Police Seize Motorcycles in Denver Flash Mob Based on Investigations on Social Media Videos

In July 2016, hundreds of motorcyclists obstructed traffic on Denver’s roads as part of “Kill da Streetz” motorcycle ride.

The police investigated with “videos and photos online,” presumably referring to Facebook and YouTube:

Social media postings say the motorcyclists were part of a ride called “Kill da Streetz.” Police called the participants a loosely organized group who used Facebook to plan their ride. Rock likened the event to a flash mob.

Recordings of the ride have shown participants popping wheelies and “burning out” on roadways. Investigators say they used videos and social media postings as part of their investigation.

In September, Denver police announced that they have made three arrests and impounded two motorcycles:

Ryan Easton, of Pueblo, and Richard Patton and Clinton Hawkins, both of Colorado Springs, are suspected of exhibition of speed and reckless driving in the July 24 ride. The allegations are Class 1 misdemeanors and carry with them possibly jail time.

…The motorcycles belonging to Patton, 33, and Hawkins, 27, have been impounded. Authorities say they are in the process of finding a third motorcycle associated with the three that they hope to impound as well.

Read more about the story at the Denver Post here and here.

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Author: Nicholas

Experienced Mortgage Banker at Colorado State Bank and Trust. Effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. Expert on real estate market in the Front Range.

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