Related Posts with Thumbnails

BIKERLAND

Affordable & Unique Gold Jewelry - Apples of Gold

Man linked to notorious Dhak group shot to death in Starbucks in Nueva Vallarta

April 30, 2012

A high-ranking gangster from B.C. was gunned down in Mexico late Friday night. Lower Mainland resident Thomas Gisby, 47, was shot to death inside a Starbucks in the tourist town of Nuevo Vallarta. Gisby is believed to be linked to Metro Vancouver's notorious Dhak group, whose members, alongside the Duhre gang, have been the subject of retaliatory hits since last summer's wellpublicized Kelowna murder of Red Scorpion Jonathon Bacon. Hells Angel associate Larry Amero was also wounded in the daylight shooting. RCMP Chief Supt. Dan Malo, head of the RCMP's Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, said Mexican officials informed local police of Gisby's murder Friday night. "It's very unusual we speak this quickly, but it's important given the heightened situation of gang violence that we've seen in British Columbia of late," said Malo at an impromptu news conference in Surrey on Saturday evening. "These organized-crime targets have no boundaries and the police are going to be paying particular attention to this group here in the foreseeable future to see what impact [the murder] has." According to the Mexican newspaper Vanguardia, Gisby was shot twice in the head by waiting assassins, who fled in a gold-coloured VW Jetta. Two .44-millimetre shell casings were found at the scene and one suspect is in custody. There is no indication if the suspect is a Canadian. Gisby had been living in Mexico since he was targeted in a motorhome explosion near Whistler last winter, according to a Province source. The motorhome was sitting in a parking lot off Highway 99 in the Callaghan Valley when an explosive device was attached to the vehicle. Malo could only confirm Gisby was linked to the Whistler attack, in which he suffered superficial burns. RCMP liaison officers will be speaking to Mexican authorities in the coming days to flesh out the details surrounding the slaying. Canada's department of foreign affairs is also investigating the murder. "We knew that that individual was down in Mexico," Malo said. "We are spending a tremendous amount of police resources right now dealing with the issues of gang violence and the spike we've seen of late ... we are aware, we have intelligence to suggest there has been and will be retaliatory action." A similar warning was issued by police in the fall of 2011, when Gang Task Force Supt. Tom McCluskie said "anybody associated with the Duhre or Dhak group is subject to retaliation or to violence from other gangs they're in conflict with." It is believed the Dhaks and Duhres are involved in a turf war with elements of the nowdefunct Red Scorpions gang, the Independent Soldiers and some Hells Angels associates. That warning proved credible in January 2012, when notorious Vancouver gangster Sandip "Dip" Duhre, 36, was killed in a hail of bullets at a busy restaurant in downtown Vancouver's Sheraton Wall Centre. Malo also warned B.C.'s youth and lower level gangsters that no organized criminal is untouchable, even outside the country. "It's somebody who thought obviously he was untouched and thought he was at a level of organized crime that he thought he was protected - clearly not the case," he said. "It shows as well that no matter where you are in the world, if you're involved in that level of organized crime and that level of gang conflict, those gangs have the abilities and have the resources to get to you wherever you happen to be." Malo said high-ranking B.C. gangsters have influence internationally to bring illegal drugs and guns into the country, and are risking their lives to do so on foreign soil. Gisby had largely avoided the law in his years in B.C, according to court records. A man by that name appeared in court in January 1999, charged with invoking fear of injury and damage to a property in White Rock. He was released after issuing a peace bond. Another prominent member of the United Nations gang was killed earlier this year in Culiacán, Mexico - the home of the Sinaloa Cartel gang. The Dhak group first appeared on police radar in 1998 following the nightclub hit of glamorized gangster Bindy Johal. In October 2010, Gurmit Singh Dhak was shot in the face in a hit police deemed targeted. The RCMP's Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit consists of 14 B.C. police departments.

feared Dutch bikers' gang Satudarah MC has set up chapter in Belgium.

