18 dirt bikes seized in Wilmington following reckless driving complaints

(John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

(John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Wilmington Police arrest seven accused of recklessly riding dirt bikes and ATV’s along city streets.

After several complaints about dirt bikes and ATV’s driving wildly along Wilmington streets Sunday afternoon, officers saw the bikes, but didn’t start a chase because of how reckless they were riding. 

Just after 5 p.m., officers saw a large group of bikes heading into a storage facility in the 300 block of Lea Boulevard. Officers stopped a pickup truck that was hauling two ATV’s and a number of dirt bikes in a trailer. Police say the driver of the truck, 21-year-old Jordan Klebart of Magnolia, Delaware started struggling with officers, injuring one officer. Both the officer and Klebart were treated at a nearby hospital.

A total of 18 motorcycles were seized and seven people were arrested including a 16-year-old. Charges include driving a motor vehicle on a sidewalk and illegal operation of an off highway vehicle.

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