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Members of P.E.I. Hells Angels prospect club plead guilty to operating lottery schemes, games of chance

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Nine alleged members of the Hells Angels prospect club in Charlottetown pleaded guilty to illegal gaming in provincial court in Charlottetown Thursday.

Ronald Joseph Dean Cook, 46, Blake Edward Culleton, 35, Corey Gordon Falls, 29, Robert “Bobby” Vernon Falls, 63, Brad Charles Gallant, 26, Ian Roulston Kennedy, 54, Kenneth Boyde MacLeod, 48, Shawn Gregory Paquet, 30, and Tristan Edward Watts, 20, each received a $1,200 fine and 12 months’ probation.

The charges relating to participating in activities of a criminal organization were stayed by the crown.

Kennedy was not present, but his lawyer pleaded guilty for him. His sentence will be imposed April 3.  

In addition, MacLeod received 30 days jail for possessing a firearm after he failed to surrender all of his firearms after he was released on an undertaking Aug. 17.

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Hells Angels to hold annual convention in Quebec

The Hells Angels are going to stage their annual Canada Run in Quebec this summer.

The Canada Run is the gang's equivalent of annual convention.

Last year about 500 bikers descended on Calgary.

The Journal de Montreal says there are about 70 members of the gang based in Quebec, but as many as 700 could attend the event.

The date and location have not been announced.

The last time Quebec bikers hosted the Canada Run it was held at the Sanair racetrack near Saint-Pie.

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Biker unit executes search warrants in Barrie

Police search homes on Pickett Crescent, Wessenger Crescent in city's south end

Three people were arrested and charged after the OPP’s biker enforcement unit executed a pair of search warrants in Barrie on Tuesday.

Provincial police, with assistance from the OPP and Barrie police tactical units, searched a pair of homes on Pickett Crescent and Wessenger Crescent in the city's south end.

Pickett Crescent is located near Big Bay Point and Huronia roads, while Wessenger Crescent is in the area of Mapleview Drive and Essa Road. 

Police said some of the items seized included cash, firearms, ammunition, a bulletproof vest, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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Saskatoon police informant says he was 'subject to psychological torture' while in Witness Protection Program

(video)---A police informant whose collaboration with Saskatoon city police allowed investigators to undertake a massive operation targeting gang and organized crime is suing the federal government.

Noel Harder’s lawsuit alleges the RCMP caused him and his family emotional, psychological and financial distress while they were in the federal Witness Protection Program (WPP).

Harder was a member of the Fallen Saints Motorcycle Club and was under police surveillance when officers pulled him over in 2014 and found guns in his truck. He made a deal: in exchange for avoiding criminal charges, he would work with police as a confidential informant on Project Forseti.

Noel Harder

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Crown may seek Supreme Court of Canada appeal in Hells Angels murder case

Dean Daniel Kelsie's convictions in October 2000 shooting in Dartmouth, N.S., overturned in December

The Crown may seek to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada a ruling by Nova Scotia's highest court that quashed the convictions against one of the men accused in a Hells Angels murder nearly two decades ago.

Dean Daniel Kelsie, 45, was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the Oct. 3, 2000, shooting death of Sean Simmons in the lobby of an apartment building in north-end Dartmouth.


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Peterborough police planning on dealing with increased outlaw motorcycle gang activity

Peterborough Police Service anticipate the city will see an increase in Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) activity this year.

“We’re kind of here for the picking right now,” says Peterborough police Insp. Larry Charmley, adding that the Outlaws, Hells Angels, Rock Machine and other groups are looking for opportunities here.

“They are worldwide and want to take over territory.”


Peterborough Police say Outlaw Motorcycle gang activity is expected to pick up in 2018. The Outlaws on Park and Perry streets burned to the ground last March, but they have relocated to this clubhouse on Parkhill Road East. - Todd Vandonk/Metroland

He says biker activity and representation began to increase in the fall of 2017 and will become more visible this spring.

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Early morning raids target organized crime, Hells Angels hangout

About 120 police launched a series of early morning raids Tuesday that targeted alleged members of organized crime as well as a site in the Montérégie allegedly used by the Hells Angels.

The Sûreté du Québec says the operation also saw officers deployed at locales in the Outaouais and Montreal’s north shore.

No arrests had been reported as Tuesday morning.

A total of nine residences and 10 vehicles were the object of search warrants. Several sources said one of the sites raided in Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu was used by the Hells Angels.

The raids are part of an investigation into drug trafficking and are the latest in a series of similar operations in various regions of Quebec carried out by an anti-organized crime division headed by the SQ.

The division is also composed of officers from the RCMP as well as the Montreal and Laval police departments.

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Hells Angel fires lawyer in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack Monday

Neil ‘Nitro’ Cantrill charged with two others with extortion, kidnapping for alleged incident in Hope

The trial of an Edmonton Hells Angel and two associates scheduled for April will be delayed as the three fired their lawyer in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on Monday.

Neil Patrick Cantrill – who goes by “Nitro” in a Nomads Chapter of the Alberta Hells Angels – is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping without the use of a firearm, unlawful confinement or imprisonment, extortion, attempting to choke to overcome resistance, and possession of non-firearm knowing unauthorized.

Charged alongside Cantrill in the alleged incident from Hope in August 2016 is Stephen Cantrill and Robert Lowry.


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Members of Canadian military banned from associating with outlaw bikers

Move comes four years after report that found some active and retired troops have an uncomfortably close alliance with outlaw motorcycle clubs

The Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces have issued a nationwide general order banning members of Canada’s military from associating with a variety of groups, including outlaw biker gangs.

Bikers hang up a banner outside the Hells Angels Nomads compound before the group’s Canada Run event on July 22, 2016, in Carlsbad Springs, Ont., near Ottawa.

Bikers hang up a banner outside the Hells Angels Nomads compound before the group’s Canada Run event on July 22, 2016, in Carlsbad Springs, Ont., near Ottawa.   (Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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Man pleads guilty in bar brawl linked to Hells Angels gathering

A barroom brawl in Kenosee Lake said to have links to a Hells Angels Motorcycle Club gathering led to a guilty plea from one participant on Thursday.

Richard Jerome Bandet, 44, pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon during an appearance at Regina Provincial Court. The Crown stayed a second charge alleging assault causing bodily harm.

After hearing brief submissions, Judge Anna Crugnale-Reid agreed to impose the six-month suspended sentence jointly requested by Crown and defence counsel. The sentence involves a probation order containing a number of conditions, including that Bandet not contact the person he assaulted.

Crown prosecutor Steve Robertson told the court a large fight broke out amongst a number of people — more than a dozen, court heard — in the early morning hours of May 20 last year.