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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ten Hells Angels arrested in Edmonton

Hells Angels investigation leads to 10 arrests, recovery of $1M in stolen property

Edmonton, Canada, (June 8, 2016) Ten people have been arrested after an investigation into the Edmonton’s Hells Angels motorcycle club led by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).

“Project Al-Wheels” allege the club’s members and associates were involved in theft, re-vinning and trafficking of various stolen trailers and recreational vehicles. Re-vinning refers to the process of giving vehicles false ownership histories and identification numbers.

The investigation dates back to October 2015. A total of 15 search warrants were carried out in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Alberta Beach, Gunn, Onoway, Morinville, Legal, Ryley, Sherwood Park, Red Deer, St. Albert and Langley, B.C.

Over $1 million in stolen property and 21 firearms were seized in the investigation, including:
  • 17 Travel trailers
  • 3 Pick-up trucks
  • 6 All-terrain vehicles
  • 1 Snowmobile
  • 2 Dirt bikes
  • 18 Rifles
  • 2 Shotguns
  • 1 Handgun

ALERT spokesman with some of the items seized in the investigation

Officers believe the vehicles were stolen from houses and businesses and then fraudulently registered. They would then be sold amongst Hells Angels members and associates at steep discounts, ALERT said.

Police believe in some cases insurance fraud was also being committed.

Some of the weapons seized during the raids

The 10 people arrested are facing upwards of 300 criminal charges and officers believe more arrests will be made.

The following people were arrested in connection with the investigation:

  • Lawrence Cotter, 41,of Alberta Beach
  • Bobby Dodman, 42, of Red Deer
  • Christopher Escott, 32, of Edmonton
  • Mark Funk, 38, of St. Albert
  • Laura Hawkridge, 41, of Alberta Beach
  • Jacob Jenkins, 38, of Gunn
  • Kane Laplante-Racine, 29 of Strathcona County
  • Frank Preeper, 42, of Morinville
  • Julien Roussel, 58, of Edmonton
  • Anthony Shaw, 56, no fixed address, arrested in Grande Prairie

SOURCE: Global News

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bandido’s Clubhouse shot at - Cops raid it

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (June 7, 2016) Police have raided a Bandidos clubhouse after reports of a shooting at the premises.

Officers searched the Bandidos clubhouse in Brunswick after a member of the public reported several shots being fired at the Weston Street property.

It is believed detectives seized several items, including a computer hard drive which is thought to store the clubhouse’s CCTV footage.

Victoria Police spokeswoman Creina O’Grady confirmed: “Police have executed a warrant at a Bandidos OMCG clubhouse in Brunswick following a report of a firearms incident overnight.

 The Bandidos clubhouse in Weston St, Brunswick

“Investigators have been told a number of shots were possibly fired into the Weston Street property. “

She added: “It’s believed no one was injured and the investigation is ongoing.”

SOURCE: Herald Sun

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