East Providence Police search for reckless dirt biker taunting officers

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE): East Providence Police are looking for a reckless dirt biker who has been driving erratically on the city streets and taunting officers.

Captain Thomas Rush, with the East Providence Police Department, said they have tried to stop the driver several times over the last two weeks.

“Driving recklessly throughout the city, won’t pull over for the police, ride on the sidewalks and playgrounds,” Captain Rush said.

The driver is described as a white man, wearing a white helmet, on an unregistered dirt bike with no lights.

Police are hoping someone can identify the driver because police have been unable to successfully stop him.

“They’ll pull up to them and flip them off, give them the middle finger, scream at them and then take off,” Captain Rush said.

Officers have seen the bike throughout the city including the City Hall area, Warren Avenue South Broadway, Potter street, and Mauran Avenue.

Paulette Poole lives on Irving Street and recently called police after watching a dirt biker pass a pickup truck on the left at a high speed.

“There was total disregard,” Poole said.

Poole is unsure if it’s the same biker but she said it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.

“School is not in session but there are kids who live all over this neighborhood,” Poole said. “We’ve got senior citizens, a lot of them walk all over the neighborhood.”

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