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Police: Dangerous dirt biker likely the same person who sped through Santa Claus parade

Do you recognize this dirt bike or its driver? Police want to hear from you

A dirt bike observed being driven dangerously in the Donovan area of Greater Sudbury is likely the same vehicle which sped through the closed Santa Claus Parade route in November, Greater Sudbury Police said in a news release today.

While on routine patrol March 24, officers observed the dirt bike at the intersection of Mabel Avenue and Melvin Avenue.

After seeing the officers, the driver of the dirt bike sped off, disobeying stop signs, and driving dangerously. The officers did not pursue the dirt bike for public safety reasons.

Images of the dirt bike and driver were obtained.

Officers believe this is the same dirt bike involved in the incident at the Santa Claus Parade.

During the November incident, a red and white dirt bike rode dangerously through the parade route just before the event started, nearly striking pedestrians and police officers.

Police say the driver was “attempting to engage the officers monitoring the parade into a pursuit.”

The public's assistance is needed to identify the driver and/or the location of the dirt bike.

“The manner in which this dirt bike is being driven on our city roadways is dangerous to our community,” police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS, online at or by texting TIPSUD and the information to CRIMES (274637).