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WARREN — Plainclothes officers arrested a Warren man, who was one of three men riding a dirt bike and two ATVs recklessly through city streets on Wednesday.

According to a police report, officers observed the vehicles shortly after 4 p.m. “rolling wheels” near Homewood Avenue and South Street and followed them to the BP gas station at 1290 E. Market St., where they failed to catch all three.

Vehicles continued to swerve down Laird Avenue towards Niles Road and Milton Street SE, heading towards the cycle path. At some point, all three got out of their vehicles to start looking at their phones. Detectives managed to catch up with the man on the dirt bike, identified as Jason Albaugh, catching him as he attempted to run, the police report said. The other two men on ATVs fled north on Thomas Road and fled as they made their way towards school buses in the area. Officers did not attempt to follow them as it would have put others at risk, the report said.

After further investigation, it was learned that the motorcycle had been stolen.

Police believe the three men were behind other recent 911 calls across the city about reckless off-road vehicles.

Albaugh, 20, of Huntington Drive NW, was charged with receiving possession, obstructing official business, operating recklessly and driving under suspension. Albaugh posted bond and will face a preliminary hearing on May 3 before Warren City Judge Thomas Gysegem, according to court records.

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