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26
Feb
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Multiple arrests at Outlaws club in Grand Falls-Windsor

Police promise more information today

An RCMP operation called "Project Barbarian" has led to multiple arrests and charges in Grand Falls-Windsor — including arrests at a motorcycle clubhouse.

Police plan to release more details today about the operation, which they said targets "drug trafficking with a connection to organized crime."

An Outlaws Motorcycle Club logo is seen at its clubhouse in Grand Falls-Windsor. Police say they arrested multiple people at the clubhouse in February. (CBC)

 

The Outlaws clubhouse is located in a building with a car wash, and across from a gas station in Grand Falls-Windsor. (CBC)

Tue
25
Feb
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Alleged Hells Angel wants to retract hit-and-run guilty plea

Larry Ronald Amero, 42, claims police held back information in an investigation that resulted in charges against him.

An alleged member of a B.C. Hells Angels chapter is seeking to have more evidence disclosed to him in a hit-and-run case to which he pleaded guilty in Montreal more than five years ago.

On Tuesday, Quebec Superior Court Justice André Vincent heard arguments from a lawyer representing Larry Ronald Amero, 42.

Amero claims police held back information in an investigation that resulted in charges against him of impaired driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident caused by him.

He was living on Nuns’ Island in July 2011 when the vehicle he was driving collided with another in downtown Montreal. Three years later, he pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to an overall prison term of 12 months.

Mon
24
Feb
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Surrey wants to shut down Hells Angels' clubhouse

City claim bikers are violating zoning by using rural property as a clubhouse

 

(video) --- The City of Surrey is seeking an injunction to stop a rented rural property in Anniedale from being used as a clubhouse for the Hells Angels’ newest chapter.

Surrey filed the lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 31, claiming the clubhouse contravenes city bylaws and had renovations done without building permits.

The suit names Gurbinder Singh Johal and Kulwant Kaur Johal, the owners of the house at 18068 96th Avenue as defendants, as well as full-patch Hardside Hells Angel Shannon Rennie.

Rennie, 44, signed a five-year lease for the property, the lawsuit claims.

Wed
19
Feb
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Quebec boxing promoter faces hearing after Hells Angels seen at bout

MONTREAL — A well-known Quebec boxing promoter is defending himself before a tribunal against accusations stemming from two of his boxing cards, including claims he fixed a bout and hosted members of criminal biker gangs in reserved ringside seats.

The hearing against Groupe Yvon Michel began Tuesday in Montreal before an administrative tribunal of the provincial authority that oversees combat sports.

Mario Lacroix, the authority’s representative, told the tribunal of several irregularities that he said occurred during boxing events in May and September 2019, promoted jointly by Michel’s company and New Era Fighting.

Lacroix said he saw members of the Hells Angels biker gang in the ringside seats reserved for the promoters during a Sept. 20 bout at Montreal’s Centre Pierre-Charbonneau. Lacroix added that he saw two separate sets of security teams that night, including one agent who had a Hells Angels tattoo on his forearm.

Sat
15
Feb
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Former biker gang member claims SQ lied to keep him behind bars

Despite claiming that he no longer fears for his life Emard requested that the public be excluded from his parole hearing.

A former outlaw motorcycle gang member claims the Sûreté du Québec lied about threats made on his life in order to keep him behind bars.

The claims made by Jean-François Emard, a man who tried to revive the Rock Machine biker gang in Quebec, are described in a written summary of a decision made by the Parole Board of Canada on Thursday. The board decided to lift the suspension of Emard’s day parole, which had been granted in May 2019 based on information supplied by the SQ. The suspension was imposed just days after Emard was granted day parole because a halfway house was unwilling to assume the risk of having Emard as a resident.

Thu
13
Feb
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Blind River man caught up in massive drug raids pleads to old cocaine charge

Sudbury men also charged in investigation that targeted outlaw motorcycle gangs

A Blind River man who was one of 15 people arrested following a province-wide investigation into a drug trafficking network involving outlaw motorcycle gangs has pleaded guilty to a cocaine charge laid several months earlier.

Darren Gerrard, 52, pleaded guilty Wednesday in the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury to cocaine possession. That charge was laid in Blind River back on March 3, 2019.

The court heard Gerrard was driving when he was stopped as part of a traffic safety initiative. Officers determined there was an outstanding warrant out for Gerrard. One gram of cocaine with an estimated street value of $100 was also found.

Thu
30
Jan
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West Shore RCMP program targets gang presence at local bars and restaurants

Inadmissible patron program set to rollout by summer 2020

West Shore RCMP is rolling out a program that will give local businesses, such as restaurants and nightclubs, the power to deny entry or remove ‘inadmissible patrons’ at any time.

The growth of the Savages Outlaw Motorcycle Gang and the nearby Nanaimo Hells Angels may bring an increase to those connected to the drug trade and organized crime to the West Shore area, West Shore RCMP Sgt. Chris Boucher said at a Colwood city council meeting on Monday.

An ‘inadmissible person’ is described as someone who is a gang or organized crime member, with a history of serious criminal activity, firearms offences, or involvement in the drug trade.

The goal is to have something developed and implemented by summer 2020, Boucher told council.

Wed
29
Jan
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Longtime Hells Angel loses court challenge over mortgage loan

John Peter Bryce argued that a mortgage broker deceived him about the value of a Chilliwack property.

The longtime president of the East End Hells Angels has lost a court challenge over an investment gone bad.

John Peter Bryce, 57, had argued that a mortgage broker deceived him about the value of a Chilliwack property before he agreed to loan cash to the owners for a second and third mortgage. Bryce claimed that broker Allan Sadler was professionally negligent by giving him copies of various appraisals in 2010 and 2012 that all overestimated the value of the 25-acre tree farm.

The property was eventually foreclosed upon, with Bryce losing $202,000 on his investment, he said.

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HA associate trial delayed

Trial for Kelowna Hells Angels associate delayed until September

The trial for a “known associate” of the Hells Angels has been delayed more than eight months, after he switched lawyers.

Colin Bayley, 30, was charged last spring with aggravated assault, stemming from an incident in downtown Kelowna on May 6 that put a 41-year-old man in the hospital. 

The Kelowna RCMP executed a search warrant at the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse in the city's North End as part of their investigation into Bayley on May 15, and he was arrested a few hours later.

While his trial was originally scheduled to begin this week, it has been moved to September.

Bayley remains out of custody on bail as he awaits his trial.

Tue
21
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Make burned-out home safe, city orders gambling bust suspect

A Londoner charged in an alleged gambling ring bust has been ordered to make her Commissioners Road property safe after a suspected arson gutted her house while she was in jail.

A Londoner charged in an alleged gambling ring bust has been ordered to make her Commissioners Road property safe after a suspected arson gutted her house while she was in jail.

Habiba Kajan, 43, is one of four Londoners charged as part of Operation Hobart, a two-year probe into an alleged multimillion-dollar gambling operation that investigators contend was run by members of the Hells Angels and an alleged Toronto crime family.

A late-night, $1-million fire ripped through Kajan’s house at 203 Commissioners Rd. E. on Dec. 19 while she was in custody a week after her arrest.

The city has issued an order to make the property safe, London’s deputy chief building official confirmed Tuesday.

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