A 19-year-old Pottstown man rode a mud bike on Studying sidewalks, the incorrect method on a one-way road and at last onto a rail yard to attempt to attempt to get away from police, investigators stated Tuesday.
Pedro Martinez Jr. was ultimately caught Monday afternoon when he worn out within the railroad yard alongside Spring Road, police stated.
In accordance with the legal criticism:
A number of dust bike riders had been driving recklessly within the 1100 block of North Ninth Road about 5 p.m. Monday, drawing police.
One of many officers reported the riders had been pulling wheelies in entrance of him and gave the impression to be recording the occasion with cellphones.
Officer Hector R. Santiago heard the radio dispatches and went to help. He heard one of many bikes was headed north on Mulberry Road from Greenwich Road.
As he traveled west on Oley Road, he encountered the off-road bike coming at him. The rider veered the bike onto the sidewalk at a excessive velocity.
Santiago made a U-turn and noticed the bike go into an alley towards Greenwich. He overpassed the bike, however civilians helped by pointing the way in which.
As Santiago headed west on Greenwich he noticed the bike heading south on North twelfth. Santiago reactivated his emergency lights and siren and noticed the rider, later recognized as Martineez, trying again at him whereas dashing up and ignoring visitors indicators.
Martinez traveled north, within the incorrect path, on North Eighth Road, then crossed over to Spring Road, driving westbound onto the sidewalk.
Martinez turned left into the Value Ceremony parking zone, however one other officer’s car blocked his escape. He sped off, however Santiago stored pursuing the bike because it entered the rail yard.
Santiago was pressured to decelerate when he encountered the rails. Martinez misplaced management and fell off the bike. Santiago took him into custody.
Martinez was free on $5,000 bail following arraignment earlier than District Choose Kyley L. Scott in Studying Central Court docket.
He faces costs of fleeing or eluding police, reckless endangerment, driving an unregistered car on roadways, careless driving and greater than a dozen visitors offenses.
Final week, Reading police took to social media to seek help from citizens in reporting illegal riding of dirt bikes, ATVs and different off-road automobiles. Police promised a renewed effort to crack down on this exercise after a 25-year-old Reading man died when the dust bike he was driving collided with the facet of a automobile in northwest Studying.