Nanaimo RCMP hoping to identify dirt biker who fled from police

Nanaimo RCMP hoping to identify dirt biker who fled from police
Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a dirt biker who failed to stop for police.

According to police, the incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, near the intersection of Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road.

In a release, RCMP say a frontline police officer was parked on the side of the road when he saw the bike turning right onto White Rapids Road.

The officer noted that the bike did not have a license plate attached.

Police followed the bike for a short distance until the bike sped off.

Approximately 30 seconds later, the same bike approached the police cruiser, now going in the opposite direction.

As the bike got closer, the officer could see that the rider was “stunting,” meaning he was driving with only one wheel on the road.

The officer activated his emergency equipment and partially blocked the road in an attempt to get the rider to stop however, the rider sped up, evaded the squad car and drove off.

Due to the risk to the public and the rider, the officer did not attempt to stop the bike and allowed it to carry on.

It is unknown if the dirt biker is a man or women as the rider wore a helmet with a visor that covered their face.

Police say that a noticeable feature of the bike is that it had gold-coloured shocks.

Anyone with information on the ownership of the motorcycle or who was operating it, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-12803.


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