Update: Tips lead to IDs of men accused of riding dirt bikes in Vintage Faire Mall

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Update: At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the Modesto Police Department reported that multiple tips led to identifying the two men accused of riding dirt bikes through Vintage Faire Mall on Tuesday.

The riders have been identified as 23-year-old David Hickman of Modesto and 20-year-old Derion Chavis of Manteca, according to a news release.

Hickman was located and arrested Thursday on charges of felony evading from a prior incident. Chavis still was outstanding at the time of Thursday evening’s news release.

Original story: Modesto police released photos and video on Thursday of two men who rode dirt bikes through Vintage Faire Mall, prompting some to think shots had been fired inside.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Tuesday when the men rode the dirt bikes into the mall on Dale Road through a southern entrance by Starbucks.

In a video released by the Police Department, the men can be seen circling the parking lot just outside the entrance and popping wheelies before they ride through the automatic doors into the mall.

Modesto Police are asking for help identifying two men who rode dirt bikes through the Vintage Faire Mall on Tuesday, July 26.
Modesto Police are asking for help identifying two men who rode dirt bikes through the Vintage Faire Mall on Tuesday, July 26.

Police spokeswoman Sharon Bear said they were in the mall for just a few minutes and exited by the splash pad near the Apple store.

Bear said three people called 911 to report they thought they heard gunshots, and a fourth person called to say someone else said they heard gunshots.

“Officers responded quickly and determined no shots had been fired, but instead learned a couple of subjects on dirt bikes had ridden through the mall creating loud noises and causing a disturbance,” Modesto police said in a press release.

The men face charges of reckless driving in an off street parking facility and evading. Bear said the men evaded officers when they tried to pull them over in the area of McHenry and Floyd avenues about an hour before they rode into the mall.

Detectives are now asking for help identifying the men. Anyone with information that would help identify these subjects is asked to contact Detective Bolinger at 209-342-9162 or through email at BolingerR@ModestoPD.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.

Modesto Police are asking for help identifying two men who rode dirt bikes through the Vintage Faire Mall on Tuesday, July 26.
Modesto Police are asking for help identifying two men who rode dirt bikes through the Vintage Faire Mall on Tuesday, July 26.
Modesto Police are asking for help identifying two men who rode dirt bikes through the Vintage Faire Mall on Tuesday, July 26.
Modesto Police are asking for help identifying two men who rode dirt bikes through the Vintage Faire Mall on Tuesday, July 26.