Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Alleged HA Member Restricted From Friends

Darwin, Australia (May 19, 2020) BTN - An alleged member of a Darwin Hells Angels motorcycle club has been banned from seeing his “friends” or visiting their clubhouse after being charged with drug and weapons offences. Adrian Lyle Cook, 57, faced the Darwin Local Court on a string of charges after allegedly failing a drug test during a traffic stop on Friday.

Cook was bailed after his arrest and prosecutor Erin McAuley applied to have him banned from associating with “any patched members, prospect members or associates of the Hells Angels” or come within 100m of their Darwin clubhouse.

Ms McAuley said ammunition allegedly seized during a raid on Cook’s home was found in “what the police have described as a holding room that was littered with Hells Angels paraphernalia, including the sergeant-at arms motorcycle jacket”.

She said the circumstances of the seizure suggested Cook was “a somewhat trusted member” of the club.

“There are concerns that if these restrictions are not imposed that he will still be able to affiliate with members of the Hells Angels,” she said.

“But also, more concerning perhaps, is the fact that he was found in the possession of ammunition and other items that would assist the motorcycle group in other breaches of the law.”

In opposing the bail variation, Cook’s lawyer Shane McMaster said it was “not a crime to be associated with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club”. “He is associated with that club and closely associated with various members, they are his friends, they are his social group,” he said.

“Because they are his social group a lot of his previous friendship or social group has dissipated (so) these are the people he knows and hangs around with, he fixes motorbikes, he goes on motorbikes with them.”

Mr McMaster said the offences his client had been charged with “have got nothing to do with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club”.

“There are various matters that we’ll be looking at in terms of forensics and weights and things like that but I can indicate that a lot of it is going to proceed by way of plea,” he said.

“The cannabis, your honour, conveniently comes in at one gram over the minimum 50g which would be a traffic-able amount.”

In granting the application, judge Greg Cavanagh said it was “certainly not a crime to be a part of a motorcycle club”. “I have mates who are in such clubs, years ago I used to do legal work for the Hells Angels,” he said.

“Any restriction that is merely premised on being an associate, being friendly with or hanging around with Hells Angels members would not be a just thing to do and I wouldn’t do it merely for that reason.

“But I am going to make the conditions sought because I think it’s a very serious indication of the likelihood of further offences when someone has a safe room containing material – the gun pieces, the ammunition and all that’s contained in the schedule within that room – together with bits and pieces of Hells Angels paraphernalia.”

Cook returns to court on June 15.


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Hells Angels Members Jailed

Barcelona, Spain (May 7, 2020) BTN - The jury court of the Barcelona Court has sentenced three members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club to 14 years in prison for intentional homicide in the death of a member of a rival club that occurred in 2017, as well as the payment of compensation of 357,000 euros to the victim’s relatives.

The events date back to 2017, when the three now convicted members, belonging to the Hells Angels MC, killed a member of a rival club in the Barcelona town of Castellar del Vallès.

Material requisitioned from the Nomad section of the Hells Angels of Sabadell (Mossos)

According to the sentence that the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) made public yesterday, it has been proven that the three killed a member of the Renegados MC on September 24, 2017.

They found the victim when he was traveling by motorcycle on a street in Sabadell, and followed him to a polygon in Castellar del Vallès, where they beat him until they left him badly injured and unconscious on the ground. Due to the injuries suffered, the man died on December 9 at the Hospital de Granollers.

Intention to kill 

The ruling maintains that the three defendants acted with the “common intention to end his life — of AS—, or at least with knowledge of the high probabilities of doing so with his conduct”, using their numerical superiority and carrying “potentially harmful” objects. for the physical integrity ”of the victim.

“Firstly, one of the accused, acting with the acquiescence and lack of opposition of the other two —who collaborated effectively with the action of said accused by avoiding with his presence the defense or flight of the victim—, charged him at least a blow to the head with an elongated blunt force like a baseball bat ”, causing him to fall to the ground, establishes the sentence.

After that, the ruling continues, the three accused “jointly, or at least two of them in the face of the passivity of the third party – who also collaborated effectively with the injurious result by avoiding the defense or flight of the victim with their presence – continued hitting repeatedly with punches and kicks to the head and the rest of the body, until AS was lying unconscious on the ground. ”


Iron Horsemen Clubhouse Destroyed

Hamilton, Ohio, USA (May 7, 2020) BTN - A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed the Iron Horsemen Clubhouse along with two other houses. Several people called 911 to report fire and smoke at houses in the 600 block of Ludlow Street, according to Butler County dispatchers. The fire was so large, residents who live several streets over also called 911, they said.

Firefighters arrived on scene shortly after neighbors detected the fire around 2:00 a.m. By the time firefighters were able to put out the fire, the damage was already done. Five houses had been damaged with three of them total losses.

“Usually we’re still able to look at the structure and see kind of where it started,” said Chief Mark Mercer with the Hamilton Fire Department. “This one has totally burned to the ground, and there’s just nothing left of it.”

The chief said the fire started in the one-story home in the middle. The home to the left was the clubhouse of the Iron Horseman Motorcycle Club.

Hamilton Police Department say they’ve had no problems with anyone at that address in recent history. Just a couple of car stops out front. Foul play is not suspected.

The only camera known to have captured anything began shooting after the fire started, the Hamilton Fire Department says they will continue investigating.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Pagan's MC Leader Gunned Down

Bronx, New York, USA (May 5, 2020) BTN - Francisco Rosado, 51, who headed the Bronx chapter of the Pagan's Motorcycle Club has been gunned down by two masked men on Saturday.

The suspected execution took place on Hollard Avenue near Boston Road in the Allerton section of The Bronx at around 3.20 pm.

The video begins with a pair of men dressed in all black and wearing blue surgical masks getting out of a dark-blue Jeep and drawing pistols equipped with silencers to muffle the sounds of gunfire.

They sprint across the street aiming their guns, then return just moments later, jump back in the Jeep Cherokee and speed away. The video has no audio and does not show the victim getting shot.

According to police, Rosado was talking to someone in a parking lot when he was struck in the head and torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Surveillance footage shows the moment two masked gunmen exit their car in the Bronx before fatally shooting.

Moments later, the two men run back to the SUV and speed away, making their getaway by driving across the sidewalk and making an illegal U-turn. Rosado was struck in the head and chest and declared dead at the scene, police said.

No arrests had been made as of Monday night, according to police.

SOURCE: New York Post

Friday, May 1, 2020

Man Arrested In Fatal Club Shooting

Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (May 1, 2020) BTN - Authorities on Thursday found a weapons cache with over a dozen guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition and body armor during the arrest of a man suspected in a double homicide in Alabama.

Tyrone Johnson, 37, was wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of two men outside a motorcycle club in Huntsville, Alabama, on March 27.

A U.S. Marshal’s task force found 17 guns, two sets of body armor, and thousands of rounds ammunition when they arrested Johnson at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

The shooting, which injured two others, was one of three shootings outside the club within an 8-hour span, according to AL.com. The Huntsville police chief described the incident as a "culmination" of tensions between motorcycle clubs.

Police said Johnson is being held on a $500,000 bond and is to be extradited to Alabama. It’s unclear if he has retained an attorney. Johnson is the second suspect arrested in the March incident that killed Bernard Griffin and Kelcey Smith.

Albert Vinson, 31, was charged earlier this month with two counts each of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and discharging a weapon into an unoccupied building, according to county jail records. Records also show he was released on April 18. It is unclear whether Vinson has retained an attorney.

SOURCE: Nashville Police Department