One person was hospitalized and five people were arrested after droves of all-terrain vehicles rode through East Haven and area towns on Sunday.
Police responded to a 4 p.m. report of a stabbing on North High Street on Sunday and instead found Stephan McKoy, 30, with non-life-threatening injuries on his leg after crashing while riding an ATV. An ambulance took him to the hospital for treatment and police seized the ATV.
After receiving multiple reports from the public of ATVs riding through town throughout Sunday afternoon, police found and arrested five people at 7:45 p.m. that night involved in a large-scale ride through the area.
Lamel Brooks, 25, of Hartford, Jose Carrasquillo, 28, of South Windsor, Julio Fernandez, 25, of East Hartford, and Joel Martinez, 21, of Hartford, are facing multiple charges including reckless endangerment and ATV driving violations. A 16-year-old boy was also arrested.
Police seized all five ATVs and said that one of them was stolen. Fernandez was also charged with larceny.
One of the groups of ATVs riding in East Haven included more than 50 vehicles, police said.
Police charged Brooks, Carrasquillo, Fernandez and Martinez with second-degree reckless endangerment, operating an ATV on a public road and operating an ATV without valid registration. The 16-year-old was issued a court summons for all those charges. Brooks was additionally cited with possession of less than a quarter-ounce of marijuana and Fernandez was charged with third-degree larceny.
There is no word on whether there will be further charges.
Brooks, Carrasquillo, Fernandez and Martinez are due in New Haven Superior Court on Oct. 8.
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