allegedly killed the swan. You think it’s sad that he was arrested? Get a grip. As far as investigating kids on pocket bikes etc, how would you go about it?

Concerned Citizen: Hi, there’s a couple of kids riding pocket bikes around my street.
Operator: Can you describe the bikes and riders?
CC: Not really. One of the bikes is black and rider has a green helmet.
Operator: Any idea where they live or who they are?
CC: No.
Operator: I’ll send a car around to look.

Car drives around, has a look, can’t hear it or see it, the end.

Then the police will just have to be a bit more inventive, won’t they…

Suggestions?

Tooks 8:35 am 20 Oct 11

ex-vectis said :

Tooks said :

ex-vectis said :

Classified said :

Arrests?? Teenagers being idiots on monkey bikes and you want them arrested? Seems a bit harsh mate. Annoying yes, but criminal proceedings?

How about a couple of warningg by the plod THEN crinimal proceedings? It is illegal after all.

Yeah, with Classified on that. They may just be being idiots but what happens if they mow down a kid on a footpath? Sad that Plod will rush out and arrest some poor freak who [allegedly] pokes a dead swan with a stick, but wont be bothered to investigate idiots who put human lives at risk…

The “poor freak” allegedly killed the swan. You think it’s sad that he was arrested? Get a grip. As far as investigating kids on pocket bikes etc, how would you go about it?

Concerned Citizen: Hi, there’s a couple of kids riding pocket bikes around my street.
Operator: Can you describe the bikes and riders?
CC: Not really. One of the bikes is black and rider has a green helmet.
Operator: Any idea where they live or who they are?
CC: No.
Operator: I’ll send a car around to look.

Car drives around, has a look, can’t hear it or see it, the end.

allegedly killed the swan. Lets be realistic – probably more likely that he was poking it with a stick.

And as for implying that plod wont do anything if there is no chance of catching them really sets a poor precidence. Are you saying that they will just get away with it because they are one pocket rockets? A decent (well funded – I’m not saying the individuals are not decent!) police force would be a bit more pro-active and perhaps get a patrol around the general area at the times reports come in so that they can be on the scene quickly… Its called preventative policing. Rather than just waiting until someone gets killed and then opening a manslaughter enquiry.

Still with the swan thing? He wouldn’t have been charged with killing it if there wasn’t some evidence.

And as for implying that plod wont do anything if there is no chance of catching them really sets a poor precidence

Never said they wouldn’t do anything. I implied they would send a car to look for the offender.

Are you saying that they will just get away with it because they are one pocket rockets?

Pretty much. If no one knows who they are or where they live, how do you find them?

police force would be a bit more pro-active and perhaps get a patrol around the general area at the times reports come in so that they can be on the scene quickly… Its called preventative policing.

An extremely unrealistic suggestion.

Rather than just waiting until someone gets killed and then opening a manslaughter enquiry.

This has been a problem for decades. How many deaths can you recall? Manslaughter charge would never be used.

These bike riders are collared some times, but that’s when police actually see them and they chose to stop when the lights and sirens come on.

AG Canberra 8:26 am 20 Oct 11

Remember when police cars used to ‘patrol’?

The reson this sort of anti-social behaviour occurs is because the ones doing it have no fear that they are going to get caught. Same as taggers, burnout merchants and vandals destroying park facilities. As a kid I regularly saw police cars just driving around my very quiet Evatt street. I asked my kids last week when was the last time they saw a police car in our street and they couldn’t remember seeing one.

I’m happy to pay an extra 5c per litre for fuel to fund coppers just to patrol. Not set up speed traps, not escort the Queen – just patrol.

Deref 7:10 am 20 Oct 11

matt31221 said :

I am all for fun – just not at others expense. And by letting them ride around the burbs unchecked – it may force pollies to make stricter laws restricting legitimate riders even more which I do not want.

+1

Well said, that man.

wildturkeycanoe 6:11 am 20 Oct 11

If string line isn’t an option, how about spike sticks? Maybe some well placed little cats eyes style tread poppers? There’s plenty of ways to stop a bike.

hax 10:35 pm 19 Oct 11

r1 said :

So has a new trailbike park been opened up anywhere since the one a Narrabundah was shut about 15 years ago?

Did the government really expect riders to just sell their bikes and start going to floriade or something.

+1

jayskette 9:35 pm 19 Oct 11

Thanks for listing the areas that I will now not live.

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