Six men charged for striking cop with dirt bike on Halloween

By: News Staff

news@abc6.com

NEW BEDFORD, M.A. – Six men have been charged in connection with the illegal ATV ride on Halloween night that led to a New Bedford police officer being struck by a dirt bike.

Initially ten people from New Bedford were arrested, but now Environmental Police have found six more men responsible for that night’s chaotic scene.

New Bedford Police Sgt. Candido Trinidad was one of the New Bedford police officers called to the scene after multiple reports of bikes, ATVs and dirt bikes were running lights and driving on sidewalks; endangering trick or treaters.

Police say Sgt. Trinidad was run over by Gonzalez while officers were making arrests.

The following riders have been charged with these offenses:

 47-year-old Pablo Medina, of New Bedford:

  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Red light violation
  • Motorcycle passing motor vehicle in same lane
  • Illegal u-turn
  • Stop sign/flashing red light violation
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Causing gridlock
  • Speed greater than reasonable

37- year-old Jorge Sousa, of New Bedford:

  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Red light violation
  • Motorcycle lane violation
  • Illegal u-turn
  • Stop sign/flashing red light violation
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Causing gridlock
  • Speed greater than reasonable

18-year-old Jose G. Santiago, of New Bedford:

  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Leaving the scene of property damage
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Red light violation
  • Motorcycle lane violation
  • Illegal u-turn
  • Stop sign/flashing red light violation
  • Blocking intersection
  • Motorized scooter operation with no helmet
  • Motorized scooter operation with no permit/license
  • Speed greater than reasonable

21-year-old Travis J. Evora, of New Bedford:

  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Red light violation
  • Motorcycle lanes violation
  • Illegal u-turn
  • Stop sign/flashing red light violation
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Blocking intersection
  • Speed greater than reasonable
  • Operating a motorcycle in violation of a license class

24-year-old Kevin B. Barry Jr., of New Bedford:

  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Red light violation
  • Motorcycle passing motor vehicle in same lane
  • Illegal u-turn
  • Stop sign/flashing red light violation
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Causing gridlock
  • Speed greater than reasonable

55-year-old David Joseph, of Fairhaven:

  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Red light violation
  • Motorcycle passing motor vehicle in same lane
  • Illegal u-turn
  • Stop sign/flashing red light violation
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Causing gridlock
  • Speed greater than reasonable

An investigation is ongoing.

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