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Hells Angels hold 40th anniversary bash in St-Marc-Sur-Richeliu sugar shack

One of the world’s most notorious biker gangs is celebrating its fortieth anniversary in Quebec with some of the province’s traditional food and local officials said they’re confident security will be sufficient.

The Hells Angels gathered at the Handfield Sugar Shack in St-Marc-Sur-Richelieu on Saturday. Local city councillor Pascal Smith said the city was only made aware of the event on Friday.

“We don’t usually have to be aware of everything going on in St-Marc,” he said. “As far as we’re concerned, it’s just a group of people having a gathering.”

Smith said responsibility for monitoring the situation is the jurisdiction of the Surete du Quebec and no extra local resources will be used.

“We trust the SQ will do its work,” he said. “We don’t see a problem with the security with the event.”

He added that it’s not the first time the Hells Angels have descended on the town but no problems were reported in those prior instances.

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06
Dec
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Even a stay of proceedings for the Hells Angels Salvatore Cazzetta

The former leader of the Hells Angels, Salvatore Cazzetta, has received a Christmas gift in advance, on Wednesday morning at the palais de justice of Montreal, enjoying his third stop of the procedures in six years.

The biker 61-year-old was awaiting trial, expected in the winter of 2018, faces a charge of concealment of a sum of money from the crime since his arrest in the operation Mastiff, in November 2015.

This charge was eventually dropped by the Crown, Wednesday, and judge Daniel Bédard has immediately released the Hells nicknamed “The Beard” in the criminal underworld.

21 months in jail

The prosecution has not justified its decision. However, on the 11th of last August, prosecutors had agreed with the defence, before the tribunal, that if Cazzetta was to be found guilty of handling stolen goods after a trial, he would have already served his sentence.

Sat
02
Dec
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Ontario Hells Angel gets bail on N.S. conspiracy charges

A member of the Hells Angels from Ontario has been granted bail on drug-related charges he faces in Nova Scotia.

Mark David Heickert, 48, of Orillia was arrested in Ontario a month ago during a series of police raids against the outlaw motorcycle gang.

Heickert and an Eastern Shore man — Paul Francis Monahan, 61, of Ostrea Lake — are jointly charged with four counts of conspiracy to traffic cocaine and one of conspiracy to possess proceeds of crime.

The Crown consented to Heickert’s release this past week in Dartmouth provincial court on a $15,000 recognizance that included a cash deposit of $10,000.

Judge Alanna Murphy ordered Heickert to remain in Ontario except when attending court and to report to a police officer in Nova Scotia by telephone every Monday and Friday.

Fri
24
Nov
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Marc Bordage, one of Quebec's most wanted, nabbed in downtown Montreal

Marc Bordage was one of nine people were never found during Operation SharQc, a roundup of more than 100 biker gang members in April 2009.

A man who was on the lam for more than eight years was arrested in downtown Montreal on Thursday.

Numerous reports said the Sûreté du Québec arrested Marc Bordage on Thursday afternoon, though the police force would not confirm his name when asked. Bordage was one of nine people never found during Operation SharQc, a roundup of more than 100 biker gang members in April 2009.

He was apprehended near Phillips Square by SQ officers with the help of the Montreal Police special weapons and tactical squad.

Thu
16
Nov
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Hells Angel posts $7,000 cash bail on drug-related charges

A Hells Angels member from the Eastern Shore has been granted bail on a slew of drug-related charges.

Paul Francis Monahan, 61, of Ostrea Lake near Musquodoboit Harbour, was arrested Nov. 1 in conjunction with a series of police raids in Nova Scotia and Ontario that targeted the outlaw motorcycle gang.

Monahan appeared in Dartmouth provincial court Wednesday for a bail hearing. Crown attorney Mike Taylor consented to his release after he posted cash bail of $7,000.

Monahan faces 15 charges of trafficking marijuana, one of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and one of possession of proceeds of crime.

Thu
16
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Hells Angels might lose clubhouse in Welland, but police warn the gang's still active

Using mostly bikers from out-of-town chapters to bolster their numbers, the gang has begun to establish a presence in Niagara Falls

The home of one of Niagara’s most notorious criminal organizations may soon face the wrecking ball.

