February 22, 2019

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Kamloops shooters charged

Tim Petruk is reporting that "Two alleged Kamloops gangsters were charged Wednesday with murder and attempted murder in connection with a deadly shooting last week in Brocklehurst - the latest in a string of violent incidents linked to a power vacuum at the top of the city’s drug trade. Gordie Wayne Braaten and Hugh Alexander McIntosh are each facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder after a shooting last Friday that killed 39-year-old Jason Glover and injured 50-year-old Kelly Callfas."

"As of noon Wednesday, Braaten and McIntosh remain at large."

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‘HELLS ANGELS’: Biker gang faces combined 300-year prison sentence in Spain

FIVE years after the Mallorca chapter of the Hells Angels was shut down, 46 alleged members are set to be tried and are facing a combined 300 years in prison.
The suspects were arrested in connection with 16 crimes which include drug trafficking, prostitution, threats, bribery, possession of weapons, money laundering and extortion in S’Arenal and Palma.

And among the defendants are two local police officers and a Guardia Civil sergeant from Palma, who face between five and seven years each for criminal involvement and bribery.

ARRESTS: Suspected gang members of Mallorca’s Hell Angels are taken into custody. CREDIT: Policia Nacional and Guardia Civil Interior

The National Police dismantled the ‘powerful criminal gang’ at the end of July 2013 in the so-called ‘Operation Casablanca’, in collaboration with the Guardia Civil.

Investigations have been ongoing and the magistrate of the Central Court of Instruction, 6, of the National Court, has now announced all 46 will be brought to trial at the Criminal Chamber.

At the recent hearing, an order was made for the ‘precautionary seizure of assets, both real estate and vehicles’, together with documents and money.

The magistrate also set civil liability bonds of more than €4 million for several of the money laundering suspects.

The alleged European leader of the organisation, German Frank Hanebuth, could face 13 years in prison for criminal organisation, threats, money laundering and illegal possession of weapons.

His two suspected ‘lieutenants’, the Youssafi brothers, Khalil, considered the vice president of the chapter of the biker gang in Mallorca, who could get 38 and a half years in prison for a string of crimes.

Abdelghani, believed to have acted as treasurer, faces 33 and a half years.
The gang reportedly settled on the island because of its location, the existence of alternative businesses, and the possibility of money laundering and drug trafficking.

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February 21, 2019

Al Potter talks about family's private island, Hells Angels chapter to undercover cop

RCMP officer posing as debt collector had conversation during car ride to Belmont, Ont.

Al Potter had plans to open his own motorcycle club in central Newfoundland, with six solid members who were serious about following the rules and paying their dues — something he said some members of the Vikings often failed to do.

That and details about Potter's family's private island were revealed in a conversation Potter had with an undercover police officer while they drove from Minden to Belmont, Ont., on Sept. 25, 2016.
Little did Potter know, he was one day away from being arrested for the 2014 stabbing death of Dale Porter, and he was getting comfortable in the passenger's seat as the two men drove to do a "small job."
"So the plan is … take the vest, and start my own chapter out there, in central Newfoundland," he told the undercover officer.
"And from then, patch that Vikings chapter to the Hells Angels chapter."
The RCMP gained access to the Vikings Motorcycle clubhouse in Cupids, Conception Bay North, on July 5, 2016 — about a week after Porter's death. (Court photograph)

Potter, wearing a red T-shirt, sat next to the officer, who wore a black shirt with an two guns on the front.

He told the officer he planned on taking four of the "best from what's there" in the Vikings chapter in St. John's, along with himself and a man he met in jail in Lindsay, to start a new chapter that would be sandwiched between two Outlaw motorcycle clubs.

One of the St. John's members he wanted to bring along was a man who was secretly working with police, recording conversations and leaking information to bolster the RCMP's case in the Porter homicide.
"It's going to be the top notch guys, select few, the best chapter, you know what I mean?" Potter said.
"Not a bunch of f--king yahoos who can't pay their $30 a month in f--king dues … riding f--king Honda 250s."

He also claimed he was once a member of Satan's Choice MC, an outlaw club that operated in Toronto and Montreal.

An invitation to Samson's Island

During the hour-long conversation, Potter also offered the man an invitation to Samson's Island, a piece of land that Potter's family owns in Newfoundland.
"We got our own island, man. Twenty miles out in the North Atlantic. Nobody there to bug you," Potter said.
The sunsets are breathtaking; the icebergs are floating past you.
- Al Potter
He explained it's equipped with the satellite dish, solar panels and a windmill "almost as tall as this f--king spiked thing here, tower."
"It sounds pretty nice," the officer responded, the video now near black as darkness fell.
"The sunsets are breathtaking. The icebergs are floating past you," said Potter.

He explained he came from a wealthy family and that "one of the deals that I've got worked in with this thing, with my father's company, is that you guys can kill my ass, give me $5,000,000, keep the rest but I want Newfoundland, and everything in it."
"You can keep your $100,000,000. Just give me Samson's Island."

Potter was arrested outside a hotel in London, Ont., the next day, shortly after a conversation with the same undercover officer.

While the jury has been told the conversation was not recorded, details of it have not yet been revealed.

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Former notorious Hells Angel spent months in jail for road-rage incident

Jacques Pelletier took part in the slaughter of fellow gang members in 1985. A former Hells Angel who took part in one of the most notorious crimes committed in Quebec when he and other bikers slaughtered fellow gang members three decades ago is a free man again, despite having recently pleaded guilty to assaulting someone during a road-rage incident in Montreal.

Jacques Pelletier, 63, was a full-patch member of the Hells Angels in 1985 when the gang decided to slaughter several members of its now-defunct Laval chapter. The gang members who were killed in what became known as the Lennoxville Purge were considered unruly drug dealers whose actions affected relations with other organized crime groups, notably the leaders of Montreal’s West End Gang who supplied the gang with cocaine.

On March 24, 1985, five Laval members were shot to death after they were summoned to a Hells Angels’ clubhouse in Lennoxville, just outside Sherbrooke. Several Hells Angels were present that day and played a role in the slaughter, but only four — including Pelletier — were convicted of first-degree murder and received life sentences.

Pelletier was granted full parole in 2013, but returned behind bars a couple of times for parole violations. For example, in October 2017, he was returned to a penitentiary after police noticed his motorcycle parked outside a strip bar frequented by known criminals.

In November, he was returned to a penitentiary again following his arrest, by Montreal police, for his role in a road-rage incident during which he got into a shoving match with another driver on Oct. 18.

According to court records, the incident was considered minor by the judge who ultimately sentenced Pelletier, on Feb. 6, to pay a $1,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to one count of simple assault. But Pelletier remained behind bars because he also had to explain himself to the Parole Board of Canada for having violated his release by not keeping the peace.

On Wednesday, the parole board decided to lift the suspension of his parole after having heard Pelletier’s version of events. According to a written summary of the decision, Pelletier feels he was the victim in what transpired in October.

He told the board he was driving home from work when he stopped at a light and the driver of another vehicle got out and challenged him to a fight. The other driver apparently felt that Pelletier had cut him off. He said he tried to discuss things with the man, who grew more aggressive and ended up tearing Pelletier’s jacket. The man pulled out his cellphone and took photos of Pelletier as well as the licence plate on his car.

