Wed
11
Oct

Hells Angels 'sergeant-at-arms' charged with drug possession, assaulting officer

A man police prosecutors say is a sergeant-at-arms with the Hells Angels motorcycle gang has appeared in a Darwin court on drug and assault charges.

Phillip O'Shea, 44, was charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of methamphetamine and assaulting police at the time of his arrest.

Prosecutor Tami Grealy told the Local Court police found 10 grams of methamphetamine in a bum bag after searching a property in Bellamack.

"Our information is that he is connected to the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, namely as a sergeant-at-arms," Ms Grealy said.

Ms Grealy opposed bail and told judge Tanya Fong Lim the amount of methamphetamine found was five times the trafficable quantity.

In response, Mr O'Shea's lawyer Peter Maley said whether or not his client was a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang was irrelevant.

Wed
27
Sep

Hells Angels suing T-shirt website over logo: Logo designer paid $2.50

THE mysterious artist who designed the iconic logo for the world’s most notorious outlaw motorcycle gang was paid just $2.50 for his work, a court has heard.

During a bitter legal battle over the copyright of the Hells Angels logo in Australia, the Federal Court was told that the late American artist Robert Kestner, who worked under the pseudonym “Sundown” created the design for the club’s membership cards in 1954.

Barrister Robert Cobden SC, who is defending the hipster T-shirt website Redbubble, told the court that the minutes of a meeting of the “Frisco” chapter in 1954 revealed the fee for the design in September 1954.

Mon
25
Sep

Two very different events brought hundreds of bikers to Kelowna on the weekend

KELOWNA – Hundreds of bikers were on the streets of Kelowna this past weekend for two very different kinds of events.

The Salvation Army held their annual Motorcycle Toy Run Sunday, with 127 volunteers riding in formation from Kelowna to Lake Country and back. This is the 32nd year the Salvation Army has brought the ride to Kelowna.

Bikers from across the province were also in Kelowna last weekend for the Hells Angels annual Poker Run.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey confirmed out-of-town bikers, many showing the colours of outlaw biker gangs, were in Kelowna for an annual competition where players collect a card at several checkpoints. Prizes are awarded to players with the best poker hands at the end of the event.

Wed
20
Sep

Lawyers question former Hells Angels club president about stealing from Rockford chapter

ROCKFORD — The former head of a Rockford motorcycle club testified today that he had heard rumors after he was attacked that he was stealing from the Hells Angels.

But that’s not the reason Josh Johnson, 47, said fellow members gave him for wanting him out of the Rockford chapter before they attacked him. Johnson testified that he and a friend were accused during their weekly club meeting on June 27, 2013, of working with the police.

“They didn’t accuse you of stealing?” asked John Palmer, one of the defense attorneys for five members of the Rockford and Chicago branches of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club who are on trial this week for allegedly beating, stabbing and shocking the former president with a stun gun.

“No they did not,” said Johnson, who was questioned by defense lawyers for hours today.

Tue
12
Sep

Once a Hells Angels stronghold, now-deserted Sherbrooke bunker has been confiscated

Superior Court judge says compound helped facilitate criminal acts, including murder and drug trafficking

The last vestige of the Hells Angels' physical footprint in Sherbrooke — a compound towering over the road between the city's downtown and the borough of Lennoxville — was confiscated from the biker club in a Quebec Superior Court decision released Monday.

The decision, rendered by Justice Carol Cohen, hinges on allegations the buildings, which she likens to a "fortress," helped the group commit acts of organized crime, including drug trafficking and murder. 

"It's clear that those who would go there wanted to be free from any prying eyes, to be in complete privacy," she wrote, adding the property consisted of concealed enclaves.

The compound, worth roughly $425,000, is the last of the club's "bunkers" still standing in Quebec. Its Trois-Rivières location was torn down two years ago.

 

Mon
11
Sep

Man charged with murder over 'extremely violent' killing of Hells Angels bikie - just months before he was due to face court

  • Adelaide man David John Norris, 39, was 'extremely violently killed' Sunday
  • The Hells Angels bikie's body was discovered at an industrial site in Salisbury
  • A 39-year-old Kadina man was charged over his murder on Monday
  • He remains in custody and is expected to front court Tuesday via video-link
 

A man has been charged after the body of a Hells Angels bikie was discovered at an Adelaide truck yard.

South Australian Police said David John Norris was 'extremely violently killed,' after they were called to the Fisher Street business around 6.20pm Sunday.

Sun
10
Sep

200 Hells Angels protest ban on insignia in Berlin

Over 200 Hells Angels bikers rode through Berlin in protest against the ban of the badges of the association. The bikers, who came from all over Germany, drove from Biesdorf in East Berlin towards Alexanderplatz. The bikers were dressed in black and protested under the slogan ‘Freedom is our religion.’ According to a law which was enforced in the spring, the Hells Angels are no longer allowed to wear their club’s badge, a winged skull, in public.

Fri
08
Sep

Bikers travel from around the world to pay tribute to Sunderland Hells Angel Kenny Greener

Bikers from around the world came out in force to pay tribute to a ‘legendary’ Sunderland dad.

Kenny Greener, 59, of Hylton Castle, passed away suddenly last month.

The dad-of-three had been a member of international biking group Hells Angels for 21 years, earning respect among the biking country across the world.

Hundreds of bikers descended on Sunderland to pay their last respects as he was laid to rest at Southwick Cemetery yesterday.

Members travelled from as far afield as Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands to be there.

Harry Weir, from Southampton, set off from his home at 4.30am to make it to the funeral.

I knew him for a lot of years, and I’d describe him as crazy, but crazy lovely

Patrick Rederer

Sat
02
Sep

A Hells Angels motorcyclist was shot driving through Tri-Cities. Now no one is talking

(video)-- After a Hells Angels member from California was shot in the leg while passing through Pasco, witnesses clammed up and refused to share anything with detectives.

Two weeks later, state investigators are hopeful people will come forward to give some clues into what happened that Aug. 18 afternoon on Highway 395.

The wounded motorcyclist, Dennis Donahue, 52, has since been released from the hospital. And five of his fellow members, who were arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief with a deadly weapon, posted bail and have not been charged.

Sat
02
Sep

A Hells Angels motorcyclist was shot driving through Tri-Cities. Now no one is talking Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/crime/article170988012.html#storylink=cpy Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/crime/arti

(video)-- After a Hells Angels member from California was shot in the leg while passing through Pasco, witnesses clammed up and refused to share anything with detectives.

Two weeks later, state investigators are hopeful people will come forward to give some clues into what happened that Aug. 18 afternoon on Highway 395.

The wounded motorcyclist, Dennis Donahue, 52, has since been released from the hospital. And five of his fellow members, who were arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief with a deadly weapon, posted bail and have not been charged.

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