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New Langley biker club has links to Hells Angels: police

The Street Reapers were formed late last year and have been seen in Fort Langley.

A new motorcycle gang police say is affiliated with the Hells Angels has established itself around Fort Langley.

Members of the Street Reapers motorcycle club were reportedly spotted at the funeral of slain Hells Angel Chad Wilson in Maple Ridge on Saturday.

“The Street Reapers are actually a motorcycle club that are closely associated and have close ties to the Hardside chapter of the Hells Angels,” said Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, spokesperson for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), an anti-gang policing unit.

The Hardside Hells Angels chapter is based near Langley as well, in the Port Kells area of Surrey.

The Street Reapers appear to have come into existence in late 2017, a little more than a year ago, said Winpenny.

“We have noticed them at several of the Hells Angel ride events over the summer of 2018,” she said.

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Dec
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Hundreds attend Hells Angels funeral in Maple Ridge

Body of Chad John Wilson found last month face-down under the Golden Ears Bridge.

Hundreds of bikers attended a funeral for a Hells Angel member at Maple Ridge Alliance Church on Saturday.

RCMP and Vancouver Police also attended the funeral at the church on 203rd Street in west Maple Ridge, where hundreds of motorbikes lined the parking lot.

An RCMP officer would only confirm that it was a funeral for a member of the Hells Angels.

 

Sat
08
Dec
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Trio arrested in Brockville in connection with biker-gang activity

BROCKVILLE – Brockville police and counterparts from other agencies on Thursday arrested three men in connection with activities of the Outlaws motorcycle gang.

Thomas Bell, Norman Cranshaw Rosbottom and his son, Norman Stanley Rosbottom face charges including kidnapping, robbery, assault with a weapon, assault and two other offences relating to organized crime groups, police said.

Brockville police officers, with help from the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement Unit, the Belleville Police Service and Kingston Police Service, executed search warrants at two Brockville residences, police said Friday.

During the raids, police said, officers seized items including Dead Eyes Outlaw Motorcycle Gang vests, clothing and related paraphernalia, documents supporting involvement in a criminal organization, a small quantity of cocaine, cellphones, clothing “worn during commission of offences” and a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix.

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08
Dec
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Police task force raids Hells Angels headquarters in Trois-Rivières

More than 60 police officers working as part of a united police task force were involved.

More than 60 police officers working as part of a united police task force raided the headquarters of the Trois-Rivières chapter of the Hells Angels on Friday night.

The operation took place in St-Cuthbert in the Lanaudière region. Officers from the Sûreté du Québec, RCMP, Montreal police and regional police were involved.

The raids were conducted as part of a continuing investigation, so no details regarding possible seizures are being released at this point, said Sgt. Claude Denis of the SQ. No arrests were made.

The task force, Escouade nationale de répression du crime organisé, was created last year to combat the Hells Angels biker gang and other organized crime groups.

Mon
03
Dec
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CRA worker who was secretly an outlaw biker gets 30 months for snooping in people's files

The man who accessed personal tax information as an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency in Greater Sudbury was sentenced to 30 months in jail.

Christopher Casola, 48, pleaded guilty on Oct. 11 to three charges including breach of trust by a public official, possession of a restricted firearm (a handgun) with readily accessible ammunition, and possession of a non-restricted firearm without a licence. 

He was sentenced Dec. 3. He must also submit a DNA sample as part of the sentencing.

 
 

In handing down his sentence, Superior Court Justice Dan Cornell said there are a lot of circumstances surrounding the offences that are very concerning.

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Clandestine Hells Angels recordings played at civil forfeiture trial

(video) --- Clandestine recordings of Hells Angels from a 2004 police investigation were played Tuesday at the civil forfeiture trial between the B.C. government and the biker gang.

Former police agent Micheal Plante recalled in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday some of the conversations he had with Hells Angels about their conflicts and crimes more than 14 years ago.

Fri
23
Nov
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Hells Angel Chad Wilson recalled 'terror' he felt before shootout with rivals

(video) --- The man murdered Sunday in Maple Ridge was involved in 2006 gunfight with members of the Outlaw gang in South Dakota
 

Hells Angel Chad Wilson got nervous when he noticed the ball cap of “a big burly dude” entering the convenience store where he was looking at souvenir fridge magnets.

The hat said “F — k the other team” and he knew right away that the man was from the rival Outlaw motorcycle gang.

The message on the hat was “directed towards us,” Wilson would later testify at his trial for attempted murder. “It’s about the Hells Angels.”

Wilson, who was found murdered in Maple Ridge on Sunday, and his biker buddy John Midmore were in South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August 2006 when they decided to take a drive around the area in Wilson’s pickup.

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Nov
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High-profile Hells Angel found dead under Golden Ears bridge

(video) --- Chad Wilson was a high-profile and popular member of the Hells Angels and his murder is expected to increase the volatility in the Lower Mainland gang landscape.

A full-patch Hells Angel with the Hardside Chapter was found murdered under the Golden Ears Bridge on Sunday.

Chad Wilson, a former Hells Angel in San Diego, then Haney, joined the biker gang’s newest chapter when it formed last year.

Several of his friends had reported him missing the night before his body was found in the 20000-block of Wharf Street, Postmedia has learned.

Firefighters were first called to the scene about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. They immediately called in the Mounties when they found Wilson’s body.

Friends of Wilson’s, wearing their death-head patched Hells Angels vests, soon showed up at the scene.

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Nov
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3 Bacchus Motorcycle Club members sentenced for extortion

Convictions mark first time 'criminal organization' designation has been used in Nova Scotia

Three Nova Scotia members of the Bacchus Motorcycle Club have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from 18 months to three years on charges of extortion and extortion as members of a criminal organization.

Patrick Michael James, 51, received the longest sentence Wednesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court: two years on a charge of extortion and an additional year on the charge related to a criminal organization.

Justice Peter Rosinski ordered that James must serve half his sentence before he can begin applying for parole. Typically, inmates can apply for parole after serving a third of their sentence.

Duayne Jamie Howe, 49, received a total of two years for the same two charges. He must also serve three years probation when he completes his jail term. David John Pearce, 44, received an 18-month jail sentence and three years probation.

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New Brunswick judge rules ex-outlaw biker must serve time in maximum security for murder

MONCTON, N.B.—A “charismatic” former outlaw biker serving a life sentence for a brutal Toronto-area murder has lost a bid to get out of the highest-security prison on the East Coast.

A New Brunswick judge has ruled that Randolph Brown — once connected to the infamous Bandidos biker gang — will keep his new “maximum security” status and be housed at the Atlantic Institution near Renous, N.B.

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