Thu
11
May

10 Hells Angels members arrested during Langford traffic stop

West Shore RCMP arrested 10 Hells Angels members during a traffic stop in Langford  May 6th.  Officers stopped a limousine on Highway 1 near Leigh Rd after it was observed violating the motor vehicle act.

The limo was participating in the gang's annual "Zeke Run" which is a gathering of members from across the province for a Nanaimo to Victoria ride in memory of one of their own, Edward "Zeke" Mikle, who disappeared in May 1993.  

Const. Alex Berube says all occupants were arrested and a search turned up a loaded handgun with several loaded magazines and various suspected drugs -- such as cocaine, marijuana and pills.

Wed
10
May

RCMP stand by murder charge after accused offered new theory in letter before killing self

Police believe John MacAulay murdered the Outlaws Motorcycle Club member despite letter saying otherwise

RCMP say the investigation into the death of Outlaws Motorcycle Club member Norman Playter in Saskatoon is closed.

Sgt. Earl LeBlanc says investigators stand by the murder charge laid against John MacAulay, another member of the same bike club.

MacAulay killed himself while on remand at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre in March 2016. Hours before he died, MacAulay sent a letter to his lawyer describing what he claimed happened to Playter — and it wasn't that he killed him.

LeBlanc said RCMP considered the allegations.

"We were aware of the contents of the letter," he said.

"The investigation is currently complete, as the accused is now deceased."

Tue
09
May

Allen sentenced to one year for cocaine-trafficking conviction

A Saskatoon Hells Angels member arrested in the Project Forseti raids and convicted of trafficking cocaine is heading to jail for a year.

Rob Allen was handed the one-year sentence Tuesday afternoon at Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench.

The 36-year-old was one of 14 people arrested in 2015 as part of an investigation into organized crime that saw police raid nearly 20 properties across Saskatchewan and Alberta. He was convicted in February.

His punishment is less than what Justice Grant Currie, who issued the sentence, says is typical of cocaine-trafficking convictions. The typical sentence is 18 months to four years.

Thu
04
May

Warlocks biker testifies he needed protection at time of weapons raid

A former member of the Drayton Valley chapter of the Warlocks motorcycle club on trial for weapon and drug possession testified Thursday that he only joined the gang out of fear for his life.

Dean McKnight, 44, took the stand to answer questions that his lawyer told the court revealed his “state of mind” when police carried out a raid on his residence and vehicles. He was arrested on March 21, 2014 in Drayton Valley after police obtained permission to execute a search warrant on McKnight’s residence and vehicles amid concerns about heightening tensions between the Warlocks and two other groups — the Hells Angels and its “puppet” club the Dirty Few.

At the time, investigators said they seized a loaded handgun, six rifles, 273 rounds of ammunition, one kilogram of marijuana, 200 prescription pills and more than $6,000 in cash.

Wed
03
May

Judge reserves sentencing decision for Hells Angel Rob Allen convicted of cocaine trafficking

Conviction resulted from massive police investigation known as Project Forseti

A judge has reserved his sentencing decision for Hells Angel Rob Allen who was convicted of cocaine trafficking in February.

The conviction of the 36-year-old resulted from the massive police investigation known as Project Forseti. More than a dozen homes and businesses were raided across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Drugs, weapons and cash were seized. Dozens of charges were laid.

Tue
25
Apr

'Proud' Darksider biker fires back at Bathurst mayor for 'fearmongering'

Dominic Doucet responds to Paolo Fongemie's calls for province to ban biker clubs associated with crime

A member of the Darksiders North Shore Motorcycle Club in Bathurst is firing back in response to Mayor Paolo Fongemie's calls Monday for the provincial government to introduce legislation banning biker clubs that are associated with criminal activity.

Club members had declined to be interviewed, but in a letter Tuesday addressed to the mayor, city council, citizens of Bathurst and surrounding areas, Dominic Doucet, who identifies himself as a "proud Darksider Motorcycle Club member," said he felt compelled to write to "correct some … false comments" Fongemie made to the media.

Doucet pointed to Fongemie's statements that the use of "MC" for Motorcycle Club on the members' jackets indicated an affiliation with the Hells Angels, and that the club was trying to recruit local young men in high school and college.

Tue
18
Apr

Ex-fiancée of Clint McLaughlin testifies at his gun trial in Saskatoon

The woman Clint James McLaughlin is in prison for kidnapping and beating in 2014 testified Tuesday at his gun trial in Saskatoon. 

From behind a witness shield, Mariana Cracogna said McLaughlin, who lived with her at the time, called Noel Harder to pick up guns from her garage on March 28, 2014. She said she opened the garage for Harder and watched him pull out two black bags that were stored in the attic. 

Cracogna said she didn’t see what was inside, other than a glimpse of what she thought were long guns in a partially-opened bag. 

At the time, McLaughlin and Harder were members of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club — a support club for the Hells Angels, court has heard. Police had surveillance on both men in connection with Project Forseti, a drug and gun investigation targeting biker clubs and their alleged connection to organized crime in Saskatchewan. 

Sat
15
Apr

Police raid two Charlottetown biker clubs and seize liquor and items

The provincial government has said it wants to make laws banning gang colours in bars

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Police seized a large amount of liquor from two Charlottetown motorcycle clubs on Saturday.

Members of the Organized Crime Task Force, which included Charlottetown, Summerside and Kensington police officers as well as the RCMP federal investigation unit, executed search warrants executed the warrants at the Harley Club at 352 University Ave. and a Hells Angels hangaround club at 205 Fitzroy St. throughout the late morning and early afternoon on Saturday.

I’m not going to lie, it’s a good day to do this because there are a lot of Hells Angels in town here and we want to send a message

RCMP Cpl. Andy Cook

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Thu
13
Apr

Hells Angel recently returned behind bars because informant said he was plotting murder

A Hells Angel was recently returned to a penitentiary for a couple of weeks because an informant alleged he was plotting to kill someone while out on a release from his current 22-year sentence. 

Michel Rose, 61, was one of the more influential drug smugglers in Quebec before he was convinced, in 1999, to join the Hells Angels Nomads chapter based in Montreal. This was while the chapter was at war with several criminal organizations between 1994 and 2002. The Hells Angels recruited Rose because he was known to have connections in the Port of Montreal who could sneak large shipments of drugs out for him. 

Thu
13
Apr

Kelowna Hells Angel sentenced to four years for role in cocaine conspiracy

Kelowna Hells Angel Bryan Oldham was sentenced Friday to four years in jail for his “integral part” in brokering a deal for half a tonne of cocaine in 2012.

Oldham was only involved in one meeting with undercover police posing as South American drug brokers in a reverse sting over 18 months in 2011 and 2012, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Carol Ross noted.

But she said Oldham’s role was critical to finalizing the purchase of the first 200-kilo load of cocaine from the purported drug lords.

He was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking last September.

Ross said Oldham was brought into the deal by his gang-mate David Giles, who was sentenced on March 31 to 18 years for conspiracy to import and traffic the cocaine.

During the negotiations for the cocaine, undercover officers demanded that Giles get someone from his Hells Angels “family” to back the deal in case anything happened to aging and ailing biker.

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