April 30, 2012

Satudarah MC doesn't exactly enjoy an excellent reputation north of the Belgian border. The Dutch authorities are conducting several investigations linked to drug trafficking and blackmail. Satudarah MC was set up in 1990 by several Dutch bikers of Asian descent. Today in the Netherlands the gang is bigger than the Hell's Angels. Satudarah MC has 400 members spread over 20 different chapters. The Dutch judicial authorities keep a close eye on the gang. Dutch journalist Robert Bas: "Officially, it's an ordinary bikers' gang, but the Dutch justice department also believes that it is a meeting place for criminals." A large number of Satudarah MC members have been in trouble with the police. They are linked to drug trafficking, blackmail and arms possession. A spokesperson for Belgium's federal police told public broadcaster VRT that Belgian police and the Belgian judicial authorities are aware of the arrival of the Dutch gang but that so far no enquiries have been opened. Highsider is the specialised unit that keeps tabs on bikers' gangs in Belgium. The unit reportedly held an emergency meeting to discuss Satudarah MC last week. Dutch journalist Robert Bas warned of the danger of gang warfare: "The relationship between Satudarah and the Hell's Angels is fraught with tension. Satudarah gets on well with the Bandidos, the sworn enemies of the Hell's Angels." The new Belgian chapter is called Satudarah Belgium District 9. The location of the Antwerp club house is not yet known. The Belgian chapter is being led from nearby Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands for the time-being.

Hells Angels member from Brewster sentenced in RI on gun charge

April 30, 2012

A man prosecutors say has admitted being a member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels has been sentenced in Rhode Island to 15 years in federal prison for violating a law barring felons from carrying firearms. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 42-year-old Christian Rufino, of Brewster, was sentenced as an armed career criminal. Prosecutors say Rufino has convictions in Massachusetts for assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and armed robbery with intent to murder. They also say he was convicted in federal court in Maine of bank robbery by force, violence and intimidation. Prosecutors say Rufino was arrested in Cranston, R.I., in 2009 when he was stopped for speeding and police found cocaine, a loaded handgun and ammunition in the vehicle. He pleaded guilty to the weapons charge last year.

Hells Angels member sentenced in RI on gun charge

April 28, 2012

A man prosecutors say has admitted being a member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels has been sentenced in Rhode Island to 15 years in federal prison for violating a law barring felons from carrying firearms. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 42-year-old Christian Rufino, of Brewster, N.Y., was sentenced as an armed career criminal. Prosecutors say Rufino has convictions in Massachusetts for assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and armed robbery with intent to murder. They also say he was convicted in federal court in Maine of bank robbery by force, violence and intimidation. Prosecutors say Rufino was arrested in Cranston, R.I., in 2009 when he was stopped for speeding and police found cocaine, a loaded handgun and ammunition in the vehicle. He pleaded guilty to the weapons charge last year.

What is clear is that outlaw bikies are the visible tip of a much bigger criminal iceberg

April 27, 2012

The South Australian Government says organised crime groups, including bikie gangs, pose a clear danger to public safety. What is clear is that outlaw bikies are the visible tip of a much bigger criminal iceberg John Rau SA Attorney-General John Rau, in an address to the Police Association, said organised crime was an intertwined beast, with visible bikie gangs and other groups which tried hard to keep their activities concealed. "What is clear is that outlaw bikies are the visible tip of a much bigger criminal iceberg," he said. Mr Rau said police were monitoring the activities of 15 motorcycle gangs. He said those involved in organised crime were parasites on an otherwise healthy community. Mr Rau again said the SA Government was determined to give police the powers they needed to deal with gangs and anti-crime legislation before the SA Parliament would boost their powers to tackle organised crime.

Steven Gareau, an Ottawa drug dealer condemned to life in prison in 2000 as a Hells Angels contract killer

