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Outlaws Motorcycle Club gone from Gander-VIDEO

Biker gang set up a clubhouse in the town in 2013

Police in Gander are praising the community's approach for helping discourage a chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club to the point it has left town altogether.

The bikers set up shop in a clubhouse on Gander's main drag in 2013, but they now "cease to exist" in the community, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Roger Flynn. 

"I think it was a good example of how not just the police, but the community, can work together," said Flynn.

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Stolen Souls biker gang in Cambridge now at 30 members, says OPP

Stolen Souls now twice the normal size of Hells Angels support clubs

The Waterloo Regional Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police are keeping a close eye on a Hells Angels-affiliated motorcycle gang that has moved into Cambridge and is recruiting locally.

The Stolen Souls motorcycle club originated in Halton, but left that community about two years ago and made the move to Cambridge.

Since then it's grown to about 30 members said Staff Sgt. Len Isnor, who oversees the OPP's biker enforcement unit.

"Usually, the average support club is somewhere in the area of a dozen, so 30 is a lot," said Isnor.

The more members in a club, said Isnor, the more that club has to divvy up territory and responsibilities, which can lead to increased tensions among members.  

"If you have more members, there's more likelihood of having violence," he said. 

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Senior Hells Angel convicted in elaborate RCMP cocaine sting

David Giles was convicted in an undercover operation that took him from Kelowna to Panama

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has convicted a senior member of the Hells Angels of conspiring to import and traffic cocaine following an elaborate RCMP sting operation.

David Giles was one of five men on trial in Vancouver in connection with a 2012 undercover operation which saw investigators posing as organized criminals in meetings from Vancouver to Panama City.

Martha Stewart box full of powder

According to a decision written by Justice Carol Ross, Giles told officers he thought were with a South American drug cartel that he was broke after fighting previous charges and trying to get back on his feet.

Wed
28
Sep
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Landlord not concerned with biker tenants

ALBERTON, P.E.I. - An Alberton landlord says he’s not concerned by RCMP reports that an outlaw biker gang has taken up residence in his building.
 

"They’re the same people who rented from me,” said Michael Gaudet, who indicated seven people started renting the basement level of his Main Street apartment building late last year.

Membership has since grown to eight, he said, and they pay the monthly rent out of their own pockets.

Gaudet said two of the members are his sons-in-law. “It’s just a private club. If you’re going in, you’re invited,” he said, indicating they have TVs and a pool table in their clubhouse.

Gaudet said he isn’t a member and doesn’t have time to be one.

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28
Sep
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Updated Vikings Motorcycle clubhouses raided by police, 10 men arrested

Raids come one day after club member Al Potter charged in Dale Porter slaying

Ten men were arrested following multiple raids of known biker clubhouses in Newfoundland Wednesday in a police operation that spanned the province's Avalon Peninsula.

According to the RCMP, officers executed five search warrants in St. John's — and a sixth in Cupids — in a series of raids which were linked to a two-year investigation of the Vikings Motorcycle Club.

The raids come just one day after a known associate of the club was charged with second-degree murder in relation to a 2014 killing.

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Crown wants 14 years for Black Piston

The head of the Black Pistons motorcycle club, Randy McGean, could be facing a long time behind bars.

In court Tuesday, the Crown said it is seeking a 14-year sentence. Defence lawyers, meanwhile, are suggesting six or seven years, minus any pretrial custody.

McGean, 44, and Isaac Lucas, 38, both returned to the Superior Court of Justice in St. Catharines for their sentencing hearing in front of Justice Joseph Henderson. McGean’s case proceeded, but Lucas had his matter adjourned to Jan. 13 because his lawyer was absent due to a personal issue.

During an earlier court appearance, McGean was convicted on eight charges including trafficking in cocaine and heroin, conspiracy to traffic, and weapons-related charges that involved a taser and a switchblade knife.

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23
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Five rival outlaw motorcycle bikers arrested in Fort McMurray

Five members of rival outlaw motorcycle gangs operating in Fort McMurray have been arrested.

Police have released few other details about the execution of four search warrants Wednesday with a press conference scheduled for Monday.

The arrests come as a result of a joint investigation by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams and RCMP Wood Buffalo in relation to an on-going conflict between the Fort McMurray chapters of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club and the Syndicate, a Hells Angels support club.

These charges are just the latest attempt by authorities to disrupt the activities of motorcycle gangs in the province.

The Hells Angels had largely gone unchallenged in the province since arriving in 1997 and the Warlocks have been on police radar since 2005, but didn’t officially establish their first Canadian chapter until November 2010 in Alberta.

Wed
21
Sep
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New Hells Angels support club growing in Cambridge

WATERLOO REGION — A support club for the biker gang Hells Angels has a chapter in Cambridge.

The affiliated biker gang is known as the Stolen Souls Motorcycle Club, Cambridge chapter, said Staff Sgt. Eugene Fenton, head of intelligence for Waterloo Regional Police.

The gang has 13 members and its membership is climbing, Fenton said.

"They are relatively new and came out on the scene about two years ago," he said.

It started with about eight members, then 10 last year and this year police believe there are 13.

And that's disturbing because the group, also known as a "puppet" club, is associated to the stronger and notorious criminal organization of the Hells Angels.

"They attend their events, field days and other provincial and national events," Fenton said.

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19
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Quebec biker gang members with ties to Hells Angels face drug trafficking charges

Arrests linked to cocaine, amphetamines and cash seized earlier this year

Six members of the Beast Crew motorcycle group are facing drug trafficking charges after being arrested in Sorel-Tracy, Que.

Those arrested include the suspected leader of the group, 37-year-old Martin Raymond of St-Robert, and the treasurer, 46-year-old Stéphane Laflamme.

All six were set to appear in court on Monday afternoon. 

The Sûreté du Québec said the arrests are linked to raids carried out earlier this spring, when police seized 200 grams of cocaine, amphetamines, three kilograms of marijuana, contraband cigarettes and $30,000 in cash.

SQ Sgt. Daniel Thibodeau says the money generated by the Beast Crew was being funnelled directly to the Hells Angels. 

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Black Piston members are criminals, but Ontario motorcycle club not a criminal organization, judge finds

When police crashed into the fortified clubhouse of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club in St. Catharines, Ont., in the early hours of Nov. 6, 2013, the raid ended an eight-month drug probe with arrests and charges that the club was a criminal organization.

Police seized the biker club’s constitution, a membership list, bikers’ crested jackets, new crests for an expansion as well as drugs, money and weapons.

The court, however, has now split the difference between the police allegations and denials of the accused: key members, including the founder of the Black Pistons, were found guilty but a judge rejected a call to declare the club a criminal organization.

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