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Motorcycle gang member convicted on firearm, drug charges

BOSTON – Motorcycle gang member Joseph Noe was released to home detention in District Court Friday after violating the terms of his previous supervised release while serving time for drug charges.

Noe is a “full-patch” member and former Taunton chapter president of the motorcycle club the Outlaws, according to prosecutor Peter Levitt. Noe was arrested in 2007 while he was president of the gang on various drug and firearm charges after a two-year federal investigation and raid on the Outlaw headquarters.  

He was arrested again this month for violating the terms of his release, according to the case report.

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Man arrested during Homeland Security probe in East Bridgewater, officials say

(video) --- EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. —

A man was arrested on federal charges Wednesday after agents with Department of Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at his East Bridgewater home, according to officials.

Federal investigators allege that the homeowner, Bruce Sartwell, ordered a firearm silencer online and had it shipped to his house in the last few days.

Sartwell is a convicted felon and has arrests and arraignments dating back to 1987, according to a criminal complaint from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

He owns a Brockton tattoo shop and is a regional president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

East Bridgewater police said they assisted in the execution of the federal search warrant at Sartwell's Plymouth Street residence.

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Police raid motorcycle club in Fall River days after fatal shooting

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – Police conducted a search of the Sidewinders Motorcycle clubhouse in Fall River Thursday, nearly a week after a biker brawl ended in a fatal shooting in the city.

Fall River police vehicles, including a large van, as well as unmarked Massachusetts State Police cruisers, could be seen behind an industrial building on Kilburn Street.

Multiple businesses are in the building, and an employee who asked not to be identified confirmed the Sidewinders have space there.

“They have been great tenants,” the employee said. “Never a problem.”

He said he did not know what the police operation was about.

Investigators also raided a building with ties to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club on Thursday.

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Taunton man held without bail in fatal Fall River shooting

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors allege the 25-year-old man arraigned for murder Monday in the death of an Oak Bluffs resident used his legal revolver to fire the fatal shot.

The license to carry permit previously held by Joseph Noe, whose last known address is in Taunton, was revoked in light of his arrest for allegedly killing Eric Voshell, 39, of Oak Bluffs, during a disagreement between two competing motorcycle clubs in Fall River, Assistant District Attorney Michael Cahillane said at Noe’s arraignment in Fall River District Court.

Not guilty pleas were entered on Noe’s behalf on one count of murder, two counts of assault and battery with a firearm and one count of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. Noe was ordered held without bail before trial.

Several police officers stood watch inside the courtroom and outside Fall River Justice Center as people associated with Noe and Voshell watched the hearing, which ended without any problems.

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Witness: Fight preceded fatal Fall River shooting of Vineyard man

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After deadly N.H. biker crash, thousands of out-of-state traffic notices found untouched by Massachusetts RMV

BOSTON — Tens of thousands of paper notices detailing traffic infractions that Massachusetts drivers compiled in other states have been sitting untouched in 53 bins at a state facility in Quincy, a preliminary review by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has found.

Among them: a May 11 report of a drunken-driving violation in Connecticut accumulated by Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, a truck driver from West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Connecticut notified the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles about Zhukovskyy's incident both electronically and through a mailed notice that would have got into one of the bins, the report released Monday says. Under state law, Zhukovskyy's commercial driver's license should have been immediately terminated and his right to drive a passenger vehicle suspended. 

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3 men arraigned following raid at Everett clubhouse affiliated with Pagan Motorcycle Club

EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - Three men were arraigned Monday following a raid at an Everett clubhouse affiliated with the Pagan Motorcycle Club, officials say.

On Friday at about 10:15 p.m., police executing a search warrant at the clubhouse on Orient Avenue allegedly identified approximately 12 Pagan Motorcycle Club members wearing their club affiliation patches and insignia and multiple other occupants in the clubhouse, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett police.

A search of the clubhouse revealed an illegal cash bar and four illegally possessed semi-automatic handguns with loaded magazines as well as a separate magazine containing ammunition, officials say.

James Snow, 28, of Tewksbury, was arrested and charged with two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a large capacity feeding device, two counts of illegal possession of ammunition, and two counts of improper storage of a firearm.

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Former Hells Angels member pleads guilty to assault of 2 rivals in Worcester

WORCESTER - A former member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has been placed on probation with a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to charges of assaulting two rival motorcycle gang members in 2016 outside a Chandler Street pub.

Michael J. Blair, 39, of 1039 Main St. pleaded guilty Monday in Worcester Superior Court to charges of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (blunt object) causing serious bodily injury and unarmed robbery in connection with what police and prosecutors said was an attack upon two men on the night of May 8, 2016, outside Suney’s Pub at 216 Chandler St.

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Bridgewater’s annual “Frosty Nuts” motorcycle run drew more than 400 cycles on New Year’s Day

(pics) --- The run began as an informal gathering of friends some 50 years ago, but social media has exploded its popularity.

BRIDGEWATER — The “Frosty Nuts” motorcycle run, a 20-mile ride from Bridgewater to Plympton, is an institution with a humble beginning.

A Bridgewater man, Willie Smith, started the run decades ago. The town’s 49ers Club started organizing the ride in 1988, but Smith stayed involved until his death in January 2018.

49ers Club president Kevin Burrill said Smith told him the ride started almost by accident.

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Worcester Police arrest 2 men accused of beating rival motorcycle club members outside Suney's Pub

WORCESTER -- Two Worcester men have been arrested and charged with attacking two other men with a flashlight during a fight between rival motorcycle clubs outside of Suney's Pub in May.

Police arrested 32-year-old Jake Doherty of 84 Sears Island Drive on Friday then arrested 37-year-old Michael Blair of 1039 Main St. on Sunday and charged them for their alleged involvement in the attacks. Police said there were seven men attacking the two victims and investigators are trying to identify the other suspects.

Doherty and Blair were both arrested on warrants charging them with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.

Police were called to Suney's Pub, located at 216 Chandler St., around 7:20 p.m. on May 8 for a report of an assault. Officers found a 25-year-old man and a 54-year-old man both with head injuries.