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Arrest of Motorcyclists Continue After 911 System Gets Flooded with Calls, 7 Arrested on Long Island

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On Sunday afternoon, the 911 system was flooded with calls regarding a pack of motorcyclists, dirt bike riders and an ATV rider driving recklessly on Long Island. Seven were arrested and more than 30 were ...

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On Sunday afternoon, police received dozens of calls to 911 regarding individuals on motorcycles, dirt bikes and an ATV driving recklessly on Long Island.

The incident took place been 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Main Street in Bay Shore, on the westbound side of Sunrise Highway in West Islip, on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon, and other locations.

Callers notified police that there were as many as 20 to 50 individuals driving recklessly.

Police responding to the complaints made seven arrests and issued numerous field appearance tickets and summonses.

The arrested included:

  • Samuel Morales, 19, of Brooklyn, on a 2003 Ducati motorcycle for driving without a motorcycle license, reckless driving and resisting arrest. He was observed passing motor vehicles on the right shoulder and running a red light on Pine Aire Drive in Bay Shore.
     
  • Jason Coleman, 29, of Yonkers, on a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle for leaving the scene of an accident. Coleman made a U-turn in front of another vehicle that ended up striking his motorcycle and then fled the scene without the exchange of information with the other driver.
     
  • Tikret Cekic, 23, of Brooklyn, for unlawful fleeing of a police officer who stopped him for driving through a red light at a high rate of speed on Pine Aire Drive in Bay Shore.
     
  • Joel Hernandez, 19, of Brentwood, for criminal mischief and reckless driving when he backed into a police vehicle on Pine Aire Drive in Bay Shore.
     
  • Tomas Palacios, 35, of Bay Shore for driving under the influence when operating an ATV.
     
  • Matthew Valentino, 25, of East Quogue, for reckless driving at a high rate of speed and swerving in and out of on-coming traffic on Udall Road in Baywood.
     
  • A passenger on one of the motorcycles for obstructing governmental administration after a police officer asked her to stop and she attempted to flee.

As many as 30 other individuals were issued field appearance tickets when they trespass property – gathering on their bikes behind the Suffolk County Department of Social Services building in Bay Shore.

Several weeks earlier – on Oct. 14, Suffolk police also arrested seven motorcyclists for reckless riding on the Long Island Expressway between exits 49 and 63.

These arrests follow after the NYPD began investigating the biker gang involved in the assault of an SUV driver in Manhattan on the West Side Highway.

[Source: Suffolk County Police Department]