Thu
01
May

DUI and motorcycle enforcement planned for Saturday(Napa Cal.)

The Napa Police Department will be doing special DUI and motorcycle safety enforcement on Saturday.

There will be DUI patrols between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests, police said in a new release.

Extra officers will also be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike, cracking down on those who are speeding, making illegal turns or any other dangerous violation, police said.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 13 injury crashes harming 23 people, police said.

In the city of Napa in 2012, there was one motorcycle fatality and 13 motorcyclists injured in traffic collisions. In 2013, there were no motorcycle fatalities but eight motorcyclists were injured in collisions.

Thu
01
May

Fugitive Aussie biker Wade Yates-Taui found via Facebook

Mongols bikie Wade Yates-Taui fled to the US after the murder of Max Waller with the help

Mongols bikie Wade Yates-Taui fled to the US after the murder of Max Waller with the help of the outlaw motorcycle club's underworld network, according to police. Source: News Corp Australia

Wade Yates-Taui's pregnant model girlfriend, Raquel Petit, who he was in LA with when arr

Wade Yates-Taui's pregnant model girlfriend, Raquel Petit, who he was in LA with when arrested

Tue
29
Apr

Specialized motorcycle safety enforcement planned for month of May (video)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police are going to be out in force, watching out for dangers on the road.  The program they're using to keep you and motorcycle riders safe.

The special safety enforcement is an operation aimed at reducing crashes involving motorcycles.  Extra officers are being assigned to areas where the most accidents have been reported.

Last year, Bakersfield Police investigated close to 50 motorcycle crashes.  

Karen Briefer-Gose uses her motorcycle to get around town.

"I just love the feeling of freedom it gives me. Its just a sensation unlike any other and I just love doing it," she said.

She started riding young and learned early on about the risks involved in operating a motorcycle.

"The most important thing is to make sure you're seen. don't assume a driver sees you.  Always drive defensively," she said.

Mon
28
Apr

Max Waller murder: Mongols bikie arrested in US over Gold Coast killing

A man has been arrested in the US over the murder of an alleged bikie associate on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Max Waller, 28, who Queensland police have previously said had links to the banned Bandidos motorcycle club, died from multiple stab wounds last June.

The Hope Island resident was found on the steps of a Broadbeach unit complex.

A 22-year-old member of the Mongols motorcycle gang has been detained in the US over his murder.

Queensland detectives and officers from the US Marshall Service arrested the man in California over the weekend.

He appeared in a US court overnight and is expected to be extradited to Queensland.

More details are due to be released at a media conference in Brisbane later this afternoon.

Sun
27
Apr

Women bikers and their cupcakes barred from charity event

San Francisco -- The Devil Dolls Motorcycle Club had planned to sell gourmet cupcakes to raise money for charity Sunday while celebrating their group's 15th anniversary.

But instead, they were at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club picketing.

The female bikers had reserved space at the shooting range back in December, but a week before Sunday's event, they got a cancelation notice, but little explanation as to why.

Apparently, they weren't the right kind of clientele to rent space at a rod and gun club, or at least one that sits on city land.

Thu
17
Apr

Fresno police target motorcycle gang, arrest 4 after nightclub beatings (video)

A new motorcycle gang in Fresno received some pushback with the arrests of four members after what police described as the "severe beating" of two innocent men outside a nightclub.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced the arrests of the Malos Hechos members -- the name translates roughly to "made bad" in Spanish -- at a news conference Thursday.

A crucial piece of evidence that led to the arrests Wednesday was a graphic video posted on Facebook of the March 7 beating outside Crossroads nightclub in central Fresno.

Four Malos Hechos members were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon: Apolinio Martinez, 40, Daniel Telles, 25, Christopher Martinez Jr., 21, and Christopher Martinez Sr., 42. The charges included a gang enhancement.

While search warrants were being served, two others also were arrested: Joaquin Quijada Sr., 41, on suspicion of felony weapons charges, and Natalie Arias, 36, on suspicion of drug sales.

Tue
08
Apr

TEMECULA: No arrests in bloody biker brawl on I-15

~~Two Hells Angels were stabbed but won’t talk and witnesses say Mongols were involved.~~

 Two weeks after a bloody brawl among motorcycle riders on the freeway near Temecula left two Hells Angels with stab wounds, no arrests have been made and investigators say the stabbing victims aren’t talking.

The fight blocked northbound traffic on Interstate 15 near the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint about 6 p.m. March 22, and reportedly involved dozens of bikers described by witnesses as Mongols and Hells Angels armed with weapons such as bats and shovels.

By the time officers arrived, the bikers were gone but they found a bloody fight scene and a discarded knife, a Riverside County sheriff’s investigator wrote in search warrant documents. Officers drove north to the Temecula Parkway off-ramp, where they found two motorcyclists.

One of them was wearing Hells Angels clothing and was covered in blood, court records say.

Sat
05
Apr

Mongols want judge in trademark case disqualified (image gallery)

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Mexican Don, of the Mongols South Bay Chapter, poses as motorcycle club members rally Saturday, March 29, 2013 at The House Lounge in Maywood in support of the Mongols who are facing a federal trial seeking to take away their trademark patch. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

Mexican Don, of the Mongols South Bay Chapter, poses as motorcycle club members rally Saturday, March 29, 2013 at The House Lounge in Maywood in support of the Mongols who are facing a federal trial seeking to take away their trademark patch. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-Ne

 

Tue
01
Apr

One Hospitalized in Motorcycle Shop Shooting

One person was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a shooting in a back room at a motorcycle shop in the San Fernando Valley.

The shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. in the 10200 block of San Fernando Road (map). The victim, shot in the abdomen and arm, was hospitalized.

Details regarding the victim's condition were not immediately available. The victim was identified as a shop employee.

A man surrendered to police in connection with the shooting, according to the LAPD. Details regarding the subject, identified only as a man in his 70s involved in a business dispute, were not immediately available.

The individual walked into the front lobby of nearby Foothill Division Station and surrended, according to the LAPD.

Aerial video showed yellow crime scene tape in front of the entrance to the cycle shop.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area during the investigation.

Sun
30
Mar

Mongols rally against federal lawsuit targeting club logo

Mongols Clownie, of West Covina, and Magpie, of Salem, Oregon, greet each other as motorcycle club members rally Saturday, March 29, 2013 at The House Lounge in Maywood in support of the Mongols who are facing a federal trial seeking to take away their trademark patch. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News

 

MAYWOOD >> Members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club joined with thousands of bikers from throughout the region Saturday at a rally to garner support and funds to combat a lawsuit brought by federal authorities seeking to take control of the Mongols’ trademarked logo.

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