Pelletier called his parole officer immediately to report the incident, and a co-worker who was riding in his car later told the police that Pelletier wasn’t the instigator in the dust-up. The judge who heard Pelletier’s short trial this month at the Montreal courthouse did not believe the other driver, who claimed Pelletier had punched him. The judge found Pelletier guilty of using excessive force while he tried to take the man’s cellphone from him.

According to the parole board, Pelletier quit the Hells Angels in 1995.

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February 20, 2019

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Final Hell's Angels member agrees to plea deal in Hometown Inn shooting

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Hell's Angels member Dominick Eadicicco took a plea deal in Augusta County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
He will serve eight years in prison for malicious wounding by a mob and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. As part of the plea deal, the U.S. Attorney's office will not prosecute Eadicicco on the federal level.

Eadicicco was one of two men originally charged with attempted first degree murder for his role in the attack of a rival gang at the Hometown Inn (link is external) in Augusta County in September 2018.

Last month, the four other men involved in the attack took plea deals (link is external).
Nathaniel Villaman, Joseph Paturzo and Richard West ach pleaded guilty to one count of malicious wounding by a mob, and will serve four years in prison.

Anthony Milan, who, like Eadicicco, originally faced a charge of attempted murder, will serve eight years.

According to Augusta County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Martin, the deals were a positive outcome because the victim, a member of the Pagan Motorcycle gang, was not cooperative with law enforcement.

The Hells Angels are based out of New York, while The Pagans are based out of Virginia.


February 19, 2019

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Another double shooting in Kamloops

Two people have been hospitalized after a reported shooting in the Brocklehurst neighbourhood of Kamloops, B.C. B.C. Emergency Health Services spokesperson Shannon Miller said paramedics received a call about a shooting just before 4 p.m. PT on Friday. According to Miller, paramedics transported one person in serious condition and one person in critical condition to hospital."

Kamloops this Week is reporting that "Police said on the weekend that, given the string of violent incidents in Kamloops in recent weeks — including the shooting deaths of two men in January, a kidnapping and robbery on Feb. 13 and the shooting of a man and woman on Feb. 15 — Ferrier’s reported disappearance had them concerned."

Earlier this month CFJC Today reported that 31 year old Blake Bernhard was arrested a few blocks away from the scene of yet another shooting, and is currently facing charges related to the breach of previous gun-related conditions.

Last month there were Two fatal shootings in Kamloops.

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February 18, 2019

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Hells Angels controlled cocaine, meth sales in New Brunswick, police say

Police say the Hells Angels want to eventually control the drug trade in all Maritime provinces

Police say they've dismantled a major drug network that allegedly controlled most of the cocaine and meth sales in New Brunswick and eastern Quebec.

Investigators allege two brothers managed the territory on behalf of the Hells Angels' Nomads chapter in New Brunswick, collecting a tax from dealers who want to sell cocaine or meth in the area.
Police allege the Hells Angels' Nomads chapter in New Brunswick controlled the cocaine and meth trade throughout the province and eastern Quebec. (Sûreté du Québec)

"The structure that we took apart yesterday is going to have a very significant impact on the availability of some drugs," Insp. Guy Lapointe of the Quebec provincial police said Friday.
"We're thinking it's going to take months, if not years, to rebuild that structure."

Police allege the network was managed by 46-year-old brothers Éric and Yanick Blanchette, who both face several drug-related charges, including trafficking cocaine and meth.

Éric was arrested at his home in Edmundston on Thursday, and Yanick was arrested in Scott, Que.

The organization also controlled the importation of cocaine and meth, setting the price, and used threats when dealers didn't pay, according to Lapointe.
"They don't care how much you sell or don't sell in the end," he said.
Sûreté du Québec Insp. Guy Lapointe says the Hells Angels eventually want to control the drug trade in all Maritime provinces. (Radio-Canada)
"At the end of the month, you have to pay the rent. If you don't, there's consequences."

Police estimate the drug transactions were valued at about $2.4 million over a four-month period, netting "a quarter of a million in profit for the Hells Angels in New Brunswick."

Raids also targeted Moncton Red Devils

Police laid charges against 32 people on Thursday, including the Blanchette brothers and several alleged members of the Red Devils Motorcycle Club's Moncton chapter, as part of an investigation called Projet Oursin, or Operation Sea Urchin.

The Red Devils are the top support club for the Hells Angels in New Brunswick. According to a presentation last year from Nova Scotia's combined forces special enforcement unit, the Red Devils have been operating chapters in Moncton and Halifax since July 1, 2018.

All of the alleged Red Devils members who were arrested played "key roles" in the network, according to Lapointe, ranging from "sub-managers" of the territory to "working to obtain the cocaine that would be sold."
Police arrested several alleged members of the Red Devils' chapter in Moncton. The Red Devils are the top support club for the Hells Angels. (Radio-Canada)

Lapointe confirmed the Blanchette brothers were among the targets in a series of raids that happened in January, but didn't result in any arrests.

Eastern expansion

The arrests are the latest move by police to counter an eastern expansion by the Hells Angels, the country's largest and most powerful outlaw motorcycle gang.

The organization dropped six high-ranking members into New Brunswick in 2016 (link is external) to operate as Nomads, meaning they don't have a formal clubhouse as a traditional chapter would.

Éric Blanchette was a prospect with the New Brunswick Nomads chapter and was due to be promoted in the "upcoming weeks," Lapointe said, while his brother Yanick didn't have formal status with the Hells Angels.

The investigator said the Nomads are made up of members from the Quebec City chapter who migrated because "the territory was used to its full capacity here in Quebec."

With more powerful gangs to the west in Ontario, Lapointe said it made sense to look east to expand.
"We're thinking ultimately they want to control all of the Maritime provinces," Lapointe said.

As the Hells Angels work to establish territory in the Maritimes, the rival Outlaws motorcycle gang are also trying to establish a presence.
The Outlaws Motorcycle Club and the Hells Angels are bitter rivals. (http://www.outlawsmc-canada.com/ (link is external))

The Black Pistons Motorcycle Club, a club affiliated with the Outlaws, has a chapter based in Fredericton.

That has sparked at least five violent clashes between the bitter rivals between October 2016 and May 2018, according to a presentation from the Nova Scotia combined forces unit last year.

A map from that presentation shows a total of four violent incidents in the Fredericton area and a clash in the eastern region of the province.

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February 15, 2019

Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga

In Gangsters in Paradise - Deportees of Tonga, VICE embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to the tiny island nation where they were born after serving prison time in New Zealand and the United States. Former gang members, they often struggle to reconnect with the culture, the language, and the people.

They are haunted by the stigma of their criminal pasts, which casts a pall over their employment prospects and puts a barrier between them and their compatriots.

Government support for returnees is non-existent, wages are low, and with Tonga in the midst of a methamphetamine crisis, the temptations to revert to the lives of crime they hoped to leave behind when they left prison are high.

National president of Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club released pending trial in racketeering conspiracy case

A federal judge Thursday ordered the release of Kenneth Earl Hause, the 61-year-old national president of the Gypsy Jokers Outlaw Motorcycle Club, who is charged in an alleged racketeering conspiracy.

