Worcester Police: No ATVs, Dirt Bikes on Public Property

by | Jun 29, 2019 | Headlines, News

WORCESTER – The Worcester Police are reminding residents that it’s illegal to operate a recreational vehicle — like an ATV or a dirt bike — on public property within the City.

Riding dirt bikes, ATVs and other recreational vehicles can only be done with the consent of a property owner, according to the WPD.

The police also remind the public that wearing a facial mask between March 15 and Nov. 15 — or anytime the air temperature is higher than 45 degrees Fahrenheit — is a  violation of State Laws and City Ordinances related to recreational vehicles.

These violations can result in criminal charges, civil fines and confiscation of involved vehicles.

Worcester residents with information regarding the unlawful operation or storage of recreational vehicles in the City of Worcester may report this anonymously to the Worcester Police using the resources below:

• WPD ATV Tip Line at 508-799-8642.
• WPD Text a Tip – Text keyword TIPWPD and your message to “CRIMES” (274637).
• WPD Online Tip at http://www.worcesterma.gov/police/investigations/crime-tips

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