April 27, 2012

Steven Gareau, an Ottawa drug dealer condemned to life in prison in 2000 as a Hells Angels contract killer, has won a new trial after filing a handwritten appeal to court from his jail cell. Gareau, now 56, filed the handwritten appeal last year on several grounds — notably that the trial judge erred when she told the jury they could consider as evidence the fact that his co-conspirators in the killing had previously been found guilty. The appeal court of Nova Scotia — where the homicide plot was executed in October 2000 — ruled this week that the trial judge made a “fatal error” when she told the jury in her charge they could consider that evidence. “Specifically the judge told the jury that they could use this evidence against this appellant when considering his guilt or innocence,” the appeal court ruled. Gareau’s conviction as a Hells Angels hit man has been set aside. His new trial date has not yet been scheduled, but top Ottawa Mounties didn’t waste any time reaching out to their prized Hells Angels informant, who testified against Gareau in the murder of Sean Simmons, a 31-year-old steamship checker on the Halifax waterfront. On Thursday, a senior Mountie handler texted Paul Derry, the informant now on the run from the biker gang and making his home under a new name in a series of roadside motels. It was unusual for the Mounties to be reaching out to Derry, because their relationship soured years ago. But while driving a minivan outside of Toronto Thursday, the informant got a text from a Mountie telling him that Gareau had won a new trial. There may be a new trial — but there may not be a star witness. Prosecutors who won a conviction against Gareau relied almost exclusively on the informant’s testimony. Derry, however, told the Citizen that he won’t testify again unless he’s afforded protection and paid cash money, like he was for the months leading up to the original trial. Reached Thursday night, Derry told the Citizen: “I don’t know about testifying. I would only do it again if I was protected, and to be honest, I’m uncomfortable with it if the Mounties are in charge of my protection. “My father said it best. He was in the navy on big ships, but always told me he would have felt safer in a canoe with a .22,” Derry said. “The Mounties couldn’t protect me if they tried.” Derry was the getaway driver in the 2000 killing. He drove the car, supplied the gun and later buried it. But he was spared charges when he made a deal with police and prosecutors. He was granted immunity in exchange for turning state’s evidence. Derry had been playing both sides of the law for 17 years. He was a drug dealer and had wormed his way into the Hells Angels Halifax chapter, getting so close that he dealt their drug supply on that city’s streets. Gareau worked as a dealer for Derry in Ottawa and later Halifax, but had no idea that his drug boss was a longtime police informant. Derry knew about the murder plot against Simmons, but told court that his underling, Gareau, may not have known. Still, a jury convicted Gareau for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder even though he never squeezed the trigger, and testified in his own defence saying that he thought he was only at Simmons’ apartment building to finish a drug deal. He told the jury he knew nothing about the murder plot. Gareau did however track down the victim, and stood next to the killer as he shot Simmons in the head in the hallway of a Halifax apartment building.

Bikie lawyer blasts police 'media stunt'

April 27, 2012

Bikies are accusing police of an expensive media stunt, after only two men were arrested in widespread raids across Sydney's west. Strike Force Kinnarra was timed to coincide with a ban on bikie colours in Kings Cross - which came into effect this morning. Police are warning bikies to expect more arrests. In total 160 police swooped on 18 homes and businesses at dawn, seizing firearms as a result of the raids on properties with alleged links to the Hells Angels and Nomads outlaw bikie gangs. The two men - aged 18 and 36 - were charged with drug and gun offences, as well as obstructing the raids, while another five men have been issued court attendance notices. Drive-by attacks on the homes of senior Hells Angels Mahmoud Dib and Jeffrey Sahyoun last week were among at least seven tit-for-tat attacks that police say were part of a turf war with the Nomads over drugs and membership. The attacks also targeted other senior bikies, associates and tattoo parlours. AUDIO: NSW Police warn of more large operations against outlaw bikies (PM) Meanwhile, Sam Ibrahim's wife and children have returned home to Bella Vista in a four-wheel drive which was also searched by police this morning. The family of the former Nomads boss is rattled, but say they are doing well. But lawyer for the United Motorcycle Council Wayne Baffksy says he is stunned only drugs, two guns and knuckledusters were seized in the large-scale operation. "I don't know how they justified raiding 18 places, I don't know how they got 18 search warrants, or how they legally justified that," Mr Baffsky said. "But certainly from what they discovered, which is absolutely minimal and I presume it's only from one location, I don't see how they justified the other 17 houses. "It seems to be a big show put on to try and make the public think the police are doing something." Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Mal Lanyon is warning more bikies will be charged. "I'm very confident that out of today's raids, people will be charged with additional offences. This is but the tip of the iceberg," he said. "It's actually an outstanding result today. We've obtained a lot of intelligence which will actually help us to prevent violence. But the Assistant Commissioner concedes he cannot give any guarantees the arrests will stop the turf war between the two groups. "What I can say to you is that we are 100 per cent committed to stopping that violence, and ensuring the public's safety and the public should be very comforted by the fact of today's raids, and the fact that we will continue in our mission to stop them," he said. "We have seized a large amount of items which will be subject to forensic examination and further persons will be charged."