But U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones placed Hause on home detention with electric monitoring and said he must resign immediately from his role as leader of the motorcycle gang and not associate with any current or former Gypsy Joker members as he awaits trial.

Hause’s defense lawyer, Todd Bofferding, called his client a "man of honor'' and described him as an ailing grandfather who has the widespread support of his local community in Aumsville -- from the chief of police to waitresses in the small Marion County town of about 3,580 people.

Hause also can’t get the medical care he needs in jail for his congenital heart failure, Bofferding said. Though he has a past criminal record, it’s old and he hasn’t been convicted of a crime in 15 years, his lawyer said.
“I don’t believe he’s now the man the government believes he is,’’ Bofferding said.

Prosecutors vigorously opposed Hause’s release, contending that at his direction as the "Wiz'' or "The Boss’’ of the gang, fellow Gypsy Jokers kidnapped, tortured and murdered a former club member.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Mygrant called Hause the “chief enforcer of this criminal enterprise,’’ a motorcycle club he said that prides itself on being a “1 percenter’’ group of outlaws, apart from the 99 percent of motorcyclists who abide by the law.

Hause has pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Four co-defendants who remain in custody are accused of racketeering but also are charged in the 2015 torture and killing of former club member Robert Huggins, who was kicked out for stealing money and for his intravenous drug use, prosecutors said. The killing was in retaliation for Huggins’ burglary and robbery at the Woodburn home of Portland’s Gypsy Jokers president Mark Leroy Dencklau. Dencklau’s then-girlfriend was tied up during the robbery.


Hells Angels targeted in early morning raids in Quebec, New Brunswick

Police searched locations in Lower St. Lawrence, Gaspé, Magdalen Islands, New Brunswick

A total of 32 people were arrested in a series of early morning raids on Thursday targeting drug-trafficking networks in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick with alleged ties to the Hells Angels.

The raids, conducted by the Sûreté du Québec, were carried out in 20 different communities across the two provinces, including in the Lower St. Lawrence region, the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands.

The SQ says that, in a period of just four months, the trafficking network brought in $2.4 million, of which $250,000 was given directly to the Hells Angels as a distribution tax.

"The Hells control the territory and allowed networks to sell drugs. Those networks then paid a tax based on the quantity of drugs sold," SQ spokesperson Capt. Guy Lapointe said at a news conference in Quebec City.
"The Hells Angels have a monopoly, which they maintain with a regime of fear, violence and with their colours."

Among those arrested were prominent members of the New Brunswick Hells Angels chapter, police say.

They are sill searching for four other alleged participants in the network.
In a period of four months, the network raised $2.4 million, of which $250,000 was given directly to the Hells Angels as a distribution tax, police say. (Sûreté du Québec)
The people who were arrested today will appear in the courthouses of the Magdalen Islands, Percé, Rimouski and Quebec City.

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February 14, 2019

Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

Neal Gordon, author of Tony Accardo is Joe Batters will be on Crime Beat an Internet radio talk show with Ron Chepesiuk today to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre on February 14th, 2019 at 8:00pm Eastern Time. Erin go Bragh. Tiocfaidh ár lá.

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Rebels bikie gets 22-year sentence for 'cruel, vicious' murder of a man who intervened to protect

Rebels bikie gets 22-year sentence for 'cruel, vicious' murder of a man who intervened to protect his friend from a 'group of thugs' collecting drug debts

  • A bikie has been sentenced to life in prison with a 22 year non-parole period   
  • 35-year-old Mikel Higgins was found guilty by jury for the murder of Ben Gravett
  • He stabbed Mr Gravett 11 times including three wounds to the head and neck 
  • The victim tried to protect a friend from the gang who were drug-debt collectors
A bikie has been sentenced to life in prison for the 'vicious, cruel and unnecessary' murder of a man who tried to intervene during a drug-debt collection.

Rebels gang member Mikel Higgins from Adelaide (link is external), was sentenced on Thursday at the Supreme Court of South Australia, after he was found guilty by a jury for the murder of Ben Gravett.

The 35-year-old stabbed Mr Gravett 11 times after he stepped in to try and protect a friend from the 'group of thugs' out collecting drug debts at an apartment block in Christie Downs in southern Adelaide in December 2016.

Higgins was given the life sentence with a non-parole period of 22 years, as Justice Nicholson noted he had 'poor' prospects of being rehabilitated.

A second man, 23-year-old Jesse Hunt, was handed a eight-year sentence, with a six year and 10-month non-parole period, after he was found guilty of Mr Gravett's manslaughter.

At the time, Higgins led what the judge called a 'group of thugs', including some members who were armed, through the southern suburbs.

The court heard Higgins' group had already forced their way into another house before they arrived at the block of flats.

Once the group arrived in the vicinity, they bypassed a group of friends, including Mr Gravett, and barged into a flat uninvited, but the man they were looking for was not there.

Justice Nicholson said the other people at the flats were 'instantly cowered into submission'.
'All, that is, except one man,' the judge said.

When the thugs appeared to approach a woman, Mr Gravett came to her defence and struck Higgins on the back of the head with a metal pole.

In retaliation, Higgins directed his group to chase Mr Gravett until he was eventually caught and punched by Hunt.

Higgins then used a kitchen knife to stab him 11 times, with some wounds to the head and neck, leaving Mr Gravett to bleed to death at the scene.

Handing down the sentence, Supreme Court Justice Kevin Nicholson said Higgins had relied on the violent reputation of outlaw motorcycle gangs, and back-up from his 'group of thugs' on the night of Mr Gravett's death.
'It is common knowledge that many many members of outlaw motorcycle gangs see themselves as operating outside the law,' Justice Nicholson said.

Justice Nicholson added that Higgins had behaved in a 'frighteningly aggressive manner' on the night of the attack.
'The vicious, cruel and totally unnecessary killing of Ben Gravett that night has brought upon family members and friends a world of pain and anguish,' he said.

Taking into account time already served, Hunt will be eligible for parole in 2023 and Higgins in 2039.

A third man, Korii Gebhardt, also faced trial over the murder but was acquitted by the jury of all charges.
(File picture) Justice Nicholson added that Higgins had behaved in a 'frighteningly aggressive manner' on the night of the attack
(File picture) Justice Nicholson added that Higgins had behaved in a 'frighteningly aggressive manner' on the night of the attack

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Vikings MC member turned police agent names Al Potter as stabber

Man, 39, observed Shane Leonard throw Al Potter's knife in Atlantic, jury told

Protected by sheriffs officers and two plainclothes, armed police officers — one of whom carried a large army-style duffle bag on his arm — the witness walked into the courtroom and came within metres of a man with which he once shared an inner circle.

On Wednesday, the 39-year-old man, now in witness protection and whose identity is covered by a publication ban, testified against Al Potter, who's standing trial for the 2014 stabbing death of Dale Porter.

The dull hum of florescent lights in the courtroom only added to the tension which comes with one man testifying against a former ally.
"I was asked to be a prospect by Shane Leonard and that was back in 2014," the man said, wearing jeans, a hooded sweater and sunglasses on his head.
"I was given a vest … and after that I received my full patch. It was in late July 2014."

