Wed
27
Apr

Biker Bob Pammett gets year in jail for perjury in Peterborough

LINDSAY - Former Outlaws, Loners and Bandidos Motorcycle Club member Robert (Bob) Pammett will spend the next year in jail for lying when he took the stand during the assault trial of fellow biker and son-in-law Pierre Aragon in April 2015.

The 66-year-old waved goodbye to two supporters, including his common-law wife, as he was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. Tuesday following the decision from Madam Justice Lisa Cameron in Lindsay's Ontario Court of Justice.

One year in custody was “the most appropriate” sentence, the judge said, explaining how it balances all of the factors in the case. Deterrence and denunciation were primary in the sentence, while rehabilitation was also a factor, she said.

“There is no getting around the fact that perjury is a very serious offence.... It strikes at the heart of the administration of justice,” she said, pointing out how Pammett had a chance to reconsider what he had done “and stop playing games, but he didn't.”

Sat
16
Apr

Hells Angels member seriously injured in Lachute shooting (video)

A 41-year-old member of the Hells Angels is in serious but stable condition after being shot in the back while he was riding his motorcycle in Lachute.

The man was riding in Bethany Rd. about 10:30 a.m. when multiple gun shots were heard, the Surete du Quebec confirms.

A resident who lives nearby and who did not want to be named says he heard bangs and then a series of rapid fire shots. He ran to the road and found the biker in pain and lying on the road with a woman at his side.

Thu
07
Apr

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in motorcycle gang massacre

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear appeals from three men convicted in a 2006 motorcycle gang massacre in southern Ontario.

Marcelo Aravena, Brett Gardiner and Frank Mather were among six men convicted of murder in the deaths of eight members of the Toronto Bandidos motorcycle gang in a deadly shoot-out at a farmhouse west of London, Ont.

The Crown argued at trial that the killings were the result of internal strife within the Bandidos organization.

Aravena, Gardiner and Mather and two others argued at appeal that they should have been allowed to raise the issue of duress at trial.

The Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed their case a year ago.

As usual, the Supreme Court gave no reasons for refusing to hear the appeal.

Thu
07
Apr

Timeouts aren't just for kids: Hells Angels told to take anger management courses after skirmish with rival bikers

Three Edmonton members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club were ordered to take anger management courses Wednesday after pleading guilty to assault charges relating to a “dust-up” with rival bikers.

Eduardo Bartolozzi, 36, was handed a 60-day jail sentence to be served on weekends and placed on probation for a year after pleading guilty to assault causing bodily harm for a Feb. 21, 2014, attack on Warlocks Motorcycle Club member Jason Bryanton at a tattoo studio and laundromat in Drayton Valley.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Vital Ouellette noted Bartolozzi punched Bryanton about 25 times and “cowardly” stomped on him while he was on the ground. He said it appeared on a video of the group assault that was played in court that he “clearly lost it.”

Ouellette ruled it was an aggravating factor that the incident was a group attack, but said the assault resulted in Bryanton only suffering a black eye and some facial cuts.

Tue
29
Mar

Alleged Hells Angels member committed to trial on Project Forseti charges

A Saskatoon man who police say is a full-patch Hells Angels member will stand trial in connection to the Project Forseti drug busts.

In Saskatoon Provincial Court on Tuesday, both the Crown and defence consented to committing Rob David Allen, 35, to trial without holding a preliminary hearing.

Allen was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine as part of the province-wide raids in January 2015. During his court appearance Tuesday, Allen heard new charges laid against him: possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of oxycodone and possession of hydromorphone.

The charges stem from Jan. 14, 2015, the same day the Project Forseti arrests took place.

Trial dates for Allen have yet to be scheduled.
 

Thu
29
May

Gang house in Edmonton neighbourhood affect sales: Realtor

Situated next door to a known Hells Angels clubhouse has made selling neighbouring homes tough -- but not impossible, says realtors.

Gang house in Edmonton neighbourhood affect sales: Realtor

Police are on scene at a Hell's Angels house on 81 Avenue and 159 Street in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Ten search warrants were executed by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams as part of an ongoing investigation into the motorcycle club. Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun

Tue
27
May

Patrick Bemister, former Outlaw, sentenced to 4 months

A former member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club charged with assaulting two off-duty police officers was sentenced to jail time Monday in Gander.

Patrick Bemister stock footage

Patrick Bemister, seen here in a file photo, was sentenced to four months in jail, along with 18 months probation, relating to an incident last year involving two off-duty RCMP officers. (CBC)

Patrick Bemister, from Grand Falls-Windsor, was given a four month sentence, along with 18 months probation, and ordered to provide a DNA sample.

Bemister was charged following a brawl at Gander nightclub Legends in September last year.

Earlier this year, Bemister pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one count of assault causing bodily harm involving two off-duty RCMP officers.

Sun
18
May

Finger tattoos gave wanted Hells Angel away to alert Mountie

~~San Diego club member ordered deported from Canada to face U.S. charges~~

It was his tattoos that gave American Hells Angel and fugitive Troy Andrew Scholder away.

An alert Mountie noticed H-A-M-C across the fingers of his right hand, for Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, and D-A-G-O across the left, for the San Diego chapter.

Scholder, 33, was caught during a routine traffic stop near Langley’s Willowbrook mall on May 8.

He said he had arrived in Canada on May 6, despite being on the lam since August 2011. And he told the RCMP that he had hitchhiked here and crossed the border without identification documents while sleeping on the back seat of a stranger’s car.

On Friday, Immigration Board member Laura Ko ordered Scholder deported and told him he was inadmissible to re-enter Canada because of his own criminal history and because the San Diego Hells Angels qualified as a criminal organization under Canadian immigration laws.

Tue
13
May

The Last LOUD Ride for a Local Hells Angels Biker

It was a heavy metal thunder funeral procession with more than one hundred Harleys and Hells Angels bikers wearing their club colours in Edmonton last night.

Dozens of Hells Angels and their biker associates gathered at a club house off 66th Street in north Edmonton before the rumbling ride to the Edmonton Cemetery on 107th Avenue near 118th Street. Police put the bike count at 110 or more and most of the riders were displaying Hells Angels or affiliated colours on their leather vests. The Harleys fired up and made their way into the heart of the city for the last ride of a man believed to be an influential local biker.

Police assisted the Hells Angels with traffic control as required at key intersections and as one officer says “they were respectful to us and we were respectful to them.”  The heavy metal procession caught the eyes of hundreds of people who saw and heard the bikers passing by.

Mon
12
May

Biker Éric Leclerc charged with attempted murder

~~Victim Claude Fleury refuses to help police investigate shooting~~

 

MONTREAL — A man who was kicked out of the Hells Angels because of his problems with drug addiction is expected to appear in court Tuesday in an attempted murder case involving a recent downtown shooting.

Éric Leclerc, 43, was charged on Saturday with the attempted murder of 36-year-old Claude Fleury, a victim who refused to help the Montreal police in their investigation of the early Friday morning shooting. Leclerc is scheduled to return to the Montreal courthouse Tuesday for a bail hearing that is likely to be a mere formality. He was still serving a 15-month sentence for armed robbery when he was arrested Friday.

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