Mon
22
May

Comancheros bikie jailed for at least three years after stabbing man in front of daughter

A bikie who stabbed a father in front of his terrified young daughter in Adelaide's north has been sentenced to at least three years in jail.

Raymond Patrick Harley Jones was convicted of aggravated causing harm with intent to cause harm when he failed to show up to the last day of his trial in October 2016.

The 30-year-old was on the run from police for two months before he was arrested in December last year.

South Australia's District Court today heard Jones launched an unprovoked attack on a man outside a house in Blakeview in February 2015, in what Judge Geraldine Davison described as "fortuitous violence".

"There was no justification for your behaviour whatsoever on this day," she said.

The court heard when Jones and another man turned up at the house, someone yelled "the Commies are here", in reference to Jones's association with the Comanchero Motorcycle Club.

Fri
19
May

Queensland consorting laws: Outlaw gangs rev up again

(video)--NEW outlaw motorcycle gang chapters are springing up and fresh outbreaks of bikie violence are erupting as gangs stare down the Palaszczuk Government’s new bikie laws.

Six months after the new legislation was introduced to replace the former Newman government’s controversial VLAD laws, police say new bikie chapters have emerged in the Beenleigh-Logan area and gangs including the feared ­Comancheros are pushing to establish a foothold in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

The shooting of a Lamborghini-driving Coolangatta tradesman last month was believed to have been carried out by bikies seeking to muscle in on a southern Gold Coast bar.

Sun
14
May

Hells Angels infiltrate Glitter Strip and are ‘problematic’ for bikie-busting cops

(VIDEO)--A TOP cop vows not to let up on gangs despite membership at record lows, with feared groups the Comancheros and Hells Angels pushing to establish Gold Coast turf.

The Hells Angels are “problematic” and a “challenge”, according to Queensland’s top bikie police officer Mick Niland.

The international heavyweights of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) world have long battled for a slice of the Gold Coast’s lucrative drug scene.

The Hells Angels previously didn’t have any turf on the Gold Coast but have moved in since other clubs scattered.

Fri
12
May

Bikie gang kingpin found living on bottom floor as police raid Brisbane home

The Queensland president of an international bikie gang has been charged after a police raid uncovered a cache of drugs, stolen property and a shotgun at a Brisbane home.

The 34-year-old man, president of the La Familia bikie gang, was charged with 15 drug and property offences following the search in Kelvin Grove on Thursday afternoon.

 

A modified shotgun and ammunition were recovered during Taskforce Maxima's raid at the Kelvin Grove house.

A modified shotgun and ammunition were recovered during Taskforce Maxima's raid at the Kelvin Grove house. Photo: Queensland Police Service

Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said police had been monitoring La Familia's burgeoning presence in the state and the arrest prevented the international gang gaining a foothold.

Wed
10
May

We're sending a message': Inside the Comancheros bikie gang's terrifying expansion plans

(video)--EXCLUSIVE: Brisbane is in the sights of the notoriously violent Comancheros bikie gang as it tries to expand its presence in Queensland amid growing tensions between local rival clubs already locked in a turf war.

The move by the Comancheros comes as police investigate two drive-by shootings at the homes of the Rebels on Brisbane’s southern outskirts earlier this year.

7 News can reveal the Comancheros are in discussions with members of the Bandidos Brisbane Centro chapter to patch over several members. It follows the gang establishing a chapter on the Gold Coast.

Source: 7 News

Mon
08
May

Nomads bikie gang leader Honar Pishdari smirks as he’s jailed for 20 years over ‘paramilitary’ crime wave

(video)--A FORMER bikie president has been jailed for 20 years for ordering a series of violent crimes around Adelaide in an operation condemned by a judge as tantamount to a lawless paramilitary gang.

Kurdistan immigrant Honar Pishdari, 26, was the South Australian head of the Nomads outlaw motorcycle gang throughout 2014 and up to his arrest in May 2015.

Pishdari, who is now linked to the Comancheros bikie gang within prison, used his role to order a series of violent crimes on former colleagues and associates.

The first crime occurred when gang members — including two of the most senior members — attempted to kidnap a former colleague during daylight at an Elizabeth car park in February 2015.

In the weeks leading up to the incident, phone taps and police bugs caught Pishdari planning the attack on the man who had sought protection in jail — “reprehensible” gang conduct and a sign of weakness.

Fri
05
May

Rival bikie gangs working together to distribute drugs in Adelaide, police say following bust

Adelaide's bikie drug trade has been disrupted, and a dozen people arrested, in a major operation involving state and Australian Federal Police (AFP), and other authorities.

Police searched 22 properties this week and seized more than 11,000 tablets of MDMA, as well as various quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis.

Knuckledusters, a shotgun and a machete were among the weapons seized, along with five vehicles.

Police said the 12 men arrested were "responsible for the drug distribution networks" of the Hells Angels, Gypsy Jokers, Descendants and Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gangs.

"This is not the end of it. This is very much about disrupting their business model," SA Police Assistant Commissioner Scott Duval said.

"These men were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday in a series of coordinated efforts, with police also seizing methylamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, cannabis and some weapons."

Thu
04
May

Funeral Harley nabbed for hooning

Following a funeral earlier this week, an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member was observed riding dangerously near the Thorak Cemetery gates.

Yesterday, members from the Gangs Taskforce attended the Hells Angels clubhouse in Girraween. A Harley-Davidson Night Rod was subsequently seized for 48 hours under the anti-hooning legislation.

The 27-year-old rider was also issued with an infringement notice.

“It’s disappointing that following a funeral, riders would choose to operate a vehicle in such a dangerous manner,” Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Crispin Gargan said.

“This kind of behaviour shows an utter disregard for public safety,” he said.

Thu
27
Apr

Bandidos bikie's friends prompt extra police in court for sentencing over violent 2013 rampage

Extra police were stationed at a Southport courtroom while a former Bandidos bikie was sentenced to six years' jail for a violent rampage on the Gold Coast nearly four years ago.

More than a dozen associates of Leonard Toalei were in court for the sentencing of the 29-year-old, who shot the window out of a taxi, stole a milk truck and bashed two people in Southport on June 11, 2013.

Toalei today pleaded guilty in the District Court at Southport to 13 charges.

They included assault, threatening violence, motor vehicle and weapons offences.

Footage played to the court showed Toalei sitting in the back of a taxi before he twice discharged a shotgun.

The court heard he then flagged down a passing milk truck, bashed the driver and dragged him out of the vehicle.

Toalei then drove off in the truck and crashed into security bollards a short distance away.

Wed
26
Apr

Gang arrests over stabbing in Mudgee

Police have arrested and charged six members of the Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) following investigations into an assault and stabbing incident last month. 

At about 9.50pm on March 24, 2017, Mudgee police responded to reports of a brawl in the front yard of a White Circle, Mudgee, address.

There they located a 21-year-old Mudgee man who had sustained two significant stab wounds to his chest.

He was conveyed to Mudgee hospital and later transferred to Dubbo base hospital for treatment before being released.

An investigation was commenced by Mudgee Detectives and to date six members of the Comanchero OMCG have been arrested and charged with offences relating to the incident.

On April 24, Mudgee Detectives traveled to Muswellbrook where they arrested and charged a 35-year-old Muswellbrook man.

During the course of the investigation a number of exhibits where identified have been forensically examined.

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