Revealed: The last movements of a bikie boss executed in his BMW

(video)--Police have released the last-known moments of senior bikie Ricky Ciano's movements, some five months after his dead body was discovered in the back seat of a car in NSW.

The body of 35-year-old Ciano was found in the back seat of a BMW on the side of a road on Valentines Day this year, near Oberon in the Central Tablelands, a day after he was reported missing by family.

On Thursday police said they had traced Mr Ciano's movements on the weekend before his death, and believe his car was parked from Sunday afternoon before the discovery of his body on the back seat the following Tuesday night.

Mr Ciano had been stopped on the Saturday for a traffic matter, and his BMW had been driven by him and others around Oberon prior to his death.


Rebels bikie sergeant-at-arms saved by police after brutal bashing from fellow gang members

STRAPPED to a chair with cable ties, bleeding profusely and fading in and out of consciousness, Rick Reynolds would likely be dead if not for the police.

Fellow bikie gang members, armed with a pickaxe, shovel, pliers, cricket bat and a gas burner for scorching off club tattoos, had ambushed the Rebels sergeant-at-arms outside a smash repair workshop, dragging him inside to finish the job.

There were three possible ­motives for the assault. One was a rumour that Reynolds (his real name has been suppressed) had been planning to leave the Rebels for a rival gang.

Another was an unsubstantiated claim that he was a police informant, based on the fact he’d repeatedly escaped jail for his crimes.


Rebels OMCG member charged with firearms and drug offences (video)

(video)--Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang member, Tyson Akosfalvi, has been charged after drugs and a pistol were allegedly seized from his car.

About 6.45pm yesterday on Wednesday September 21, highway patrol officers from the gangs squad’s Strike Force Raptor stopped a Holden Colorado ute near the corner of the Cumberland Highway and Cabramatta Road, Cabramatta.

Following a search of the ute, police allege they located and seized a semiautomatic pistol, a loaded magazine, and a substance, believed to be ‘ice’, in a hidden compartment.

The vehicle was also seized for forensic examination.

Rebels member wearing distinctive colours

Mr Akosflavi, 25, from Cabramatta was arrested and taken to Cabramatta Police Station.


Police raid Rebels Motorcycle Club's temporary base in Christchurch

The Rebels Motorcycle Club has set up a temporary base at a Christchurch home, after it was forced out of its old warehouse headquarters last month.

Police raided a property in Aranui on Wednesday and found furnishings from the old gang pad crammed into a bedroom.

They also seized a cut-down shotgun and a .22 rifle.

The Rebels' gang pad in Vagues Rd, Christchurch, before it was abandoned last month.

The Rebels' gang pad in Vagues Rd, Christchurch, before it was abandoned last month.


Two members of the Rebels were at the property.


Judge admonishes gang members at sentencing

Gangs are totally unacceptable in society and those who choose to be a part of it cannot drag the rest with them.

These comments were made by Judge John McDonald in the Whangarei District Court while sending two men with gang links to jail for stealing two cars from a farm.

Carlos Hemara, 24, and Armand Pene, 30, earlier pleaded guilty to one charge of robbery in relation to forcibly taking two cars from a Mangakahia Rd farm on June 7, 2014.

The duo are members of the Rebels motorcycle gang and both were jailed for three years and four months for their crime.

On the morning of June 7, Judge McDonald said, both men and two associates arrived at a farm on Mangakahia Rd where a Subaru that belonged to the property owners was parked.

Another man, not related to the gang members and associates, arrived in his Honda Accord. After a brief chat with him, Hemara grabbed his keys.


Rebels bikies speak out against Canberra anti-consorting laws

Rebels bikies have broken their code of silence to protest against the ACT government's moves to introduce anti-consorting laws, warning they threaten the rights of ordinary Canberrans.

The government last week published its proposed model for anti-consorting laws in the ACT, a move that all but confirms it will follow others states and territories and introduce the controversial measures.

A patched Rebels member who was among riders protesting bikie laws at Parliament House in Canberra in December 2014.

A patched Rebels member who was among riders protesting bikie laws at Parliament House in Canberra in December 2014.  Photo: Alex Ellinghausen


Internal conflicts could have led to Rebels bikie gang killing their own, Michael Davey

Rebels bikie gang member Michael Davey was known as the Prince of Penrith, a title that earned him the praise of friends and fellow bikies alike.

But it appears this sense of brotherhood may have faltered in his final hours: police are investigating whether his comrades were behind his execution.

Mr Davey – nicknamed Ruthless – was gunned down on home turf in Sydney's west on March 30.

The 30 year old had been a stone's throw from the home he shared with his girlfriend in Stafford Street, Kingswood, when someone opened fire.

He had been a well-known member of the Rebels bikie gang, members of which flocked in droves to pay their respects at his funeral.

Davey had been on the police radar since his late teens and was facing trial for drug supply when he was killed.

Tattoos across his body pledged an allegiance to the club but Fairfax Media understands Mr Davey wanted to leave the bikie fraternity.


Rebels motorcycle gang protest treatment by government, media

Members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club on Federation Square in Melbourne's CBD on Saturday night to protest what they say is unfair treatment by the federal government and media.

Dean Martin, whose brother Shane Martin returned to his New Zealand homeland after losing his residency status, said club members feared anyone could be next.

Shane Martin, the father of Richmond Tigers player Dustin Martin, left voluntarily after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton revoked his residency status.

The Rebels Motorcycle Club make their feelings known.

The Rebels Motorcycle Club make their feelings known. Photo: Jesse Marlow

Mr Dutton said he had failed to meet the minimum character requirements to remain in Australia.


Rebels bikie's act of rape was 'at lower end of seriousness', lawyer says

The rape of a woman inside the Rebels motorcycle gangs' clubhouse was at the "lower end of seriousness" for the crime, a lawyer has told the Hobart Supreme Court.

A 33-year-old bikie was found guilty of raping the woman in October 2013 inside the gangs' Letitia Street clubrooms in North Hobart.

The 28-year-old victim told the court she had considered the man a friend before the rape.

She said she had since considered taking her own life.

"I am a young woman. This is not the way I envisioned my life would be," she said.

"I trusted the rapist and considered him my friend. I could not have been more wrong ... [he] treated me as nothing more than dirty, useless rubbish."

The court heard the man had no prior convictions for a serious crime.

Lawyer Garth Stevens said his client was associated with the Rebels for almost a decade because of his love of motorbikes and charity work.


Senior Rebels OMCG member charged with drug and weapons offences - Wagga Wagga

A Sergeant-at-Arms of the ‘Rebels’ outlaw motorcycle gang has been charged with drug and weapons offences at Wagga Wagga.


As part of Operation Swiftblade, a high-visibility policing strategy targeting activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs in Southern Region, officers from Wagga Wagga Local Area Command commenced an investigation into drug supply in the local area.


Just after midday today (Saturday 7 May 2016), local police, assisted by Strike Force Raptor, arrested a 48-year-old man outside a residence on Chifley Crescent, Kooringal.


Following a search of a home, in accordance with a Firearms Prohibition Order, officers located and seized a stun gun, and a knife.


In addition, officers seized a bag of white powder, which is believed to be amphetamine, for forensic analysis.