The informer wore green and white, he said, which were the colours of the club before "they became an offshoot of the Hells Angels and that explains the red and white."
The witness testified that the Vikings Motorcycle Club switched from green and white colours to red and white after they became an "offshoot of the Hells Angels." (Jeremy Eaton/CBC)

As a prospect for the Vikings Motorcycle Club, which he said had a foothold on Cabot Street in downtown St. John's, the man said he did what he was told.
"They knew that I pretty much had to do whatever I had to do. That's part of the prospect [process], you're kind of a servant of the club," he explained.
"If you're asked to do something by an officer of the club or even a full-patch member you really can't refuse."

The club had a president, vice-president, treasurer and sergeant-at-arms, he explained — at times sounding more like a Hollywood script than a local court case.

At the time, Shane Leonard was club president, but the police agent said, it wasn't the younger Leonard calling the shots.
"It was really Vince Leonard Sr. who was the boss. He really ran things and Shane was kinda just the face of the club while Vince dictated the goings on."

Vince Leonard Sr. had two sons and a nephew in the club, the police agent said.

Al Potter confessed, agent claims

As a prospect and full-patch member of the Vikings, the agent said he sold drugs for Vince Leonard Sr., Vince Leonard Jr., Al Potter and Wayne Johnson. At times, he used the drug supply for his own purposes.

He said he started selling drugs for Potter in early July 2014, shortly after Porter was stabbed 17 times in the driveway of his home in North River, Conception Bay North.

But by October 2014, the agent, who also has a criminal record, said he had had enough of the Vikings Motorcycle Club.
"Well, I was seeing the people that had committed the murder … getting away with it, so I didn't agree with it because the man [Porter] didn't do anything to even have to deal with the Vikings, so I didn't understand why what happened happened."
Al Potter places his pointer and middle finger in a V on the right side of his chest, as he's done during previous court appearances at Supreme Court in St. John's. (Ariana Kelland/CBC)

The former club member claims he had gotten the story of what happened early on the morning of June 29, 2014 directly from Potter himself, while the two shared pizza at Potter's home on Cabot Street.
"He had told me what had happened the night he was out around the bay, that he was to a club and a certain man was making fun of the colours of the club and stuff like that," he told the jury, while some took notes and others were transfixed by his testimony.
"He told me that he was told by [a second man] that you can't let [Porter] get away with that, and we have to do something about him disrespecting you."

According to the police agent, Potter and the second man, whose identity is covered by a publication ban and is also charged in relation to Porter's death, "buddied up" to Porter to gain his trust.
"When they got out of the car, Al and [the second man] proceeded to attack Mr. Porter and Al had stabbed him and [the second man] kicked and punched him when he was down."

Knife thrown in the ocean

Upon direct questioning from the Crown, the witness recalled a time he was instructed to pick up Leonard Sr.'s green Lincoln town car which was on Cabot Street.

He and other club members then proceeded to the Vikings clubhouse in Cupids Crossing — the first and last time he'd be there.
"I got back into Wayne Johnson's truck in the backseat with Shane and Wayne and we drove back to St. John's to Cabot Street," he testified, occasionally taking breaks to sip water as Potter watched on from the prisoner's box.
"Shane ran in the house to speak to his father and he came back out and we all proceeded to drive to Shea Heights."

Leonard Sr. passed the knife to Shane Leonard, he said, "He was trying to conceal it. I think it was wrapped in a dishcloth."
"I could tell it was some type of knife."
This knife was seized as part of the RCMP's investigation into the homicide of Dale Porter. The Vikings Motorcycle Club member turned undercover police agent said he does not recognize this knife. (Ariana Kelland/CBC)

They drove toward the ocean, where all three men exited the truck and walked towards the shoreline.
"Shane Leonard walked closest to the coastline and threw a black-handled knife in the ocean," the police agent testified.

He claims it was Al Potter's knife and that he had seen it before at Vince Leonard Sr.'s cabin on Witless Bay Line, when Potter put the knife in a case on his belt.

Shown the knife already presented to the jury as having been seized from a freshwater stream in Brigus, the witness said he didn't recognize it.

After leaving Shea Heights and returning to Cabot Street, the agent said he was instructed to take a black Cadalliac to a house in Shea Heights where there used to be a garage. He said there someone else hauled the vehicle inside the building.

He also recalled picking up the second man accused in the case in Pleasantville in St. John's but did not elaborate on why.

Police agent, witness protection

"At some point you became a police agent,' said Crown prosecutor Sheldon Steeves, holding a document in front of the man.
"This is ... I'd call it a contract between me and the RCMP," he said, reading the paper. It was signed March 8, 2016, before Potter was arrested, but after Porter was killed.

The contract was terminated on April 28, 2016 because "I wasn't following direction" not to go to his previous home in the downtown area.
The witness box at Supreme Court in St. John's. (Ariana Kelland/CBC)

He took police around to the area of town where he said the knife was thrown and then to the garage in Shea Heights, he said.

A written statement was also given to police.
After his involvement supplying police with insider information, "I was told that I had to leave the province, to be removed, for my own safety."

His testimony is expected to continue Wednesday afternoon, when he faces cross examination from the defence.

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Necati Arabaci steckt hinter falschen Polizisten

Necati Arabaci
Die gute Nachricht zuerst: Köln wird immer sicherer, die Zahl der Straftaten sinkt immer weiter. Doch diese positive Entwicklung gilt nicht für alle Kölner. Erschreckend: Ältere Menschen werden immer öfter zu Opfern!

2246 Mal meldeten sich Kriminelle 2018 bei Senioren und versuchten sie zu betrügen. Ein Anstieg um 34,25 Prozent im Vergleich zu 2017! Das besagt die Kriminalitätsstatistik 2018.

Und auch 2019 schlugen die skrupellosen Täter schon zu: Alleine am 8. Februar gab es mehr als 50 Anrufe von „falschen Polizisten“ bei Rentnern.

Die Anrufe werden aus Callcenter in der Türkei durchgeführt, erzählt der Kölner Kripo-Chef Klaus-Stephan Becker. „Dahinter stecken zum Teil Rockergruppierungen wie Türkische Hells Angels mit Verbindungen nach Deutschland.“

Einer der Drahtzieher soll der berüchtigte Hells Angels Nomads Turkey Boss Neco Necati Arabaci sein. Das Geld der Opfer wird in Deutschland von Helfern abgeholt, die die Banden-Strukturen in der Türkei nicht kennen und der Polizei daher wenig nutzen.

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Waffen-Razzia bei Hells Angels

Razzia Hells Angels
Um 6 Uhr brachen Beamte des Spezialeinsatzkommando am Montag durch die Fenster-Jalousie im Parterre des Hauses an der Felgeleber Straße in Schönebeck. In dem Gebäude, das ein Clubhaus der Hells Angels sein soll, wurden Waffen vermutet. Gefunden wurde nichts.

„Es ging um ein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen schwerwiegender Straftaten nach dem Waffengesetz im Rockermilieu“, so Andrea Haase, Sprecherin der Polizeidirektion Braunschweig.

