New Britain police ask public's help in identifying ATV riders

Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:31
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEW BRITAIN - Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a gang of ATV riders who roared through the city around 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

"They endanger their own lives and the lives of others through their reckless use of the roadways, Chief James Wardwell said. 

The group road through city streets and also congregated at the Food Bag gas station on Allen Street. Police are hoping that people will recognize the riders from photos released today and provide information. 

It is a violation of city ordinances to ride ATVs on city streets, Wardwell said. Violators will not only receive tickets with fines but their vehicles will be seized and auctioned, he said. 

Anyone who has information about any of the riders is asked to call the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3000. Anonymous tips can be left on the tip line at 860-826-3199 or online at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:31. Updated: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:33.