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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.

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No DNA or prints found to link Chalue to murders, witnesses say

SPRINGFIELD -- No DNA or fingerprint evidence linked David Chalue to the murder of three Pittsfield men, according to testimony Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court.

Trooper Michael O’Neil told the jury in Chalue’s murder trial that he was unable to get any fingerprints or only partial, unusable prints, from most of the evidence tested in the case. This included a gun cleaning kit taken from the Hells Angels clubhouse in Lee and a Jack Daniels whiskey bottle found at the Daniel Cole property in Becket, where the remains of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell were discovered, he said.

The plastic bags in which the remains were found were covered in soil and other debris and were oily, said the witness, and he was unable to get any prints from them.

According to O’Neil, there are several factors that can prevent fingerprint evidence from being obtained, from the presence of water to the type of surface that was touched.

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Conn. man faces drug, weapons charges after traffic stop

A Connecticut man is facing drug and weapons possession charges after State Police allegedly discovered both in his motorcycle during a traffic stop in Lee Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Curtis Godfrey, 52, of Winsted was stopped while driving on Route 20 just after 5 p.m., State Police said in a statement.

A subsequent search of the vehicle and Godfrey revealed he was illegally carrying two canisters of pepper spray, prescription drugs, and a leather belt and wristband, which both had metallic spikes, State Police said.

“He had indicators of being in a motorcycle gang called the Connecticut Valley Riders, and other symbols that the trooper recognized as being associated with the Outlaws Motorcycle Club,” said State Police spokesman David Procopio.

He was also carrying four knives, but they were legally his and were not seized by police.