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Shots fired at house used by motorcycle gang

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Shots were fired Saturday into a West Warwick house hosting a party for the Pagan Motorcycle Club, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.

State Police Major Timothy Sanzi said West Warwick police put out a “be on the lookout” after the shooting in their town at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Witnesses said they saw several vehicles leaving following the shooting and police are actively searching for those cars.

Target 12 Investigator Tim White was told no one was shot at the home on Walker Street, but police were questioning several members of the club.

The Pagan Motorcycle Club is identified by law enforcement as an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Target 12 has learned police are investigating this as a possible attack by a rival motorcycle gang.

This is a developing story. Check back with Eyewitness News for updates.

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09
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Two men accused of executing a rival biker gang leader blame each other. Now it's up to a jury.

Christopher “Durty” Cosimano and Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher say it was the other defendant who killed local Outlaws president Paul Anderson in 2017. Federal prosecutors say both were in on it.

TAMPA — The fate of two men accused of assassinating a rival motorcycle gang leader is now in the hands of a federal jury.

U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven sent the 12 jurors home late Thursday. They will reconvene on Monday morning to decide whether Christopher “Durty” Cosimano and Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher are guilty of murder, conspiracy and a host of other charges in the 2017 execution of local Outlaws Motorcycle Club president Paul Anderson.

Cosimano and Mencher are alleged members of the local “Killsborough” branch of the 69ers Motorcycle Club. They face sentences of up to life in prison if convicted.

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07
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Prominent Sonoma Hells Angels member seeks release from jail to Oakley, as racketeering case stalls

Foakes not a threat nor a flight risk, attorney says

(8 pic photo gallery) --- SONOMA — Nearly two years after he was arrested and charged as part of a massive racketeering case aimed at taking down the Sonoma chapter of the Hells Angels, Raymond “Ray Ray” Foakes is seeking a pretrial release to the East Bay.

Foakes petitioned last month to be released from federal custody, arguing that he was not a flight risk, nor a threat to the community, and that his federal case is moving at a snail’s pace. On Friday, a judge is expected to rule on the motion, in which Foakes said he plans to work at a mechanic shop in Oakland and reside in rural Oakley.

Prosecutors are fighting the motion, citing Foakes’ extensive criminal history as a reason to keep him locked up.

Wed
07
Aug
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Fifteen charged in drug and human trafficking ring involving biker gangs: OPP

Fifteen people are facing close to 200 charges in a police probe targeting biker gang members who trafficked in drugs and persons in several Ontario cities.

OPP Supt. Bryan MacKillop said that his service and police in Ottawa, Niagara Region and Sudbury started investigating a group in June 2018, based on the suspicion that they were trafficking in cocaine, fentanyl and forcing women into the sex trade.

“These were people who were important figures in outlaw motorcycle gangs across the province,” MacKillop said.

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Drugs and gun

Drugs, cash and a gun seized during Project Skylark are shown in an OPP handout image.

Wed
07
Aug
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Confidential informant testifies about execution of motorcycle gang leader

After the 2017 slaying on a Pasco County highway, the two alleged assassins called a friend — who turned out to be recording their calls for federal agents.

TAMPA — The day after they allegedly assassinated the leader of a rival motorcycle gang, Christopher “Durty” Cosimano and Michael “Pumpkin” Mencher turned to a buddy for help.

They called fellow 69’ers Motorcycle Club member Sean “Phelps” Leonard.

“This is not a good situation, brother,” Mencher told Leonard over the phone on Dec. 22, 2017.

It was worse than even Mencher knew. For unbeknownst to the two men, Leonard was a confidential informant secretly recording their conversations for federal agents.

Cosimano, 31, and Mencher, 52, both made several calls to Leonard less than 12 hours after the execution of Paul Anderson, the 44-year-old president of the Cross Bayou chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

Tue
06
Aug
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Hells Angels gang members arrested in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from the Texas Anti-Gang Center:

On Monday August 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30am Investigators with the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center conducted a traffic stop on six Hells Angels motorcycle gang members in the area of Highway 84 and FM 1585. All six of the members were wearing “Hells Angels” vests. The Hells Angels motorcycle gang is primarily centered in California, and are very rarely in the State of Texas.

Through investigation, TAG Investigators located handguns on two of the gang members. The subjects were identified as Michael Hefner (51 years of age) and Vince Ball (57 years of age) both of Modesto, California. The subjects were subsequently arrested for Unlawful Carrying Weapons and booked in to the Lubbock County Detention Center. The other four Hells Angels were released without charges.

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03
Aug
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Two suspects charged for murder of Hells Angel in Surrey drive-thru

Nathan James De Jong and Calvin Junior Powery-Hooker, both born in 1998, each face a charge of murder, according to provincial court documents.

Two men have been charged with murder in the Friday shooting death of a Hells Angel at a drive-thru in South Surrey.

Nathan James De Jong and Calvin Junior Powery-Hooker, both born in 1998, each face a charge of murder, according to court documents. The men made their first court appearance Saturday and are set to next appear in Surrey provincial court on Tuesday.

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02
Aug
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Hells Angel shot dead at Starbucks drive-thru in South Surrey

Two people seen fleeing the scene were apprehended and are in custody.

For the second time in a year, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels Hardside chapter has been murdered.

Postmedia has confirmed that Suminder “Ali” Grewal, a member of the notorious biker gang’s newest B.C. chapter, was shot dead Friday morning at the Southpoint Exchange mall in South Surrey.

Surrey RCMP said the shooting occurred around 9:20 a.m. in the drive-through shared by Envision Financial and Starbucks.

“Officers arrived and located a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Emergency Health Services attended. Despite all attempts to revive the individual, the male succumbed to his injuries,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elaine Sturko said.

Two people were seen fleeing the scene in a vehicle and later on foot. Sturko said both were apprehended and are in custody.

“Initial indications are that this is a targeted incident,” said Sturko.

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02
Aug
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Yesterday's arrest at a New Sudbury gas station part of outlaw biker bust

Ottawa, Niagara, Sudbury and OPP operation targeted drug trafficking operation

It turns out that arrest at a New Sudbury Petro Canada station on Aug. 1 was related to a joint operation aimed at what police say is a network of drug-trafficking outlaw bikers.

Greater Sudbury Police didn't release any information about the arrest yesterday, but this morning finally revealed a few details of what went on.

 

GSPS was part of a joint operation involving Niagara Police Service, Ottawa Police Service and the OPP's Biker Enforcement Unit. The target: outlaw motorcylce clubs associated with the Hells Angels, namely Hells Angels Nomads, and the Red Devils Motorcycle Club and the Hooligans Motorcycle Club, both of which police say function as farm teams for the Hells Angels.

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02
Aug
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There was a strip club fight at the urinal. And two biker gang members have been arrested

Two motorcycle gang members were arrested early Thursday after they attacked a man in a bathroom inside a Duval Street strip club, according to police.

The victim, who is black, told police one of the bikers called him a racial slur before striking him from behind.

He said one pulled a knife and threatened to kill him and three men total continued to “stomp” him until he crawled into a stall and slammed the door shut.

Mark Anthony Magallan, 44, and Morgan Shane Cooper, 44, were arrested on charges of felony battery. They were also arrested under the state’s hate crime law.

Cooper was described by police as Hispanic, Magallan is white and a third suspect is black, the police report stated.

“The third suspect is still at large,” said police spokeswoman Alyson Crean. That suspect was not named in the arrest affidavit.

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