Tue
13
May
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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
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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.

Sat
10
May
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Riders come from near and far to support Lansdowne

 ~Charity motorcycle ride a big boost for Every Kid Counts program~

 

As long as Lansdowne Children's Centre continues to hold its charity motorcycle ride "the right way," they can continue to count on support from an extensive network of bikers.

Mike Riddick, the Eastern Canada Regional Officer of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, said that fewer and fewer motorcycle fundraising rides go through the trouble of arranging a police escort.

"That is a big positive for us," Riddick said.

More than 225 members of the motorcycle club travelled from as far away as Sudbury or Barrie to take part in the 10th annual Lansdowne Children's Centre Charity Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, beginning at the Brantford and District Civic Centre.

Thu
08
May
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Police arrest 69 in major biker gang drug bust

The Hells Angels and the Red Devils biker gangs were targeted in 49 police raids which saw 650 police officers arrest 69 suspects in Saguenay, the Laurentians and Laval Wednesday. 

Six suspects are still being sought in the roundup of the drug operation which dealt meth, cocaine, cannabis and cocaine.

The raids were mainly directed in the Saguenay area where the network was also suspected of other crimes, including extortion, arson, kidnapping and other crimes.

One of the cells was suspected of producing marijuana for the Quebec market, while another was believed to have been exporting marijuana to the U.S.A. at a rate of 20 kilos per week, for a revenue of about $1.2 million.

Some of those arrested were Daniel Labrie, 41, of Terrebonne, Daniel Bouchard, 40, of Jonquière, Éric Bleau, 32, of Saint-Eustache, Pierre Chayer, 50, of Rawdon and Normand Girard, 60, of Laval.

 
Wed
07
May
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Hells Angel fighting dismissal as garbage collector by City of Vancouver last fall

Hells Angel fighting dismissal as garbage collector by City of Vancouver last fall

Tue
06
May
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Accused helped in beating death of Kelowna dad because of his link to Hells Angels, prosecutor argues

Accused helped in beating death of Kelowna dad because of his link to Hells Angels, prosecutor argues

 

Roberts Cocks, front, leaves a sentencing hearing for his son Norman Cocks in February. — PNG files

Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider , PNG

 

One of four accused Hells Angels associates charged with manslaughter in the death of Kelowna dad Dain Phillips was motivated to participate in the attack in part because of his gang connections, a prosecutor has argued.

Fri
02
May
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Friend of Hells Angel associate gunned down

~Young man shot to death in front of his Surrey home~

A young man shot to death in front of his Surrey home was as close as "family" to a Hells Angel associate injured in a 2007 Langley shooting, the associate's wife said Tuesday.

Cynthia Pelletier said she has no idea why Andrew (Drew) Cilliers, 26, was gunned down in his driveway early Tuesday morning, but is traumatized by the loss.

"He was an excellent, excellent guy, okay," she said. "We loved Drew like our own family and we are just devastated."

Pelletier's husband, Leonard, who police say is an associate of several full-patch Hells Angels, was shot in September 2007, as he was about to drop off his 14-year-old son at a Langley high school. The boy was uninjured.

Fri
02
May
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Dead man was associate of Hells Angels, police say

 VANCOUVER - The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is probing the suspicious death in Burnaby of an associate of the Hells Angels who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a 1999 gangland slaying.

Matthew Mark Rheaume, 39, was found dead in his residence in the 5700-block Camino Court just before 3 p.m. Monday.

Rheaume was well known to police and was regularly in the company of members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, although he was not considered a member.

He was charged in the 1999 murder of Hershal Clark Segal in Surrey and later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

At the time Surrey RCMP said Segal was slain shortly after leaving the Oasis Hotel on King George Highway in the early hours of Aug. 14, 1999.

Segal, who was also well known to police, was killed in a "drug-related gang style manner," RCMP said in 1999.

Thu
01
May
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Alleged Hells Angel should go to trial on theft, extortion charges: B.C court

Alleged Hells Angel should go to trial on theft, extortion charges: B.C court

 

Hells Angels

Photograph by: Vancouver Sun , Handout

 

 

VANCOUVER — B.C.'s highest court has reversed a stay on criminal charges for an alleged full-patch member of the Hells Angels and sent the case back to trial.

Robert Frederick Widdifield was accused of extortion and theft, in connection to a stolen boat.

His trial was set for October 2012, then again a month later and finally for October 2013.

In June last year, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Johnston stayed the charges, ruling that the Crown was responsible 18 months in delays.

Thu
01
May
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Curtis Lynds pleads guilty in Hells Angels murders

Barry Kirk Mersereau and Nancy Christensen found dead in 2000

 

A Colchester County man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in connection with a biker gang war that rocked Nova Scotia more than a decade ago.

Curtis Blair Lynds, 38, was supposed to go on trial in Kentville on Monday. Instead, he appeared in a Halifax courtroom on Thursday and pleaded guilty to his involvement in the execution-style killings ​of Barry Kirk Mersereau, 48, and his wife Nancy Christensen, 47.

They were found dead in their home in Centre Burlington in September 2000. They'd been shot.

Mersereau was a drug dealer with connections to the Hells Angels. At the time, police believed Mersereau put a bounty out on any full-patched member of the Hells Angels because he believed the club had his brother killed.

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