Wed
12
Apr

Delco Biker Gang Member Sentenced For Meth Distribution

Ironically, the man was in charged of the Police Athletic League in Upper Darby before he was convicted.

A Delaware County man was sentenced to 11 years prison time after being convicted of distributing methamphetamine, according to the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The man from Upper Darby was a member of the Warlocks outlaw motorcycle gang, the attorney's office said.

Andrew Carr, 60, of Upper Darby, was sentenced to 132 months for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to the attorney's office, Carr was the "muscle" for the gang and intimidated and threatened violence to collect drug debts for a methamphetamine trafficking business. He also sold meth to his own customers, the attorney's office said.

That business sold about $40,000 worth of meth each month in Philadelphia and Delaware County, according to the attorney's office.

Wed
12
Apr

Self-defense suggested in fatal shooting

Members of the Sin City Deciples motorcycle club have told police that the 38-year-old shooting victim in a deadly March shoot-out with other club members might have fired his gun first, according to recently unsealed court documents.

Dion Nixon was fatally wounded March 15 inside the door of his home in the James Park Trailer Court while several children and his girlfriend took cover inside, according to police records. Suspected club members Richard Alexander Byrd, 48, Rufus Billups, 41, and Gregory Shariod Clark, 39, have all been arrested on first-degree murder charges in connection with the gun battle that left the ground outside Nixon’s trailer littered with about 24 spent 9mm and .40 caliber shell casings.

Tue
11
Apr

Antioch: Hells Angel member acquitted of serious charges, won’t face prison

MARTINEZ — A West Contra Costa man was acquitted of several serious felony charges Monday, as well as gang enhancements related to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

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Jurors did convict Steven Navarro of misdemeanor gun possession and child endangerment, but the charges he was acquitted of — conspiracy, felony gun possession, and several gang enhancements — carried a lengthy prison term. The jury’s decision, a victory for the defense, means Navarro will face a minor jail sentence, according to the prosecution.

Mon
10
Apr

Motorcycle gang implicated in Manassas mob assault

A Warrenton man was recently charged with participating in criminal gang activity after allegedly beating a man held down by fellow members of the Street Nightmares Motor Cycle Club, court records say.

Matthew Aaron Culton, 33, was arrested March 8 for an incident that took place in a Manassas bar in January. According to an affidavit filed in Fauquier Circuit Court by a Manassas City Police Department detective, Culton is alleged to be a member of a criminal motorcycle gang. However, the Street Nightmares group advertises itself online as a community service organization.

In the affidavit, a law-enforcement official writes that the Street Nightmares are affiliated with the Pagans Motorcycle Club.

Fri
07
Apr

DA: Hells Angels member plotted revenge, leading to Antioch chase

MARTINEZ — Speaking to jurors Thursday, a prosecutor described a 2015 car chase through the streets of Antioch as the result of a revenge plot by a Hells Angels member who was sour over a missing car.

The defense attorney, meanwhile, accused prosecutors of overcharging his client, denied any such revenge plot existed, and said authorities were grossly misrepresenting the nature of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Steven Navarro, described by attorneys as a member of the Hells Angels Richmond chapter, has been charged with conspiracy to commit an assault with a firearm, possessing meth while armed, and other gun possession charges. Additionally, authorities filed a child abuse charge against Navarro, after finding a gun in a dresser inside the garage of his West Contra Costa home, where a young child sometimes stayed.

Fri
07
Apr

1 person killed in shooting at motorcycle club fish fry

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - (video)--

One person was killed and another person was wounded in a gun battle at a motorcycle club's fish fry event.

It happened at approximately 12:30 on Friday morning at 4th and Grant streets in Phoenix.

Police say at least 30 gunshots were fired in what appears to be a retaliation shooting, but the details are unclear.

Ten men pulled their guns on each other during the incident. 

The shooting victim who survived has an injury that is not life-threatening.

It's estimated that 1,000 people attended the private event.

Investigators were on the scene all night and into the morning. They were scouring the lot for evidence.

Thu
06
Apr

Mongols Motorcycle Club member lost Oregon Youth Authority internship after agency learned of his club ties

A George Fox University graduate student, required to complete an internship at a social service agency to obtain a master's degree in social work, started a year ago at the Oregon Youth Authority.

Justin DeLoretto was excited to get the internship, hoped to use what he learned to work with gang-affected youth in the criminal justice system when he completed his studies.

justindeloretto.jpgJustin DeLoretto

But four months later, the state agency ended his internship after learning he was a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club.

Tue
04
Apr

Police work to find Crooks Den killer of Outlaws member ‘Louie the Lip’

DAYTONA BEACH —(video)-- “Louie the Lip” lay clinging to life on the concrete in the alley near the rear door of a bar with knife wounds to his body Monday night.

His vital signs stopped after he got to the hospital and now police are trying to piece together how he died and what led to the violent encounter among rival biker gang members at the Crooks Den, 126 Orange Ave.

 

Louie the Lip’s actual name is Christopher Keating, a 59-year-old member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, a notorious biker gang that has a local presence, police said.

No arrests have been made, but video cameras inside the establishment captured footage of a fight that broke out around 8:30 p.m. near the service bar, which carried over toward the end of the rear hallway near the exit and spilled outside, said Daytona Beach Deputy Chief of Police Jakari Young, who held a media conference Tuesday morning.

Tue
04
Apr

Police: Man fatally stabbed at Daytona Beach bar

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (video)- - A man was fatally stabbed late Monday at a bar, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

Christopher Keating was stabbed in the back multiple times during a fight at Crooks Den on Orange Avenue near South Beach Street, police spokeswoman Lyda Longa said.

"Upon arrival, it was learned that there had been a fight between suspected rival gang members," Longa said.

Although the fight was recorded by a surveillance camera, it’s hard to make out what happened, investigators said. The fight spilled out of the bar and onto a patio, police said.

Detectives said it’s unclear what sparked the argument, but they said they believe that Keating belonged to the Outlaws motorcycle gang and his attackers belonged to the Pagan motorcycle gang.

An unknown number of people escaped through the back of the bar, police said. They remain at large.

Mon
03
Apr

Man held after two shot, killed outside San Bernardino bar

SAN BERNARDINO >> A barroom argument Sunday evening ended with two men dead and a third in custody, all three of them allegedly members of an outlaw biker gang.

The shooting took place in the parking lot of the Sports Page, located at 1225 E. Lynwood Dr. The incident was reported to San Bernardino police at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

“There was an altercation in the bar that spilled out into the parking lot,” said Lt. Mike Madden, with the San Bernardino Police Department. “It looks like the suspect and victims all knew each other.”

Scott Gardner, 45, of Bloomington, and Brian Davis, 43, of San Bernardino, later died after being taken to a local hospital.

“The suspect then fled the location on his motorcycle and later in the evening, turned himself into the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Morongo Station,” Madden said.

Beau Gabriel Hempel, 38, of Joshua Tree, was arrested on two counts of murder.

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