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01
Jun
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Alleged Hells Angels leader again asks R.I. judge to step aside

PROVIDENCE -- The purported president of the state chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is challenging a judge’s refusal to step aside from hearing his case, arguing that it could create an appearance of impropriety given her husband’s 24-year career with the state police.

Joseph M. Lancia, 28, of Smithfield, is asking Superior Court Judge Kristin E. Rodgers to step down from the state’s case charging him with trying to kill an acknowledged onetime Hells Angels prospect outside the club’s Messer Street clubhouse.

Rodgers is married to now Little Compton Police Chief Scott N. Raynes, who retired as a lieutenant with the state police in February 2018.

 

Thu
21
May
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RI Hells Angels president released after serving time as bail violator

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The president of the Hells Angels of Rhode Island was released from prison earlier this month after serving more than two months as a bail violator following a dust-up in a strip club parking lot.

Joseph Lancia, who turns 29 years old on Friday, was released from the ACI on May 13, according to Kristy dosReis, a spokesperson for Attorney General Peter Neronha. 

Lancia was ordered to serve 75 days as a bail violator after he was arrested on Feb. 29 outside the Cadillac Lounge where a Providence police officer said he witnessed Lancia punch someone, knocking him unconscious. Lancia was charged with two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and simple assault.

Thu
30
Apr
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Judge refuses to step aside in R.I. Hells Angels case

PROVIDENCE -- A Superior Court judge is refusing to step aside from presiding over a case involving the purported president of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club’s Rhode Island chapter and his associate, although her husband was formerly a lieutenant with the Rhode Island State Police.

Judge Kristin E. Rodgers rejected a request by Joseph M. Lancia, 28, of Smithfield, a full-patch Hells Angels member; and Lance R. Imor, 54, of West Warwick, that she recuse herself from hearing the case stemming from a June 12 raid at the Hells Angels clubhouse at 161-163 Messer St.

Lancia and Imor had argued that it would create an appearance of impropriety for Rodgers to oversee the case, because her husband, Scott N. Raynes, is a retired lieutenant of the state police. Raynes now works as the police chief in Little Compton.

Wed
18
Mar
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Judge: RI Hells Angels leader failed to ‘keep the peace,’ ordered held without bail

A late-night brawl outside a Providence strip club will keep the man who police say is the head of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club behind bars, for now.

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Tue
10
Mar
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2nd member of Hells Angels charged in Providence strip-club fight

PROVIDENCE — A second member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club faces charges stemming from a strip-club altercation, the police said.

Nicholas Lourenco, 29, turned himself in Tuesday on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct from the incident Feb. 29 at the Cadillac Lounge strip club on Charles Street, police said.

After a review of surveillance footage from the incident, police decided to charge Lourenco, Maj. David Lapatin said. Lourenco punched a man who worked at the strip club, causing a facial injury, Lapatin said.

Lapatin described the assault as unprovoked.

Tue
03
Mar
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R.I. Hells Angels president claims entrapment in shooting case; says victim was a police informant

PROVIDENCE — As his legal troubles mount, the president of the Hells Angels Rhode Island chapter is accusing the authorities of trying to entrap him and going easy on a “star witness” with a violent history.

Joseph Lancia, 28, of Smithfield, pleaded not guilty in District Court on Monday morning to two misdemeanors stemming from an altercation at the Cadillac Lounge strip club Saturday night. Police said they saw him punch a man, later identified as a strip club bouncer, in the face.

Sun
01
Mar
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R.I. Hells Angels president charged in disturbance at Providence strip club

PROVIDENCE — A man previously identified by state police as the Rhode Island chapter president of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang was charged with disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at the Cadillac Lounge strip club late Saturday.

City police said they saw Joseph Lancia, 28, of Smithfield, punch a man in the face as they tried to clear other members of the motorcycle gang from the Charles Street club.

The victim fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement, and appeared to be unconscious, police said.

Police who were working a detail at the club were originally alerted to a “disturbance” in the bar area just before midnight. They saw Hells Angels members arguing with security and staff, and saw an assistant manager bleeding from the nose and mouth.

Sat
11
Jan
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Police monitoring Hells Angels HQ as bikers arrive for fundraiser

(video) --- PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence and state police are monitoring what is expected to be a large gathering of bikers at the Messer Street headquarters of the Hells Angels on Saturday.

The party, advertised by the biker club on social media, is billed as a way to raise money for the defense fund of Joseph Lancia, who was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun at a passing truck on June 12. 

Lancia has been identified by law enforcement as the president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels.

Fri
11
Oct
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Biker gang turf battles fuel rising violence in RI

(videos) --- PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Violent clashes between feuding biker gangs have been on the rise in Rhode Island as a turf war sparked five years ago continues to rage on.

And investigators who track outlaw motorcycle groups are increasingly concerned innocent bystanders could get caught in the crossfire.

Detective Ryan Mahoney of the R.I. State Police Intelligence Unit said motorcycle gangs are unlike traditional organized crime, such as La Cosa Nostra, because their violence is even more unpredictable.

Sat
10
Aug
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Shots fired at house used by motorcycle gang

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Shots were fired Saturday into a West Warwick house hosting a party for the Pagan Motorcycle Club, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.

State Police Major Timothy Sanzi said West Warwick police put out a “be on the lookout” after the shooting in their town at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Witnesses said they saw several vehicles leaving following the shooting and police are actively searching for those cars.

Target 12 Investigator Tim White was told no one was shot at the home on Walker Street, but police were questioning several members of the club.

The Pagan Motorcycle Club is identified by law enforcement as an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Target 12 has learned police are investigating this as a possible attack by a rival motorcycle gang.

This is a developing story. Check back with Eyewitness News for updates.

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