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26
Sep
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Raising Hell, Raised by Hells Angels

In 1968, I was 6 years old. My family was holed up in a derelict shack on Stierlin Road in Mountain View, California, out by the city dump. The place was so small that my younger sister and I bunked on the back porch.

Our neighborhood was made up of sprawling family farms interspersed with clusters of World War I-era homes. There was a bar with six stools, a corner store and a handful of weathered Victorian mansions. It’s all gone now. Our little enclave was bulldozed to make a parking lot for Shoreline Amphitheatre, and the rest was swallowed up by the ravenous Googleplex. Amazingly, the impressive palm tree in our front yard is still standing.

Wed
25
Sep
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Modesto Hells Angels indicted in drug-trafficking case, says prosecutors- Here’s the details

A federal grand jury on Thursday charged three members of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club on various drug trafficking and distribution charges, giving yet another blow to the club after an inquiry earlier this year led to the club’s president being arrested.

The announcement was made in a Friday afternoon press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

Michael Shafer, 31-year-old second in command, Patrick Gonzales, the club’s 31-year-old secretary, and Hells Angels member Ricky Blackwell are accused in four separate charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed.

 

Modesto Hells Angels indicted in drug-trafficking case, says prosecutors- Here's the details

Tue
24
Sep
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Sheriff: Motorcycle gang out of Texas responsible for theft of ATMs, $150,000

(video an pics) --- LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Two brazen attempts to steal ATMs from Westlake banks are the work of a Texas motorcycle gang, authorities said.

Five people have been arrested and two are wanted, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said at a news conference Tuesday morning.

A total of $150,000 was taken from the ATMs.

Mancuso said the suspects are members of the B*EAST (Brothers East) motorcycle gang.

Fri
20
Sep
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Modesto Hells Angels VP, Secretary Indicted on Drug Charges

The federal government’s investigation into the activities of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club yielded new indictments Thursday in Fresno.

Chapter vice president Michael Shafer, 31, of Modesto, was charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana, conspiring to distribute heroin, distribution of marijuana, and two counts of use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

Chapter secretary Patrick Gonzales, 31, of Modesto, was charged with being a felon in possession of firearm and ammunition.

Hells Angels member Ricky Blackwell was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and possession of a firearm after suffering a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction.

U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced the indictments in a news release.

Fri
20
Sep
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Suspected motorcycle club members sought in man's fatal beating

DAVIE, Fla. - Davie Police Department detectives are still searching for the suspected motorcycle club members responsible for a brutal beating that resulted in a 57-year-old man's death last year.  

Detectives released surveillance video Friday showing several possible witnesses and a group of motorcyclists leaving the parking lot after the beating. Detectives suspect they were Outlaw Motorcycle Club members. 

Michael Kline was beaten July 4, 2018, outside of the Road Dawgs Saloon at 13010 W. State Road 84. According to Lt. Mark Leone, they left Kline bleeding on the ground.

Davie Fire Rescue took Kline to Broward General Hospital. Officers said Kline suffered a fractured skull, a fractured orbital bone and a subdural hematoma. Kline died as a result of his injuries Nov. 14, 2018.  

Fri
20
Sep
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Prosecutors say key witness in motorcycle gang trial lied

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to throw out the testimony of a key witness in a federal racketeering trial stemming from a 2011 shootout killing a Hells Angels leader in a Nevada casino.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that Gary "Jabbers" Rudnick lied after spending more than three days telling jurors that members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club had plotted to kill a rival biker in Sparks.

Officials say the eight men standing trial represent the first group of 21 defendants that prosecutors say were involved in crimes in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Nevada.

Prosecutors say there are doubts as to whether the witness will be truthful.

Defense attorneys for the men have asked to have the murder and racketeering charges thrown out.

Fri
20
Sep
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Charges dropped against 4 Outlaws members in 2017 killing

David R. “Gutter” Donovan, 40, of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, was shot multiple times in a confrontation with the Outlaws at a Circle K convenience store in Leesburg.

TAVARES — Prosecutors have dropped charges against four Outlaws motorcycle gang members who were scheduled to stand trial Monday in the murder of a rival club member during the 2017 Leesburg Bikefest.

“The credibility of the witnesses to these events is lacking such that the case cannot be proven beyond and to the exclusion of every possible doubt,” Assistant State Attorney Emily Curington said in a memo on Thursday.

Fri
20
Sep
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Pagan indicted for attempted murder in hit-run of fellow member

A Upper Township man accused of running down a motorcyclist in his truck and then speeding away has been indicted for attempted murder.
Noah Frost allegedly told police that the damage to his white Dodge Ram’s must have happened while it was parked in the Harrah’s Atlantic City parking garage.
But an investigation found that Frost was involved in the hit-and-run, which witnesses said was the result of what appeared to be a road rage incident.
Both men are members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner previously said. But it was not clear what caused an issue between the two.
The victim, identified in the indictment as Benjamin DiPilla, was critically injured in the crash.

Thu
19
Sep
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Police raid motorcycle club in Fall River days after fatal shooting

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – Police conducted a search of the Sidewinders Motorcycle clubhouse in Fall River Thursday, nearly a week after a biker brawl ended in a fatal shooting in the city.

Fall River police vehicles, including a large van, as well as unmarked Massachusetts State Police cruisers, could be seen behind an industrial building on Kilburn Street.

Multiple businesses are in the building, and an employee who asked not to be identified confirmed the Sidewinders have space there.

“They have been great tenants,” the employee said. “Never a problem.”

He said he did not know what the police operation was about.

Investigators also raided a building with ties to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club on Thursday.

Tue
17
Sep
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Taunton man held without bail in fatal Fall River shooting

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors allege the 25-year-old man arraigned for murder Monday in the death of an Oak Bluffs resident used his legal revolver to fire the fatal shot.

The license to carry permit previously held by Joseph Noe, whose last known address is in Taunton, was revoked in light of his arrest for allegedly killing Eric Voshell, 39, of Oak Bluffs, during a disagreement between two competing motorcycle clubs in Fall River, Assistant District Attorney Michael Cahillane said at Noe’s arraignment in Fall River District Court.

Not guilty pleas were entered on Noe’s behalf on one count of murder, two counts of assault and battery with a firearm and one count of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. Noe was ordered held without bail before trial.

Several police officers stood watch inside the courtroom and outside Fall River Justice Center as people associated with Noe and Voshell watched the hearing, which ended without any problems.

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