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Hell's Angels disturb the peace at Sittard

Tens of thousands of visitors to the traditional Saint Joep market in Sittard furrowed their brows when the marketplace was suddenly overrun with Hells Angels.

In their Hells Angels MC jackets, the gang members spoke Flemmish as well as German. A mobile unit quickly sprung into action and descended on the mass armed with baton, shield and helmet.

Many families with children were slightly shocked at being so unceremoniously interrupted of their calm day in the sunshine, shuffling from stall to stall, just looking for a relaxed day. Part of the shopping center was even shut down by the mobile unit.

Here and there, some people tried to get through the barriers, out of curiosity or just a desire to get back to their cars. Some diversions needed to be set up for this.

Tue
18
Mar
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Normand Ouimet sentenced to 25 years in prison

One of the most influential members of the Hells Angels in Quebec has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.

Normand (Casper) Ouimet, 44, has 18 years, three months left in prison once time already served is deducted. He must serve half of that before being eligible for parole.

Ouimet was originally charged with 22 counts of murder but pleaded guilty this month to the lesser charge.

Thu
13
Mar
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Mole leaked 200 names to Hells Angels

Benoit Roberge

An illustration of police mole Benoit Roberge shows him appearing frail and sheepish in the prisoner's box Thursday as the guilty plea was announced in court on March 13, 2014. (Delf Berg/QMI Agency)

 

MONTREAL — Police mole Benoit Roberge pleaded guilty Thursday to selling a list of 200 police informants to a killer biker.

 

Roberge appeared frail and sheepish in the prisoner's box Thursday as the guilty plea was announced in court.

The former biker investigator with Montreal police admitted to leaking sensitive information to the very same criminals who he was trusted to bring to justice.

He had investigated bikers for 11 years and testified at their trials.

Thu
13
Mar
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Jake Sawyer

Here he comes just’a walkin’ down the street, commanding the space he occupies. The swagger, the sculpted body, the outrageous clothes. It’s gotta be Jake Sawyer, and it is. Jazzed about something, as usual. Whatever Jake’s into, he’s into all the way. He’s got a way of meeting life head on and going for it, consequences be damned.3-13-14-gallant-cliff

Tue
11
Mar
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Bikies put up Hells Angel tattooist in court battle against Campbell Newman’s criminal gang laws

TEST CASE: Hells Angel Steffen, who has no criminal convictions, will challenge Queensland’s bikie laws in the High Court. Source: Facebook

 

MEET the “straw man” Queensland bikies are banking on in a high-stakes bid to knock down the Newman Government’s criminal gang laws.

The Courier-Mail can reveal that Hells Angels tattooist “Steffen” will be the face of a High Court challenge by peak body the United Motorcycle Council.

Legal sources said the Poland-born bikie – who is believed to have no businesses, properties or major assets – is a “smart” choice for legal action that could cost the loser up to $500,000.

The tattooist has no recorded criminal convictions but is barred from working in his former home state of NSW under laws banning bikies from the industry there from last year.

Sun
09
Mar
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Riders fined at Poker Run

Gang members descend on city for group ride

MASS TURNOUT: Hells Angels and other riders at the Vanguard and Gloucester streets roundabout on Saturday.

 

 Police who shadowed a Poker Run in Nelson say they were disappointed at the behaviour of motorcycle gang members and their associates.

Around 95 motorcyclists, including gang members, took part in the group ride in the Nelson Bays area over the weekend.

Police issued more than 50 infringement notices to members of the group, the majority for speed, careless driving or riding on the wrong class of licence.

One rider travelling to the event was caught travelling at 104kmh in a 50kmh zone. He received a roadside suspension and will face court action, a police spokesperson said.

Sun
09
Mar
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Cody police planning for summer return of Hells Angels

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CODY, WYO. — Tourism and business boosters in this Yellowstone National Park gateway town have long worked to convince travelers to spend an extra day in Cody, and to come back a few years later for a repeat visit.

Those efforts may have proven successful with members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, who last gathered here in 2006, and are reported to be planning a return trip this summer.

Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam said he had been told by “a federal agency” that approximately 600 Hells Angels members and their associates may spend 4-5 days in Cody for their U.S. Run in late July or early August.

Tue
04
Mar
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'You see this tattoo?': Kelowna man describes assault, warning from Hells Angels before fatal attack on his father

The son of a Kelowna man who was viciously beaten to death described an assault and a warning from the Hells Angels that preceded his father’s slaying.

Kaylin Phillips, 27, testified Tuesday that he was punched in the face by a man at a recycling depot just hours before his dad, Dain Phillips, was attacked on June 12, 2011.

The Crown witness said that he and his then-girlfriend had gone to the depot in his truck to pick up some boxes for moving when a truck occupied by two men pulled up.

He said one of the men was Daniel McRae, one of four alleged Hells Angels associates on trial for manslaughter in his father’s death.

The other man came up to him and repeatedly called him by his brother Kody’s name, Phillips told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan.

When he denied that he was Kody Phillips, the man with McCrae pointed to a tattoo on his forearm, he said.

Tue
04
Mar
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Hells Angels assassin will stay behind bars

MONTREAL — A Hells Angels assassin who murdered a prison guard in broad daylight in 1997 will stay behind bars, Quebec's highest court has ruled.

The Quebec Court of Appeal rejected a bid by Hells Angels hitman Paul "Fonfon" Fontaine to have his 2009 conviction overturned.

Fontaine was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Pierre Rondeau, a prison guard who was ambushed as he was driving his bus in east-end Montreal on Sept. 8, 1997. Rondeau's colleague, Robert Corriveau, narrowly escaped.

Fontaine then went into hiding, including a stint in Mexico, during which time he lived under a name he had stolen from a child who died in 1956.

Meanwhile, in 2002, Hells kingpin Maurice "Mom" Boucher was convicted for ordering the deaths of Rondeau and another prison guard, Diane Lavigne, who was shot in her car while driving home north of Montreal.

Tue
04
Mar
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Bike-show boss acquitted of police assault

Gray represented himself at trial and successfully challenged several facets of the Crown's case.

Judge Wanda Garreck found police breached Gray's rights against unlawful search and seizure and arbitrary detention.

As well, she ruled, Const. Jeff Norman breached his duty to properly investigate who should have been served with a search warrant police obtained to seize a Harley-Davidson Destroyer from a display at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle show at the convention centre on March 16, 2012.

Police and the Crown believe the motorbike belongs to full-patch Hells Angels member Dale Sweeney, who had been collared that day in a major drug crackdown against the gang.

Norman and his partner turned up, notified a convention centre security guard why they were there and moved in to seize the bike.

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