Maturo: East Haven Will Take Part in Regional ATV, Dirt Bike Crackdown

Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr said he "signed the agreement earlier this week" that would allow East Haven Police to join forces with other area departments in a regional crackdown on illegal ATV and dirt bike riders.

East Haven Police seized these vehicles during an arrest of illegal riders last November. Credit: EHPD Facebook page
East Haven Police seized these vehicles during an arrest of illegal riders last November. Credit: EHPD Facebook page
The following is a press release from the East Haven Mayor's Office.

I would like to inform the residents of East Haven that despite the fact that the media did not include East Haven in their news release about cracking down on illegal ATV and dirt bike riding, East Haven IS in fact, a part of these efforts.

I signed the agreement earlier this week.

Our Police Chief will be attending a press conference at 12:30 today on this subject matter.

[Editor's Note: Link to outside story added by East Haven Patch.]

Richard Poulton May 22, 2014 at 08:04 PM
OMG, was that Lance saying good job to Mayor Maturo. Now I know the world has gone crazy. Only kidding L.C.
Dan McCann May 22, 2014 at 11:56 PM
Kool Aid drinkers....
Flowers May 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Another great decision by Mayor Joe. No rush to judgement here. After due consideration and careful thought East Haven has joined the united regional forces in their battle with ATV's. We will smite these evil doers and then move on to the mystery of the missing cats!
Bonnie Erich May 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Richard, No matter how much I think about it, I can't come to the conclusion that a person with a disability can do these strenuous physical activities. I don't know if you are on disability or not, but if you are and can do the things you claim to do physically, I would consider you "able". As you know, the Mayor has been collecting "dis" ability payments for years and working full time, collecting both Mayors pay and disability compensation. That's illegal. I don't know about any laws in this regard, but common reasoning would tell you that you are either "able" or "disabled". You can't be both. And if a person collection disability and living life as usual, he or she is depriving those truly in need of the compensation. I would also like to say that I am not a hateful person. Recently I phoned the Mayor to thank him for something he had done about a concern of mine. I must say however, that I find him to be a "reactive" rather than proactive. As I mentioned, I did call him and thank him despite the fact that what I had asked him to address took a year! I thought I would show my appreciation anyway. And finally, thanks for the good thoughts for my Holiday weekend, but I expect it to be as loud and dangerous as usual I'm sorry to say. Maybe I'll be surprised.
Jerry Lewis May 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM
When they are caught, make them clean up the parks and school yards.


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