Nanaimo RCMP looking for dirt biker who failed to stop for police

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Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s help identifying a dirt bike rider who refused to stop for police.

Police said an officer was parked near the intersection of Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road around 6 p.m. on April 10 when he noticed a bike without a licence plate. He followed the rider for a short distance before the bike sped off.

Around 30 seconds later the dirt bike came back, heading towards the officer. The rider was stunting by driving with only one wheel on the road, RCMP said.

“The officer activated his emergency equipment and partially blocked the road in attempt to get the rider to stop however, the rider simply sped up and drove off,” reads a media release from Nanaimo RCMP.

The officer did not attempt to stop the bike and allowed it to continue, out of concern for safety, police said.

RCMP said it is unknown if the rider is a man or a woman because the person was wearing a helmet with a visor. One noticeable feature of the bike is that it had gold coloured shocks.

Anyone with information on the ownership of the motorcycle or who was operating it, can call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-12803. 

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