Ausgangspunkt der Durchsuchung war die Festnahme eines 54-Jährigen auf einer Bundesstraße bei Schönebeck. Im Wagen des aus Helmstedt stammenden Mannes, der ein führendes Mitglied des inzwischen aufgelösten Hells Angels Unterstützerclubs Red Devils MC gewesen sein soll, fanden die Beamten am Freitag fünf tschechische Pistolen und 200 Schuss Munition.

Eine Pistole war zuvor bereits an einen 61-Jährigen in Königslutter verkauft worden.
Hans Christian Wolters, Sprecher der Staatsanwaltschaft Braunschweig: „Gegen den 54-Jährigen wurde wegen Fluchtgefahr Haftbefehl wegen gewerbsmäßigen Handeltreibens mit Waffen erlassen.“

Von ihm führte offenbar eine Spur zu dem Grundstück in Schönebeck. Bis in den Nachmittag hinein durchsuchten Einsatzkräfte aus Niedersachen unterstützt durch Beamte aus Sachsen-Anhalt die Hells Angels Niederlassung. Auch ein Mercedes, der vor dem Haus parkte, wurde „gefilzt“. Wolters: „Es gab keine weiteren Schusswaffenfunde und Festnahmen.“

Aber einen Zwischenfall: Als die vermummten Beamten am Morgen den Hof des Grundstücks betraten, wurden sie von einem großen weißen Mischlingshund attackiert und erschossen ihn.

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Mann med bånd til Hells Angels funnet død i Sverige

Den svenske mannen hadde tette bånd til Hells Angels og levde med hemmelig identitet frem til han forsvant i november. Nå er han funnet død i Malmö.

Han er kjent for oss fra mange år tilbake i tid, men for hva, vil jeg ikke gå inn på, sier pressetalsperson Nils Norling i politiet i Malmö.

Liket av 53 år gamle Leif Andersson ble funnet av to arbeidere fra Trafikverket ved 23.30-tiden mandag kveld, nær et vann ved et jernbanespor, ifølge Expressen.

Andersson ble meldt savnet i november i fjor. Politiet antok da at han var bortført, men vil ikke si noe om hvorfor de mistenker dette. Det siste sikre sporet av ham er bilder fra et overvåkingskamera ved Hagstorpsgatan i Malmö 24. november. Da han ble funnet mandag kveld, var han iført de samme klærne som på disse bildene.

53-åringen hadde sterke koblinger til motorsykkelklubben Hells Angels. Han var ikke medlem, men sto sterkt i klubbens innerste krets, ifølge Expressen.

Siden 2009 hadde han levd under hemmelig identitet på grunn av trusler. Tidligere samme år hadde noen kastet en håndgranat inn i gangen på en bolig i Kävlinge kommune – en bolig som tilhørte klubben.

Politiet etterforsker saken som drap, men dødsårsaken er ikke bekreftet.

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February 13, 2019

Gardai raid Crumlin 'motorcycle club' suspected of links to Kinahan cartel

The raid took place at a club house in Windmill Road, Crumlin. Gardai yesterday raided properties linked to two “motorcycle clubs” – both believed to have connections to the Kinahan cartel.

The first search took place in Crumlin (link is external), Co Dublin, where a meeting house used by exiled mobster Liam Byrne’s crime gang was targeted.

The second bust took place in Limerick on the home and other properties of a man linked to international “outlaw” bikers the Bandidos.

A source said: “This is an interesting series of operations.
“The Dublin raid was targeting a group with members who are linked to the Byrne Organised Crime Group.
“The Byrne OCG are linked to the Kinahan gang and riders from that club provided an escort to Regency murder victim David Byrne who was a senior player in the Kinahan OCG.
“The Limerick raid was on a man who has links to a motorcycle gang, Bandidos, who are suspected of involvement in serious international organised crime.
“There was a murder in Limerick a number of years ago in a dispute between motorcycle groups.”

Members of the Drugs And Organised Crime Bureau, backed up by local gardai and the ERU, launched the raid at the club house in Windmill Road, Crumlin.
Gardai carrying out the raid in Crumlin yesterday

A spokeswoman said: “We can confirm a number of knives were located during this search, which is now completed. Investigations are ongoing.”

In Limerick, gardai (link is external) and Criminal Asset Bureau members raided five houses and one “professional premises”.

They seized three cars and a Harley Davidson motorbike along with mobile phones, computers and documentation. They also found a drug dealing tick list and weighing scales.
A spokesman said: “A quantity of suspected cocaine valued at approximately €20,000 was seized. A 42-year-old man has been arrested and is being detained at Henry Street Garda station.
“The CAB investigation centres on an individual member of an organised crime gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Limerick city and county area.
“This morning’s search operation is a significant development.”

A source said yesterday: “Gardai have been monitoring them very closely. There is serious organised crime using this biker gang as a way to operate a criminal enterprise.
“It is believed they hooked up with the Kinahan group as they are the drug wholesalers.
“The concern is that will bring serious international organised crime with it and then serious gangland murder.”

Ireland - BNN.

Swords and fake guns seized in raid on bikers' HQ

Detectives seized imitation firearms and up to 100 swords and knives in a raid on a Dublin biker gang whose members led the procession at a Kinahan gang funeral.

Yesterday morning, heavily armed gardaí attached to the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) stormed the Crumlin base of the Chosen Few motorcycle club as part of an ongoing probe into the crew.

More than 30 gardaí were involved in the dawn raid and ERU officers had to cut down a large metal gate at the front of the property using specialist equipment to gain access.
Raid: Workmen remove broken gates at the biker gang’s 'compound' in Crumlin
Raid: Workmen remove broken gates at the biker gang’s 'compound' in Crumlin

Members of the Chosen Few biker gang led the cortege at the funeral of David Byrne after he was shot dead in the Regency Hotel three years ago. The ERU was backed up by local gardaí from Sundrive Road and Crumlin, including members of the drugs and district detective units.

During a search of the headquarters, around 100 swords and knives as well as three replica weapons were seized by gardaí.

The property is the headquarters of the motorcycle gang and has been described as a "compound" with a number of small buildings inside.
"The raid has been planned for several months as part of an investigation into this biker gang," a source said. No arrests were made as part of the searches but investigations are ongoing, with the operation described as "exploratory".

A small amount of cash and drugs were also recovered by gardaí.
Gardaí believe that the biker gang is headed by a father and son, with six people at the core of the motorbike crew. Four members were present when the raid took place.

Ireland - BNN.

February 12, 2019

Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. 🤔Debate on whether club friendly should print negative stories on them

Odis Buck Garrett died in prison

The Federal inmate registry has confirmed that Odis Buck Garrett died in prison on February 12 2017 at the age of 74. Odis was in prison for ordering the murder of Margo Compton and her twin seven year old daughters for testifying against him in the prostitution case. Odis ran a brothel called the Love Nest in San Francisco for the Hells Angels. His pal Sonny Barger attended the trial and later recognized him as a member of the Filthy Few Fellowship in the Big House Crew.

Canada - GO/DW.

February 11, 2019

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Bandidos deny link to huge ice bust

An outlaw bikie gang with a clubhouse in Geelong has issued an extraordinary statement in which it denies any involvement in a huge international ice shipment bound for Australia.