Lawyers representing the owners of the Hells Angels clubhouse on Darby Road in Welland, Ont., have until Dec. 6 to appeal a ruling that the building be forfeited to the Ontario government. If they don’t appeal or an appeal fails, the fortified building will likely be demolished, police sources tell The Standard.

However, police say the destruction of the building that was once the centre of the Hells Angels empire on wheels in Niagara doesn’t mean the gang has gone extinct.

Using mostly bikers from out-of-town chapters to bolster their numbers, the gang has begun to establish a presence in Niagara Falls, police say.

Wed
08
Nov
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Police want to chase bikers out of northern crown bars

(google translated)--With the proliferation of school clubs and the release of dozens of Hells Angels members arrested in the wake of Operation SharQc, bars in the North Shore of Montreal have become hubs for bikers and drug traffickers, driven out specialized Éclipse, Équinoxe and BIM squads that monitor Montreal, Laval and Longueuil respectively.

To remove pressure on bar owners, who fear refusing these unwanted clients on pain of reprisal, and to exercise more on organized crime, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) launched yesterday, in close cooperation with the police. Laval, a pilot project called Synergy.

Over the next month, police teams, reaching up to 20 people as needed, will visit the bars to chase bikers and traffickers.

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Update: Ex-Hells Angel dies after being gunned down in R.D.P. parking lot

Vincent Lamer, a 48-year-old former Hells Angel and once a member of Maurice "Mom" Boucher's inner circle, was riddled with bullets Friday.
 

Vincent Lamer, a 48-year-old former Hells Angel and once a member of Maurice “Mom” Boucher’s inner circle, died early Friday after being riddled with bullets as he sat behind the wheel of his car in a Rivière-des-Prairies parking lot.

Police arrived at the scene of the shooting — the parking lot of an auto repair centre at 55th Ave. and la Marinière St. — at a little after midnight to find Lamer slumped behind the wheel of his car, multiple bullet wounds to his upper and lower body.

Lamer, who was sentenced to 10 years in 2002 after pleading guilty to drug trafficking, gangsterism and conspiracy to commit murder, was a close associate of Boucher, whose Nomad chapter of the Hells Angels in Quebec was on the front line of a criminal biker gang war that racked the province for nearly a decade.

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03
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Hells Angel appears in Darmouth court in wheelchair

A full-patch member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang from Ontario was arraigned in Dartmouth provincial court Friday on five charges of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

Mark David Heickert, 48, of Orillia was arrested Wednesday in the Ontario city. He appeared in court there Thursday before RCMP transported him to Nova Scotia to face four counts of conspiracy to traffic cocaine and one of conspiracy to possess proceeds of crime.

Sheriff’s deputies escorted Heickert in and out of the Dartmouth courtroom in a wheelchair.

RCMP announced Thursday that two members of the outlaw biker gang, including a Nova Scotia man, had been charged after a nine-month police investigation.

Paul Francis Monahan, 61, of Ostrea Lake was also arrested Wednesday, when RCMP raided homes in Ostrea Lake and Orillia and the Hells Angels clubhouse in Musquodoboit Harbour.

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Updated Former high-ranking Hells Angel gunned down in Rivière-des-Prairies

Vincent Lamer's body was found, riddled with bullets, in a parked car

A former high-ranking member of the Hells Angels was gunned down overnight in a parking lot in Rivière-des-Prairies, sources have confirmed to CBC News.

Vincent Lamer was found just after midnight behind the wheel of a vehicle near the intersection of 55th Avenue and La Martinière Street. His body was found in the car, parked in the lot of a truck repair company, riddled with bullets.

The 48-year-old was a member of the Hells Angels underling gang, The Rockers, and a close associate of former Hells Angels boss Maurice "Mom" Boucher at the height of the biker wars.

He was in critical condition when he was taken to hospital, where he later died.

Police say a suspect fled the scene before police arrived.

Lamer was one of many gang members arrested as part of the spring 2001 police crackdown during the biker wars.

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