Mon
27
Jun

5 shot, 1 killed in shooting at Atlanta club

ATLANTA — Police say a total of five people were shot and one person killed at an Atlanta motorcycle club early Sunday.

The shooting occurred at Strikers Club, located in the 1500 block of Moreland Avenue SE.

Anthony Sheppard Sr. says Strikers was packed Saturday night into Sunday morning with hundreds of people celebrating the motorcycle club’s 38th anniversary. He says chaos erupted after a fight broke out and shots were fired at around 3am.

“Shots just rang out. We didn’t know where the shots were coming from. It was just pow pow pow pow,” Sheppard told WGCL.

Fri
24
Jun

“Operation Chopper” defendants plead guilty to drug charges

GOSHEN – Nine people pled guilty in Orange County Court on Thursday to felonies for operating as a major trafficker of drugs and for the felony of enterprise corruption.

The pleas are part of a total of 19 people arrested in “Operation Chopper,” where the defendants were part of a motorcycle gang that distributed cocaine through Orange County and surrounding areas, said District Attorney David Hoovler.

“You have significant pleas that occurred in Orange County, some of the most significant that we have had in the last 15 years when it comes to drugs and the two ever pleas to enterprise corruption where two individuals were charged as part of a motorcycle gang as being the command and control elements of an organized criminal enterprise,” said Hoovler.

Tue
21
Jun

Worcester Police arrest 2 men accused of beating rival motorcycle club members outside Suney's Pub

WORCESTER -- Two Worcester men have been arrested and charged with attacking two other men with a flashlight during a fight between rival motorcycle clubs outside of Suney's Pub in May.

Police arrested 32-year-old Jake Doherty of 84 Sears Island Drive on Friday then arrested 37-year-old Michael Blair of 1039 Main St. on Sunday and charged them for their alleged involvement in the attacks. Police said there were seven men attacking the two victims and investigators are trying to identify the other suspects.

Doherty and Blair were both arrested on warrants charging them with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.

Police were called to Suney's Pub, located at 216 Chandler St., around 7:20 p.m. on May 8 for a report of an assault. Officers found a 25-year-old man and a 54-year-old man both with head injuries.

Sat
18
Jun

2 killed, 3 wounded in Ohio shootout between biker gangs

WARREN, Ohio (AP) - Police say two people have been killed and at least three people wounded in a reported shootout between two local two biker gangs in northeast Ohio.

WFMJ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1WUBFeo ) the Ohio State Highway Patrol is searching by air and police on the ground for a possible suspect after the shootout Saturday in the parking lot of a bar Warren Township, about 55 miles southeast of Cleveland. The shootout occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m.

Police say one of the three people wounded was flown to a hospital in Cleveland.

Tue
14
Jun

Motorcycle Week attendees carrying guns, feel safe in large crowd despite Orlando massacre

(video)--LACONIA — The 93rd annual Motorcycle Week is well underway, but Sunday's attack in Orlando was a reminder that anywhere can be a target for those looking to do harm.

The annual rally is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of people to the Lakes Region, and local authorities are taking this weekend’s events very seriously when planning their security detail.

“We’ve been planning motorcycle week for many, many years,” said Matthew Canfield, Laconia Police Captain. “We look at it, we evaluate it every year, and we certainly combine that with the ever-changing times, threats across the country, and actually across the world. We assess those events on a continual basis and then we use that as a base for what to do next year.”

Attendees at the rally on Monday said they were horrified to learn what happened in Florida, but they were not concerned about anything like that happening this week in Laconia.

Tue
31
May

‘Habitual traffic offender’ in Pasco jail after running over motorcyclists

LUTZ, Fla. (WFLA) – A 31-year-old Land O’ Lakes man is facing a variety of charges following a serious crash Monday near the intersection of US 41 and County Line Road in Lutz.

Robert Vance is being held without bond at the Pasco County Jail. He is facing one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Florida Highway Patrol says Vance is classified as a habitual traffic offender.

Witnesses say Vance drove his vehicle over a motorcycle carrying a man and woman before fleeing.

Just moments before the incident, the suspect exchanged words with the driver of the motorcycle – identified as Joseph Philipp Calderazzo – and his passenger, Melanie Ann Milinkovich.

Thu
26
May

Victim: DA went easy on Wis. motorcycle club that attacked her

ALMA, Wis. (KMSP) - A western Wisconsin woman said at least three members of a motorcycle club beat her and she believes prosecutors went easy on the men because they are intimidated by the bikers.

The attack happened in Buffalo County, just off the highway across the river from Winona,

more with vid and pics at orig article

Mon
23
May

Suspect charged after motorcyclist shot in Franklin County

(video)--WASHINGTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A suspect is charged after a motorcyclist was shot on Highway 100 in Franklin County Friday morning.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said around 2:45 a.m. on May 20 the rider was shot following a verbal altercation at a gas station in Villa Ridge. Authorities acquired surveillance video from the gas station to identify the suspect.  Authorities believe William White, 31, is the shooter. He is charged with first-degree assault. He is being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.

The victim, a 62 year-old James Diekmann, from Berger, Mo., told the deputies he was riding his motorcycle on the highway when a truck drove beside him. White allegedly fired at the victim and struck him in the arm.

Thu
12
May

Motorcycle club member sentenced for Molotov cocktails

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Belding man found with Molotov cocktails in his car has been sentenced to four months in federal prison.

Kevin Bert Fenton, 35, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker to two years on supervised release once the prison term ends.

Fenton had pleaded guilty to possessing an unregistered destructive device.

He was arrested Oct. 19 by Wyoming police in a traffic stop on 44th Street SW near Clay Avenue.

Police detected the odor of gasoline in the car and found five glass bottles filled with gasoline and canola oil and a rag for a fuse, records showed.

The government said Fenton "committed this offense for the club." The government linked him to the club through text messages, call records and bond payments, records showed. Authorities did not detail what he intended to do with Molotov cocktails.

Fri
06
May

City of Painesville says it will approve motorcycle club insignia design on headstone

PAINESVILLE, OH - The city of Painesville has agreed to approve the artwork on a headstone at Riverside Cemetery as soon as the monument company re-submits a sketch of the artwork that was left off the original application.

Family and friends were upset earlier when a letter was sent to the monument company who designed and produced Richard Cody's headstone. Cody was a member of the South Madison Motorcycle Club, and had requested the club's insignia be etched into the stone.

***Watch Fox 8's original story,***

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