"The Miami-Dade Police Department is committed to the safety of it’s residents and visitors as it pertains to crime and traffic concerns. Maintaining the safe and expeditious flow of traffic for our citizens is embedded within our mission statement. Beginning last year and once again this year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and events commemorating the life and accomplishments of a great leader, were overshadowed by the actions of several groups of individuals. Under the guise of celebrating the MLK holiday, these groups took to our streets on off-road vehicles causing traffic hazards that endangered themselves and the public. As such, the Miami-Dade Police Department conducted an operation to minimize the hazards to the extent possible. The Department faced the difficult challenge of trying to stop these individuals, while realizing that pursuing them would increase the danger to both the riders and public. Regardless, the operation was able to thwart much of the illegal activity as illustrated by the following statistics:”
- 59 motorcycles/ATV and 3 cars towed
- total of 28 arrests and of those 5 were firearms related (to include a Mac-10 machine gun).
Please be advised that we made two notable arrests:
Surmondre Mcgregor, (B/M) 11/19/1996, he was wanted for a murder out of the City of Miami.
Corey Jones, (B/M) 12/6/88, arrested for Grand Theft Auto.
“We will continue to collaborate with our community as well as our law enforcement partners in preparation for future events in an effort to address these dangerous activities."