Shooting a 'warning' from rival bikie gang

April 25, 2012

SIMMERING tension between rival bikie gangs exploded on the Gold Coast yesterday with the drive-by shooting of a tattoo parlour in the heart of Bandidos territory. Police fear the attack could be a push for territory by the Hells Angels as the outlaw gang seeks a toehold on the lucrative Glitter Strip. Less than 24 hours after police commissioner Bob Atkinson told the Bulletin that bikie gangs were "one of the greatest challenges to face law enforcement", the Bandido-protected Mermaid Beach tattoo shop was hit by at least four shots in the early hours of yesterday morning.  High-ranking police yesterday said it was "inevitable" that the violence that has plagued Sydney would eventually spill across the border. "We do not believe it is directly connected to the war between the Hells Angels and the Nomads that has been unfolding in New South Wales," said police. "But it is a similar style of attack. "We know the Hells Angels have been pushing to establish a chapter on the Gold Coast -- that push is coming from Sydney. "Tradelink Drive is not their most profitable chapter." While detectives have attempted to play down the shooting, police say there is "no doubt" it was intended as a warning. The Bandidos are the largest and one of the most secretive bikie gangs on the Gold Coast. The club has gained strength as its main rival -- the Finks -- have been severely weakened with so many senior members behind bars and Bandido territory stretches south from Broadbeach. Police said last month's Hells Angels National Run was intended as a direct message to all gangs on the Gold Coast. More than 200 patched gang members descended on Surfers Paradise for the run. "These clubs are so well organised, they do nothing without a reason," police said. "You can bet they had some purpose in coming to the Gold Coast. "They taunted the Finks and nothing happened, now the Bandidos tattoo shop is shot up in the same way the gym controlled by the Hells Angels was hit a few months ago. "You join the dots." The shop is owned by a senior member of the outlaw gang who has been a patched member of the Bandidos "for years", police say. In an exclusive interview with the Bulletin, Mr Atkinson said the danger of bikie gangs was "under-rated" by the community. "The outlaw motorcycle gangs nationally present one of the greatest challenges to police. "I think the degree of that challenge and the risk they present to our society is underrated." The Gold Coast has one of the highest populations of bikie gangs in the country. Mr Atkinson said he would not be surprised if the Hells Angels were not considering a move closer to the Glitter Strip. "They are businesses, they look for opportunity so that wouldn't be a surprise," he said. "They market themselves as a group of mature men who have a love and interest in motorbikes and they do that very cleverly. The reality is they are highly sophisticated, well organised criminal enterprises that pose a genuine risk to the community and many are well represented by the finest and best lawyers who they retain to represent them." South East Region Assistant Commissioner Graham Rynders said the gangs were constantly looking to expand. "One of things about OMCGs is they look for opportunity for criminal enterprise," Mr Rynders said. "Throughout Queensland, throughout the country, probably throughout the world they are looking to expand. It is obviously dictated to by territory, depending on who or what other groups exist in what areas."

