PALMDALE – It is illegal to ride all-terrain vehicles in Acton and Agua Dulce, and those caught doing so will be cited for off-road trespassing, Palmdale Sheriff’s Station officials warn.
“Every year the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station receives hundreds of calls for service regarding illegal riders, mainly in the Acton/Agua Dulce area. Many of these riders are individuals who live in these communities,” stated Palmdale Community Relations deputy Jodi Wolfe. “This is a very upsetting situation for the residents of the Acton/Agua Dulce area because ATV riding in these two communities [is] prohibited. The land is either privately owned or owned by utility companies; therefore riding in these areas is illegal.”
The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station has an off-road team, which is funded by a grant through the state and county Department of Parks and Recreation. These deputies are assigned to patrol these areas and look for illegal riders.
Generally, the team dedicates more than 48 hours a month to the Acton/Agua Dulce area and contacts between 10-20 people during its shift, according to Wolfe.
“If you are on an ATV and stopped, you will be cited for riding in a non-designated area, pursuant to 15.68.020 of the Los Angeles County Code– off-road vehicle trespassing,” Wolfe stated. “We are asking the public to please refrain from riding in non-designated riding areas.”
For information on areas that have been designated in Southern California, visit www.ohvguide.com.
For other questions or concerns, contact Deputy Jodi Wolfe at 661-272-2520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.