Two juveniles were arrested and three more were issued juvenile summonses for illegally riding dirt bikes and ATVs Thursday night in East Haven, according to police.
The first to be arrested was a 17-year-old who police caught riding an ATV at Michael Street Park off of Foxon Road, police said. Officers responded to the scene around 6 p.m. and arrested the teen. Police said he damaged the property and was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespassing.
The next incident happened about an hour and a half later, when police encountered a group riding scooters and dirt bikes on Main Street. Police said an 11-year-old boy was driving dangerously near a gas station at the intersection of Townsend Avenue. He was issued a juvenile summons for reckless driving, second-degree reckless endangerment and driving without a license.
Police went back to Michael Street Park around 9:30 p.m. after receiving another report of illegal ATVs. They arrived to find three juveniles riding in the park after hours. All three were issued juvenile summonses for trespassing and one was arrested on an outstanding warrant for disorderly conduct.