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club says it "refute(s) any involvement whatsoever, in this or any other matter concerning ice."

US police last week seized more than $1 billion worth of the drug in containers that were about to be shipped to Australia.
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Australian Federal Police believe Mexican drug cartels are behind the shipment and have said that Australian bikie gangs are almost certainly among the potential customers.

But the Bandidos have told the Herald Sun they "shared a sigh of relief that these drugs never reached our shores."

Club spokesman Grey Norman told the paper the Bandidos view ice as "an insidious scourge on humanity" and that they "vehemently" distance themselves from it "in every way, shape and form".

He said ice was not tolerated within the Bandidos organisation and anyone breaching the chapter would be instantly dismissed.

The $1.29 billion dollar haul is the largest in US history and would have led to more than 17 million hits if it had made it onto Australian streets.

Australia - BNN.

February 10, 2019

Mexican journalist shot and killed while sitting in a restaurant having breakfast

Jesus Eugenio Ramos Rodriguez was at breakfast Saturday morning when he became the second journalist murdered in Mexico this year. Mexican authorities confirmed the death of Rodriguez on Saturday. They say he was in a restaurant early Saturday morning in the city of Tabasco when he was shot and killed. Rodriguez hosted a radio show that aired twice daily, and according to government run Notimex, he is the second journalist to be killed in Mexico in 2019."

"With nine journalists killed in 2018, Mexico is the fourth deadliest country in the world for journalists, according to a report by Reporters Without Borders, known internationally as Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF). The United States, last year, tied for fifth."

One year after the murder of Juan Carlos Huerta, the voice of Jesus Ramos is silenced. Our heart goes out to his family, followers and all the people of Mexico struggling under the burden of organized crime. We also remember Felina, aka Catwoman the courageous blogger who was killed by the cartel. We spotlight the missing in Mexico in honour of her memory.

Let us remember that the CIA is the one feeding the violence in Mexico. They were the ones responsible for operation Fast and Furious that sold guns to the sinola cartel and brought back tons of cocaine as payment. Some of that cocaine made it's way into Canada thanks to the CIA which is as we originally declared a criminal organization far more ruthless than the Hells Angels.

Fear God and respect the dead. We all will be held accountable for our actions in this life.

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February 09, 2019

Australia - US - Mexico 1.7 ton crystal meth bust

MSN News is reporting that "Australian and US authorities on Friday announced they had seized around a billion dollars worth of methylamphetamine -- or "ice" -- in a bust that revealed new ties between Mexican cartels and Aussie biker gangs. The Australian Federal Police said that a joint investigation led the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to uncover 1.7 tonnes of drugs in California last month."

"They face various charges, including attempting to import illegal drugs, and face maximum sentences of life in prison in Australia if convicted. The investigation appeared to reveal cooperation between Mexican cartels and Australian biker gangs, developing what authorities say is a worrying new vector for drugs to arrive to Australia."

Record $1.3bn Mexican drug haul averts 'tsunami of ice' entering Australia “We have averted a tsunami of ice coming into Australia. It is now time for you to stop consuming.”

Australia - GO/DW.

Hells Angels arrive at Hilton clubhouse as police keep watch

Members of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang are gathering at their Hilton clubhouse - along with a large contingent of police.

Rentals cars and Ubers have been dropping off men who have been both wearing and carrying their patches for the last two hours.

Police are expecting gang members to be going on a ride around lunchtime but nothing had been confirmed with the gang.

Other cars carrying ice, water bottles and beer have been backing into the gang’s Paget Street HQ. WA Police began mobilising in the area on Friday in preparation for the club’s “national run”.

Gang crime squad officers set up roadblocks at both ends of the Paget Street and began questioning bikies as they arrived at the clubhouse, checked their licences and took their photographs.

One man was strip-searched and then taken away by officers after a sniffer dog allegedly indicated he had illicit drugs on him, although it is understood no drugs were found.

Investigators searched the BMW 4WD that the man and two other gang members were in, even crawling under the vehicle to ensure there were no secret compartments.

The Hells Angels quietly established a presence in WA in late 2016 and are believed to have only about a dozen members locally.

Australia - BNN.

Blood found at clubhouse, murder trial told in St. John's

Jurors at Allan Potter's trial shown knife, autopsy photos

(photo gallery (link is external)) --- A hand. An arm still bearing a hospital bracelet. A toe tag. A shoulder with a recognizable tattoo.

It wasn't easy stuff for family members of Dale Porter to see in Supreme Court Wednesday. The contents of his jeans pocket. A blue Helly Hansen jacket, cut by paramedics' scissors. A black T-shirt full of holes, worn the night Porter was fatally stabbed.

Porter's loved ones were emotional, dabbing their eyes with tissues and comforting each other as photos from his autopsy were presented, but they did not leave the courtroom, determined to see to the end the trial of one of the men accused of his murder.

Allan Potter, 55, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Porter - a 39-year-old fisherman and father of two - and leaving him in his North River driveway in the early morning hours of June 29, 2014. The motive for the murder, according to the Crown, was revenge for Porter having disrespected members of the Vikings biker club in a bar hours earlier by making fun of them, spitting on their vests, and hitting on the girlfriend of a senior member.

A second man, whose name is banned from publication for now, has also been charged with Porter's murder and will go to trial at a later date.
"From my experience as a forensic investigator, I know that in situations where there's a lot of blood-letting, it's very hard to contain the blood. I had been present at Mr. Porter's autopsy and I knew his manner of death. I knew there would have been a lot of blood." — RCMP Cpl. Kelly Lee
RCMP Cpl. Kelly Lee, a forensic identification specialist, took the stand Thursday morning, and reviewed photos she had taken as she assisted at Porter's autopsy in the days following his death.

Lee pointed out numerous wounds on Porter's back, shoulders, arms, hands, and neck, most of them identical punctures.

Under questioning by Crown prosecutor Erin Matthews, Lee listed the samples and items taken during the autopsy, including the clothes Porter had been wearing at the time of his death.

Lee also showed the jurors a rectangular cardboard box, then opened it and took out a foldable knife, decorated with a blue stone and an inlaid image of an eagle. The blade, which measured a little under 1.5 inches at its widest part, glinted as Lee demonstrated how the folding mechanism worked.

The police officer said she had been told by other investigators the knife had been found in a stream.
Though fingerprints can remain viable on certain objects in water, none were retrieved from the knife, she explained, and it was then boxed and sent to the RCMP's national forensic lab for DNA testing.
"We've been told through disclosure that the knife was found by a civilian who took it to police and was told to put it back in the stream. Do you have any knowledge of that?" defence lawyer Randy Piercey asked Lee upon cross-examination.

She said she didn't.
Lee told the court she had also been in charge of a search at the Vikings Motorcycle Club headquarters in Cupids a week after Porter's death, explaining the clubhouse appeared to be a
The Vikings club house. - SaltWire Network
The Vikings clubhouse. - SaltWire Network
converted old gas station with a banner on the outside, identifying it as belonging to the Vikings. The windows of the building were blacked out, she said, and the interior was essentially an open space containing a bar, a pool table, some seating and a couple of motorcycles.
"I was instructed to look in particular for blood that may have transferred," Lee said, since investigators believed Porter's killers might have travelled from the crime scene to the clubhouse. "From my experience as a forensic investigator, I know that in situations where there's a lot of blood-letting, it's very hard to contain the blood. I had been present at Mr. Porter's autopsy and I knew his manner of death. I knew there would have been a lot of blood."

