Cincinnati police ask for help tracking down quad riders

Cincinnati police have a message to those operating unregistered quads and motorbikes around the city: "We're watching you."

These vehicles are not legally allowed to operate on the streets and don't have the equipment to safely do so, District 5 commander Capt. Craig Gregoire said during a Friday press conference.

Gregoire said these drivers often participate in reckless operation including burnouts, wheelies and standing up on the saddle.

In other instances, police believe some riders have been involved in more serious crimes. Gregoire said his district has seized 13 quads and motorbikes since September, six of which have led to arrests, one involving a gun. Another four were involved in traffic accidents.

Cincinnati police are cracking down on quad and motorbike illegal activity, officials said.

"We're not turning a blind eye to this," he said.

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The department released body camera footage Friday depicting two incidents of reckless operating of motorbikes and a quad.

The dangerous behavior shown in the videos are mainly why Gregoire said officers are no longer chasing these suspects, so as to protect pedestrians and other innocent bystanders.

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