Mon
16
Oct

Cheektowaga man arrested by FBI on RICO charges for activities with Kingsmen

CHEEKTOWAGA – A Cheektowaga man was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Thursday morning in connection with his involvement in The Kingsmen Motorcycle Club.

Brian Witkowski, of S. Colby Street, was arrested after Cheektowaga Police and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force executed an arrest warrant at his home around 6 am according to an FBI spokesperson.

He faces federal RICO conspiracy charges for his involvement in The Kingsmen Motorcycle Club.  Two other club members were arrested in Tennesee, and more arrests are pending.

The United State’s Attorney classifies The Kingsmen Motorcycle Club as a criminal organization which engages in such crimes as the distribution of controlled substances, maintaining premises for the use and distribution of controlled substances, possession, use, and sale of firearms, sales of untaxed cigarettes, and promoting prostitution.

Fri
13
Oct

Sons Of Speed Back at New Smyrna Speedway for 3rd Race During Daytona Biketoberfest

Inaugural Old Speed Show Debuts as Well

Billy Lane’s thrilling Sons of Speed boardtrack motorcycle race is back for a third running during the 25th Chrome Anniversary of Daytona Beach Biketoberfest. On Saturday, October 21, at 3:15 p.m., thirteen daredevil motorcycle racers will take to the banked track at New Smyrna Speedway in Daytona Beach.

“We’re coming off the second SOS race, which took place at Sturgis this year,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “That was a lot of fun, but nothing beats the banked track at New Smyrna—this is where riders let it all hang out.”

Fri
13
Oct

Motorcycle enthusiasts hit Port Dover for final Friday the 13th of 2017

It will be packed in Port Dover today as the final Friday the 13th of the year is expected to draw upwards of 80,000 revellers to celebrate.

The forecast is looking to co-operate with temperatures nearing 20 C, a far cry from the last Friday the 13th back in January.

According to Const. Ed Sanchuk with Norfolk OPP, motorcyclists started arriving Thursday.

Thu
12
Oct

Official attendance at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally set at 480,000

STURGIS, S.D. -- Official attendance for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was released Thursday showing an estimated 480,000 people attended the 77th annual event in August, up from last year.

Last year’s estimate was 448,000 visitors.

It was well below the record-setting attendance for the 75th annual event in 2015 when 739,000 people traveled to the Black Hills of western South Dakota for the nine-day gathering of motorcyclists from across the world.  Some were estimating almost 1 million attended the 75th event, but that wasn’t official.

The official number for this past summer’s event was released at the first Sturgis Rally Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12, where local business owners discussed increasing digital advertising and having more events at the end of the rally.

Sun
08
Oct

Alleged motorcycle gang member accused of knocking man out at the Eagles Nest

VIRGINIA BEACH — An alleged Street Wolvez motorcycle gang member is accused of knocking out a man at the Eagles Nest Rockin’ Country Bar.

Thirty-year-old Shelton Lafee “Bronx” Feemster, of the 500 block of Liberty Court in Virginia Beach, was arrested on Sept. 7 and charged with malicious wounding and participating in gang activity, both of which are felony offenses.

 

The charges stem from a fight that allegedly happened on Dec. 3, 2016 at the bar, located at 1723 Parkview Drive in Chesapeake.

Police believe the fight happened around 2 a.m. when two men approached a group of about five alleged Street Wolvez gang members and began talking to them. One witness said that Feemster came out of no where and hit the victim in the head, knocking him unconscious, according to documents filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

Fri
29
Sep

EPD: Gang fight at bar leads to arrests

(video)--EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Police say a motorcycle gang got into a fight at an Evansville bar, and things escalated quickly from there.

A sergeant with EPD says members of that gang started physically fighting with other customers at Corner Pocket on North Fulton Avenue. 

It happened around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. 

During the fight, officers say one man in the gang fired a gun into the air outside the bar. 

They say he was then run over by a car. 

He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. 

No one else was hurt.

The man hit by the car is in custody, and police say there could be more arrests.

At last check, we were told investigators were still interviewing two more members of the motorcycle gang.

Thu
28
Sep

Scorpions Motorcycle Club plans to rebuild clubhouse after devastating fire

As the investigation continues into the fire that destroyed a local motorcycle club's headquarters, members are making plans to rebuild.

"We're waiting on the insurance people. The guys in the club will clear out the debris. We'll check the concrete — I'm sure it will have to be replaced," Scorpions Motorcycle Club president Chris Page said. "We have electricians, carpenters and plumbers in the club. We will build on the same footprint."

The clubhouse, located on Milford Road in Lyon Township, was destroyed by an early morning fire Sept. 22 that is under investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department arson unit. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms answered a request to bring a dog trained to alert for accelerants and chemicals to the scene — the sheriff's office dog wasn't available.

Fri
22
Sep

Biker club burns in Oakland County 3 days after fire at Detroit club

A large fire burned the Scorpions Motorcycle Club this morning in Lyon Township, three days after a separate club burned in Detroit. 

The fire appeared to start about 6:15 a.m. at the club on Milford Road between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads. No injuries were immediately reported, according to Channel 4 (WDIV-TV). 

The separate Street Royalty Motorcycle Club burned to the ground at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on Dexter Avenue near Webb in west Detroit. Officials said Thursday that they've determined a gas leak was not the cause, but Detroit Fire Department continues to investigate whether it was arson. 

Thu
14
Sep

Police: 6 motorcycle club members indicted in double murder case

(video)--COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - Coweta County authorities believe they now have the people responsible for a double murder in custody.

Police arrested six members of a motorcycle club in connection with the shooting deaths of two women. Officers say they uncovered disturbing evidence inside the group's clubhouse.

FOX 5's Doug Evans spoke with neighbors who live near the former Newnan club house of the Iron Cross Motorcycle Club.  They are too frightened to go on TV and say it, but they applaud the law enforcement crackdown on the alleged gang and the raid that led to the closing of the club house.

If this house was once a motorcycle club house of a gang dedicated to crime and affiliated with hate groups, it's clear that it is not now. 

Sun
10
Sep

Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Rises From the Dust

With a renewed rivalry between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles, and some modern bikes to pit against each other on the dirt, flat track might be the most exciting form of motorcycle racing to watch.

A low hum rises as 18 men and women straddle their machines. Engines snarl as tense hands grip the throttles. For a moment everything is still—the crowd, the racers, and the dust.

Then the green flag waves and the bikes erupt in a fury. The collective engine thunderclap rattles my ribcage. Riders lean forward in defiance of inertia. In a heartbeat, they are gone, off like a pack of wild hyenas in a deluge of din and dust.

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