Traces of blood were found on a doorknob, the door lock, the inside lower part of the door, on the outside of a garbage bin and on a bottle of Spray Nine, Lee testified.

Also seized were Vikings colours - leather vests with the club's patches on them - as well as a Bic lighter that had been located in a duffel bag behind a furnace and found to contain traces of blood. RCMP Const. Michael Nippard, who was the evidence custodian during the investigation into Porter's death, showed the lighter and one of the vests to the court, and explained the chain of custody of all pieces of evidence seized during the murder investigation.

Piercey questioned Lee about the week that had passed between Porter's death and the search of the clubhouse, and the effect such a delay could have when it comes to retrieving evidence in general.

RCMP Const. Michael Nippard, who served as evidence custodian during the police investigation into the murder of Dale Porter, shows a plastic evidence bag containing Vikings Motorcycle Club colours: a leather vest with Vikings patches, seized from the Vikings clubhouse in Cupids.
RCMP Const. Michael Nippard, who served as evidence custodian during the police investigation into the murder of Dale Porter, shows a plastic evidence bag containing Vikings Motorcycle Club colours: a leather vest with Vikings patches, seized from the Vikings clubhouse in Cupids.

Lee said although it isn't an ideal situation, especially if the site is in use with people coming and going and objects possibly being moved, useful evidence could still be collected.

Piercey also asked Lee about a white powder and a rolled-up $5 bill seen in one of the photos taken inside the club. Lee said she had not identified the powder as part of her mandate.

Earlier in the day, another forensic identification specialist, RCMP Sgt. Michael Wyllie, wrapped up the testimony he had begun on Wednesday. Wyllie described how he had examined a Birch Hills Taxi van for evidence and had taken a number of swabs from red stains on the vehicle's interior that had tested positive for blood. He said he sent them to the lab for DNA analysis.

On cross-examination, Piercey questioned Wyllie about his focus on certain items in photos and a video he had taken at Porter's residence. Piercey showed the police officer a still image of Porter's kitchen table, taken from the video.

Beer bottles, a mostly empty flask of rum, a two-litre bottle of Pepsi and a cigarette package were visible in the photo, along with other items, which Piercey alleged were marijuana and two syringes.

Wyllie said he couldn't tell from the photo if they were syringes, and he had not made any note of syringes at the time. He hadn't collected the items as evidence since it was outside of his mandate for the murder investigation. However, two bags of white powder and a set of scales that had been found on Porter's kitchen counter were seized by other investigators, he said.
"If it were a drug investigation and you were sent to a drug dealer's house, would it have been part of your mandate (to seize the alleged syringes and marijuana)?" Piercey asked.
"Absolutely," Wyllie replied.

Potter's trial is expected to continue this morning with testimony from an Ottawa-based DNA expert who was involved in the examination of evidence collected during the murder investigation.

Canada - BNN.

February 08, 2019

Americas Fascination with Outlaw Bikers and Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

18 Schüsse auf Hells-Angels Lokalität in Köln - Bandenkrieg eskaliert

Gremium Rocker verprügeln Polizisten

Gremium MC
Sieben Polizisten sind bei einer Schlägerei mit Gremium MC Rocker nach einem Eishockey-Spiel der Nürnberg Ice Tigers am Sonntag verletzt worden. Ein Beamter ist nach Faustschlägen gegen den Kopf und Stichen mit Fingern in die Augen bis auf weiteres dienstunfähig!

Ein Sprecher: „Es ist nur glücklichen Umständen geschuldet, dass er keine bleibenden Augenschäden erlitt.“

Zuvor hatten Polizisten während des Spiel einen Mann (40) dabei beobachtet, als er in einem Gästeblock ein Schild beschädigte. Nach Spielende wollten die Einsatzkräfte gegen 16:30 Uhr die Personalien des Mannes außerhalb der Arena feststellen.

Zu diesem Zeitpunkt wurden die Beamten von einem 25-Jährigen und zwei weiteren Männern (24, 35) attackiert.

Schläge und Tritte gegen die Beamten
Alle vier Männer hatten Kutten des Rocker-Klubs Gremium MC Straubing an. Sie prügelten und traten massiv auf die Einsatzkräfte ein. Nur unter erheblichem Kraftaufwand gelang es die Angreifer zu überwältigen und die vier Männer festzunehmen.

Gegen die vier Männer wurden mehrere Ermittlungsverfahren eingeleitet. Sie müssen sich nun wegen des Verdachts des Tätlichen Angriffs auf Vollstreckungsbeamte, gefährlicher Körperverletzung, Beleidigung und Bedrohung verantworten.

Laut dem jüngsten Bericht des bayerischen Landesamts für Verfassungsschutz gibt es im Freistaat zehn regionale Gruppierungen vom Gremium MC . Diesen ordnet der Verfassungsschutz allgemein als „Outlaw Motorcycle Gang“ ein. Einzelne Mitglieder seien kriminell.

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FBI responds to North Providence complex in 'ongoing investigation'

Local and federal law enforcement officers descended on a complex in North Providence on Thursday.

Several town police cruisers were seen leaving the Geneva Mills complex at about noon. The FBI was also there.
"The FBI is conducting court authorized activity in connection with an ongoing investigation," an FBI spokeswoman told NBC 10 News.

NBC 10 News later learned that the complex, which is located at 1119 Douglas Ave., is owned by Immortal Land Development, LLC.

However, Steven Lancia is the manager and owner. Lancia is a full patch member of the Hells Angels-Providence Chapter, according to a law enforcement source.

Rhode Island State Police have made prior drug arrests at the location.

The FBI said it had no additional comment.

More than 100 guns and explosives seized from Campbell River man's home

My Campbell river now is reporting that "Hundreds of guns have been seized from a Campbell River home. According to a news release from the Campbell River RCMP, the firearms were found in the home of 55 year old Campbell River resident Tony Green, who does not appears to have a previous criminal history. He was originally arrested after allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at an off-duty officer in the city’s Beaver Lodge Lands on January 28th. The search of his home was started the same evening, and continued until January 31st."

“Three full pick-up truck loads of guns, ammunition and prohibited devices were removed from the residence,” read the police news release. “The search was delayed when explosive materials were found. The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit attended and safely removed the explosives.” More than 100 guns, hand guns, shotguns, and assault style rifles were seized. Many were prohibited, including a Bren machine gun from World War II with a tripod."

“Investigators also located what can be described as homemade silencers, zip guns, prohibited over capacity magazines and untraceable firearms,” read the release. “None of the firearms or devices were locked, none were stored properly and some were found loaded. High explosives, detonators and detonator cords were likewise removed from the house.”

Stockpiling for the Devil's Rejects? If he was a collector, he could have prohibited weapons grandfathered into his firearm license depending on when he purchased them. Doesn't sound like they were properly stored though.

Canada - GO/DW.

