New Bedford Police are looking to crack down on the operators of all terrain vehicles, or quads that ride up and down city streets.

Police Spokesman Lt. Amos Melo tells WBSM News the quads are often driven in a reckless manner, and have become a menace in city neighborhoods. "It's starting to cause hazards out in the community amongst motorists, pedestrians," says Melo. "We just would like to locate these so that if they're unregistered we could seize them, we could tow them. Just try to get them off the streets."

Melo says the Police Department is seeking the public's help in reducing the number of off-road vehicles being illegally operated on city streets. By leaving an anonymous tip at 508-99CRIME, residents can offer up information on identifying operators of the quads and where they are being stored.