Illegal dirt bikes have been a problem on the streets of the Capital Region every spring and summer for the past few years. They speed up and down city streets, disregarding stoplights and making it dangerous to drive or just walk down a sidewalk. It's especially been a problem in Albany County.

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A video that went viral earlier this year shows video taken from a dirt bike on the sidewalk as Albany Police attempt to stop dirt bikers on the street.

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There has also been reports of numerous thefts of dirt bikes and ATV's from around the area.

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If an illegal dirt bike is seized by Albany Police, they take it and hold it until the owner can pay the fine, which is usually around $3000.

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New York City has a bit of a different approach. Illegal dirt bikes are a big problem there as well. Their solution? A bulldozer.

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Mayor Eric Adams and spectators watch as about one hundred seized dirt bikes are systematically crushed by the powerful machine.

Today, as we stand in the shadow of the Freedom Tower, we are freeing ourselves from these destructive piece[s] of machinery that’s on our streets. They will be crushed today so they can never terrorize our city again, each and every one of them. They will be turned into scrap metal and eventually recycled.

Watch as illegal dirt biker bikes and dreams are crushed below:

According to the New York Post, about 900 illegal dirt bikes and ATV's have been seized in NYC this year alone, which is almost a 90% increase over the previous year.

15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- June 2022

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 06/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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