Public Safety Blotter Articles

Pittsburgh Police Observe Illegal, Off-Road Vehicle Use, Issue Citations

Date: May 31, 2021
Incident Type: Illegal ride-outs
Location: All zones

Pittsburgh Police monitored numerous complaints for approximately 200-300 motorcycles, ATVs, and dirt bikes, many of them illegal, riding in large groups around the City on this Memorial Day.

Several of the vehicles were driving dangerously on the streets, running traffic lights and stop signs.

Dozens of riders fled the area around Fifth Avenue and Frankstown when Zone 5 officers initiated a traffic stop for an illegal ATV around 4 p.m. The female driver of the ATV received seven citations and the vehicle was towed.

Back in March, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police created an email address for the public to provide information and tips to police regarding illegal, off-road vehicle use in the City.

Emails can be sent to As always, please dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz