Thursday, September 29, 2016

Theft of Fort McMurray gang rival's vest a 'killing offence,' says expert

Five full patch members of the Warlocks outlaw motorcycle gang in Fort McMurray are accused of stealing the vest worn by a rival gang member. The five face charges after a police crackdown on rival Fort McMurray biker gangs.

"Someone might get gunned down over this," he said. "The theft of colours is a killing offence." The five Warlocks allegedly approached Syndicate member Dale Perry 'in a public place', armed with pepper spray and brass knuckles and forcibly removed Perry's vest. RCMP said tensions have simmered since August between the Warlocks and the Syndicate, a Hells Angels support group.
World rules for the Hells Angels and for the Warlocks are not confusing ... OMGs are supposed to fight to the death before giving up their colours. That makes the theft of a rival's vest especially significant.

"It's basically showing the other club we are the dominant club," Police said. "We can take your vest. It's supposed to show dominance". ALERT described the Syndicate as one of about two dozen Hells Angels support groups currently operating in the province and said they've been active in Fort McMurray since 2009.

Parker said the Warlocks have been operating in Fort McMurray since 2010, as one of two Canadian chapters of the Florida-based organization.The other Canadian chapter is in Edmonton. A third chapter that operated out of Drayton Valley was dismantled in 2014 when ALERT arrested four members.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Asian Lady Unloads Clip at Three Home Invaders, Kills One

Three armed home invaders quickly realized that they chose the wrong house to break into after its owner, an armed Asian woman, began firing at them, killing one in an instant.

The suspects allegedly entered the woman’s home at Spring Drive NW in Gwinnett County, before 4 a.m. One of the suspects kicked the house’s door open, waking up the homeowner. The woman immediately went outside her room with her handgun, and started blasting away at the three intruders who entered her door.
28 year-old Antonio Leeks, was killed immediately after catching a bullet in the torso. The other two intruders fired shots as they escaped. The homeowner who dropped the suspect will not be charged of any crime. “Homeowners, they’re in their home, they don’t have the duty to retreat to the closet to the kitchen out the backdoor it’s their home and they have the right to protect it,” Law Enforcement analyst Vincent Hill explained.

“You can’t say there is an imminent threat if someone is in your front yard or at your mailbox,” Hill said. “Once they are inside that threshold, once they are inside that door there’s the threat.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

5 arrested, weapons seized in Fort McMurray outlaw biker investigation

Police have arrested five people and seized numerous weapons in a Fort McMurray outlaw biker investigation. Police say their investigation began in late August after conflicts between the Warlocks and The Syndicate, a Hells Angels support club. Conflict boiled over in late August.

Officers raided three vehicles and a home alleged to be the clubhouse of the Warlocks last week. They say officers seized gang paraphernalia, prohibited weapons including brass knuckles and 16 guns.
Five members of the Warlocks were arrested and face numerous charges including committing an indictable offence for a criminal organization, robbery and possession of a prohibited weapon. Jordan Norman, 31; Jeremy Smith, 30; Justin Swyer, 33; Randolph Carpentier, 55; and Shawn Brett, 27, are being held in custody with their bail denied.

The Warlocks have been operating in Fort McMurray since 2010 and are one of two chapters in Canada for the Florida-based club. The chapter used to operate out of Drayton Valley, Alta. The Syndicate is a support club of the Hells Angels and has been in Fort McMurray since 2009. Officials believe there are approximately two dozen Hells Angels support clubs across Alberta. There are five international biker gangs with chapters in the province, including the Warlocks, the rebels, the loners and the Bandidos.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Murder trial delayed for Surrey Six killer Jamie Bacon

The murder trial for accused gangster Jamie Bacon has been pushed back to March of 2018. As part of reasons given from the bench, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Ker said the defence is crafting an application for a stay of proceedings because of the delay. If successful, Bacon could walk away.

Bacon's trial was supposed to begin next month. Almost 11 years will have passed since the Surrey Six killings when, and if, he finally faces one count of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Accused in Kelowna fentanyl bust was Hells Angels 'middleman'

Leslie John McCulloch and Rebekka Rae White are both charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl
A Kelowna man charged in connection with a massive fentanyl bust was a former 'middleman' for the Hells Angels. Leslie John McCulloch was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking this summer following a raid in which RCMP seized two industrial pill presses and hundreds of fake OxyContin and Percocet pills made out of fentanyl.

The 38-year-old was on parole from a four-and-a-half year sentence for possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine at the time.
His conditions of release included an order not to have any contact with members of the gang. Members of the Kelowna RCMP's drug section put McCulloch under covert surveillance in September 2015.

