Police: Dozens of ATV, motorcycle riders taunt cops during wild party

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Police in Camden County say that a large group of ATV and motorcycle riders taunted police officers who were trying to keep the peace during a wild party on state land.

Winslow Township police say that officers were called out to Blue Hole Trail in the township after residents reported loud music and riders.

“There were about 100 motorcycles and bikes and quads and ATVs – a bunch of trash on the ground, bunch of beer bottles, a lot of Wawa bags. Just a mess,” says Chief George Smith.

Smith says that when officers first arrived, the riders taunted the police officers

“Riding by, pulling wheelies, spinning their back tires to show off for the friends…and of course, a lot of them did take off,” Smith says.

Smith says that 14 bikes and quads were impounded – one of them stolen. Police also issued 16 summonses. Smith says that he wants it to be known that you can’t ride on state property.

“When it comes to motorcyclists that enjoy the off-road motorcycling, it’s state land. The state will not give permission for riding,” he says.

Smith says that ATVs and motorcycles have been a problem as long as he has been with the department. He says that he wants Winslow Township residents to know that he takes the issue seriously.

“We would never want to blow off a resident and say, ‘Well, that’s only a dirt bike, it’s no big deal.’ To them, it is a big deal. And to me, I do think it’s a big deal that those residents get their peace and quiet,” Smith says.

Police also arrested one person on an outstanding warrant and charged another for marijuana possession.

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