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Nov
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Federal agents raid Evansville's Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club

(photos) ---EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Federal and local law enforcement agents served a search warrant at the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club this morning.

Agents used heavy equipment to breakdown the building's door.

The warrant was served by the ATF's Special Response Team, which is often deployed for search warrants or high-risk situations, said an agency spokeswoman at the scene.

An alphabet soup of agencies assisted the ATF in the raid, which took place around 6 a.m. at the club at 1104 E. Diamond Ave., including the FBI and DEA.

 Other law enforcement assisting at the scene included Indiana State Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and Evansville Police Department.

Wed
13
Nov
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Tip helped lead to arrest of suspect in Neenah robbery and fatal shooting at local saloon

OSHKOSH — A tip from the public and a discarded cigarette helped lead police to the man arrested last week in connection with the death of Kevin "Hollywood" Hein, who was shot and killed Oct. 14 outside the Short Branch Saloon in Neenah. 

Casey Cameron, 36, of Menasha, was arrested Friday, a few weeks after investigators got a tip that he had "a lot of characteristics of the suspect," including scratches near his right eye and a roommate with a vehicle that matched a description police released to the public, according to a criminal complaint. 

The tipster also claimed Cameron was a member of the "Hell's Lover Motorcycle Club" and went by the nickname "Amish," the complaint says. 

On Nov. 1, a police officer spotted Cameron driving and smoking a cigarette in the same vehicle. When Cameron tossed a cigarette near the intersection of Main Street and Tayco Street in Menasha, the officer picked it up.

Mon
21
Oct
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Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash: Indictments Filed Against Driver 3 Months After

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, was indicted on 23 charges including reckless manslaughter, DUI negligent homicide and aggravated DWI

The Massachusetts man who's pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the June crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been officially indicted on 23 charges.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, was indicted Thursday on various counts of reckless manslaughter, DUI negligent homicide, aggravated DWI and reckless conduct in the June 21 crash in Randolph, New Hampshire.

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04
Oct
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St. Paul man gets 30 days for motorcycle gang attack on bouncer

One of the men involved in the assault of a bouncer at the St. Paul Saloon last fall was sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on probation for five years for his role in the incident.

Ramsey County District Judge Judith Tilsen sentenced Patrick Thomas Maykoski’s this week on one count of third-degree assault resulting in substantial bodily harm.

The sentencing comes about a month after the 50-year-old St. Paul man pleaded guilty. Two other felony counts, including committing a crime for the benefit of a gang, were dismissed.

Maykoski and three other men — Joseph Michael Prantner, 35, John George Johnson, 57, and Justin Raymon Wainner, 42, were accused of being involved in an attack on a bouncer at the St. Paul bar last Nov. 9. Authorities say the incident stemmed from the bouncer’s refusal to allow clothing representing the Hells Outcast gang in the establishment, according to criminal complaints filed in the case.

Wed
02
Oct
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Witnesses: Truck crossed road twice before it hit motorcyclists

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Witness accounts of a June crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire say the driver of a truck veered into the opposite lane of traffic at least twice before colliding with the oncoming bikers, according to a court document released Tuesday.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was driving erratically on westbound Route 2 on June 21, the witnesses told police. A man driving behind him said he remembered “dust being kicked up” when the truck and attached trailer went over the shoulder before the driver corrected the action. A short time later, the truck and trailer crossed over the yellow line twice and eventually “plowed” into the eastbound motorcyclists in Randolph, the man and other drivers said.

Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the crash.

The seven who died were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a New England group that includes Marines and their spouses.

Thu
12
Sep
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Hundreds of bikers to descend on Port Dover for Friday the 13th

The OPP say there will be a heightened police presence at the rally

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of bikers are expected to gather in Port Dover today for Friday the 13th celebrations. Provincial police say the bikers and other visitors will notice a heightened police presence in the town on the north shore of Lake Erie.

Since 1981, motorcycle enthusiasts have been converging on Port Dover whenever Friday the 13th appears on the calendar. The event attracts bikers from across Ontario and parts of the United States to the community with a population of about 6,000.

The last gathering in July, 2018 drew about 200,000 people on a warm, sunny day, but Friday's forecast is less inviting. It's expected to be cloudy with afternoon showers and the risk of a thunderstorm, and that will likely put a damper on the numbers.

Provincial police are urging those who will be making the trip to drive responsibly.

Sun
08
Sep
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Hours-long standoff at Fresno biker clubhouse ends with 8 arrests, 42 detained

(VIDEO and photos) --- FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — Eight people were arrested on Saturday after an hours-long standoff at a motorcycle gang clubhouse came to an end, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

It all started at around 6 p.m. on Saturday, when anti-gang enforcement deputies were investigating weapon offenses and possible gang members at the Savage Assassins motorcycle clubhouse near Belmont and First.

Deputies say they spotted a man standing outside of the clubhouse with a gun on him.

Mon
02
Sep
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Bay Area’s oldest black motorcycle club celebrates 60 years in Oakland

Oakland’s East Bay Dragons marks 60th year

(photo gallery) --- OAKLAND — Willie Harper still remembers the first time he saw the East Bay Dragons — then an emerging motorcycle club — roll through the streets of West Oakland.

It was around 1960. Four Dragons rode by on matching black-framed Harley Davidson choppers — so called because they had been stripped of any unnecessary parts, brought down to the bare frame with only the tank, headlight and motor. The bikes’ shiny chrome finish stood out against bright paint, each a different color. The men riding them had on polished boots and Levi jackets, blue jean pants and matching striped motorcycle helmets, Harper said.

Tue
27
Aug
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Five years after double murder, last Kingsmen sentenced to prison

When the dust cleared on the criminal charges against them, 20 members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club stood accused of wrongdoing.

On Tuesday, the last of those Kingsmen was sentenced, ending a murder and conspiracy case that for years captured the public's attention.

Timothy Enix, second in charge of the organization, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the killings of fellow Kingsmen Daniel "DJ" Szymanski and Paul Maue.

"The fact is you were the leader of a violent motorcycle gang," U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford told Enix. "The reality is you were involved in organized crime and you were intimately involved in it."

Mon
26
Aug
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Cullman Man arrested for shooting into an occupied dwelling

Cullman, Ala – Saturday night, August 24, 2019, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to a civil disturbance in the city of Good Hope after receiving a 911 call that an individual, later identified as Mr. Gregory Stuart Adams, 52 of Cullman, had shot multiple times at the former motorcycle club in the city of Good Hope and had fled the scene.

CCSO deputies and investigators arrived on scene to learn that the suspect, Mr. Adams, had been a former member of the club and not long after arriving Saturday night he began to argue with current members and they ask him to leave. The members thought the suspect, Mr. Adams, had left the premises so some of them began to leave as well, then at that time they saw Mr. Adams start shooting in their direction. The members, including women and children, ran for safety and took cover until the gunshots were over.

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