RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Ramapo police were able to recover a stolen mini-bike this week after they stopped a driver for allegedly having a suspended registration.
Police said that they pulled over the unidentified 27-year-old and his 20-year-old passenger, both from Spring Valley, and charged them with fifth-degree possession of stolen property.
They also face felony charges because the vehicle identification number on the mini-bike had been defaced, police said.
One of the arresting officers recognized the passenger and remembered seeing him riding an ATV the previous week.
The mini-bike had been stolen from Clarkstown, and the ATV from Orangetown, police said.
The 20-year-old was then charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, in the Orangetown case, police said.
Police answered a total of 143 calls on Thursday, including eight medical emergencies, two fires, and 17 alarm activations.
They also investigated 15 motor vehicle accidents in the following locales: Monsey, New Square, Viola, Montebello, South Spring Valley, Kaser, Hillcrest, Chestnut Ridge and New Hempstead.
Three of those accidents involved injuries, police said.
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