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Supervision order imposes tough conditions on just-released ex-outlaw Troy Mercanti

Notorious former bikie Troy Mercanti has been slapped with a series of strict conditions as part of his release from prison, including being banned from drinking alcohol and associating with anyone with outlaw motorcycle links.

The 51-year-old, who was released into the community last week after nearly seven years behind bars, faces another three years in jail if he is caught breaching any of the 10 conditions imposed on him by the Prisoners Review Board.

The board’s Post Sentence Supervision Order, which is in place for two years, includes not having any contact with his former partner Tammy Kingdon.

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13
Dec
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Hells Angel bikie guilty of threatening witnesses after his friend allegedly coward-punched a policeman so hard the officer lost his sense of smell

  • Hells Angel bikie guilty of affray after friend allegedly punched a police officer
  • Punch allegedly so forceful the officer was robbed of his sense of smell
  • Bradley Newman sentenced to community corrections & community service

A Hells Angel bikie has been found guilty of threatening witnesses after his friend allegedly punched a policeman in a vicious attack which robbed him of his sense of smell. 

Bradley Newman, 28, threatened four people after his friend Nathan Bass allegedly punched the officer in a seemingly unprovoked attack at Cronulla Mall in March 2018. 

Tue
11
Dec
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Strong police presence in Collie for Rebels club run

(video) --- Collie was inundated with police over the weekend, with approximately 100 officers from Perth making the trip down due to the Rebels’ club run.

Collie Police Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said with 60 Rebels members, nominees and associates staying in the area over the weekend, the contingent of police officers from the Gang Crime Squad had also arrived to ensure the bikies ‘behaved themselves’.

“We had no trouble here in Collie over the weekend,” he said.

“They spent the night just outside of Collie, and we had a lot of the police officers also stay the night in town so we would have been very well prepared if anything had happened.”

Fri
23
Nov
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Bandidos ride into town for their very own Christmas party

Bandidos bikies from across the country have converged on Melbourne for the club's national run.

A club insider claimed up to 500 bikes will roar through the city as part of the annual run, which left Bendigo on Friday morning for an all weekend party in Melbourne's south-east.

One associate described the run as the club's very own Christmas party.

"This is what we do. It's the brotherhood," he said.

The run, which involves the club's major figureheads including president Jason Addison, is being closely monitored by police.

 

Bandidos bikies set off to Melbourne.

Fri
23
Nov
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Bandidos president to lead a 400-strong bikie convoy through Melbourne for annual meeting

  • The Bandidos bikies will ride through Melbourne ahead of Victoria's election day
  • President Jason Addison will convoy 400 members for its annual meeting
  • Victoria will tomorrow decide who governs the state for the next four years
  • Melbourne will have a strong police presence and the bikies will be monitored 

The Bandidos president is set to parade up to 400 bikie gang members through Melbourne today, as Victoria prepares for its state election tomorrow.

National club president Jason Addison will hold the Bandidos annual meeting in Melbourne which kicks off with members convoying through the city to a location in the city's south.

Fri
19
Oct
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The Resurrection of Australia’s Most Violent Gang: Brothers 4 Life

We interviewed members of the B4L in Blacktown.

I heard the turbo from the blacked-out Subaru WRX before it pulled up at Blacktown station. Three burly boys in Nautica shirts, bright shoes, and razor sharp fades jumped out for a cigarette; they were members of Brothers 4 Life (B4L), the most violent street gang in recent Australian history.

To break the ice, I told them I appreciated how every fine detail of their car was painted black. “We call it murdered. When you murder a car it’s a total black out...like death,” replied Omar*, a 27-year-old gang member. We were headed to an Afghan restaurant in Blacktown to talk about what inspired them to join the B4L.

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Oct
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Gladiators OMCG member charged over animal cruelty and drug cultivation, NSW

A life-member of the Gladiators outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) has been charged after Raptor North located prohibited drugs and weapons, and the RSPCA seized animals from a property near Grafton, NSW Police say.

About 5pm on Sunday 30 September 2018, officers from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor North and Coffs/Clarence Police District attended a rural property at Lanitza for the purpose of a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) search.

While attempting to locate the subject of the FPO – a 36-year-old man – officers located a small cannabis crop growing on the property.

They also located a .303 rifle in long grass a short distance from the main homestead. It has been seized for forensic and ballistic examination.

Fri
12
Oct
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Bikies’ bad blood boils after assassination bid

The drive-by shooting on a suburban street was a clear sign that the feud between the Rebels and Comanchero gangs was heating up.

As a 53-year-old Rebels associate rode home from a meeting, an unmarked SUV with a blue flashing light signalled for him to pull over.

Used to police attention on anyone linked to a bikie gang, the motorcyclist likely had no sense of the impending danger that Tuesday evening last month in Calista. But instead of officers stepping out to question him, he instead found himself staring down the barrel of a gun.

As the unknown assailants sped away, nearby residents alerted by the gunshots found the man laying in a pool of blood, lucky to survive bullets that pierced his stomach and arm.

Police say the failed assassination attempt was an escalation of the stoush, which had previously been characterised by overnight firebombings at tattoo parlours and shots fired at a Rebels bikie’s house.

Fri
05
Oct
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Rebels bikies 'not here to cause trouble' as gang descends on Melbourne

(video) --- A massive police operation has been carried out as more than 500 Rebels bikies descended on Melbourne ahead of a national event celebrating their 20th anniversary in Victoria, as tensions reach a boiling point with a rival gang. 

Authorities set up an elaborate checkpoint this morning with streets blocked off and hundreds of witches hats lining the road in Sunshine West. 

Each bikie member was individually screened, with police carrying out license and registration tests. Police sniffer dogs were also on hand to conduct breath and drug tests. 

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18
Sep
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Man arrested at Gypsy Joker clubhouse after reports of assault

A man has been arrested following a police operation at a Sydney property linked to outlaw motorcycle gang the Gypsy Jokers.

The operation came after the alleged assault of a woman at Penrith earlier in the day, police said.

Officers from Nepean police command were called to a home in Colless Street, Penrith about 2.10pm on Tuesday following reports that a woman had been assaulted.

Officers were told a man then fled to a property on The Horsley Drive in Horsley Park.

Specialist police, including the public order and riot squad, police rescue, officers from Fairfield and the traffic and highway patrol command set up a perimeter at the clubhouse about 2.30pm.

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Police confirmed in a statement that a 29-year-old man was arrested without incident at about 4.40pm.

He was later charged with kidnapping, assault and intimidation, a NSW Police spokesman said.

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