State police warn of 2 possible “Street Takeovers” since opening tip-line
BETHANY, Conn. (WFSB) - State Police say a street takeover event involving motorcycles has been reported on I-91 South near Exit 45 in East Windsor.
They say to avoid the area.
ATTENTION: A possible “Street Takeover” involving motorcycles has been reported in the area of I-91 South at Exit 45 in East Windsor. Please use extra caution and AVOID the area. State, Local & Federal Agencies are actively monitoring & investigating these incidents.— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) May 28, 2023
State Police also warned of a possible street takeover event that was anticipated to take place last night at the Shell Gas Station on Rt. 63.
ATTENTION: A “Street Takeover” event is anticipated in the area of the Shell Gas Station, Rt 63, Bethany on 5/27/23, @ 9pm. State, Local & Federal Agencies are actively monitoring & investigating these incidents.— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) May 27, 2023
State Police recently started a statewide tip line and website for street takeovers in CT.
“Individuals can call 1-800-CALL-FBI and select the “Connecticut Street Takeovers” option, or visit fbi.gov/cttakeovertips to provide investigators with video/photos related to these events. All information may be submitted anonymously and will remain confidential,” police said.
Police say if you see a street takeover taking place, to turn around and find an alternative route.
“These groups are extremely dangerous,” police added. “Perpetrators that violate the laws and cause these dangerous situations or those that are active participants will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
They say a majority of spectators are high schoolers. Parents should have a discussion with their children about the dangers and consequences of attending these events.
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