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21
Sep
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Saskatoon police caution public about increased presence of Hells Angels

Members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club are converging on the city this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the club's Saskatoon chapter.
 

The red and white will be flying frequently in Saskatoon this weekend as members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club are converging on the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the club’s Saskatoon chapter.

City police say Hells Angels and their associates will be gathering in the city for the celebration and say members of the public can expect to see an increased presence from the motorcycle club from here in Saskatchewan and from right across Canada.

“The Saskatoon Police Service has an operational plan in place and additional policing resources will be on hand to ensure the safety of the public and all those involved,” says the Saskatoon Police Service news release.

Wed
12
Sep
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Murder victim's daughter rages as teen hitman sentenced as a youth

The daughter of a London homicide victim lashed out at her father's killer Monday after a judge rejected the Crown's request to sentence the teenager as an adult.

The daughter of a London homicide victim lashed out at her father’s killer Monday after a judge rejected the Crown’s request to sentence the teenager as an adult.

The 18-year-old, who can’t be identified because he was 15 when he gunned down Steve Sinclair, was sentenced to seven years – four in custody, three under community supervision — for second-degree murder.

The sentence sparked outrage from Sinclair’s daughter Sienna, who threw a ball of paper at the teen and swore at him inside the ninth-floor courtroom.

“I never get to see dad again. He gets seven years,” she sobbed as relatives restrained her.

Fri
07
Sep
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Hitman who tried to kill Hells Angel at Vancouver airport handed 11-year sentence

Knowah Ferguson, now 21, jailed for attempted murder and conspiracy for failed hit

An Ontario hitman has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for trying to kill a high-profile Hells Angel at Vancouver International Airport more than three years ago.

Knowah Ferguson, now 21, travelled from Ontario in March 2015 with plans to shoot Damion Ryan.

Ferguson was arrested two months after the failed hit in April 2015, and later pleaded guilty to attempted murder and conspiracy.

In sentencing, Justice Joyce DeWitt-Van Oosten said sentencing was difficult because Ferguson was a young, first-time offender convicted of one of the most serious crimes under Canadian law.

Fri
07
Sep
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Never-ending war’: How Alberta is cracking down on the Hells Angels and the outlaw biker gangs that support them

(video) --- An orange glow on the horizon burnt off a light July fog as a surveillance unit with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) monitored the movements of Shane Lance Daly early one morning.

For close to a year, police had been keeping tabs on the 39-year-old, a man they allege is a full-patch member of the Dirty Few Motorcycle Club, a known Hells Angels support club.

But on July 25, police were ready to take action.

Daly pulled his dusty charcoal-coloured Lincoln Navigator out of the Spruce Grove Tim Hortons tacked onto the Shell gas station just off Highway 16A.

It was just before 7 a.m. as he turned right onto Campsite Road then left onto the highway.

Thu
30
Aug
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Hamilton hitman sentenced for attempted murder of Hells Angel at Vancouver airport

Knowah Ferguson, 21, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, minus time already served.

Given the credit for time already served, he’ll spend six more years behind bars.

Ferguson pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Damion Ryan of the Hells Angels at Vancouver International Airport on April 10, 2015, and conspiracy to commit murder of a man who has not been identified.

In a statement, the Combined Forces and Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. said investigators believe the incident was a highly planned and targeted attempt that saw contracted hitmen travel to British Columbia from Ontario for the purpose of killing the intended target.

It added, the attempt was unsuccessful and the intended target was unhurt

In the summer of 2015, charges were obtained against two men, Knowah Truth Ferguson of Hamilton, Ont., and Gino Gavin McCall, also of Hamilton, Ont.

Wed
29
Aug
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As gang informant sues government over Witness Protection Program treatment, authorities want case sealed from public view

His secret cooperation led to the fall of numerous gang members, but Noel Harder says the Witness Protection Program felt like a 'death sentence'

Noel Harder, who is suing the Crown and RCMP for allegedly failing to keep him safe after he turned on his gangland associates, is now trying to stop the Canadian government from hiding his lawsuit from public view.

Once a high ranking member of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club, Harder was the star witness in Project Forseti, a police and RCMP operation against the Hells Angels, Fallen Saints and others in Saskatoon that saw more than 200 guns and $8 million in drugs seized in January 2015.

Thu
16
Aug
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RCMP warns increased presence of outlaw motorcycle gang members expected in central this weekend

The RCMP is alerting the public of an expected increase in the presence of outlaw motorcycle gang members in central Newfoundland this weekend.

Staff Sgt. Steve Conohan of RCMP Criminal Intelligence said the public may see groups of riders on the roads and highways, and within communities. 

“Outlaw motorcycle gangs are known to be involved in illegal activities, despite their attempts to present themselves as good community citizens,” Conohan said. “We urge the public not to engage with them. Instead, we ask that any sightings or suspected illegal activity be reported to the police.”

Wed
15
Aug
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Two Hells Angels arrested in crackdown on alleged drug ring in Quebec

Quebec provincial police say two Hells Angels members have been arrested in a crackdown on an alleged drug trafficking ring in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

Police say those arrested include the alleged head of the network, Bernard Plourde, who is described as a member in good standing of the gang’s Trois-Rivieres chapter.

In a release, police say the 55-year-old Plourde is facing charges of drug trafficking, conspiracy and gangsterism.

Police say a warrant was executed at his Saguenay-area home and that vehicles belonging to Plourde were also seized.

Another Hells Angels member, Jean-Francois Bergeron, of Desbiens, was also arrested along with two other men.

Provincial police say the arrests are the second phase of an operation dubbed Nocif (Toxic) aimed at dismantling a vast network.

 

Last November, authorities made 24 arrests in the Saguenay region as well as Montreal and the Monteregie area in southwestern Quebec.

Mon
13
Aug
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More than 300 tickets issued during annual Hells Angels meet

The Sûreté du Québec issued more than 300 tickets and one man was arrested in an otherwise uneventful weekend as hundreds of members of the Hells Angels gathered in the small community of St-Charles-sur-Richelieu southeast of Montreal for the biker gang's annual Canada Run meeting.

The Sûreté du Québec issued more than 300 tickets and one man was arrested in an otherwise uneventful weekend as hundreds of members of the Hells Angels gathered in the small community of St-Charles-sur-Richelieu southeast of Montreal for the biker gang’s annual Canada Run meeting.

Mon
13
Aug
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Shooting victim's biker past not connected to his death, family says

Donnie Robichaud was a full-patch member of Bacchus until one year ago, according to his family

A Fredericton shooting victim left Bacchus Motorcycle Club a year before his death, aiming to spend more time with his two teenage sons.

But his family says Donnie Robichaud's biker past is not connected to the shooting that took his life.

"He was away from his sons a lot and he wanted more time with them," said his wife, Melissa Robichaud.

"He felt like a bad father. He felt like a bad husband."

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