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Multiple gang members arrested in multi-agency operation

Several Alice men were arrested on Thursday, Oct. 31 as part of an outlaw motorcycle gang operation during a multi-agency operation.

Romeo Trevino, Mark Edward Mandel, Ernesto Benavides, Francisco Jorge Natal O’Conner, Joshua Lee Rivas, Mark Antony Caton, Mark Cadena, Nathan Iruegas and Nathan Nichols were picked by during the operation. Several of these men, who range from the age of 17 to 55, are associated with the gang known as the Mongols, according to sources.

According to Corpus Christi Police Department, the operation apprehended the outlaw motorcycle gang members and associates for engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony, and robbery, a second-degree felony.

The operation and charges were based on an assault and robbery that involved a rival outlaw motorcycle gang member at a local business, according to CCPD.

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Motorcycle group donates hundreds of coats for kids

KENNEWICK, WA- Close to 100 motorcyclists with the Bandidos Motorcycle Club stopped by Saturday and dropped off hundreds of coats for the Coats For Kids Coat Drive. 

This is not the first time the group has donated. Brad "Boom Boom" Barrett said they have given coats to the drive for the past seven years. 

Barrett said they make it their priority to come back and donate more coats every year.

"We're part of the community... we live here. Our neighbors might need a coat, their kids might not be able to stay warm this winter, and if we can help do that what a wonderful thing to be able to do," Barrett said.

If you'd like to help out and donate you can drop off a new or gently used coat at our station or at one of the donation barrels located throughout the Tri-cities and Yakima.

For more information on how you can donate or pickup a coat this year, just click on the Coats for Kids banner on the NBC Right Now homepage. 

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Bill Owens photographed the Hells Angels at Altamont, then hid for 49 years

When Bill Owens got his pictures of the violence at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival published in Rolling Stone, he would not let his name appear on the photo credit. Owens had been threatened and he feared retribution from the same Hells Angels he’d photographed swinging pool cues in front of the concert stage on Dec. 6, 1969.

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Law enforcement confirms fire is tied to biker gang

(video) --- WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live)-- Several sources within law enforcement say the fire that was intentionally set at a home Thursday night in West Fargo is tied to rival motorcycle gangs here in the Valley.

The fire in question was at 720 10th Ave. W. in West Fargo.

The homeowner was able to put out the flames with a garden hose before fire crews arrived.

Investigators spent more than an hour checking for clues.

Multiple law enforcement sources say the fire is the result of a feud between two biker gangs, Sons of Silence and Hells Angels.

A federal law enforcement source says the fire was started by a member of the Sons of Silence.

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02
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As bikers rally, police cast wary eye on 'outlaws'

GALVESTON

As thousands of motorcyclists roll into Galveston for the weekend’s massive Lone Star Rally, it appears some bikers are being watched rather closely.

Throughout the day Friday, radio traffic on local police channels squawked with descriptions of colors displayed by groups of people riding toward the island and the size of the groups arriving.

The speakers, who could not be identified on the scanners, regularly described the movements of people they had marked as possible members of what law enforcement considers to be outlaw motorcycle clubs.

“There’s two Bandidos center-lane coming up to the Texas City Wye,” a voice on the scanner said at 12:39 p.m., before noting there was “no PC,” or probable cause, to stop them.

Throughout the afternoon, more sightings came.

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Anchorage Hell's Angel and wife sentenced for meth distribution

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An Anchorage Hells Angel got 18 years in federal prison while his wife got another four years for their role in a methamphetamine distribution ring in Anchorage.

Charles Denver Phillips, also known as “Pup” was a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle group, whose members the US Department of Justice says “pose a serious national domestic threat” for their affiliations to organized crime including drug trafficking, and his wife Latrilla kept their stash in their apartment and at a CONEX located at an Anchorage dog-kenneling business.

According to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Charles and Latrilla Phillips sold 401 grams of meth to a repeat customer, an event witnessed by law enforcement officials.

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Man arrested during Homeland Security probe in East Bridgewater, officials say

(video) --- EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —

A man was arrested on federal charges Wednesday after agents with Department of Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at his East Bridgewater home, according to officials.

Federal investigators allege that the homeowner, Bruce Sartwell, ordered a firearm silencer online and had it shipped to his house in the last few days.

Sartwell is a convicted felon and has arrests and arraignments dating back to 1987, according to a criminal complaint from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

He owns a Brockton tattoo shop and is a regional president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

East Bridgewater police said they assisted in the execution of the federal search warrant at Sartwell's Plymouth Street residence.

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Pagan’s Motorcycle Club member arrested for firing shots in the air at wake, police say

(instagram vid) --- Two members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club were arrested after one of them fired several shots in the air outside an evening wake in Jersey City, NJ Advance Media has learned.

The incident happened outside of Riotto Funeral Home on Oct. 18, police said.

The arrests come amid growing concerns among law enforcement that the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club is undergoing a resurgence in New Jersey, leading to an increase in safety threats to the public. A previous law enforcement memo, obtained by NJ Advance Media, has warned that the club is looking to expand in the Jersey City area.

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Pagan's Motorcycle Club member beats Hells Angels associate with bat

(video) --- What officials called the rising violence of the Pagan's Motorcycle Club was highlighted Wednesday at a New Jersey State Commission of Investigation in a video released by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

It shows the vicious beating of a Hells Angels "hang-around" by a member of the Pagan's Motorcycle Club who goes by the name "Hellboy."

RELATED Pagans growing more violent in NJ: investigator

The assault happened on April 24, 2018 at a gas station on Elizabeth Avenue in Newark, a short distance away from the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club's chapter headquarters.

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Ex-trooper accused of hush money offer in biker club assault

CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) — Investigators claim a retired state police sergeant admitted to taking $2,500 from the Pagan's Motorcycle Club's national sergeant at arms to offer hush money to the victim of an assault and the man's wife.

The Washington Observer-Reporter said 57-year-old James "Bear" Baranowki is accused of offering Troy and Michele Harris financial support and protection from harm for life.

Baranowski left the state police in 2003 after 17 years.

He's accused of witness intimidation, obstruction and offering a witness or victim a bribe. His lawyer declined comment.

The paper says Troy Harris' brutal beating in April at the Charleroi Slovak Club left him with cognitive problems. It was captured on video.

Eleven people face charges in Troy Harris' attack.

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