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Richland Police are cracking down on illegal off-roading

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RICHLAND, Wash-- Richland Police will be conducting extra patrols at Clay Bell Park in Richland after complaints of illegal off-road vehicles.

Police say it is dangerous if walkers are sharing the same trails with dirt bikes and four-wheelers. Clay Bell Park is known for it's long trails and being isolated. Making it the perfect place to go horseback riding on the weekend, but police say with isolation comes trash dumping, paint ball fights, and the biggest problem- off roading. Police are doing extra patrols all summer long to cut down on the dangerous activity.

"It's no secret that dirt bikes and off-road vehicles will tear up the land," said Officer Doug Doss, Richland Police.

Signs have been posted on all of the trails detailing what park goers can and cannot do. Police say with signs on every path there is no excuse to ride a dirt bike or four wheeler and you could be fined $500. Richland Police said a couple of months ago someone fell of an off-road vehicle and the ambulance had a difficult time reaching them.