Thu
16
Nov

Hells Angel posts $7,000 cash bail on drug-related charges

A Hells Angels member from the Eastern Shore has been granted bail on a slew of drug-related charges.

Paul Francis Monahan, 61, of Ostrea Lake near Musquodoboit Harbour, was arrested Nov. 1 in conjunction with a series of police raids in Nova Scotia and Ontario that targeted the outlaw motorcycle gang.

Monahan appeared in Dartmouth provincial court Wednesday for a bail hearing. Crown attorney Mike Taylor consented to his release after he posted cash bail of $7,000.

Monahan faces 15 charges of trafficking marijuana, one of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and one of possession of proceeds of crime.

Thu
16
Nov

Hells Angels might lose clubhouse in Welland, but police warn the gang's still active

Using mostly bikers from out-of-town chapters to bolster their numbers, the gang has begun to establish a presence in Niagara Falls

The home of one of Niagara’s most notorious criminal organizations may soon face the wrecking ball.

Lawyers representing the owners of the Hells Angels clubhouse on Darby Road in Welland, Ont., have until Dec. 6 to appeal a ruling that the building be forfeited to the Ontario government. If they don’t appeal or an appeal fails, the fortified building will likely be demolished, police sources tell The Standard.

However, police say the destruction of the building that was once the centre of the Hells Angels empire on wheels in Niagara doesn’t mean the gang has gone extinct.

Using mostly bikers from out-of-town chapters to bolster their numbers, the gang has begun to establish a presence in Niagara Falls, police say.

Tue
14
Nov

Finks bikie boss 'set his dogs on police officers and punched a cop in the face' just days after he was refused entry to Bali

  • Kosh Radford was arrested on Monday night after allegedly attacking police
  • Radford, president of Finks outlaw bikie gang, allegedly set his dogs on officers
  • The 39-year-old was released on strict conditional bail on Tuesday afternoon
  • Radford's lawyer asked why no footage from the event was submitted to court 
  • Sydney man was denied entry into Bali with his family on Friday by Immigration

The president of one of Australia's most feared bikie gangs was arrested on Monday night after allegedly punching a policeman in the face and setting his dogs on officers. 

Mon
13
Nov

Police intervene after stand-off between Bandidos and Outlaws motorcycle gangs

Police were forced to intervene after members of two outlaw motorcycle gangs started hurling abuse at each other after a boxing tournament on Saturday.
 

More than 30 people wearing the badges of the Bandidos and Outlaws gangs attended the Devonport Pro Boxing Tournament.

Western District Commander Jonathan Higgins said there were tensions between the two group during the tournament that came to a head outside the venue after the event ended.

He said police officers had to stand between the two groups to prevent the situation from escalating as they hurled abuse at each other.

Sat
11
Nov

Huge gallery: Hells Angels annual Poppy Day Run

(gallery)--Cape Town - More than 300 riders on an astonishing variety of machines, from mainstream 1970s muscle-bikes to futuristic electric scooters, turned out on Saturday 11 November for the Hells Angels’ annual Poppy Day Run – a memorial to those who have laid down their lives over the past century in global and smaller conflicts, fighting for the freedom we take for granted.

And even more so, for those who came back broken, inside and out. For all too often we lose sight of the fact that the early motorcycle clubs were formed by American servicemen returning from the Second World War who just couldn’t settle down. Today we call it Post Traumatic Shock Disorder; in the late 1940s they were called ‘outlaw bikers’ – a badge they wore with somewhat bitter pride.

Fri
10
Nov

Mistrial declared in Twin Peaks case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A mistrial was declared Friday afternoon in the trial of the first Twin Peaks shootout defendant after jurors reached consensus on one of three counts late Friday morning, but told the judge they could not agree on the other two.

Jurors sent a note to the judge at around 11:15 a.m. that said there was no chance they could reach a verdict on the other two counts against Jacob Carrizal, 35.

Carrizal, the president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, is accused of directing activities of a street gang, engaging in organized criminal activity with the underlying offense of murder and engaging in organized criminal activity with the underlying offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the May 17, 2015 shootout that left nine bikers dead and more than 20 injured.

The note said some jurors are willing to wait, but unwilling to review evidence.

Fri
10
Nov

Lexington Hells Angel hired a pal to kill ex-wife for 401(k) money, FBI says

COLUMBIA, SC

Jerry Oliver needed money. Debts were piling up.

So Oliver, 52, hired a friend to kill his ex-wife to make sure that she did not get some of his 401(k) retirement money. He gave his friend a Glock semiautomatic pistol with a full magazine and a bullet in the chamber.

Unknown to Oliver, a member of the Lexington County-Columbia chapter of the Hells Angel motorcycle club, his friend had a secret – he was a source for the FBI.

That was the testimony earlier this week of veteran FBI agent Craig Januchowski in federal court in Columbia during a hearing for Oliver, a laundry and linen service manager in Lexington County.

Thu
09
Nov

'There was going to be a war': Waco biker bloodbath goes to jury

(video)--A Texas jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of a motorcycle club leader who could face life in prison for his role in a ferocious gunbattle that left nine bikers dead.

Jake Carrizal, who heads the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, is charged with directing criminal activity that led to the deadly brawl between members of the Bandidos and Cossacks at Twin Peaks Restaurant in May 2015.

Carrizal is one of more than 170 bikers arrested following the shootout — and the first of 154 who were indicted to face trial. The jury's decision could have a major impact on those cases.

Wed
08
Nov

Police want to chase bikers out of northern crown bars

(google translated)--With the proliferation of school clubs and the release of dozens of Hells Angels members arrested in the wake of Operation SharQc, bars in the North Shore of Montreal have become hubs for bikers and drug traffickers, driven out specialized Éclipse, Équinoxe and BIM squads that monitor Montreal, Laval and Longueuil respectively.

To remove pressure on bar owners, who fear refusing these unwanted clients on pain of reprisal, and to exercise more on organized crime, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) launched yesterday, in close cooperation with the police. Laval, a pilot project called Synergy.

Over the next month, police teams, reaching up to 20 people as needed, will visit the bars to chase bikers and traffickers.

Tue
07
Nov

Texas Judge Won’t Drop Charges in Biker Shootout Trial

WACO, Texas (CN) – A Texas judge refused Monday to drop charges against a Dallas leader of the Bandidos motorcycle gang after defense attorneys argued the prosecution had been intentionally withholding evidence in the case over a restaurant shootout that killed nine bikers.

McLellan County District Court Judge Matt Johnson rejected the motion by Casie Gotro, attorney for Jacob “Jake” Carrizal, 35, of Dallas, who is charged with two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity and one count of directing organized criminal activity in the violent shootout with the rival Cossacks gang at a Twin Peaks “breastaurant” in Waco on May 17, 2015. Nine bikers died and 20 were injured.

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