Tue
29
Apr

Judge skeptical Hells Angels associate was only looking for a 'fist fight' before deadly beating

Judge skeptical Hells Angels associate was only looking for a 'fist fight' before deadly beating

 

Charged with manslaughter in the beating death of Dain Phillips, Kelowna brothers Matthew McRae (left) and Daniel McRae walk outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.

Photograph by: Ric Ernst , PNG

 

A lawyer for one of four Hells Angels associates accused in the fatal beating of Kelowna dad Dain Phillips argued that his client merely wanted to engage in a fist fight prior to the slaying.

Fri
25
Apr

More details released in crackdown on Hells Angels

 ALERT Hells Angels investigation

ALERT investigators display some items seized as part of an investigation into the Hells Angels motorcycle gang Friday, April 25

 

ALERT investigators displayed results from a coordinated crackdown on a high-profile motorcycle gang, and released more details on their investigation.

On Wednesday morning, officers with ALERT, RCMP and the Edmonton Police Service executed ten search warrants in the capital region – ALERT said Friday that the warrants lead to the seizure of two handguns, 26 pounds of marijuana, and 19 vests.

The next day, ALERT said a total of six members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang – the gang at the centre of the investigation – had been arrested and are facing organized crime charges.

Fri
25
Apr

Ex-Hells Angel Ian Grant receives full parole (video)

 

 

 A former Hells Angels member has been granted full parole after serving less than half his sentence.

Ian Grant was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison in 2007. He was arrested in an undercover sting and later convicted of extortion and drug trafficking.

Grant got day parole in June 2012.

The Correctional Service of Canada recommended full parole, and says Grant has a "positive future outlook" and poses a low risk of committing another offence.

Conditions include a curfew, staying away from drugs and gang members.

Wed
23
Apr

ALERT investigating Hells Angels in Edmonton-area(video)

 

Officers in the Edmonton area spent much of Wednesday morning executing a number of search warrants in the capital region, as part of an extensive investigation surrounding an area chapter of the Hells Angels.

Investigators with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) executed ten search warrants Wednesday morning – one in Acheson, one in Strathcona County, one in Leduc, and seven in Edmonton.

Police said a number of individuals associated with the club were arrested, and are facing organized crime-related charges.

Fri
18
Apr

Former boss booted from Hells Angels

Maurice "Mom" Boucher

Maurice "Mom" Boucher while in prison, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. (archive)

 

MONTREAL — Former Hells Angels leader Maurice "Mom" Boucher is no longer associated with the notorious biker gang.

Sources have told QMI Agency the 60-year-old, who was known as one of Canada's most infamous criminals, was officially expelled from the gang.

Boucher, who is currently serving a 25-year sentence in a maximum security prison for the murder of two prison guards, learned he was kicked out of the gang in late March.

The decision to give Boucher the boot was reached at a recent East Coast meeting of the Hells Angels chapters. Sources tell QMI Agency these meetings are used as a forum for conflict resolution between different chapters.

Fri
18
Apr

Gang affiliate nabbed by Spruce Grove / Stony Plain RCMP

A traffic stop on April 9 which led to a drug bust saw Spruce Grove / Stony Plain RCMP arrest two individuals, one of whom police say has gang connections.

Police seized three ounces of marijuana and 30 bags containing around 40 grams of cocaine in the vehicle.

Peter Goodsell, 29, and Amanda Lindstrom, 31, have both been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in relation to marijuana and cocaine, as well as possession of under $5,000 obtained by crime and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Both have been released on $2,000 cash bail with conditions to not possess firearms or illegal drugs.

RCMP say Goodsell is a known member of the Kaos Krew Motorcycle Club. That club belongs to the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, which has associations to the Hells Angels.

Cpl. Colette Zazulak said Outlaw Motorcycle Gang is an umbrella for criminal organizations and clarified that they have a relationship with the Hells Angels.

Thu
17
Apr

Police seek man with ties to Hells Angels

A man with ties to the Hells Angels, and described by police as dangerous, is currently being sought on a warrant accusing him of extortion.

The Montreal police issued a release Thursday asking for the public’s help in locating Gabriel Girard, 37, a man from the Saguenay region who has been involved with the biker gang for more than a decade. According to the release, the Montreal and Laval police forces are involved in trying to locate him. Police believe Girard might be in the Montreal region “and he is considered to be a dangerous man.” They are asking anyone who spots Girard to immediately call 911.

The victim of the alleged extortion attempt is a Montreal resident. Another man, Yves Jean, 52, has been charged as part of the same investigation.

According to the release, both men showed up on Tuesday for a “meeting orchestrated by police officers. During this meeting (Jean) was arrested. Gabriel Girard managed to escape.”

Thu
17
Apr

Accused denies misleading full-patch Hells Angel in attempt to get him involved in petty dispute

A prosecutor suggested Thursday that a Hells Angels associate accused in the brutal slaying of a Kelowna dad had lied to and manipulated a full-patch member of the notorious motorcycle club into helping him fight the victim’s sons.

Court has heard that accused Daniel McRae and his brother and co-accused Matthew McRae were engaged in a long-running petty dispute with the sons of Dain Phillips, who was beaten to death in June 2011.

Crown counsel Joe Bellows suggested during his cross-examination of Daniel McRae that the accused had manipulated Hells Angel Norman Cocks into joining them in their fight with Kody and Kaylin Phillips.

“I completely disagree with that,” McRae told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan.

Several hours prior to the slaying, Cocks punched Kaylin Phillips at a recycling depot after McRae had spotted him as he and Cocks were driving by, court has heard.

Tue
15
Apr

Bemister case back in court for pre-sentencing

A Grand Falls-Windsor man was in provincial court in Gander April 14 for a pre-sentencing report on a number of charges stemming from incidents at two Gander bars Sept. 29.

© tc• Media file photo

BACK IN COURT – Patrick Wallace Bemister, 27, was in provincial court in Gander on April 14 for a pre-sentencing report. Bemister is to be sentenced on May 15 for three charges of assault and a breach of probation stemming from incidents that occurred at two Gander bars on Sept. 29.

Thu
10
Apr

Beacon News (blog) Kaos Krew MC member charged in Spruce Grove drug bust

~Peter Goodsell Jr of Kaos Krew MC charged with drug-related counts~

A member of the Kaos Krew motorcycle club is facing a number of drug-related charges after he was pulled over in a traffic stop in Spruce Grove on Wednesday evening.

Cpl. Colette Zazulak of the Spruce Grove RCMP says the Edmonton biker club member, Peter Goodsell Jr, 29, along with 31-year old Amanda Lindstrom were pulled over by police during the early evening hours on April 9.

Zazulak says “Police noted a strong odor of fresh marihuana emanating from the vehicle, and arrested both occupants for possession of a controlled substance”.

During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly found three ounces of pot along with 30 bags of cocaine and a large knife.

Inside each bag of cocaine, there was between 35 and 40 grams of the drug.

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