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21-year-old man fatally shot during large dirt bike, motorcycle gathering in Port Richmond: Police

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in the city’s Port Richmond section.

The incident was reported Saturday at approximately 11:30 p.m. during a large dirt bike and motorcycle gathering near the intersection of Aramingo Avenue and Butler Street.

Police say they were responding to a call of a “person with a gun.”

According to authorities, Angel Rodriguez, 21, of Wissinoming, was riding his dirt bike when another man on a motorcycle shot him in the head.

The shooter then fled the scene, officials say.

The suspect was wearing a dark hoodie and a face mask.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Rodriguez’s family said he was passionate about motorcycles.

“That was his ability. Everyone has an ability to do something in life, and that was his. Everybody who had motorcycles would look for him to fix their motorcycle,” said the

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State, local police urge caution on roads following motorcycle crash

Laconia Motorcycle Week is fully underway this weekend and with an influx of motorcycles in the area, police urged caution on the roads. Laconia police and fire were called to Route 3 at the intersection of Rollercoaster Road around 6 p.m. on Saturday. Officials said several motorcycles were involved in the crash. According to police, two of the three people involved in the crash were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Laconia’s police Chief Matt Canfield said this year’s Motorcycle Week has been much busier than in years past.”Going into this year, we knew coming off of COVID and essentially a non-event last year, we knew people were itching to get out. So, we were anticipating big crowds,” Canfield said. On Sunday, he said whether you are on four wheels or two, everyone needs to keep an extra eye out on the roads this week.“You know, we certainly encourage … Read More

Police officer attacked during traffic stop, officials say

LIVERMORE — A police officer said he was attacked and injured during a traffic stop Friday morning, the Livermore Police Department said.

A Livermore police motorcycle officer stopped a brown Toyota Tundra on Isabel Avenue between Interstate 580 and Portola Avenue at about 11:45 am., a news release said.

When the officer was beginning to dismount his motorcycle, the suspect driver abruptly put his pickup truck into reverse and accelerate at a high rate of speed backward directly at the officer and his motorcycle, according to police.

Police say the officer was forced to jump from his motorcycle into an incoming lane of traffic on Isabel Avenue. The suspect ran over the police motorcycle causing significant damage and rendering it disabled before fleeing the scene, police said.

Police said in the release that the officer “narrowly escaped the blatant attack and the potential of being struck by passing traffic.” The

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Watch North Texas police officers use ‘incredible’ motorcycle skills to help rescue dog

Two North Richland Hills police officers helped catch a loose dog by using some impressive motorcycle skills on Sunday.

Officers Province and Cortes were running traffic near Boulevard 26 at Baker Blvd. on Sunday afternoon when they noticed several cars on the opposite side of the street swerving and braking, according to the police department. They saw the North Richland Hills Animal Control truck come over the hill and a dog running in the roadway of Boulevard 26.

“Officers Province and Cortes knew they needed to help,” the police department said in a press release. “Together, they worked to coax the dog out of the busy road and pushed him towards an open field nearby. He continued to give chase and seemed to have endless amounts of energy.”

Using their motorcycles, they corralled the dog back to the animal control officer, but at the last second, the dog took a

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