CAMDEN, NJ — A concerted effort to minimize the number of illegal ATVs, dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles in Camden has translated into 70 impounds and 148 traffic summonses so far.

“I want to thank our residents whose help has been invaluable in this campaign,” said Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki on Tuesday. “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.”   

The targeted crackdown began in April, with the added component of the CCPD asking for the public’s help to identify particular drivers or vehicles. 

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Metro police said in a statement that it is, “working with law enforcement agencies from across South Jersey on cases in which the off-road vehicles that we have impounded were previously stolen.”

In addition to stolen vehicles, the department said it is ever-vigilant for storage facilities that house the vehicles. 

Residents can provide tips to the CCPD through the STOPit app by entering access code “CAMDENNJ” or by calling the 24-hour anonymous tip line at (856) 757-7042.

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