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Crime Trackers: Catch us if you can UPDATE

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TUCSON -- A group calling itself Tucson Bikelife terrorized motorists for nearly a year.  They taunted law enforcement through social media and issued a challenge, “Catch us if you can”. 

The group rides motorcycles, and ATV’s on the streets, often taking up two lanes.  They perform stunts, and do wheelies, and also run through red lights.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department Directed Patrol Unit responded to that challenge and arrested four individuals.  They also identified three others from California.

Deputy Daniel Barajas was among the officers who recently served five search warrants and arrested 21-year old Mario Galindo Jr., 20-year old Sergio Arvayo, 20-year old Estevan Redondo-Valenzuela, and 44-year old Daniel Miller.

The men were charged with unlawful flight, fleeing from law enforcement, participating in a criminal syndicate and numerous traffic violations.

Deputy Barajas told News 4 Tucson the group was shocked that deputies were able to identify them.

He said he asked one of them, “Why did you do it?” The response, “It’s the adrenaline.”

Julia Olsen said she was behind this group on Campbell near River Road.  It was in February on a Sunday afternoon.  She said the group was traveling slow, holding up traffic and performing dangerous stunts.  She said no one could get past them.  This went on for a few miles.

She told News 4 Tucson, the group was a danger to themselves and anybody that got close to them.

Olsen said she’s glad the Sheriff’s Department caught up with them because it was only a matter of time before someone was going to get seriously injured or cause a collision.

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