Thu
22
Sep

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.

Fri
22
Jul

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.

Mon
20
Jun

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.

Mon
13
Jun

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

Sat
04
Jun

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.

Sat
21
May

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.

Mon
09
May

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.

Sat
07
May

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.

 

Mon
25
Apr

Former bikie deported from New Zealand 'cut ties to Rebels in 2009'

Australian with no criminal history handcuffed and flown home because federal police intelligence tied him to gang he left seven years earlier after ‘nightmare’ of intimidation
 

A truck driver and his family say their first overseas trip led to his “unjustified” arrest and deportation because Australian federal police intelligence tied him to a bikie gang he left in harrowing circumstances seven years earlier.

David Paul, who travelled with his family to New Zealand to watch a rugby tournament in February, was handcuffed on arrival, held in a cell then flown home.

Paul has no criminal history but was refused entry to New Zealand because of AFP advice he was a member of the Rebels motorcycle club, immigration and police officers in Auckland told the family.

 

Wed
30
Mar

Michael Davey, shot dead in Kingswood, was Rebels member known as 'Ruthless'

(VIDEO)--A man who was shot dead in the driveway of a home in Sydney's west was a Rebels motorcycle club member known as "Ruthless".

"I came into this world kick'n n scream'n while covered in some1 else's blood n I'm not afraid of leavin the same way," Michael Davey wrote on his Instagram profile, in a message that seemed to predict his bloody downfall.

Michael Davey, who had a young son, died in the shooting in Kingswood.

Michael Davey, who had a young son, died in the shooting in Kingswood. Photo: Facebook

It was just after midnight on Wednesday that residents on Stafford Street called triple zero to report hearing up to five gunshots ring out in the street, before a car sped away.

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