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03
Sep
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Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Police worry about violence targeting the outlaw motorcycle group

The spokesperson for B.C.’s anti-gang police unit said it’s “concerning” that Hells Angels gang members appear to have been holding parties in Langley Township rec centres.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) has been running a social media campaign in recent months to warn people about the risk to the public posed by outlaw biker gangs such as the Hells Angels.

“Anyone could have been in danger of being a victim of an act of violence, an innocent victim,” Winpenny said.

The Hells Angels are “perpetrators and attractors of violence,” she said.

Mon
02
Sep
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Hell of a bike show in Albir, Costa Blanca

The ninth Costa Blanca custom bike show rolled into the town of Albir on sunday, September 1 to the sound of roaring exhaust pipes and live, very load rock music.

Bikes arrived from as far afield as Romania, lined up in the streets with chrome as far as the eye could see.

The event was organised, as in the years before, to support a local charity, by the 20 members of the Costa Blanca Hells Angels under the banner of The Custom Bike Show. This year, working with the Alfaz Del Pi town hall and Local Police, all monies raised will go to providing school books to those families not in a position to purchase them themselves.

Mon
26
Aug
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Hells Angels lose bid to derail B.C. clubhouse forfeiture

The Director of Civil Forfeiture seized the Nanaimo Hells Angels clubhouse in Nov. 2007 and commenced proceedings in Nov. 2012 against the East End and Kelowna clubhouses. A legal challenge to stop the province’s attempt to seize the clubhouses was thrown out of court

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and seven members have failed to have the province’s attempt to seize three of their clubhouses thrown out of court.

In a roughly 15,000-word ruling in advance of his decision in the civil forfeiture case, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Barry Davies rejected the Angels’ arguments that their rights had been violated in the proceedings to grab their properties in Nanaimo, the East End of Vancouver and Kelowna.

The fulcrum of the petition was the legality of the RCMP’s disclosure to the Civil Forfeiture Office of information gleaned from “Project Halo,” “Project E-Pandora” and “Project E-Predicate” — investigations involving the motorcycle enthusiasts.

Fri
16
Aug
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Hells Angels pay respects to slain B.C. biker Suminder Grewal

More than 250 Hells Angels joined family and friends of murdered Hardside biker Suminder (Allie) Grewal at a Delta funeral home on Friday.

More than 250 Hells Angels joined family and friends of murdered Hardside biker Suminder (Allie) Grewal at a Delta funeral home on Friday.

Wearing their “colours” — leather vests with Hells Angels deadheads on the back — they arrived in formation on Harleys and in cars from as far away as the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec.

They wore black commemorative armbands with Grewal’s nickname, Allie, on them.

Grewal was shot to death about 9:20 a.m. on Aug. 2, as he sat in his Dodge Viper in a Starbucks drive-thru in South Surrey.

Two young Edmonton men, Calvin Junior Powery-Hooker, 20, and Nathan James De Jong, 21, were arrested nearby and have been charged with first-degree murder. Their next court appearance is Aug. 27.

Wed
14
Aug
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Former Hells Angels chapter president denied release from jail to the East Bay

Judge denied motion after half-hour hearing

SAN FRANCISCO — A prominent Hells Angel member will remain in jail while awaiting trial on racketeering charges.

In a one-page order, U.S. District Judge Joseph Spero denied a motion asking for Raymond “Ray Ray” Foakes to be released to Oakley while he awaits trial. Foakes wanted to live in the rural Contra Costa County city and work at a mechanic shop in Oakland, and said he would submit to house arrest and an ankle monitor.

The motion was denied Friday, after a 30-minute hearing, according to court records.

Wed
07
Aug
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Prominent Sonoma Hells Angels member seeks release from jail to Oakley, as racketeering case stalls

Foakes not a threat nor a flight risk, attorney says

(8 pic photo gallery) --- SONOMA — Nearly two years after he was arrested and charged as part of a massive racketeering case aimed at taking down the Sonoma chapter of the Hells Angels, Raymond “Ray Ray” Foakes is seeking a pretrial release to the East Bay.

Foakes petitioned last month to be released from federal custody, arguing that he was not a flight risk, nor a threat to the community, and that his federal case is moving at a snail’s pace. On Friday, a judge is expected to rule on the motion, in which Foakes said he plans to work at a mechanic shop in Oakland and reside in rural Oakley.

Prosecutors are fighting the motion, citing Foakes’ extensive criminal history as a reason to keep him locked up.

Tue
06
Aug
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Hells Angels gang members arrested in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from the Texas Anti-Gang Center:

On Monday August 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30am Investigators with the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center conducted a traffic stop on six Hells Angels motorcycle gang members in the area of Highway 84 and FM 1585. All six of the members were wearing “Hells Angels” vests. The Hells Angels motorcycle gang is primarily centered in California, and are very rarely in the State of Texas.

Through investigation, TAG Investigators located handguns on two of the gang members. The subjects were identified as Michael Hefner (51 years of age) and Vince Ball (57 years of age) both of Modesto, California. The subjects were subsequently arrested for Unlawful Carrying Weapons and booked in to the Lubbock County Detention Center. The other four Hells Angels were released without charges.

Fri
02
Aug
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Hells Angel shot dead at Starbucks drive-thru in South Surrey

Two people seen fleeing the scene were apprehended and are in custody.

For the second time in a year, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels Hardside chapter has been murdered.

Postmedia has confirmed that Suminder “Ali” Grewal, a member of the notorious biker gang’s newest B.C. chapter, was shot dead Friday morning at the Southpoint Exchange mall in South Surrey.

Surrey RCMP said the shooting occurred around 9:20 a.m. in the drive-through shared by Envision Financial and Starbucks.

“Officers arrived and located a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Emergency Health Services attended. Despite all attempts to revive the individual, the male succumbed to his injuries,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elaine Sturko said.

Two people were seen fleeing the scene in a vehicle and later on foot. Sturko said both were apprehended and are in custody.

“Initial indications are that this is a targeted incident,” said Sturko.

Wed
31
Jul
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Hells Angels play softball for local charity during summer rally

(news video) --- CLEMSON, SC (WSPA) – It’s day three of the summer rally for the “Hells Angels” in Clemson.

On Wednesday, the bikers took to the field to play softball for a local charity. The east coast bikers played against the west coast to raise money for the Pickens County Advocacy Group.

There was some concern from the community as the “outlaw motorcycle club” headed to town, but we heard from a local “Hells Angels” biker for the first time who said it’s been a great week.

“All I can say is we are having a good time here in Clemson and everything’s been great,” said Phil Sierputowski.

Sierputowski tells 7News that the club picked Clemson for their annual rally because it’s the home of the national champions.

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31
Jul
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Upstate mom thanks Hells Angels for helping keep her son's memory alive on what would have been his 21st birthday

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) – An Upstate woman said the visiting Hells Angels motorcycle club members are helping keep her late son’s memory alive.

Christy Hubbard shared her experience on Facebook Wednesday, on what would have been her son, Clay Porter’s 21st birthday.

She said Clay took his own life in September of 2018 for reasons that the family still does not know or understand.

 

Hubbard said she set out Wednesday morning to “spread love and kindness in honor of Clay’s birthday,” so she went to Clemson, where she encountered a group of bikers, as the Hells Angels are in town for their annual summer rally.

Here’s what she said happened next:

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