Fri
02
May
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Police from Rock Springs, other cities train to deal with outlaw motorcycle gangs

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming — Rock Springs police are getting training to deal with outlaw motorcycle gangs.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports (http://tinyurl.com/msc9qje ) Police Chief Mike Lowell arranged two days of training this week for his officers and others across the state.

Steve Cook of the Heartland Training Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, led the training.

Lowell says the number of outlaw gang members is increasing in Wyoming. He says Rock Springs doesn't have any gang headquarters but some cities have groups that support gangs.

He says he wants to make sure his officers know the right way to handle gangs.

Lowell says some motorcycle clubs don't break laws but outlaw motorcycle gangs are defined by involvement in crime.

Thu
01
May
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Muskegon Motorcycle Club expects large turnout for 94th Annual Spring Run

 

 

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MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon Bike Time isn’t until July, but the roar of motorcycles will be heard loud and clear in the Muskegon area when the 94th Annual Spring Run takes place on Sunday, May 4.

What started as a relationship-building event between Dan Raymond, the founder of what is now Hot Rod Harley-Davidson, and his customers is now the symbolic start to the motorcycle riding season in West Michigan.

“In our region this is typically the first ride of the year,” said Carl Murat, chairman of the Spring Run. It’s kind of tradition to have your bike up and running by the Spring Run. If you have a winter project or are getting your bike done over the winter, the idea is to have it done by the Spring Run. It’s some incentive to get your bike up and running.”

Thu
01
May
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DUI and motorcycle enforcement planned for Saturday(Napa Cal.)

The Napa Police Department will be doing special DUI and motorcycle safety enforcement on Saturday.

There will be DUI patrols between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests, police said in a new release.

Extra officers will also be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike, cracking down on those who are speeding, making illegal turns or any other dangerous violation, police said.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 13 injury crashes harming 23 people, police said.

In the city of Napa in 2012, there was one motorcycle fatality and 13 motorcyclists injured in traffic collisions. In 2013, there were no motorcycle fatalities but eight motorcyclists were injured in collisions.

Thu
01
May
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Complaint: Black Berets president arrested on domestic violence charges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Inmate_ImageA man identified in court documents as the president of the Black Berets Motorcycle Club was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of beating up a woman and holding a gun to her head in front of her two young children.

Ronald Chavez, 45, is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond for child abuse, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and felon in possession of a firearm charges.

Thu
01
May
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Knox County cop fired immediately after photos show brutal choking of student

Usually, after charges of police brutality, police officials take their time reacting while they follow procedure to determine who did what. But this episode in Knoxville, Tenn., was so extreme and well-documented that the local sheriff fired the officer immediately.

Frank Phillips, a Knox County Sheriff’s officer, was fired Sunday night after a series of pictures taken by photographer John Messner were published in the Daily Mail in Britain. They showed an officer identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Phillips grabbing 21-year-old college student Jarod Dotson around the neck and squeezing him until he fell to his knees.

Thu
01
May
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Fugitive Aussie biker Wade Yates-Taui found via Facebook

Mongols bikie Wade Yates-Taui fled to the US after the murder of Max Waller with the help

Mongols bikie Wade Yates-Taui fled to the US after the murder of Max Waller with the help of the outlaw motorcycle club's underworld network, according to police. Source: News Corp Australia

Wade Yates-Taui's pregnant model girlfriend, Raquel Petit, who he was in LA with when arr

Wade Yates-Taui's pregnant model girlfriend, Raquel Petit, who he was in LA with when arrested

Wed
30
Apr
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Conn. man faces drug, weapons charges after traffic stop

A Connecticut man is facing drug and weapons possession charges after State Police allegedly discovered both in his motorcycle during a traffic stop in Lee Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Curtis Godfrey, 52, of Winsted was stopped while driving on Route 20 just after 5 p.m., State Police said in a statement.

A subsequent search of the vehicle and Godfrey revealed he was illegally carrying two canisters of pepper spray, prescription drugs, and a leather belt and wristband, which both had metallic spikes, State Police said.

“He had indicators of being in a motorcycle gang called the Connecticut Valley Riders, and other symbols that the trooper recognized as being associated with the Outlaws Motorcycle Club,” said State Police spokesman David Procopio.

He was also carrying four knives, but they were legally his and were not seized by police.

Tue
29
Apr
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Specialized motorcycle safety enforcement planned for month of May (video)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police are going to be out in force, watching out for dangers on the road.  The program they're using to keep you and motorcycle riders safe.

The special safety enforcement is an operation aimed at reducing crashes involving motorcycles.  Extra officers are being assigned to areas where the most accidents have been reported.

Last year, Bakersfield Police investigated close to 50 motorcycle crashes.  

Karen Briefer-Gose uses her motorcycle to get around town.

"I just love the feeling of freedom it gives me. Its just a sensation unlike any other and I just love doing it," she said.

She started riding young and learned early on about the risks involved in operating a motorcycle.

"The most important thing is to make sure you're seen. don't assume a driver sees you.  Always drive defensively," she said.

Mon
28
Apr
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Max Waller murder: Mongols bikie arrested in US over Gold Coast killing

A man has been arrested in the US over the murder of an alleged bikie associate on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Max Waller, 28, who Queensland police have previously said had links to the banned Bandidos motorcycle club, died from multiple stab wounds last June.

The Hope Island resident was found on the steps of a Broadbeach unit complex.

A 22-year-old member of the Mongols motorcycle gang has been detained in the US over his murder.

Queensland detectives and officers from the US Marshall Service arrested the man in California over the weekend.

He appeared in a US court overnight and is expected to be extradited to Queensland.

More details are due to be released at a media conference in Brisbane later this afternoon.

Mon
28
Apr
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Marine killed after losing control of motorcycle during burnout

A New River Marine was killed this weekend after losing control of his motorcycle while doing a burnout, according to Highway Patrol reports.

Lance Cpl. Loron “Boogz” Joshua Melton, 24, of Jacksonville, was attempting a burnout on his 2004 Honda sport motorcycle in the parking area of Coastal Plains Raceway Park Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle, authorities said Monday.

After taking his motorcycle engine to around 7,000-10,000 revolutions per minute, he lost control of his bike and was propelled forward. Melton laid his motorcycle down on its left side before crashing into three parked cars and sliding underneath one of the vehicles.

Melton was reported as wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the collision.

Highway Patrolman David Oglesby said that while they are not sure if Melton’s slide was intentional, laying a motorcycle on its side after losing control is a maneuver that is taught during general motorcycle training.

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