Later that month, police saw him meet at his business with a senior full-patch member of the Hells Angels from Calgary. As a result, McCulloch's parole was suspended.
McCulloch was released again, but his parole was revoked in May after the police raids. In addition to the fentanyl pills and the presses, RCMP seized score sheets, gold bars, four bundles of cash totaling $35,600 and miscellaneous Hells Angels '81 Support' clothing.

McCulloch was importing fentanyl from China and then making fake Percocet and Oxycontin pills.

The B.C. death toll is up to 488 for the year through September. By comparison, there were 505 people killed by illegal drugs in all of 2015, and 368 the year before. Over 62 per cent of all deaths were linked to fentanyl.

Operation SharQc ends with a whimper as last Hells Angel pleads guilty to conspiracy

Robert Bonomo
The last remaining case in Operation SharQc ended with a whimper as one of the founding members of the Hells Angels in Canada pleaded guilty to being part of the gang’s biker war in Quebec. Robert Bonomo, 69, became a Hells Angels when a gang called the Popeyes was patched over to the world’s biggest international outlaw motorcycle gang in 1977.

In April 2009, almost every member of the Hells Angels based in Quebec was arrested and charged with the conspiracy, which involved the gang’s bloody war with rivals in the province between 1994 and 2002. Operation SharQc involved 156 people on one indictment. In 2011, 31 who were only charged with drug trafficking, saw their cases stayed after the Crown took too long to bring their cases to trial.
Bonomo was left with a one-day prison term. He served 15 months behind bars while he was detained. The Quebec Court of Appeal significantly reduced the sentences of 35 other Hells Angels to make up for an abuse of process carried out by the Crown in Operation SharQc. Last year the murder trial of five men ended after the Crown failed to divulge key evidence to defence lawyers until the trial was well underway. The five Hells Angels walked away free men.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hells Angels shutter Ottawa Nomads Chapter

The Hells Angels have shuttered their elite Nomads chapter outside Ottawa, just a month after hosting the "Canada Run" a national gathering of outlaw bikers held once every four years.

“It’s closed,” Det.-Staff Sgt. Len Isnor, head of the provincial biker enforcement unit, said on Tuesday. “There is no Nomads chapter.” The Nomads are considered an elite group of bikers without territorial boundaries. There were about a dozen of them in Ontario.
Nomads clubhouse was on Piperville Road, formerly 5416 8th Line Rd.

Martin Bernatchez
Martin Bernatchez, head of the Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels in Ontario was shot three times in August. In mid-April, the vice president, Phil Boudreault, was also targeted by a gunman while riding his bike in Lachute. He was seriously injured with a punctured lung and a bullet fragment that had lodged near his spine.

Reportedly, the assassination attempts may be controlled internally within the group of bikers. "Members in good standing arrested during the operation SharQc came out of prison", said a source. "It may be that they want to regain control of territory and they take this means to get there." In late June, the brother of Martin Bernatchez, Marc, also a member of the Hells Angels Nomads, was arrested in Granby as part of a major police operation against a drug trafficking network.
Phil Boudreault, Martin Bernatchez at funeral of Lionel Deschamps
Former Ontario Nomads’ president Paul Porter quit the club after he was paroled in 2014 after serving time for cocaine trafficking.

The Piperville Road clubhouse remains the home base for four chapters of the Red Devils, a Hells Angels puppet club.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Terrace Mountie pleads guilty to assault of teenager

RCMP Const. Bruce Lofroth has pleaded guilty to assaulting a young man during an arrest in 2014.

The Terrace RCMP officer was charged after video of the violent arrest was obtained by local newspaper, and posted online. He will be sentenced in October. In the video — filmed in May 2014 — a teenager can be seen lying on the ground while being punched in the head by the RCMP officer. Later, the young man is pushed into a police vehicle.

The youth had been charged with assaulting Lofroth but those charges were later dropped.
RCMP Cst. Brian Heideman admitted he 'lost' a bag of cocaine, a crucial part of a separate drug investigation, and used steroids on the job. He was never charged and eventually (3 years later) was docked two days pay .In March it was announced that Robert Wright, 51 who was suing the Terrace RCMP for a violent jail cell take down in 2012 that left him with permanent brain damage, had reached an undisclosed out-of-court settlement with the force. He now requires full-time care.
RCMP Cst. Brian Heideman threw Robert Wright to the ground.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sentence hearing delayed again for Raynald Desjardins

Raynald Desjardins in 2011
During a brief hearing at the Gouin Courthouse, Desjardins expressed no objection to having his sentence hearing pushed back to Dec. 19, even though he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit the murder of Salvatore (Sal the Iron Worker) Montagna more than a year ago.

