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Police seize large number of motor scooters on Beef Island

- several scooters said to be illegal confiscated in road patrol operation
Some of the motor scooters confiscated at Beef Island on August 14, 2021. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police removing a number of motor scooters via a pickup truck. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police removing a number of motor scooters via a pickup truck. Photo: Team of Reporters
A mass brawl broke out at Long Bay, Beef Island on August 14, 2021, drawing police to the scene. Photo: Team of Reporters
A mass brawl broke out at Long Bay, Beef Island on August 14, 2021, drawing police to the scene. Photo: Team of Reporters
BEEF ISLAND, VI- Several motor scooter riders who congregated at Long Bay Beach on Beef Island yesterday, August 14, 2021, had to find alternative transportation home when police seized their motor scooters in a major road patrol operation.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, earlier in the afternoon, police had responded to reports of a fight involving several persons at Long Bay.

A large number of motor scooter riders had also converged at Long Bay, some of whom were reportedly involved in the mass brawl.

Road Operation

It is unclear if anyone was arrested for being involved in the fight; however, police used the opportunity to continue its operation against persons violating the traffic laws.

In several videos shared with our newsroom, police could be seen confiscating a number of motor scooters in the vicinity of Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

The operation lasted well into the evening and, at the end of it, police loaded up a wrecker and a pickup truck with bikes and removed them from the area.

According to reports, some of the bikers were illegal.

It is unclear if anyone was arrested.

Operation against illegal bikes & noise nuisance

Commissioner of Police Mr Mark Collins had stated in May 2021, "that operations targeting motorists who violate the Road Traffic Laws would continue during the summer months."

He explained that "Those operations to pursue owners of illegal bikes and those that cause a noise nuisance are specifically planned to minimise the risks to riders, the public and officers."

See link to video of police patrol operation:

33 Responses to “Police seize large number of motor scooters on Beef Island”

  • Madussa (15/08/2021, 12:51) Like (115) Dislike (5) Reply
    Great work by the Police. There is something mentally wrong with these bikers.
    • Reply (15/08/2021, 14:24) Like (3) Dislike (80) Reply
      There’s something mentally wrong with you and your family
      • Madussa (15/08/2021, 23:28) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply

        @ Reply, why you mad? Haha, did they get you and your little friends bikes?

      • HAHA (16/08/2021, 07:04) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        I didn't know we still using primary school jokes on here, why you mad tho?
  • Island Peep (15/08/2021, 13:02) Like (88) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yes! About time!
  • hmmm (15/08/2021, 13:23) Like (93) Dislike (3) Reply
    Great job should do it more often
  • TenkYo (15/08/2021, 13:25) Like (63) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Rubber Duck (15/08/2021, 13:29) Like (79) Dislike (5) Reply
    Crush them all.
  • mah (15/08/2021, 13:46) Like (100) Dislike (3) Reply
    These guys think that they are above the law, I am glad to see the police doing their job.
  • I am not one of the person that agreed to all police actions. (15/08/2021, 13:59) Like (54) Dislike (3) Reply
    But on the motorcycle issue, I fully agree with them, same should you. Why? Because for too long, we have been trying to find a way to solve this matter for years gone, but the motorcyclist remain determine to continue to ignor good and lawful judgment, in favour of their own selfish way. Enough is enough. We are trying to save the seed of our owns planting. You know what I mean. I am sure you do. They need our support, God's support much more.
  • time is up (15/08/2021, 14:08) Like (38) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let’s be honest!! They’ve been warned a few times well. Let’s be honest! A decent numbers of mentoring sessions was held. Many tried to hep them but a lot of them refused to help themselves. This is the results.
  • VG1110 (15/08/2021, 14:39) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Don't forget the uninsured vehicles
    don't forget the unlicense vehicle
    don't forget the unlicense drivers

    the traffic law applies to each person/vehicle using the public highways

  • VG (15/08/2021, 14:50) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vg next please
  • lol (15/08/2021, 15:15) Like (40) Dislike (3) Reply
    The illegal ones should be crushed and sold for scrap
  • Sad (15/08/2021, 15:21) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    sad thing is they could get them back ones they go get them insure in street legal.....3k bike but dont want pay 300 to make them straight
  • Deal wid dem bikes (15/08/2021, 16:01) Like (30) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lower Estate next please.
  • Nationhood (15/08/2021, 16:32) Like (50) Dislike (0) Reply
    Brilliant exercise!!! Kudos to the New Commissioner! Finally feels like he got somebody who knows how to handle's been a while.
    • @ Nationhood (15/08/2021, 18:55) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      yep he needs to put the traffic cops to deal with unsolved crimes because CID, Scotland Yard and other undercover doing nothing
  • This is good! (15/08/2021, 17:30) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    I can lie in my bed with a migraine and not have pain amplified by motorcycle noise! Now Commissioner, go for those who have loud speakers in their cars!!! Keep up the good work!

    And politicians, keep out! Let the people do their jobs!!
  • eastend (15/08/2021, 17:45) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    nice one. well done police. been out running on beef and seen a police vehicle corralled by up to 50 bikes, joshing the vehicle from side to side. glad to see they have their comeuppance.

    the spoilt youth of tortola need to find something else to do with their time than making unnecessary noise, pulling childish wheelies and intimidating law abiding folk
  • Trafgic law (15/08/2021, 17:53) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well they need to stop people from parking directly on the highway hindering the free flow of traffic. Eg the area opposite the seven days church in east end close to the bridge. People are parking there directly on the highway making the road into one lane only this need to stop.
  • The loud noise (15/08/2021, 18:10) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
    It’s the loud noise up and down in Cane Garden on Sunday afternoon. They don’t live there but they come and ride back and forth with all the noise.
    And I wonder where the parents of these young ladies that are almost naked riding on bikes with these boys!
    • Wayne DEAD (16/08/2021, 07:50) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply

      You assume they have actual mothers just because she have a womb don't mean ch*t. These harlots and jezebels in the making classless can't even wash their fr**t good.

  • yeah (15/08/2021, 20:14) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    GREAT JOB RVIPD….(Sounds better than RVIPF). It’s a shame that scooters have been allowed to become such a big problem though..
  • Citizen (15/08/2021, 21:13) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    I from West and happen to be in the area,it seams the East have a different kind of none laws abiding citizens than the rest of the B.V. I. Those young men is out of place. Great job officers don’t forget the rest of the villages. Don’t take too long thank you.
  • BUSY BEE (16/08/2021, 06:32) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bloody well about time!
    Crunch them all under a steam roller!
  • Yep (16/08/2021, 07:09) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have nothing against bikes, if your bike is insured, and legal and you're driving safe I don't mind it at all. But when you have no plates swerving in and out of traffic running red lights. Driving up and down with the exhaust cut off ect. then yeah something has to be done.
  • Hmm (16/08/2021, 08:00) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    They don't learn
  • Looking (16/08/2021, 09:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My problem was with the police, i saw a taxi bus waiting to get across the bridge to go beef island and the police dem act like the didn't c the bus it's an onlooker who told dem the bus waiting to cross
  • Diga me (16/08/2021, 09:44) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sooo is it a potpourri of the Vi digit mixture of ethnicities that is polluting the atmosphere of tranquility with their disobedience of the laws disorderly conduct and lack of common decency?
    Certainly it cannot be attributed to those of one predictable group whose absence or diminished presence would enhance a better quality of life in the once beautiful tranquil and crimefree VI.

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