Police Charge ATV Rider With Inciting a Riot

By Bob Connors
|  Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013  |  Updated 3:06 PM EDT
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Police Charge ATV Rider With Inciting a Riot

Waterford Police

Waterford police charged Jon Collins with inciting a riot in connection with an October incident involving ATVs and motorcycles in town.

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Waterford police arrested a man on charges of inciting a riot in connection with an October incident involving ATVs and motorcycles in town.

Jon Collins was arrested on Monday.

According to police, Collins used social media to organize a "meet up" on Oct. 27, asking others to ride their off-road ATVs and motorcycles through the streets of New London and Waterford. Collins also posted "Can't catch me" in a message to officers, according to police.

Collins led a group of riders from New London into Waterford, and briefly led a Waterford police officer on a chase, before the officer ended the pursuit, police said.

The group of riders shoved a woman to the ground as they rode across her yard on their way to the old Waterford Airport property, according to police.

Collins is charged with inciting a riot, failure to obey the signal of an officer and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. He was released on a written promise to appear in court.

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