• Video shows 93 chase involving ATVs and dirt bikes

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    BOSTON - It was a chaotic scene Saturday afternoon on I-93 as state troopers chased a group of ATVs and dirt bikes. 

    About 25 to 35 riders were involved in the chase, with many of them getting away. 

    One trooper fired his gun out of fear, hitting one of the suspects. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    A trooper also suffered a knee injury and EMTs took him to Mass General. 

    In total, police seized about 20 bikes and ATVs. At least seven people were arrested and police are continuing to look for more. 

    On Monday morning, Mass. State Police released the identities of those who were arrested:

    • Aderito Monteiro, 28, of Randolph, charged with: negligent operation; failure to stop for police; disorderly conduct; marked lanes violation; driving an unregistered ATV; driving an uninsured ATV. Monteiro allegedly drove his ATV toward a State Trooper and Boston Police officer on the Exit 18 off-ramp to Massachusetts Avenue. He suffered a minor foot injury after a Trooper discharged his weapon during the incident. Monteiro was transported to Boston Medical Center, was treated for a small laceration to his foot, and was released the same night. He was taken to a State Police Barracks and booked. Monteiro was held at the State Police-Tunnels Barracks on $10,000 cash bail. He will be brought to Boston Municipal Court for arraignment today.

     

    • Christopher Cabassa, 31, of Lawrence, charged with: failure to stop for police; negligent operation; disorderly conduct; wrong way violation on a state highway; marked lanes violation; unlicensed operation; no inspection sticker; resisting arrest; and careless operation in a tunnel.

     

    • William Suliveras, 29, of Methuen, charged with: failure to stop for police; negligent operation; disorderly conduct; wrong way violation on a state highway; marked lanes violation; resisting arrest; and careless operation in a tunnel.

     

    • Shane Fein, 21, of North Attleborough, charged with: failure to stop for police; negligent operation; disorderly conduct; marked lanes violation; driving an unregistered motor vehicle; driving an uninsured motor vehicle; unlicensed operation; wrong way violation on a state highway; and careless operation in a tunnel

     

    • Gustave Arceno-Rosa, 22, of Saugus, charged with: failure to stop for police; negligent operation; disorderly conduct; marked lanes violation; driving an unregistered motor vehicle; wrong way violation on a state highway; and careless operation in a tunnel.

     

    • Josue Hidalgo, 23, of Worcester, charged with: disorderly conduct; resisting arrest; and conduct endangering a person or property.

     

    • Edgar Dossantos Jr., 30, of Quincy, charged with: failure to stop for police; reckless operation; disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest. 

     

    State police said Cabassa, Suliveras, Fein, Arceno-Rosa, Hidalgo and Dossantos were bailed out from Massachusetts State Police Barracks following their arrests and are expected to be in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday.

    Footage of the bikers and ATV riders trying to take over the highway was recorded and posted all over social media.

    Mayor Marty Walsh says groups like these are a major threat to our streets. 

    "They really take over our streets, they frighten people when they're out there riding around," said Mayor Walsh. "They figure that they can go on the highway and I think that's a major concern."

    Walsh said what happened on Saturday is a clear indication that these groups are getting bolder.

    Police say these groups pose a major threat to other drivers and pedestrians. 

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