Aug. 16, 2015 Staff Report
A man dressed in a Yankee shirt was riding through the streets of Sunnyside yesterday on an all-terrain vehicle.
The rider drove down Skillman Avenue, made an illegal right turn on 43rd Street and then raced to Northern Boulevard. From there he sped off and disappeared from view.
There have been several complaints about people riding all-terrain vehicles in Sunnyside in recent times.
One woman at the Police Precinct Community Council meeting in June complained that the owner of an ATV starts his bike by her 48th Street building (by Skillman Ave.) and then goes up and down the road at great speeds. She complained about the noise.
Captain John Travaglia, the commanding officer of the 108 Precinct, told the woman, “These are illegal vehicles in New York City and should not be on the road.”
“These complaints should go straight through to 911 [as opposed to 311],” Travaglia said. “There is a reckless endangerment component to it.”