Suspect on Dirt Bike Flees from Officers; Breaks Multiple V&T Laws Before Capture

Suspect on Dirt Bike Flees from Officers; Breaks Multiple V&T Laws Before Capture

By: Staff Reporter

While on routine patrol on the 2700 block of 22nd Street around 1840 hours on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, Niagara Falls Police observed an unknown male riding a motorcycle north going over Lockport Street from Ontario Avenue.

Police observed the male, now identified as Abner Y. Rivera-Morales, to not have a helmet on his head or any NYS license plate on the rear of the vehicle. Police followed behind Rivera-Morales from a safe distance at which point Rivera-Morales got off the dirt bike and attempted to flee the scene running westbound through houses.

Police pursued on foot at which point Rivera-Morales observed this officer and immediately ran back to where he ditched the dirt bike initially, got back on it and proceeded to flee. Police activated emergency lights and sirens in attempt to initiate a traffic stop, but Rivera-Morales refused and unlawfully fled from officers.

Police observed Rivera-Morales break multiple NYS vehicle and traffic laws as he unlawfully and recklessly fled from officers. Rivera-Morales did speed down the roadway which children and other vehicles were in the immediate vicinity causing for them to move out of the way. After a few moments, Rivera-Morales did stop the dirt bike in front of Tops (1000 Portage Road) at which point he was taken into police custody.

No further information is available at this time.   

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