Fri
12
Jan

Hells Angels return to Carlsbad Springs clubhouse and Ottawa

An elite chapter of the Hells Angels has indeed returned to the capital region, the Ontario Provincial Police confirm.

The Nomads have resumed operations in the same clubhouse on Piperville Road that they abandoned in 2016 in an abrupt disbanding of the Ottawa chapter.

The OPP could not say why the bikers have returned, but said they continue to monitor the outlaw motorcycle gang.

Radio-Canada reported this week that the Nomads had resurged in Ottawa since “violent in-fighting in the summer of 2016 forced them to lie low.”

Radio-Canada, citing anonymous police sources, reported that the “Ottawa-based Nomads chapter recently obtained a new charter from the Hells Angels, but will need to be careful not to encroach on territory ruled by Quebec Hells Angels.”

The OPP’s biker enforcement unit believes the comeback has been recent, with the Nomads returning to the area in the new year.

Sun
07
Jan

Deadly dilemma: Gangster who shot Hells Angel told kill yourself, be killed or we kill your family

(video-audio)--Hours after shooting Hells Angel Bob Green, Jason Wallace found himself alone with an unimaginable choice.

Devastated, drunk and high on drugs, the 856 gangster had driven to a spot near Harrison Lake where he had previously camped.

He called his friend Justin to talk. But someone else took over the phone.

The mystery man gave Wallace two options: He could kill himself. Or he could turn himself in to the Hells Angels and they would do it for him.

If he didn’t, his family would be executed.

It took Wallace until the next day — Oct. 17, 2016 — to make a different choice.

Just after 9:30 a.m., he placed a distraught 911 call during which he confessed to killing Green at a drug-fuelled 19-hour party in a makeshift gang clubhouse.

And he told police his family was in danger.

Wed
03
Jan

Biker suffered 'ferocious' attack after refusing to join Hells Angels because he was too old, jury told

A biker was partially blinded by a gang of Hells Angels after he refused to join their UK chapter saying he was "too old", a court heard.

Christopher Harrison, 53, was left unconscious in a pool of blood when Angels leader Matthew Barnes, 46, and other gang members allegedly targeted his eyes to stop him identifying them after the attack.

He suffered from two ruptured eyeballs and told how the blows were 'raining in' on him after an argument with Mr Barnes' co-defendant Oliver Wilkinson, 49, at the Carlisle Pub in Hastings.

Around 200 people had gathered at the biker pub to watch punk band named '90% Proof' play, with around 20 Hells Angels attending, a court heard.

With the music blaring, Mr Wilkinson took Mr Harrison, nicknamed "Swaggers", outside into the picnic area of the pub for a chat.

The pair had once been friends, but had fallen out over the death of a fellow biker called "Papa Smurf" several years earlier.

Wed
20
Dec

Former Manitoba Hells Angels president denied parole

A former president of the Hells Angels in Manitoba has been denied both day and full parole.

The decision came down on Wednesday.

Dale Sweeney, 47, was deemed to be a “risk to society” by the Parole Board of Canada.

According to parole board documents, Sweeney is serving a second federal sentence of 10 years for “Instruct Commission of Offence for a Criminal Organization and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.”

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The documents state Sweeney had a previous criminal record of “crimes of violence, theft, fraud, attempting to obstruct justice and most recently in 2002 discharge firearm with intent.” (Source: flickr)

 

Thu
14
Dec

Sikhs distribute bicycles to underprivileged US children

AMRITSAR: In another effort to break barriers between the Sikhs and other communities in the US, American Sikhs donated over a thousand bicycles to the underprivileged children in Fresno. "Over one thousand bicycles, 200 more than last year were collected, purchased and assembled by the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club of Fresno and donated to children," said Sikh activist Bill Singh Nijjer on Tuesday.

He said the Fresno chapter of 'We Are Sikhs' campaign, in a community cohesion effort, took part in the 19th Annual Fresno Hells Angels Toy Run at Chukchansi Park Field.

Sat
09
Dec

Hells Angels hold 40th anniversary bash in St-Marc-Sur-Richeliu sugar shack

One of the world’s most notorious biker gangs is celebrating its fortieth anniversary in Quebec with some of the province’s traditional food and local officials said they’re confident security will be sufficient.

The Hells Angels gathered at the Handfield Sugar Shack in St-Marc-Sur-Richelieu on Saturday. Local city councillor Pascal Smith said the city was only made aware of the event on Friday.

“We don’t usually have to be aware of everything going on in St-Marc,” he said. “As far as we’re concerned, it’s just a group of people having a gathering.”

Smith said responsibility for monitoring the situation is the jurisdiction of the Surete du Quebec and no extra local resources will be used.

“We trust the SQ will do its work,” he said. “We don’t see a problem with the security with the event.”

He added that it’s not the first time the Hells Angels have descended on the town but no problems were reported in those prior instances.

Sat
09
Dec

Hells Angels clawing their way into Asia

FEW outsiders get to see inside the Royal Thai Police force’s highly trained Arintaraj 26 Special Operations Unit, whose name means “the king who is above all enemies” and is modelled on the fearsome German police GSG9 created in the wake of the Munich Olympics crisis.

But News Corp Australia was invited to witness the elite show-of-force training and assault rehearsals that organised crime groups including Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang figures are now seeing.

“That’s the kill room,” an officer said pointing to a scarred two-storey building into which heavily armed balaclava-clad troops rapidly shuffle through with their weapons on aim as they yell commands and encouragements to each other.

It’s a sure sign things are getting serious.

Fri
08
Dec

Convicted N.S. hitman granted new murder trial, 14 years after conviction

HALIFAX -- A Nova Scotia man convicted of committing a Hells Angels-ordered killing in October 2000 has been granted a new trial by the province's Court of Appeal.

Dean Kelsie was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder by a judge and jury in 2003 and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 25 years.

Sean Simmons was shot twice -- once in the arm and once in the head -- in the lobby of a Halifax-area apartment building, because he'd had an affair with a girlfriend of a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.

Wed
06
Dec

Even a stay of proceedings for the Hells Angels Salvatore Cazzetta

The former leader of the Hells Angels, Salvatore Cazzetta, has received a Christmas gift in advance, on Wednesday morning at the palais de justice of Montreal, enjoying his third stop of the procedures in six years.

The biker 61-year-old was awaiting trial, expected in the winter of 2018, faces a charge of concealment of a sum of money from the crime since his arrest in the operation Mastiff, in November 2015.

This charge was eventually dropped by the Crown, Wednesday, and judge Daniel Bédard has immediately released the Hells nicknamed “The Beard” in the criminal underworld.

21 months in jail

The prosecution has not justified its decision. However, on the 11th of last August, prosecutors had agreed with the defence, before the tribunal, that if Cazzetta was to be found guilty of handling stolen goods after a trial, he would have already served his sentence.

Tue
05
Dec

UPDATE: Verdict reached for three Hells Angels

UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club are found not guilty of battery and robbery charges.

Christopher Lawson, John Savalick and Richard Todd were in court Monday morning for their bench trial for the beating and stabbing of then-president Josh Johnson.

"The defendants and attorneys are very grateful to Judge McGraw for being such a thoughtful jurist that he paid close attention to all the evidence, that he considered all of the evidence," says Attorney for John Savalik and Richard Todd John Palmer.

All three men were found not guilty of four counts of aggravated battery and four counts of armed robbery.

"Josh Johnson clearly was the aggressor in this situation," says Attorney for Christopher Lawson David J. Brown.

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