Man under arrest after leading police on dirt bike chase


YOUNGSTOWN

A Youngstown man is under arrest after police followed a group of men through the city on dirt bikes and ATVs.

Police found Markus Cameron, 20, of East Philadelphia Avenue, at a New York Avenue home after a police officer recognized him on his dirt bike.

About 5:45 p.m., a patrolman traveling north on South Avenue saw the group coming directly at him, according to a police report.

He followed them toward Campbell and said the group wantonly disobeyed traffic laws, traveling in the wrong direction, running red lights and doing wheelies, “almost causing numerous accidents.”

Officers had previously arrested Cameron in March on charges of driving without a motorcycle endorsement, operating a prohibited off-road vehicle on the roadway and reckless operation.

Police went to a home on New York Avenue where they found Cameron and observed his dirt bike and an ATV that matched the description of one stolen from the Youngstown Parks Department. They determined his dirt bike was reported stolen in Pennsylvania, according to the report.

Police arrested Cameron on the same traffic charges in addition to a charge of receiving stolen property.

As an officer left the jail, Cameron reportedly told him, “This ain’t over.”

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