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RCMP monitor Hells Angels during recent P.E.I. ride

Police officers in P.E.I. are continuing to keep a close eye on outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Police conducted a road check at the Borden-Carleton scales on Friday during a ride that included members of outlaw motorcycle clubs from other provinces.
Officers from Charlottetown, Summerside, and Kensington Police Services, along with RCMP and Highway Safety checked a group of about 30 motorcyclists, which included a large contingent of Hells Angels from New Brunswick and Quebec.
“The road check was conducted for public safety and to ensure compliance with the P.E.I. Highway Traffic Act,” said a statement from police.
Officers issued seven summary offence tickets as well as several verbal warnings during the road check.
During the weekend, police also conducted foot patrols at local hotels and bars to monitor outlaw motorcycle club members.

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Union defending Burnaby firefighter fired after posing with Hells Angels

The Burnaby firefighters union is pushing back against the firing of one of its members after he posed with three Hells Angels for a photo on social media.

 

The city fired Nick Elmes on June 27 after an investigation into the photo and the association of his Florian’s Knights biker club with the Hells Angels.

The controversy sprang up in early June, when the Vancouver Sun and Province reported on the photo and the fact the Knights, a Burnaby-based club made up of active and retired firefighters, had participated in rides with the Hells Angels.

Florian's Knights, biker club

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Fallen Saints president was aware of criminal activity, but not involved

Mark Micheal Nowakowksi was the president of a criminal organization, but he wasn't involved in any of the crime itself, his lawyer says.

While Mark Micheal Nowakowski was the leader of a criminal organization in Saskatoon, he did not personally participate in any of its criminal activity, his lawyer says.

However, the 48-year-old former president of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club pleaded guilty to assaulting an associate member and recruiting people to join the club for the purpose of enhancing a criminal organization.

The guilty pleas were entered in October and on Tuesday, Nowakowski was sentenced to 15 months in jail after Justice Mona Dovell accepted a joint submission from the Crown and defence.

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Bike night refuses to ban vests over gang attendance allegations

(video) --- Every two weeks, Bike Night in Paris raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Eerie.

The event brings out thousands of motorcyclists in an effort to promote Paris tourism, combat stigma around bikers and raise money for the charity—over $23,000 since it began.

For all of its 17 installments, Myles Rusak, the CEO of the Big Brothers Big Sisters branch, said the event has gone very smoothly.

Thu
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Outlaw motorcycle gangs expected to increase presence in Newfoundland and Labrador: RCMP

The RCMP is warned the public of an expected increase in the presence of outlaw motorcycle gangs in the province as the summer riding season progresses.

 Staff Sgt. Steve Conohan of RCMP criminal intelligence provided information to the media Thursday on what can be expected from members of these outlaw gangs.

“Outlaw motorcycle gangs are known for their intimidation of people in our communities and their association with criminal activities,” he said in a news release. “The public may notice increased sightings of outlaw motorcycle gangs which, at times, will ride in formations at high rates of speed, unsafely passing highway vehicles and blocking intersections. We urge the public not to engage with these gangs and to instead report sightings and any suspected illegal activity to the police so we can take enforcement action and remind these gang members that they too are subject to the same rules and regulations as all citizens.”

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Founder of biker club 'no longer employed' at Burnaby Fire Department

A memo obtained by Postmedia says that Nick Elmes, a firefighter who founded a biker club, is no longer employed by the City of Burnaby.

“Effective today, Nick Elmes is no longer employed by the City of Burnaby,” Acting Fire Chief Dave Samson says in the terse, one-line internal memo, which was sent out on Wednesday afternoon.

The memo’s subject is simply “Nick Elmes.”

It’s not clear whether Elmes resigned or was fired. The Burnaby Fire Department wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Earlier this month, Postmedia’s Kim Bolan revealed that Elmes and two other Burnaby firefighters, as well as two New Westminster firefighters and a retired firefighter from Vancouver were members of Florian’s Knights.

The club was recently formed and Elmes told Bolan he was one of the founders.

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Alleged Hells Angel charged in New Brunswick-Quebec cocaine trafficking probe

Emery (Pit) Martin, 57, of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska is 15th person to be arrested in Operation J-Thunder

 

A northwestern New Brunswick man, identified by RCMP as a longtime member of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang, has become the 15th person to be arrested as part of an investigation into cocaine trafficking in the province.

Emery Joseph Martin, 57, of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska was arrested Monday in his vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway, near Rivière-Verte, around 9:30 a.m., Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh said in a statement.

Martin, known by the nickname Pit, appeared in Bathurst provincial court later in the day to face 10 drug-related charges.

 

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Police: FLETC instructors posed as agents start fight, go to jail

Two Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Instructors allegedly picked a fight with a group of bikers June 14 at Toucan’s Ale House, resulting in a busted lip for one of the FLETC employees and a trip to jail for both, according to a Glynn County police report.

According to the report, Thomas Wilson Crabill, 52, and Jacqueline Ealtheni Wilson, 40, allegedly repeated loudly and often that they were “federal agents” while antagonizing members of a motorcycle club who were seated at a neraby table at Toucan’s, located on Perry Lane Road off of Golden Isles Parkway near Interstate 95. Crabill allegedly carried a concealed handgun at the time. Police physically restrained him to confiscate the Glock 42 from his waistband, the report said.

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Tall ships crew parade will have a real roar to it!

It’s revving up to be spectacular! That’s The Tall Ships Races crew parade in Sunderland which will be led through the streets by a squad of 50 Hells Angels.

More details were today announced on the parade which is always one of the highlights of any tall ships legs.

And Sunderland’s promises to be something very special with the Hells Angels leading a 1200-strong field of crewmates.

Hell's Angels at the mouth of the Wear. Photo: Michelle K Williams.
 

Sunderland is the start port for The Tall Ships Races 2018, and the city will welcome sailing vessels and their crews from around the world for five days of celebration from July 10 to July 14.

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Unprotected

Meet Noel Harder. Testifying against the Hells Angels led to a $2M bounty on his head. Then he got kicked out of the Witness Protection Program.
 

Noel Harder risked his life as a secret police agent, then spent three years testifying as the star witness against drug dealers, gun runners, mobsters and the Hells Angels.

Today he’s a marked man with an apparent $2-million bounty on his head.

And he’s on his own.

The RCMP kicked Harder out of the federal Witness Protection Program last month and, by his account, reneged on one promise after another.

These aren't just the words of a man labelled a "rat" and "snitch" after his double life was exposed; Harder served as the inside man on Project Forseti, the largest organized crime investigation in Saskatchewan history.

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