Police have stepped efforts up a gear in locating a pesky dirt bike rider in Beachlands.
As a result of enquiries and information from the public, the rider has found himself without a bike.
Senior Sergeant Anson Lin of Counties Manukau East Police says Beachlands residents reported the reckless behaviour throughout January.
“Residents were quite rightfully concerned,” he says.
“They reported incidents where the rider was allegedly riding on the wrong side of the road, speeding and performing other dangerous manoeuvres.”
Beachlands Police began to make follow up enquiries into the reports.
“This sort of behaviour needlessly puts other road users in danger, as well as those engaging in the behaviour,” Lin says.
“Our staff took immediate action and following a number of enquiries, we identified a person of interest.”
A search warrant was carried out in Beachlands last week.
An 18-year-old male has been charged with dangerous driving and has had the dirt bike involved impounded, Lin says.
“We appreciate the cooperation of residents in reporting such incidents as it plays a crucial role in ensuring a safer environment for everyone.
“Police will continue to take decisive action where we can so as to ensure the safety of other road users.”
Lin says police will continue to monitor and respond promptly to concerns around road safety in the area.
“Remember: if an incident is happening now and there is a risk, call 111.”
If you have additional information to report to police, call 105 or go online to https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105