(Camden, NJ) – In recent weeks, the Camden County Police Department has focused on making our streets and our neighborhoods safer for pedestrians and other drivers by targeting illegally operated off-road vehicles.
To date in 2020, the department has impounded a total of 70 ATVs, dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles being operated illegally and dangerously on city streets and in parks and other public spaces. A total of 148 traffic summons have been issued to the operators of these vehicles.
The department is working with law enforcement agencies from across South Jersey on cases in which the off-road vehicles that have been impounded were previously stolen. We are working with these agencies to ensure that such vehicles are returned to their rightful owners and that those responsible for their theft are held accountable.
Also integral in this safety campaign has been the information we’ve received from Camden residents primarily through the STOPit app and our tip line.
“I want to thank our residents whose help has been invaluable in this campaign,” said Chief Joseph Wysocki. “Ensuring a safer city is a team effort where we work in partnership with the community, and that has been the case with this issue, as residents have stepped up to help rid their neighborhoods of this dangerous nuisance.”
If you have information about where ATVs, dirt bikes or other off-road vehicles are being used and/or stored in your neighborhood, please text us a tip anonymously through the STOPit app or call the Camden County Police Department’s 24-hour anonymous tip line at (856) 757-7042. Download the STOPit app for free from the Google Play or Apple app stores and use the access code: CAMDENNJ