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Feb
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Alleged Hells Angel member, on the lam for 10 months, arrested in Dominican Republic

Warrant was issued for Daniel André Giroux's arrest last April

A man police believe is a member of the Hells Angels and who has evaded authorities for 10 months has been arrested in the Dominican Republic.

Daniel Giroux will appear at the Montreal courthouse Wednesday on charges related to drug trafficking.

He was among Quebec's 10 most wanted criminals.

A warrant was issued for his arrest last April, during a raid the Sûreté du Québec called the biggest operation targeting organized crime since 2009's Operation SharQc.

Giroux is allegedly a member of the Montreal chapter of the notorious biker gang. Police say he controls territory on North Shore and in the Laurentians.

The operation was led by a mixed squad that includes the SQ, RCMP, Montreal police, Quebec City police, Lévis police and Laval police.

Fri
11
Jan
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Man accused in Saanich MMA fighter’s killing told to cover tattoos

63-year-old charged in Saanich man’s death released on several bail conditions

A man accused of the first-degree murder of a Saanich mixed-martial arts fighter must cover up his Hells Angels and Devils Army tattoos while he’s out on bail.

That’s just one of several conditions imposed by Justice Kate Ker, who released Richard Ernest Alexander on $600,000 bail Thursday pending his trial.

Alexander, president of the Devils Army Motorcycle Club, is accused of killing 30-year-old John Dillon Brown of Saanich in March 2016.

The 63-year-old’s bail conditions forbid him from owning, wearing or displaying clothing or jewelry with Hells Angels and Devils Army logos and insignias. He was required to surrender those items to the RCMP within 72 hours of his release from custody.

Alexander must surrender all his travel documents to the RCMP.

Tue
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Police seize $15K in cocaine, arrest ‘known Hell’s Angel member’ during weekend raids in London

One person remains on the lam, yet two people were arrested and a slew of items was seized — including drugs and three Hell’s Angels vests — during police raids in London over the weekend.

Police are still looking for a 27-year-old woman, but made the two arrests and seized the drugs during raids on Saturday morning in London.

Provincial police executed the search warrants with the help of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, the Biker Enforcement Unit, London police’s Guns and Drugs Section, and the RCMP.

READ MORE: 10 charged in Alberta cocaine distribution network linked to ‘outlaw bikers’

Fri
21
Dec
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Hells Angels re-establish East Coast presence: 'They have a good footprint'

HALIFAX -- The Hells Angels have re-established an evolving presence in Atlantic Canada, although experts say they have not expanded their roster of full-patch members since first reappearing in the region more than two years ago.

Police and organized crime experts say it's not clear why the country's most powerful outlaw biker gang has not found any local prospects worthy of full membership, but confirm the Angels are retrenching after their former Halifax chapter was smashed by police in 2001.

Stephen Schneider, a criminology professor at Saint Mary's University who has written extensively on organized crime, believes the establishment of a new puppet club in the last year -- the Red Devils -- is a significant sign of intent.

"The Red Devils is pretty much their sort of AAA affiliate club internationally," said Schneider. "So this is a signal that the Hells Angels have not given up and that they are really serious about their presence in Atlantic Canada."

Wed
19
Dec
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Fourth arrest in Brockville biker raids

Brockville Police have arrested a fourth man in connection with two biker-gang-related raids in the city earlier this month.

Officers arrested the 30-year-old man on Tuesday “in relation to the investigation,” police reported Wednesday.

Police, who had not released the latest accused’s name as of Wednesday afternoon or specified the charges, held him in custody pending a bail hearing.

The latest arrest relates to two search warrants carried out on Dec. 6 by the Brockville Police Service, with the help of the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement Unit, the Belleville Police Service and Kingston Police Service.

The Joint Forces Team raided two Brockville residences, at 283 Park Street and Apartment 17 at 16 Cartier Court, in relation to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club and an Outlaws support club, the Dead Eyes Motorcycle Club.

Mon
17
Dec
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New Langley biker club has links to Hells Angels: police

The Street Reapers were formed late last year and have been seen in Fort Langley.

A new motorcycle gang police say is affiliated with the Hells Angels has established itself around Fort Langley.

Members of the Street Reapers motorcycle club were reportedly spotted at the funeral of slain Hells Angel Chad Wilson in Maple Ridge on Saturday.

“The Street Reapers are actually a motorcycle club that are closely associated and have close ties to the Hardside chapter of the Hells Angels,” said Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, spokesperson for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), an anti-gang policing unit.

The Hardside Hells Angels chapter is based near Langley as well, in the Port Kells area of Surrey.

The Street Reapers appear to have come into existence in late 2017, a little more than a year ago, said Winpenny.

“We have noticed them at several of the Hells Angel ride events over the summer of 2018,” she said.

Sat
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Dec
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Hundreds attend Hells Angels funeral in Maple Ridge

Body of Chad John Wilson found last month face-down under the Golden Ears Bridge.

Hundreds of bikers attended a funeral for a Hells Angel member at Maple Ridge Alliance Church on Saturday.

RCMP and Vancouver Police also attended the funeral at the church on 203rd Street in west Maple Ridge, where hundreds of motorbikes lined the parking lot.

An RCMP officer would only confirm that it was a funeral for a member of the Hells Angels.

 

Sat
08
Dec
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Trio arrested in Brockville in connection with biker-gang activity

BROCKVILLE – Brockville police and counterparts from other agencies on Thursday arrested three men in connection with activities of the Outlaws motorcycle gang.

Thomas Bell, Norman Cranshaw Rosbottom and his son, Norman Stanley Rosbottom face charges including kidnapping, robbery, assault with a weapon, assault and two other offences relating to organized crime groups, police said.

Brockville police officers, with help from the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement Unit, the Belleville Police Service and Kingston Police Service, executed search warrants at two Brockville residences, police said Friday.

During the raids, police said, officers seized items including Dead Eyes Outlaw Motorcycle Gang vests, clothing and related paraphernalia, documents supporting involvement in a criminal organization, a small quantity of cocaine, cellphones, clothing “worn during commission of offences” and a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix.

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08
Dec
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Police task force raids Hells Angels headquarters in Trois-Rivières

More than 60 police officers working as part of a united police task force were involved.

More than 60 police officers working as part of a united police task force raided the headquarters of the Trois-Rivières chapter of the Hells Angels on Friday night.

The operation took place in St-Cuthbert in the Lanaudière region. Officers from the Sûreté du Québec, RCMP, Montreal police and regional police were involved.

The raids were conducted as part of a continuing investigation, so no details regarding possible seizures are being released at this point, said Sgt. Claude Denis of the SQ. No arrests were made.

The task force, Escouade nationale de répression du crime organisé, was created last year to combat the Hells Angels biker gang and other organized crime groups.

Mon
03
Dec
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CRA worker who was secretly an outlaw biker gets 30 months for snooping in people's files

The man who accessed personal tax information as an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency in Greater Sudbury was sentenced to 30 months in jail.

Christopher Casola, 48, pleaded guilty on Oct. 11 to three charges including breach of trust by a public official, possession of a restricted firearm (a handgun) with readily accessible ammunition, and possession of a non-restricted firearm without a licence. 

He was sentenced Dec. 3. He must also submit a DNA sample as part of the sentencing.

 
 

In handing down his sentence, Superior Court Justice Dan Cornell said there are a lot of circumstances surrounding the offences that are very concerning.

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