February 07, 2019

36-year-old man identified as victim of deadly Saturday-night shooting in Birmingham

Chris Lawson, 36, was shot to death Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, while attending a party in Birmingham's Roosevelt City.
Chris Lawson, 36, was shot to death Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, while attending a party in Birmingham's Roosevelt City.

Authorities have released the name of a man shot to death in western Birmingham last Saturday night.

Birmingham police identified the victim as Christopher Lawson. He was 36.
Birmingham’s West Precinct officers responded about 8:40 p.m. to the 6100 block of Grove Avenue.

Once on the scene, they found an adult black male lying in a ditch next to his motorcycle. The motorcycle was still upright with the kickstand in place.

Lawson was pronounced dead on the scene. Birmingham police Sgt. Johnny Williams said Lawson was believed to have attended a party in the area. Investigators do not have a motive for the shooting and were getting little information from the scene Saturday night.
Man shot to death in Birmingham’s Roosevelt City; homicide probe underway

Neighbors reported hearing between five to 10 shots fired, and some said they dropped to the floor of their homes in fear. Dozens of onlookers – including Lawson’s family - gathered at the scene.

Lawson’s death hit the community hard. Many of his friends and family members took to social media within an hour of his death to mourn his loss. He was an auto mechanic and active in the Vikings motorcycle Club.

He is the city’s 10th homicide victim of 2019. Of those, one has been ruled justifiable.


Rock Machine 2018 family day

Kölner Polizei geht massiv gegen Rocker vor - 23.01.2019

Alleine im vergangen Jahr wurden 8 Menschen in Köln durch Schüsse aus Waffen von Rockern verletzt. Zuletzt fielen Schüsse am Kölner Hauptbahnhof und kurz darauf in einer Bar in Köln-Buchheim. Jetzt greift die Polizei durch.

DA Seeks More Than $800K From Accused Drug Traffickers

Firefighters, former police officers and members of outlaw biker gangs were arrested Tuesday during a massive series of raids.

MIDDLETOWN, NY — In addition to arresting 26 people Tuesday accused in two connected drug trafficking operations, prosecutors want to seize their ill-gotten gains. The Orange County District Attorney's Office has instituted a civil proceeding against many defendants in the cocaine conspiracy seeking more than $833,000 in illegally obtained profits.

The DA plans to do the same against defendants in the pill conspiracy, one member of which was said to have made more than $70,000 during a six-month period.
"It is a sad day when law enforcement must execute narcotics related search warrants at firehouses and when paid firemen and former police officers are charged with high level narcotics felonies," said District Attorney David Hoovler in a statement.

The paid fireman is Paul Smith, 48, of Deerpark, a Lieutenant of the City of Middletown Fire Department, an alleged ringleader. He has been charged with crimes including Operating as a Major Trafficker, and is alleged to have been a member of both conspiracies. Search warrants were executed at the City of Middletown Fire Department. He is also being charged with Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree; Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree; and Conspiracy in the Second Degree.

Mechanicstown volunteer firefighter Robert Dunham, 46, of Middletown, has been charged with crimes including Conspiracy in the Second Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, (4 counts). He is also alleged to have been a member of both conspiracies.

Also charged is Dominick Guardino, 55, of Middletown, chief of the Mechanicstown Fire Department. He is charged with Conspiracy Second Degree.

One former police officer accused in the drug bust is John Beltempo, 49, of New Windsor, who previously worked for the Village of Spring Valley Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the Town of Wallkill Police Department. He was charged with Conspiracy Second Degree and is alleged to have participated in the conspiracy to sell cocaine. Beltempo is the president of the Burnt Pistons outlaw motorcycle gang (link is external), police told the Times Herald Record.

The other is retired police officer George Thomas of Bloomingburg, charged with Conspiracy Second Degree. He is the president of the Chingaling outlaw motorcycle gang, police said.

Others accused of being leaders in one or both drug rings:
Marquis Gamble, 34, of Nyack, has been charged with crimes including Operating as a Major
Trafficker, and is alleged to have been a "profiteer" in the conspiracy to sell cocaine. It is
alleged that it was Gamble's role in the conspiracy to provide cocaine to other members of the
conspiracy. He is also being charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance First
Degree; and Conspiracy Second Degree.

Garry Michel, 48, of the Town of Wallkill, has been charged with crimes including Operating as
a Major Trafficker, and is alleged to have been a "profiteer" in the conspiracy to sell narcotic
pills, which were marketed to buyers as containing oxycodone, but which contained fentanyl. The pills were colored, stamped, and marked to appear to be oxycodone pills. He was
additionally charged with Conspiracy Second Degree. Michel was said to have made more than $70,000 during a six-month period, the Times Herald Record reported.

In addition, 16 other people were charged with second-degree conspiracy (link is external) in connection with either the cocaine or fentanyl drug ring.

Also, Sunshine Wall, 40, of Cuddebackville, NY was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Seventh Degree and Nicholas V. Ciccone, 47, of Port Jervis was charged with Criminal Impersonation and Parole Absconder.

Police are still looking for four more people who have been charged:
  • CHARLES KAVANAUGH, 31, Newburgh, NY
  • GARY CALDWELL, 33, Wappingers, NY
  • JUSTIN ANTONA, 27, Slate Hill, NY
  • ANDREW BENDIG, 23, Middletown, NY
In addition to arrests, law enforcement officials recovered more than $200,000, 25 handguns, one assault rifle, multiple rifles, 10 vehicles, two motorcycles, over 2.5 pounds of cocaine and 1300 Fentanyl pills.
"It is only through enforcement actions such as 'Operation Bread, White and Blue' that law enforcement is able to pursue those higher level drug dealers and craftier offenders who attempt to insulate themselves from criminal liability by dealing drugs through intermediaries," said Hoovler. "Organized criminal activity, especially which involves illegal weapons, presents the public and law enforcement with additional challenges and concerns, and it simply cannot be tolerated. My office will continue to use every tool at our disposal, including the use of electronic surveillance and civil forfeiture actions to combat the illicit narcotics trade and all types of organized criminal activity."

The maximum sentence for the Class A-1 felony of Operating as a Major Trafficker is 25 years to Life in State Prison.

The maximum sentence for the Class AI felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree is 8 to 20 years in State Prison. If the offender has a prior felony conviction the maximum sentence is 12 to 24 years in State Prison.

The maximum sentence for the Class A-II felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Criminal Sale of a controlled Substance in the Second Degree is 3 to 10 years in State Prison. If the offender has a prior felony conviction the maximum sentence is 6 to 44 years in State Prison.

The maximum sentence for the Class B felony Conspiracy in the Second Degree is 8 1/3 to 25 years in State Prison. If the offender has a prior felony conviction the maximum sentence is 12 ½ to 25 years in State Prison.

The New York State Police were assisted by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, the
Orange County Sheriff's Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Federal Bureau of

Hoovler thanked the New York State Police for their efforts in the investigation. He commended the New York State Police for their investigation given the complexity of the case.

Assistant District Attorney Neal Eriksen assisted in the investigation of the case and is assisting in prosecuting all of the defendants charged in the operation.

Senior Assistant District Attorneys Kerry Kolek and David Byrne are prosecuting all the defendants charged in the operation. A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.