At approximately 5:28pm on June 28, 2011, Officers were assigned a directed patrol to conduct enforcement on scooters and dirt bikes which were being operated improperly on city streets, due to continued community complaints and violence associated with these vehicles. This ongoing effort is part of Mayor Thomas Menino’s initiative dubbed ‘Operation Kickstand’.
As the officers were traveling on Howard Ave by Wayland St, they observed a male operating a scooter with no helmet or eye protection. This male also had a passenger without any protective equipment. The officers further noticed that the front fairing of the scooter was missing and ignition exposed. The officers completed a traffic stop of the scooter from the front and side of due to the appearance that it may have been stolen. The officers had the operator/suspect, 17 year old David Young of Dorchester, step from the scooter and observed that he had on an ankle bracelet. The officers asked him why he had a bracelet and the suspect stated for his \”gun case\”. The officers asked the suspect for his license or permit which he stated \”he didn\’t have one\”. The officers also learned he had an active warrant.
The suspect was placed into cuffs for his warrant and a further search revealed that the suspect had a folding knife in excess of 2 1/2\” in his front right pocket. The suspect was transported to B2 for booking and charged with the warrant, unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon (knife), and operating scooter (150cc) without being licensed, operating an unregistered m/v. The scooter was towed. The outstanding warrant was from Brookline District Court for charges including: attempt to commit a crime, receiving stolen property (2 counts) and conspiracy.