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Hells Angels Clubhouse Sells For $7.75 Million, Records Show

Property records show the old Hells Angel clubhouse sold for $7.75 million.

EAST VILLAGE, NY — The Hells Angels old clubhouse sold for $7.75 million, EVGrieve reported Thursday.

The New York City chapter of Hells Angels, which has been housed at 77 E. Third St. since the 1970s, officially sold its longtime clubhouse, per property records. EVGrieve first reported the official sale.

The Hells Angels sold its East Village digs to Ariel Soudry of Better Living Properties, who signed records dated May 17. In February, a Memorandum of Contract was signed by the apparent buyer, Nathan Blatter of Whitestone Realty Group, a real estate investment firm.

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Police: Punch from a Prairie Rattler member caused 57-year-old to hit his head on the sidewalk after an argument at The Shop Bar in May

An argument between two women at a bar in downtown Williston led to a series of events that ended with a 57-year-old dying days later in a Minot hospital.

Police say that 26-year-old Justin Crites, also known as Preacher, attacked Jay LePage early on the morning of May 4 at The Shop Bar. Crites was charged Friday with manslaughter, a class B felony.

LePage had a broken jawbone and a preliminary autopsy found the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the back of the head, according to court documents.

LePage and his wife, Colleen, had gone to The Shop just before closing time early on May 4 to have a drink, and outside the bar, Colleen LePage got into an argument with Jennifer Young, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court. During the argument, Crites stepped in and told Colleen LePage not to disrespect his family.

Fri
07
Jun
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4th motorcycle club member files lawsuit over fight with police officers

PITTSBURGH - A new lawsuit has been filed in the bar brawl between motorcycle club members and undercover Pittsburgh police officers.

This is the fourth lawsuit filed by a member of the Pagans motorcycle club stemming from that October fight at Kopy’s Bar on the South Side.

The Pagans claim the officers had been drinking all night and taunting them. They also say the officers started the brawl. 

Criminal charges against the four Pagans were dismissed, and the officers have been on paid suspension since the fight.

In this newest lawsuit, Bruce Thomas claims the officers used excessive force and he's accusing them of malicious prosecution and false arrest. 

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Defendant in shooting death of Pomona SWAT officer testifies he fired a warning shot, thought Mongols were breaking in

LOS ANGELES — A man charged with killing a Pomona SWAT officer testified Wednesday that he fired a “warning shot” because he feared members of a motorcycle club to which he belonged were trying to break into his family’s home in San Gabriel and he did not know that police were at the front door.

Testifying in his own defense, David Martinez said, “I would never fire at police or law enforcement ever. I have family that’s (in) law enforcement.”

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Lake George region revved up for Americade

Annual bike rally runs through June 8

(28 pics and video) --- LAKE GEORGE – Fred Howard has a motto.

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes."

That theory sustained him for a rainy 800-mile ride on his Honda Silver Wing motorcycle – from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Lake George. His Gore Tex jacket and pants and waterproof boots, along with occasional stops at coffee shops during the heaviest downpours, helped him survive the journey to the shores of the Queen of American Lakes for the 37th annual Americade.

"I love coming out here," Howard said as he sat perched on his cherry-colored bike. "New York is the best kept secret. Most riders don't want to come out here, but the riding is absolutely amazing. The whole area is wonderful."

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Authorities arrest man charged in Akron shooting. He was on run for more than a month

AKRON — U.S. Marshals in northern Indiana arrested Monday evening a man who is believed to be a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and had been on the run since April after he cut off his court ordered ankle monitor, according to a news release.

In September 2018, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Robert Lee Greathouse, 53, who was facing charges of felonious assault after a shooting in Akron. Members of the task force tracked Greathouse to a rural cabin in Cadiz. Two pistols and a rifle were found in the home at the time of his arrest.

In April, Greathouse was given a short term furlough prior to beginning his prison sentence on the felonious assault case.

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60 years for ‘calling shots’ in grisly death

A judge has sentenced a man to 60 years in prison after hearing a video statement of the defendant giving a detailed description of how he helped dismember and dispose of the body of a woman found in Greene County in 2013.

Brandon Chittum, 36, formerly of Alton, was sentenced Friday by Associate Judge Neil Schroeder after prosecutors introduced a taped statement that was excluded from the trial in which Chittum was found guilty of first-degree murder, dismembering a human body, and concealing a homicidal death.

Chittum was found guilty under the accountability theory, which holds that he helped participate in the act and was accountable for the acts of co-defendant Patrick Chase, who admitted to carrying out the killing.

Assistant Madison County State’s Attorney Crystal Uhe argued that Chittum deserved the same 70-year sentence as Chase was given for the crime. She had argued during the trial that Chittum coached Chase in killing Coats, his then-girlfriend.

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May
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Some Bikefest attendees unsure if they will return to festival

Major Cook kicked his feet up as he relaxed on his motorcycle beside Club Off the Hook Sunday night in Atlantic Beach.

“It’s less active,” said the Black Bike Week veteran who’s attended for more than a dozen years. “That’s a bad thing.”

He blamed a heavier police presence and additional restrictions for what he thought was a smaller crowd in the town than in years past.

The member of Harlem Big Shots drove his bike about 14 hours to the area for Atlantic Beach Bikefest. His motorcycle club has roughly 300 members and about a fifth of them rolled into the Grand Strand for the gathering.

“I’m not coming back,” he said, before adding, “I said the same thing last year.”

Elsewhere on Atlantic Street, Tyrone Walker sat on his own bike with his young son Trey, who’s developed a fondness for motorcycles.


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Upper Township man allegedly ran down biker, then fled scene

An Upper Township man is jailed for attempted murder after a motorcyclist was critically injured in an apparent hit and run.
The victim is in critical condition.
Police received multiple 911 calls at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, reporting that a possible road rage incident led to a crash involving a motorcycle, according to the affidavit obtained by BreakingAC.
A white Dodge Ram pickup fled the scene, witnesses said.
Officer Brian Miller saw a white Dodge Ram with minor damage to the front bumper stopped in traffic on Mays Landing-Somers Point Road near Old River Road, the report states.
When Miller stopped the truck, driver Noah Frost said he knew nothing about the damage and that the truck was probably struck while parked in the Harrah’s Atlantic City parking garage, according to the affidavit .

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Rolling Thunder rides through nations capital for last "Freedom Ride" on Memorial Day weekend

(video) --- WASHINGTON D.C. -- For some, it’s a day to celebrate, for others it’s a day to mourn and reflect. But some take to their motorcycles, in fact, thousands of people revved up their motorcycle engines in our nation’s capital to celebrate this Memorial. Rolling Thunder, a national advocacy group of riders, is a group that helps bring full accountability for prisoners of war and missing in action service members of all U.S. wars. Group organizers say this year may have been their last tribute.

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