Montagna was killed weeks after someone made an attempt on Desjardins’s life in Laval. Desjardins immediately suspected Montagna. The two men had been partners for several months in an attempt to take control of the Montreal Mafia away from the Rizzuto organization, but their alliance fell apart early in 2011.
Desjardins used to be a right-hand man to Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto.
Six men pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of taking part in the conspiracy to murder Montagna. Vittorio Mirarchi (38); Jack Simpson (73); Calogero Milioto (44); Pietro Magistrale (64); Steven Fracas (31); and Steven D’Addario (38) — admitted their role in the conspiracy to kill Montagna, who was shot dead on November 24, 2011. Their sentencing is scheduled to be held late in October. Vito Rizzuto

Jack Simpson

Calogero Milioto

Steven Fracas

Pietro Magistrale

Felice Racaniello
Desjardins pleaded guilty on July 6, 2015, to being part of the conspiracy to kill Montagna. Since then five dates, including the one held Wednesday, have been set in the sentencing stage of his case.

Every day that Desjardins serves while awaiting the outcome of his trial counts as 1.5 days. He was arrested and initially charged with Montagna’s murder on Dec. 20, 2011. So when he is eventually sentenced and his time served factored in, he will already have served at least the equivalent of a seven-and-a-half-year prison term.

Jack Arthur Simpson
The morning that Salvatore Montagna was shot three times and died on a river bank ‎outside Montreal, Raynald Desjardins was having breakfast elsewhere in town with his daughter and chatting about her wedding photo album. Shortly after the killing, Desjardins sent a Blackberry message to his associate, Vittorio Mirarchi: “Done.”

“Perfect,” came the reply. Police who were wiretapping Desjardin’s mobile phone immediately knew who was behind the 2011 murder.

Vittorio Mirarchi
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Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez in December 2011
Aaron Josef Hernandez is a former American football tight end and convicted murderer. Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Hernandez signed a four-year contract on June 8, 2010. Hernandez started the 2010 season as the youngest player on any active roster in the NFL. On June 26, 2013, Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs and into police custody. The Patriots released Hernandez from the team about 90 minutes later, before officially knowing the charges against him. On August 22, 2013, Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Odin Lloyd. On May 15, 2014, Hernandez was indicted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
Hernandez forfeited his 2015–18 salaries, totaling $19.3 million. The Patriots withheld $3.25 million of Hernandez's 2012 signing bonus.

CytoSport and Puma canceled their endorsement deals with Hernandez within days of his arrest.

Full 'Bloods' tattoo Hernandez received in jail, which says 'LIFETIME LOYALTY'.
Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life without parole in Massachusetts' flagship maximum-security prison, one of the most high-tech jails in the United States: the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. It has a matrix of 366 cameras recording live 24 hours a day and a microwave detection perimeter.The prison is just a few miles from Gillette Stadium, where he once played tight end for the New England Patriots under a five-year $40 million contract.

Before his arrest, Hernandez lived in a $1.2 million home
90% of the inmates in the maximum-security prison are locked in their cells for 19 hours a day. Cells have metal fixtures: a bunk mounted to the wall, a toilet and sink combination, a small writing shelf attached to the wall, and a nearby small stool affixed to the floor.

With the exception of the TV, which inmates can buy for under $200, all furnishings are metal and bolted down to keep inmates from throwing them.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Terrorists Nuttall and Korody a danger to Society

Amanda Korody and John NuttallA British Columbia couple found guilty of masterminding a terrorist plot but then freed when a judge ruled they had been entrapped by police are still a danger to the public, a Crown lawyer says. John Nuttall and Amanda Korody appeared via video at a Vancouver provincial court hearing to consider if they should be restricted under a peace bond while their case is under appeal.

Crown counsel argued throughout the pair's lengthy criminal trial that Nuttall and Korody embraced violent extremism and repeatedly spoke about killing and maiming members of the public who didn't share their view.
John NuttallIn tapes, which weren't shown to the jury at the earlier trial, Nuttall talked at length about jihad and dying as a martyr for Islam. "Is there any better way to die than ... in a way that propagates Islam," he said.

At one point in the tapes, Nuttall sits in the front seat of a vehicle and tells an undercover officer about his plan to kill a former U.S. soldier he knows. The soldier deserves to die, he said, because he served in Iraq and may have harmed Muslims.
"[I] want to put a gun to his head and I want to say, right before I pull the trigger, I want to say, taste what you used to deny and send him straight to the hellfire." Nuttall also talked about his violent criminal past — something the jury didn't hear during the trial.

Nuttall and Korody were arrested, July 1, 2013, following an elaborate RCMP sting operation in which officers posed as Muslim extremists.