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More than 300 tickets issued during annual Hells Angels meet

The Sûreté du Québec issued more than 300 tickets and one man was arrested in an otherwise uneventful weekend as hundreds of members of the Hells Angels gathered in the small community of St-Charles-sur-Richelieu southeast of Montreal for the biker gang's annual Canada Run meeting.

The Sûreté du Québec issued more than 300 tickets and one man was arrested in an otherwise uneventful weekend as hundreds of members of the Hells Angels gathered in the small community of St-Charles-sur-Richelieu southeast of Montreal for the biker gang’s annual Canada Run meeting.

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Shooting victim's biker past not connected to his death, family says

Donnie Robichaud was a full-patch member of Bacchus until one year ago, according to his family

A Fredericton shooting victim left Bacchus Motorcycle Club a year before his death, aiming to spend more time with his two teenage sons.

But his family says Donnie Robichaud's biker past is not connected to the shooting that took his life.

"He was away from his sons a lot and he wanted more time with them," said his wife, Melissa Robichaud.

"He felt like a bad father. He felt like a bad husband."

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Hells Angels arrive in St-Charles-sur-Richelieu for annual gathering

Members of the Hells Angels biker gang and their sympathizers have begun arriving in Quebec for a weekend gathering.

Authorities ramped up checkpoints and their overall presence today in the southwestern Quebec region where gang members will be staying.

READ MORE: Hells Angels, over 500 bikers expected near Saint-Hyacinthe, police ask public to avoid area

The Canada Run, the Hells’ annual gathering, is being held this year in St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal.

Authorities say some 500 full-patch Hells members and up to 200 sympathizers are expected to attend.

Police were keeping tabs today on who was coming into the area before allowing them to proceed.

The gathering is being held in Quebec for the first time since 2008.

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Hell's Angels gang member sentenced for drunken fights in town after family function

A senior member of the Hell's Angels will serve nine months' home detention for assaulting six people in a drunken rampage after a decade of sobriety.

Chad Ian Mcrae-Tweeddale, 28, was sentenced by Judge Jim Large in the Palmerston North District Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to five charges of assault and charges of assault with intent to injure and threatening to injure. 

Mcrae-Tweeddale was at a family function on February 24 when he decided to drink for the first time in 10 years. 

After the function he went to the Regent Arcade in Palmerston North and went to two bars, leaving six victims in his wake. 

About 12.30am on February 25 he was in one of the bars with associates in a seated area. 

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3 alleged members of Tulsa motorcycle gang Hell's Lovers charged with murder

Three alleged members of a Tulsa motorcycle gang who were accused of shooting and killing a man outside an east Tulsa bar in June were charged with second-degree murder this week.

Court records show that Kenneth Ray Walters III, 40, Kevin Lee Fields, 45, and Mark E. Alexander, 48, also were charged with aggravated assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a gang-related offense in connection with the death of James Mitchell, 49.

Tulsa police officers were called the night of June 3 to Torchy’s Briar Patch, 1111 S. 124th East Ave., where they eventually found Mitchell’s body in the front yard of a home just south of the bar.

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OPP eyes Outlaws-Hells Angels rift as murder-plot charges dropped

The Ontario Provincial Police biker unit is keeping a watchful eye on London’s shifting motorcycle gang landscape after a murder-plot charge against the Outlaws’ local chapter president was recently withdrawn, says the OPP squad’s leader.

The Crown last month withdrew a charge of counselling to commit murder against Ryan Daigneault, 42, just one week before he was scheduled to go to trial.

Two members of the Hells Angels – the dominant biker gang in London and the longtime rival of the Outlaws – were the intended targets of the alleged hit, according to sources and court documents obtained by The Free Press.

“We’re very aware of the issues between the rival gangs. We will continue to monitor whether this release has an impact,” said Det.-Staff Sgt. Anthony Renton, the head of the OPP biker enforcement unit.

“And if it does increase tensions, it’s part of our function to try to establish that information.”

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Former bikie boss loses finger in naked shootout

A former Canberra bikie boss lost a finger during a naked firefight with armed men at his southside home.

Former Comanchero ACT president Peter Zdravkovic had been in the shower about 10.35pm on June 28, while his family slept nearby.

However, outside a group of three armed men were climbing over his backfence.

Dramatic details of the incident, which was captured on CCTV, were revealed in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Court documents said an armed group opened a roller door to a carport and signalled to a stolen vehicle, driven by a fourth man, which reversed into the driveway to deliver jerry cans of petrol.

Petrol was poured onto three cars.

Meanwhile, two men, armed with a shotgun and automatic pistol, opened fire on a naked Mr Zdravkovic as he walked out of the bathroom.

Another man poured petrol into the home through the smashed sliding door.

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Hundreds of Hells Angels expected in St-Hyacinthe this week

It is a way for them to plant their flag and show off their colours. ... It is also a chance for us to show off our colours," the SQ says.

Anywhere between five and seven hundred people tied to the Hells Angels are expected to roll into St-Hyacinthe this week for what could turn out to be the biker gang’s largest gathering in Canada.

The annual get-together, which the gang calls their Canada Run, is traditionally a peaceful event that some bikers have even brought their children to. But the police believe the Canada Run serves as a way for the Hells Angels, considered to be the most powerful criminal organization in Quebec, to remind their rivals and the public in general that the gang is alive and well in Canada.

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Hells Angels to hold annual ‘Field Day’ party in Waterloo

WATERLOO — An annual bash for outlaw bikers is set for later this month at a private property in Waterloo.

The summer Field Day event, which has a long-standing tradition in Waterloo, is a gathering of Hells Angels bikers, their associates and support groups, said Staff Sgt. Jason MacDonald, head of the intelligence unit with Waterloo Regional Police.

The invitation-only event has been held at a private home on Conservation Drive for more than 20 years, say police. In the past, up to 300 bikers have showed up to the party.

"The primary purpose on why we are there is public safety and highway safety," MacDonald said.

Although hundreds of bikers usually converge on the property, there have rarely been issues and police say they don't expect any problems this time either.

"We are not concerned about the party," MacDonald said.

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Twin Peaks defendant asks for postponement of Aug. 27 trial

An attorney for the next Twin Peaks shootout defendant scheduled for trial asked a judge Friday to postpone his trial date, set now for Aug. 27.

Judge Ralph Strother of Waco’s 19th State District Court, who was perturbed by the 11th-hour request, took the matter under advisement and set another hearing for biker Tom Modesto Mendez for Aug. 13.

Mendez, the Bandidos San Antonio chapter president, is represented by Mark Metzger, of Galveston. Mendez is charged with riot, a first-degree felony, in the May 2015 biker brawl at Twin Peaks that left nine dead and 20 injured.

Metzger and prosecutors Staci Scaman, Hilary LaBorde and Gabrielle Massey conferred with Strother in his chambers before Strother emerged to announce the defense requested a continuance in the 3-year-old case.

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