Wed
31
Jan
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Details of Gypsy Jokers president’s weapon stash aired in court

THE president of the Gypsy Jokers has been denied release from custody after allegedly being caught with about 30 grams of speed, guns, a silencer, steroids and explosives.

Magistrate David Faram told the Wodonga court on Wednesday John Anthony White, 39, was too much of a danger to be released back into the community.

He has been charged with having a trafficable number of guns, drug trafficking and a string of other offences.

Echo Taskforce Detective Senior Constable Ben Smith said police strongly opposed bail given White allegedly had access to guns, drugs and explosives.

Thu
04
Jan
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Gypsy Jokers not laughing after booze seized

A MASSIVE party planned by the Gypsy Joker bikie gang will be a very tame affair after cops seized drugs and $21,000 worth of booze.

Officers took away 246 cases of beer and 146 bottles of spirits as well as dope and methamphetamines which police suspect were to be used for the party at their clubhouse in Horsley Park, Western Sydney.

Police took away 246 cases of beer and 146 bottles of spirits as well as dope and methamphetamines.

It’s believed 47 of the bikers made the trek from Perth to Sydney before police busted them yesterday and arrested and charged four men with possession of cannabis.

They also issued four defect notices for motorbikes and nine traffic infringements.

One man was charged with driving a tow truck without an authorised licence and fined $516.

Fri
22
Dec
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Driver sentenced in May crash that killed 3 motorcyclists

 PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman was sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison for the wreck that killed three motorcycle riders in May.
 
The East Oregonian reports 50-year-old Lisa Niehaus pleaded guilty last month to multiple assault charges and three counts of criminally negligent homicide.
 
Authorities say Niehaus was driving on state Highway 19 near Fossil in Central Oregon when she crossed into the oncoming lane traffic, striking a group of motorcycle riders.
 
Authorities say the collision killed two riders and a third died a week later. Six more people were injured. About 45 members of the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club were on the road heading to a local rally.
 
Neihaus says she was blinded by the motorcycle headlights. Prosecutors say there were other distractions.

Fri
27
Oct
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Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club clubhouse now for sale

(pics & video)--PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A highly exclusive clubhouse belonging to the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club is now for sale in northeast Portland.

Thursday’s rare open house gave curious locals a peek inside the private headquarters.

A lot of intrigue and mystery surrounds the clubhouse. It has been on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for decades, but few people have actually stepped inside.

FOX 12 crews were turned away by the club’s security, but others eager to get a glimpse got a chance to see what’s behind the dark closed doors.

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary brick building. But take a closer look, and you’ll see a few curious details. 

Mon
29
Aug
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Gypsy Jokers member dies in motorcycle crash in Spokane

A member of the Gypsy Jokers, a notorious biker gang, died Saturday after crashing his motorcycle into a pickup truck in Spokane.

William C. Casteel, 47, was a known affiliate of the Jokers’ Tri-Cities chapter. He and three other members, including the chapter’s president, were arrested in April 2008 after a SWAT team raided their compound in Kennewick. They all were charged with possession of methamphetamine, a drug the gang is known to distribute.

A post on a Facebook page associated with the Jokers identified Casteel as the Spokane chapter president. A source familiar with the gang also said he was the president.

FBI Special Agent Christian Parker said he couldn’t confirm or deny that. No one could be reached for comment at the Jokers’ east Spokane clubhouse Monday afternoon.

 

Fri
06
May
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Police serve search warrants at Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Clubhouse in 2015 homicide case

Detectives served a search warrant at the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club's clubhouse Friday morning as part of a homicide investigation from last year.

Six people were indicted last week in the man's death.

Loggers found the body of Robert Lee Huggins, 56, last July in Ridgefield, Washington - about 25 miles north of Portland. He died from multiple blunt and sharp-force injuries.

Detectives haven't released many details surrounding the case, citing their ongoing investigation.

Police arrested four men with ties to the motorcycle club on murder charges. Two other people were charged with hindering prosecution.

State Police SWAT and the Washington County Sheriff's Office helped Portland Police homicide detectives serve a search warrant Friday morning at the Gypsy Joker's clubhouse near NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Fremont Street.

Thu
28
Apr
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4 accused in Portland for biker gang murder

 (video)--PORTLAND, Ore. -- Four men have been accused of murdering a motorcycle gang member whose body was found by loggers in Clark County last July.

Two of the men were already in custody on unrelated charges.

The victim, 56-year-old Robert Lee Huggins, was a member of the Gypsy Jokers motorcycle gang, based on tattoos on his body, Portland police detective Jim Lawrence told the Columbian newspaper.

Huggins was last seen on June 30. He was kidnapped in Northeast Portland. His body was found a day later, Lawrence told the newspaper.

Lawrence said Huggins died "a horrible death," but declined to elaborate. An autopsy determined Huggins died of homicidal violence, the Columbian reported.

Tue
13
May
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Woman killed by police connected to Gypsy Jokers biker gang (video)

SALEM -- Four days after a woman was shot and killed by Salem police, the suspect’s family are still looking for answers.

Jacklynn Rashaun Ford, 25, was shot Friday after she ran from a traffic stop near the intersection of Watson Avenue Northeast, near Alameda Street, police said. Ford was declared dead at Salem Hospital.

Authorities said they found a gun at the scene of the incident.

Sources confirmed Ford was associated with the Gypsy Jokers, a group known as an outlaw motorcycle gang. But Salem police still haven't said why Ford was pulled over or why police called for back-up before she ran.

Ford’s family has asked authorities for an explanation. Police said they’re still investigating.

Ford was caught by police at Eastgate Basin Park on Alameda Street.

That's where witnesses said they saw Ford and police struggle on the ground.

Witnesses said they watched a police dog bite Ford while she yelled "Stop, it hurts, ouch."

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