Jury hears grisly details about murder scene

April 25, 2012

Police discovered a grisly scene on Sept. 10, 2000, when they entered a Cogmagun Road home in Hants County. “It was a very brutal scene,” Cpl. Shawn Sweeney, who was a constable with the Windsor rural RCMP detachment that day, testified Tuesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Kentville. It was the second day of trial for Leslie Douglas Greenwood, 42, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Barry Kirk Mersereau, 48, and his wife, Nancy Paula Christensen, 47. Sweeney, a Crown witness, testified that he and four other police officers who responded to a 911 call found Christensen sitting upright in a chair in the living room of her Centre Burlington home with a bullet wound in her left cheek, under her glasses. She had a cup of tea in her hand and a small dog was sitting in her lap. There were several bullet casings and lead fragments scattered on the floor. Mersereau was lying face down, with pools of blood around his head and body. Another dog, believed to be a German shepherd-Rottweiler mix, was hiding under covers on the bed in the master bedroom. A third dog was tied to the front porch and another had run off into the woods. Sweeney told Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy and the seven-woman, five-man jury hearing the case that the house appeared to be neat and orderly, with no signs of struggle. “It didn’t appear to be a house that was rifled through or things thrown around,” Sweeney testified. Const. Glenn Bonvie told the court it was immediately obvious that Mersereau and Christensen were dead. “There was no movement. There was no doubt that they were deceased.” Crown witness Ronald Connors owned a hunting cabin in the woods about half a kilometre away from the couple’s house. He testifed that he heard several shots at about 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 9. Connors said he heard six shots fired in quick succession, followed by a pause and a couple more shots. Moments later, there were more shots. He said he thought at first someone might be jacking deer, but Connors concluded that the shots didn’t sound like those from a high-powered hunting rifle. The jury was shown a video of the two bodies as they were found. Former RCMP officer David Clace, then in charge of the RCMP’s forensics identification unit in New Minas, said a large amount of money was found in plastic bags in a gym bag in one of the bedroom closets. The bag was later determined to contain about $65,000 in cash. Crown attorney Peter Craig has told the court that the victims were shot to death in their home in an execution-style killing as part of a Hells Angels-ordered killing. “They were killed in their home in a quiet community, with a teapot on the stove, with no signs of struggle and their baby in the next room,” Craig told the jury. He said evidence presented by as many as 40 Crown witnesses will show that Michael Lawrence and Greenwood murdered the couple on the orders of Jeffrey Lynds, a former Hells Angels operative who died recently in a Montreal jail of an apparent suicide. Lawrence, who owed Lynds money, pleaded guilty last January to three charges of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. Also killed that day, by Lawrence, was Charles Maddison, an innocent man who picked Lawrence up hitchhiking. Lawrence shot him to take his truck to commit a planned robbery. Craig said Lawrence, expected to be a crucial Crown witness, will testify that he and Greenwood shot the couple, one with a .357 Magnum, the other with a 32-calibre handgun, in what he called “planned and deliberate” killings. The couple’s 18-month-old baby boy was safely recovered from the house by neighbour Ruby McKenzie, who went to the victim’s home the day after the shootings. McKenzie said she brought the baby back to her mobile home and called police. Greenwood sat quietly during the proceedings, occasionally exchanging comments with his lawyer, Alain Begin. Begin is expected to argue that Greenwood went to the Mersereau house the day of the shootings to buy drugs, and that Lawrence shot the couple while Greenwood was waiting outside. Also charged with first-degree murder in the killings is Curtis Blair Lynds, 36, who is serving time in a federal prison for drug trafficking. A preliminary inquiry in his case is scheduled to begin July 16.

Bikies' colours banned from Kings Cross

April 23, 2012

 The New South Wales Government will ban bikie colours in licensed premises in Sydney's Kings Cross as part of a range of measures targeting outlaw bikie gangs. Bikies will also be banned from working in tattoo parlours, with legislative changes set to give the police commissioner the final say on whether a particular person can own the business. The proposed changes to the Criminal Organisations Act will see police given the power to use drug and ballistics dogs to search tattoo parlours without warrant. The measures are aimed at stifling the growing feud between rival bikie gangs the Hells Angels and the Nomads, who are believed to be behind a spate of Sydney shootings. Police believe the Hells Angels were behind two drive-by shootings in Sydney's north-west on Thursday night, and authorities are bracing for a further escalation in the gang war. Authorities say the overnight shootings are related to five others over the past week. Premier Barry O'Farrell says the director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry has agreed to pass regulations that will see 23 bikie gangs banned from wearing colours at 58 Kings Cross venues. He says the new laws will give police the tools they need to tackle the "shooting spree" that is affecting Sydney. "This is about sending a clear message that if you're wearing bikie colours, it doesn't make you beyond the reach of the law," he said. "Wearing bikie colours doesn't make you a super hero that protects you from the long arm of the law." Greater presence Commissioner Andrew Scipione says police will be making good use of the laws banning colours as soon as they become available next Friday. Mr Scipione says police are also looking forward to the changes in the Criminal Organisations Act which will give them a greater presence in tattoo parlours. The parlours will be listed a prescribed organisation, which will prevent gang members working in them. Bikie members are also banned from working in the tow truck industry, in security and in casinos. "This will allow us to get out there and do our job particularly in certain locations," he said. "This is also about assisting licensees when it comes to outlaw motorcycle gang members harassing or intimidating people - not only staff - patrons as well. "It gives the police the authority to go down there when these people have been told to leave and they refuse to quit, arrest them and if need be charge them." Mr O'Farrell says the legislation regarding tattoo parlours will be taken to cabinet on Monday. But state opposition leader John Robertson says the new measures have not been thought out properly. He says if the Premier is serious about cracking down on outlaw bikie gangs he should put more police on the streets. "This Premier needs to be sitting down with senior law enforcement officers and drawing up a plan and a strategy to bring this gun crime to an end," he said. "Yesterday we saw two shootings occur and we saw these gangs set fire to a police vehicle. "Law and order is now being run by the bikies instead of the Government in New South Wales."

