Five arrested after illegal mass motorbike ride in Melbourne

Five arrested after illegal mass motorbike ride in Melbourne

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Five males have been arrested as police ramp up their investigation into an illegal motorbike riding event in Melbourne that occurred just days before Christmas.

On December 23, about 55 riders were first spotted riding erratically on the Western Ring Road near Sydney Road about 3.25pm before heading to the Tullamarine Freeway, CityLink and riding over the Bolte Bridge.

The group then travelled to a St Kilda yacht club on Pier Road where they continued to ride dangerously around Catani Gardens.

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Police arrived shortly after, and a rider allegedly kicked the side mirror of the police vehicle before the group dispersed and took off back towards the city.

While traveling on CityLink some riders were allegedly dangerously swerving between cars, performing wheelies and filming each other.

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Last Wednesday, police carried out a number of warrants across Melbourne’s north and south-east.

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A 19-year-old Reservoir man was charged with 15 offences, including allegedly damaging a police vehicle.

He was bailed and will appear in court on April 19.

A 20-year-old Craigieburn man, a 17-year-old Dallas boy, and a 16-year-old Springvale boy were arrested and released but police expect them to be charged with multiple offences including reckless conduct endangering life.

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A 15-year-old Manor Lakes boy was released pending further inquiries.

A 19-year-old Broadmeadows man was not present when police executed a warrant at his house, was interviewed last Friday.

He was released pending summons on several charges.

The investigation continues, with police seeking four men they believe may be able to help them with their inquiries.

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The first man is believed to be Caucasian, aged 18 to 25, solidly built. He was seen wearing a blue and white Fox brand motocross helmet, black jumper, black motocross armour, blue and black motorcycle gloves, black pants, and khaki work boots.

He was riding a blue Yamaha dirt bike with blue wheels.

The second man is believed to be Caucasian, aged 18 to 25, of slim build and with dark hair.

He wore a pink, white and black Fox brand motocross helmet, white T-shirt with red and blue writing on the front and rear, black sports shorts and grey shoes and rode a red and white dirt bike.

The third man is perceived to be Middle Eastern in appearance, aged 20 to 25 years old and of medium build.

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He wore a black and grey motocross helmet, white T-shirt with red and blue writing on the front and back, white motorcycle gloves, tight-fitting black pants and black Nike runners. He rode a white and blue Yamaha dirt bike.

The fourth man is perceived to be Middle Eastern in appearance, aged 20 to 25 years old and of large build. He wore a green motorbike helmet, black hooded jumper with green text, black shorts and white runners. He was riding a grey and orange 2014 KTM 390 Duke.

Anybody with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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