Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
Wrong Class of License
No Helmet (Motorcycle)
Operating an unregistered vehicle
Manner of Riding/Sitting on Motorcycles
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On Sunday, June 12, 2022 at approximately 1537 hours, Bartow 911 advised of a complaint from complainant Witness that a subject was riding a motorcycle on Litchfield Street with a juvenile on the front of the motorcycle. Witness further stated that the driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet.
When I arrived in the area, I checked the alley between Litchfield Street and Akron Street. When I approached the rear of [10 BLOCK] Litchfield Street, I observed a white male and a black male in the backyard. I also observed a small black motorcycle. I asked the white male if he was the guy riding around with a kid on the bike, and the male stated “Yes”.
I then advised the male that I would be taking a warrant for him. When the male asked for what, I advised him that the warrant would be for Reckless Conduct. At this point, the male, later identified as Bryce Alan Diesz, started using profanity, and questioning what he did wrong.
I then advised Mr. Diesz that we have received multiple calls about him riding illegally. Mr. Diesz stated that the woman down the street was the one calling about him. Mr. Diesz further stated that he juvenile was wearing a helmet this time.
I advised Mr. Diesz it was still illegal to ride with the juvenile in front of him. Witness stated that she has witnessed this behavior from Mr. Diesz several times and has submitted photographs and videos of Mr. Diesz riding his motorcycle with the juvenile seated in front of him, with neither of them wearing a helmet.
Witness stated that on this day, the juvenile was wearing a helmet. Witness stated that she would check her system for video, but was sure that her neighbor had video of the incident. Witness stated she would contact her neighbor and ask him to send me the video. In addition, submitted by Officer A.J. Gray, documents that on May 9, 2022, Officer Gray advised Mr. Diesz that his motorcycle, which is greater that 50cc’s, was not properly registered or insured, and therefore was illegal to ride on the roadways.
Mr. Diesz stated that he understood the requirements to operate the motorcycle on the roadway. However, on this day, he was observed again operating the motorcycle illegally. A GCIC check of Mr. Diesz’s driver’s license revealed that Mr. Diesz does not have a motorcycle endorsement on his license. Based on Mr. Diesz’s own statements about the incident, and the statements of the witness, the following charges will be taken against Mr. Diesz:
Reckless Conduct 16-5-60
Manner of Riding/Passenger to the Rear of Driver 40-6-311
Riding w/o a Helmet 40-6-315
Operating an Unregistered Vehicle 40-2-8
Wrong Class of License 40-5-23
The warrants will be scanned into the case file. The brief encounter with Mr. Diesz was not recorded on a BWC.
On Monday, June 13, 2022 at approximately 1124 hours, Witness e-mailed me videos that recorded other incidents of Mr. Diesz and his female partner riding the motorcycle in the alleyway without the proper safety equipment (helmet). Witness indicated that these recordings came from witness, who also observed the suspect riding the juvenile on the motorcycle without a helmet.
The additional videos were also downloaded into the case file.
On Friday June 16, 2022 at approximately 2040 hours, I was dispatched to [10 BLOCK] Litchfield Street in reference to the occupants of this residence driving a motorcycle on the roadway with no helmet. Upon my arrival, I met with a male named Mr. Bryce Diesz.
I asked Mr. Diesz if he was driving his motorcycle without a helmet; which he stated that he did have a helmet. I knew Mr. Diesz had active warrant from this case on a prior date. Mr. Diesz was later placed into handcuffs for the charges taken in this case.
The handcuffs were double locked and checked for proper fit. Mr. Diesz was placed into the rear seat of my patrol vehicel 4270 and transported to Bartow County Jail where he was turned over to the deputies at that location. My issued marked vehicle was checked at the start of shift: before and after each transport with no contraband located.
This incident was captured on my body worn camera.