View older posts »

Privacy Policy (site specific)
Privacy Policy :This blog may from time to time collect names and/or details of website visitors. This may include the mailing list, blog comments sections and in various sections of the Connected Internet site.These details will not be passed onto any other third party or other organisation unless we are required to by government or other law enforcement authority.If you contribute content, such as discussion comments, to the site, your contribution may be publicly displayed including personally identifiable information.Subscribers to the mailing list can unsubscribe at any time by writing to info (at) copsandbloggers@googlemail.com. This site links to independently run web sites outside of this domain. We take no responsibility for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.This site uses cookies to save login details and to collect statistical information about the numbers of visitors to the site.We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to·not having this information used by these companies, click hereThis site is suitable for all ages, but not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years old.This policy will be updated from time to time. If we make significant changes to this policy after that time a notice will be posted on the main pages of the website.

GANGLANDERS

Biography DVDs - save up to 40% on over 700 DVD titles
GAS SAVING 1
History Channel "Dogfights" Giftset Collection - Now 40% Off!

Man linked to notorious Dhak group shot to death in Starbucks in Nueva Vallarta

April 30, 2012

A high-ranking gangster from B.C. was gunned down in Mexico late Friday night. Lower Mainland resident Thomas Gisby, 47, was shot to death inside a Starbucks in the tourist town of Nuevo Vallarta. Gisby is believed to be linked to Metro Vancouver's notorious Dhak group, whose members, alongside th…

Read more

feared Dutch bikers' gang Satudarah MC has set up chapter in Belgium.

April 30, 2012

Satudarah MC doesn't exactly enjoy an excellent reputation north of the Belgian border. The Dutch authorities are conducting several investigations linked to drug trafficking and blackmail. Satudarah MC was set up in 1990 by several Dutch bikers of Asian descent. Today in the Netherlands the gang i…

Read more

Hells Angels member from Brewster sentenced in RI on gun charge

April 30, 2012

A man prosecutors say has admitted being a member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels has been sentenced in Rhode Island to 15 years in federal prison for violating a law barring felons from carrying firearms. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 42-year-old Christian Rufino, of Brewster, w…

Read more

Hells Angels member sentenced in RI on gun charge

April 28, 2012

A man prosecutors say has admitted being a member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels has been sentenced in Rhode Island to 15 years in federal prison for violating a law barring felons from carrying firearms. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 42-year-old Christian Rufino, of Brewster, N.…

Read more

What is clear is that outlaw bikies are the visible tip of a much bigger criminal iceberg

April 27, 2012

The South Australian Government says organised crime groups, including bikie gangs, pose a clear danger to public safety. What is clear is that outlaw bikies are the visible tip of a much bigger criminal iceberg John Rau SA Attorney-General John Rau, in an address to the Police Association, said o…

Read more

Steven Gareau, an Ottawa drug dealer condemned to life in prison in 2000 as a Hells Angels contract killer

April 27, 2012

Steven Gareau, an Ottawa drug dealer condemned to life in prison in 2000 as a Hells Angels contract killer, has won a new trial after filing a handwritten appeal to court from his jail cell. Gareau, now 56, filed the handwritten appeal last year on several grounds — notably that the trial judge err…

Read more

Bikie lawyer blasts police 'media stunt'

April 27, 2012

Bikies are accusing police of an expensive media stunt, after only two men were arrested in widespread raids across Sydney's west. Strike Force Kinnarra was timed to coincide with a ban on bikie colours in Kings Cross - which came into effect this morning. Police are warning bikies to expect more a…

Read more

Shooting a 'warning' from rival bikie gang

April 25, 2012

SIMMERING tension between rival bikie gangs exploded on the Gold Coast yesterday with the drive-by shooting of a tattoo parlour in the heart of Bandidos territory. Police fear the attack could be a push for territory by the Hells Angels as the outlaw gang seeks a toehold on the lucrative Glitter St…

Read more

Jury hears grisly details about murder scene

April 25, 2012

Police discovered a grisly scene on Sept. 10, 2000, when they entered a Cogmagun Road home in Hants County. “It was a very brutal scene,” Cpl. Shawn Sweeney, who was a constable with the Windsor rural RCMP detachment that day, testified Tuesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Kentville. It was the…

Read more

Bikies' colours banned from Kings Cross

April 23, 2012

 The New South Wales Government will ban bikie colours in licensed premises in Sydney's Kings Cross as part of a range of measures targeting outlaw bikie gangs. Bikies will also be banned from working in tattoo parlours, with legislative changes set to give the police commissioner the final say on…

Read more

View older posts »