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11
Jan
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Detectives Probing Hell’s Angels Shooting Look to Head Off Gang War

Detectives are running down leads in an attack that saw gunmen on motorcycles open fire on the Hells’ Angels Bronx clubhouse earlier this month — a shooting they hope to solve before the violence escalates, authorities said.

A police official told Bronx Justice News investigators are examining all possibilities in the case, including whether a rival motorcycle gang shot up the Angels’ new Throggs Neck digs on Jan. 2.

The motorcycle club, which has historically doubled as a violent street gang, recently relocated its headquarters from Manhattan to the Bronx.

Now, investigators are concerned the Angels will strike back before the culprits responsible for the clubhouse shooting are arrested.

The property was fired upon by multiple shooters on motorcycles, who rode away and have not been caught, authorities said.

Sat
11
Jan
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Police monitoring Hells Angels HQ as bikers arrive for fundraiser

(video) --- PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence and state police are monitoring what is expected to be a large gathering of bikers at the Messer Street headquarters of the Hells Angels on Saturday.

The party, advertised by the biker club on social media, is billed as a way to raise money for the defense fund of Joseph Lancia, who was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun at a passing truck on June 12. 

Lancia has been identified by law enforcement as the president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels.

Wed
08
Jan
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Bronx councilman’s staff lawyer resigns amid backlash over Hells Angels deal

He’s getting the hell off the City Council staff.

Bronx Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s staff lawyer resigned amid growing outrage from the pol’s constituents over the attorney’s role helping the Hells Angels buy a new headquarters in their neighborhood.

“I will not allow my work as an attorney in private practice or what I do as a private citizen to be used as a weapon against you,” lawyer Edmond “Teddy” Pryor’s wrote in a Monday letter to Gjonaj.

“Therefore, after significant thought and reflection, I have decided to resign as your part-time Senior Advisor, effective today," he stated.

Wed
08
Jan
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Hells Angels prospect charged with threatening police officers

City police have charged a prospective member of a local Hells Angels chapter with threatening two of their officers.

The service said the verbal threats were made to the officers during the man’s arrest on Dec. 11 on an unrelated matter at a home in the 5600 block of 20th Street S.W.

The prospect for the outlaw motorcycle group is accused of making comments to one officer while being transported to the arrest processing unit.

He is also accused of directing threats at another officer in a courtroom during his bail hearing.

Police accuse the man of using the Hells Angels’ reputation for intimidation and violence by telling the police members he’d done considerable research on them and knew their home addresses.

The man was clad in support gear denoting an association with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Southland Chapter during both incidents and is a self-admitted prospect with the group, say police.

Tue
07
Jan
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Spanish police believe a crackdown on criminal biker gangs in northern Europe could be behind a crime wave that saw 24 murders in the Costa del Sol

  • Officers said it could help explain the sudden crime wave along the Malaga coast
  • Germany and the Netherlands have cracked down on biker groups recently
  • Inspector said they are attracted to the southern coast for its quality of life

 

Spanish police have said they believe a crackdown on criminal biker gangs in northern Europe has pushed the criminals into the Costa del Sol, which saw 24 murders last year.

They said it could help to explain the sudden crime wave, as more groups start to battle for their slice of the Malaga coastline.

Sat
04
Jan
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Man who refused to remove Hells Angels support hoodie at West Edmonton Mall loses appeal

A self-described “old hippie” arrested at West Edmonton Mall after being asked to remove a Hells Angels support shirt says he is disappointed after losing an appeal to the Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board in the case.

Paul Sussman was taken to the ground by mall security on a Sunday afternoon in 2016. The 74-year-old, who was with his teenaged son, said security guards overreacted when he refused to take off his Hells Angels support hoodie.

 

Fri
03
Jan
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Neighbors: Rival gang could be behind Throgs Neck shooting

(video) --- Neighbors are concerned that a rival gang is behind a shooting that happened in Throgs Neck.

News 12 reported how the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club recently moved to a residential neighborhood on Thursday. Late that night, shots were fired at the new clubhouse.

Neighbors tell News 12 that a group drove by just before midnight and fired around 14 rounds at the Hell's Angels Clubhouse. Shots were fired from a line of passing bikes and cars, and it was all caught on video.

Security cameras captured the cars and bikes riding along Longstreet Avenue before rounds of shots were fired at the club. Police say that there is damage to the exterior of the clubhouse on 241 Longstreet Ave.

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Neighbors wary after Hell’s Angels move into Throgs Neck

(video 1) ---  (video 2) ---The New York City Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club is now calling Throgs Neck home and has residents in the quiet neighborhood speaking out.

Some said the club's reputation precedes them and has no place in the neighborhood. Residents told News 12 that they haven’t had any problems yet but believe it will get much noisier when warm weather comes.

Others said that they are not upset about their new neighbors and believe it could add security to the neighborhood.

The biker club took over the empty building at 241 Longstreet Ave. It was once an American Legion property.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said he will be reaching out to law enforcement about residents’ concerns.

Tue
31
Dec
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Buddhist Hells Angel has release conditions changed to accommodate studies

Mario Auger told the parole board he is sorting out the dichotomy of being a Buddhist and a Hells Angel.

A Hells Angel who became a Buddhist while serving time behind bars for taking part in Quebec’s biker war has seen a condition attached to his statutory release changed so he can continue his studies.

Last week, Mario Auger, 51, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels’ chapter in Quebec City since 1998, made a request before the Parole Board of Canada asking it to modify a condition that barred him from entering establishments that serve alcohol. The condition was one of a series imposed on him on Nov. 14, 2018, after he automatically qualified for a statutory release after having served two-thirds of the 91-month sentence he received for his role in the war over drug trafficking turf between the Hells Angels and other criminal organizations that stretched from 1994 to 2002.

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31
Dec
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Quiet Bronx neighborhood bedeviled by new Hells Angels headquarters

Roaring motorcycle engines and late-night carousing have bedeviled the once-quiet Bronx neighborhood where the Hells Angels have just set up their new New York headquarters.

The infamous motorcycle gang bought a two-story brick building in middle-class Throggs Neck, and a noisy gathering at the headquarters earlier this month disturbed neighbors.

“You could hear them, they were loud,” said Chris Fernandez, 36, whose home overlooks the new club at 241 Longstreet Ave. “Oh, my God, they were going the whole weekend, literally through the night.”

Fernandez said the group has been quiet since that weekend, though a man who identified himself as a club member told the Daily News on Monday the gang has continued to hold events.

Trouble seems to find the Angels wherever they go.

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