Wed
23
Apr
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ALERT investigating Hells Angels in Edmonton-area(video)

 

Officers in the Edmonton area spent much of Wednesday morning executing a number of search warrants in the capital region, as part of an extensive investigation surrounding an area chapter of the Hells Angels.

Investigators with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) executed ten search warrants Wednesday morning – one in Acheson, one in Strathcona County, one in Leduc, and seven in Edmonton.

Police said a number of individuals associated with the club were arrested, and are facing organized crime-related charges.

Tue
22
Apr
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Three face charges over club affiliation

MOUNT Isa police have charged three people with charges relating to being a member of a criminal motorcycle gang in the past month. 

The Mount Isa Criminal Investigation Bureau, with assistance from Taskforce Maxima, conducted investigations that led to the arrest of three criminal motorcycle gang participants.

Police executed three search warrants on three Mount Isa residences where Rebels paraphernalia was located and seized.

It will be alleged all three persons are patched members of the Rebels.

A ute was also seized and is liable to forfeiture and crushing, upon conviction.

The three arrested included a 52-year-old Mount Isa man, a 36-year-old Mount Isa - both who are believed to be full patched members of the Rebels - and a 24-year-old Mount Isa male who is believed to be a nominee of the Rebels.

All three have been charged with participants in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places.

Tue
22
Apr
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The Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club rides again

 ~~Documentary photographer Danny Lyon's 1968 chronicle of a Chicago biker gang helped inspire Easy Rider. Now The Bikeriders revs up for a long-overdue reissue.~~

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Bikeriders (Aperture, 2014)

Danny Lyon, Route 12, Wisconsin from The Bikeriders (Aperture, 2014)

© Danny Lyon, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

Tue
22
Apr
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Police won't stop Anzac marches to arrest bikie groups

 

The state's top cop says police will not disrupt Anzac Day parades to target outlaw motorcycle gangs, despite the Newman government's laws preventing bikies marching together.

Bikies can march on Anzac Day, so long as there are no more than three "in nexus".

Commissioner Ian Stewart has assured Queenslanders the police force will ensure the spirit of Anzac Day is not "tarnished" this Friday.

Outlaw motorcycle gang members and associates will be arrested if more than three march alongside each other, under Queensland's controversial anti-association laws, but not immediately he said.

Under the Newman government's anti-association laws, three or more members of a "criminal organisation" are banned from meeting in a public place or bikie clubhouse.

But Mr Stewart said speculation that police were planning to disrupt marches to target bikies was unfounded.

Mon
21
Apr
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Third motorcycle club murder trial to begin

~Robert Eckert charged with three counts of murder~

SANFORD, Fla. —The murder trial for a third man accused in a deadly triple shooting involving two motorcycle clubs is expected to begin Monday morning.

Robert Eckert, 39, is charged with three counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder for the September 2012 shootout in the parking lot of the Winter Springs VFW. David Jakiela, Harold Liddle and Peter Schlette were killed in that shooting.

Last week, a judge declared a mistrial for co-defendent Victor Amaro. It's likely Amaro's trial will be reheard next month.

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David Maloney was acquitted of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, but the jury could not decide on the second count of attempted murder, so the state must decide if it wants to retry that one count.

Sun
20
Apr
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GANG BUSTERS: Police defend Hunter bikie raids

THE region’s top cop has vowed to continue the ‘‘relentless’’ crackdown on bikie gangs, defending police tactics of ripping down at least five Hunter clubhouses in the past six months.

Northern region commander Assistant Commissioner Jeff Loy has also put  associates of the region’s bikie gangs on notice, warning them his officers will continue to target the ‘‘pro-criminal’’ organisations.

Local police, together with the specialist bikie gang squad Strike Force Raptor, have closed down and ripped apart bikie clubhouses at Morisset, Boolaroo, Tea Gardens, Newcastle and Woy Woy since November.

The operation has been  so swift and devastating that it appears to have intimidated at least one other chapter to shut its headquarter doors itself  – before police arrived to do it for them.

The campaign has resulted in northern region police arresting 112 people and charging them with 228 offences in the past six months.

Sun
20
Apr
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Rebels bikie gang members face court after police blitz

Bikies

Rebels’ Leppington clubhouse which was raided by police.

 

Guns, ammunition, cash and drugs have been seized in police raids of at least eight Sydney properties connected to the Rebels bikie gang.

Eighteen firearms, 445 rounds of ammunition and illegal drugs were seized by police over the four-day operation targeting Rebels gang members.

As a result of the blitz, 12 Rebels members and associates will face court for 25 offences.

The Rebels’ Leppington clubhouse was raided on Tuesday where police searched 69 people, 28 cars and three motorcycles finding 30 steroid tablets, cannabis, a small amount of methamphetamine and 220 bottles of alcohol.

A Rebels member, 46, was charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest after allegedly assaulting officers at the clubhouse.

Sat
19
Apr
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Rebels raided across Sydney

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Guns, ammunition and illegal drugs have been seized in a crackdown by police on the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang across Sydney.

Officers taking part in Strike Force Raptor raided the gang's Leppington clubhouse and also properties connected to gang members and associates, over four days.

Eighteen firearms and almost 450 rounds of ammunition were seized and a number of gun licenses were suspended due to unsafe gun storage.

Knuckle-duster weapons were also found as well as steroids, methylamphetamine, cannabis and alcohol allegedly in contravention of liquor laws.

During one of the searches, it is alleged a 46-year-old Rebels member assaulted police.

The man was taken Liverpool Police Station and charged with two counts of assaulting police, and one count of resisting arrest.

Sat
19
Apr
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Big banks crack down on bikies’ accounts

AUSTRALIA’S big banks are shutting down dozens of ­accounts linked to bikie gangs.

The Sunday Herald Sun can reveal that the Westpac, NAB and ANZ banks have been closing the accounts of gangs and of their leading members in ­recent months.

The Victoria Police Echo taskforce, which investigates outlaw bikie gangs, is aware of the banks’ clean-up actions.

The taskforce is believed to be following up on information unearthed by the banks, ­although the terms of the probe are unknown.

The renewed financial ­attack on outlaw bikies follows similar moves by the Commonwealth Bank in 2012.

Security was recently bolstered at a Westpac branch in Melbourne’s southeast as a ­result of potential threats to staff from disgruntled bikies.

A NAB spokesman said: “We are committed to ­maintaining strong risk- ­management processes.”

Fri
18
Apr
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Former boss booted from Hells Angels

Maurice "Mom" Boucher

Maurice "Mom" Boucher while in prison, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. (archive)

 

MONTREAL — Former Hells Angels leader Maurice "Mom" Boucher is no longer associated with the notorious biker gang.

Sources have told QMI Agency the 60-year-old, who was known as one of Canada's most infamous criminals, was officially expelled from the gang.

Boucher, who is currently serving a 25-year sentence in a maximum security prison for the murder of two prison guards, learned he was kicked out of the gang in late March.

The decision to give Boucher the boot was reached at a recent East Coast meeting of the Hells Angels chapters. Sources tell QMI Agency these meetings are used as a forum for conflict resolution between different chapters.

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