Hells Angel posts $7,000 cash bail on drug-related charges

A Hells Angels member from the Eastern Shore has been granted bail on a slew of drug-related charges.

Paul Francis Monahan, 61, of Ostrea Lake near Musquodoboit Harbour, was arrested Nov. 1 in conjunction with a series of police raids in Nova Scotia and Ontario that targeted the outlaw motorcycle gang.

Monahan appeared in Dartmouth provincial court Wednesday for a bail hearing. Crown attorney Mike Taylor consented to his release after he posted cash bail of $7,000.

Monahan faces 15 charges of trafficking marijuana, one of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and one of possession of proceeds of crime.


Hells Angels might lose clubhouse in Welland, but police warn the gang's still active

Using mostly bikers from out-of-town chapters to bolster their numbers, the gang has begun to establish a presence in Niagara Falls

The home of one of Niagara’s most notorious criminal organizations may soon face the wrecking ball.

Lawyers representing the owners of the Hells Angels clubhouse on Darby Road in Welland, Ont., have until Dec. 6 to appeal a ruling that the building be forfeited to the Ontario government. If they don’t appeal or an appeal fails, the fortified building will likely be demolished, police sources tell The Standard.

However, police say the destruction of the building that was once the centre of the Hells Angels empire on wheels in Niagara doesn’t mean the gang has gone extinct.

Using mostly bikers from out-of-town chapters to bolster their numbers, the gang has begun to establish a presence in Niagara Falls, police say.


Police want to chase bikers out of northern crown bars

(google translated)--With the proliferation of school clubs and the release of dozens of Hells Angels members arrested in the wake of Operation SharQc, bars in the North Shore of Montreal have become hubs for bikers and drug traffickers, driven out specialized Éclipse, Équinoxe and BIM squads that monitor Montreal, Laval and Longueuil respectively.

To remove pressure on bar owners, who fear refusing these unwanted clients on pain of reprisal, and to exercise more on organized crime, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) launched yesterday, in close cooperation with the police. Laval, a pilot project called Synergy.

Over the next month, police teams, reaching up to 20 people as needed, will visit the bars to chase bikers and traffickers.


Update: Ex-Hells Angel dies after being gunned down in R.D.P. parking lot

Vincent Lamer, a 48-year-old former Hells Angel and once a member of Maurice "Mom" Boucher's inner circle, was riddled with bullets Friday.

Vincent Lamer, a 48-year-old former Hells Angel and once a member of Maurice “Mom” Boucher’s inner circle, died early Friday after being riddled with bullets as he sat behind the wheel of his car in a Rivière-des-Prairies parking lot.

Police arrived at the scene of the shooting — the parking lot of an auto repair centre at 55th Ave. and la Marinière St. — at a little after midnight to find Lamer slumped behind the wheel of his car, multiple bullet wounds to his upper and lower body.

Lamer, who was sentenced to 10 years in 2002 after pleading guilty to drug trafficking, gangsterism and conspiracy to commit murder, was a close associate of Boucher, whose Nomad chapter of the Hells Angels in Quebec was on the front line of a criminal biker gang war that racked the province for nearly a decade.


Hells Angel appears in Darmouth court in wheelchair

A full-patch member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang from Ontario was arraigned in Dartmouth provincial court Friday on five charges of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

Mark David Heickert, 48, of Orillia was arrested Wednesday in the Ontario city. He appeared in court there Thursday before RCMP transported him to Nova Scotia to face four counts of conspiracy to traffic cocaine and one of conspiracy to possess proceeds of crime.

Sheriff’s deputies escorted Heickert in and out of the Dartmouth courtroom in a wheelchair.

RCMP announced Thursday that two members of the outlaw biker gang, including a Nova Scotia man, had been charged after a nine-month police investigation.

Paul Francis Monahan, 61, of Ostrea Lake was also arrested Wednesday, when RCMP raided homes in Ostrea Lake and Orillia and the Hells Angels clubhouse in Musquodoboit Harbour.


Updated Former high-ranking Hells Angel gunned down in Rivière-des-Prairies

Vincent Lamer's body was found, riddled with bullets, in a parked car

A former high-ranking member of the Hells Angels was gunned down overnight in a parking lot in Rivière-des-Prairies, sources have confirmed to CBC News.

Vincent Lamer was found just after midnight behind the wheel of a vehicle near the intersection of 55th Avenue and La Martinière Street. His body was found in the car, parked in the lot of a truck repair company, riddled with bullets.

The 48-year-old was a member of the Hells Angels underling gang, The Rockers, and a close associate of former Hells Angels boss Maurice "Mom" Boucher at the height of the biker wars.

He was in critical condition when he was taken to hospital, where he later died.

Police say a suspect fled the scene before police arrived.

Lamer was one of many gang members arrested as part of the spring 2001 police crackdown during the biker wars.


Hells Angels making presence known

Outlaw motorcycle gang has erected signage on the front of its new Simpson Street clubhouse and police say they are aware the criminal organization is branding itself, 11 years after it was taken down in Thunder Bay during Project Husky.

THUNDER BAY – After 11 years in the criminal hinterlands, the Hells Angels is making its presence known in Thunder Bay again.

The outlaw motorcycle gang has erected a large sign outside its Simpson Street clubhouse, located next to the Underground Gym in the rundown neighbourhood on the city’s south side.

Thunder Bay Police Staff Sgt. Ryan Gibson says the organization has had a presence in Thunder Bay for quite some time, but after their former clubhouse was raided in 2006 during Project Husky, the local chapter was frozen.

Now it appears to be back in business.


Alleged Hells Angels members face charges after RCMP raid buildings in Nova Scotia, Ontario

Two men, alleged to be members of the Hells Angels biker gang, are facing multiple charges after a 10-month investigation resulted in police raids in Nova Scotia and Ontario on Wednesday.

According to police, 61-year-old Paul Francis Monahan,  an alleged “hang-around” member of the New Brunswick Nomad Hells Angels chapter, was arrested without incident yesterday in Jeddore, N.S.

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The Mounties have also arrested Mark David Heickert, 48, an alleged full-patch member of the Oshawa Hells Angels chapter, at a residence in Orillia, Ont.

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Alleged biker gang member testifies at own trial

Joseph McIntyre admits he had a suspicion something sketchy was going down on March 21 of last year.

He was driving to a residence on Salmonier Line with two acquaintances in the backseat of his car, both members of the Vikings motorcycle club. McIntyre thought he was going with them for another look at a Harley-Davidson bike he was hoping to purchase. It turns out the men in the back had worked out a heroin deal instead.

At least that’s what McIntyre, 42, told provincial court in St. John’s Tuesday as he took the stand at his own trial for trafficking cocaine and fentanyl.

He said he knew the two men — whom he identified as James Curran, who is also facing charges, and a man now known to be a Viking-turned-police informant, who was wearing a hidden recording device — were having a conversation about business, but he wanted nothing to do with it.


Alleged Fallen Saints leader pleads guilty to recruiting for a criminal organization, assault

The alleged leader of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club has pleaded guilty to two charges, nearly two years after he was arrested in a high-profile police raid.

Mark Nowakowski pleaded guilty Friday in Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench to assault and to recruiting for a criminal organization.

The 47-year-old was one of 14 people arrested in January 2015 as part of an investigation, dubbed Project Forseti, into organized crime. Nearly 20 properties in Saskatchewan and Alberta, including the Hells Angels clubhouse in Saskatoon, were raided in one morning as part of the investigation.