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.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ackquille Jean Pollard : Bobby Shmurda - Update II

In December 2014, 14 members of GS9 were charged in a 69-count indictment, which included murder, attempted murder, drug dealing, weapons possession, and other crimes. Bobby Shmurda was declared the “driving force” behind the gang.

After assailing his record company for not providing his $ 2 million bail money. He explained why he accepted a 7 year plea deal.

"My lawyer told me we don’t want to go to court in Manhattan with these white people because they’re going to be looking at me, a little black kid. Who are they going to believe, the word of this black kid talking about shooting shit up or the word of white officers? A jury is going to believe cops all day. We’re black kids, these are white people with badges."
Bobby Shmurda, who faced at least 25 years on conspiracy charges for running a gang, will be heading to prison after agreeing to a plea deal. Ackquille Pollard also pleaded guilty to an illegal weapons charge in accepting the plea deal, which mandates that he spend at least seven years behind bars.

Shmurda, whose trial had been set to begin next week in Manhattan, has been in prison for 20 months stemming from his 2014 arrest. Shmurda had been a leading force behind a Brooklyn gang called GS9. Pollard is best known for the hit song "Hot Nigga".

He also popularized a dance craze called the “Shmoney dance”.
Ackquille Jean Pollard (born August 4, 1994), known by his stage name Bobby Shmurda, is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York, signed to Epic Records. He is best known for his song "Hot Nigga", (released in July 2014) On December 17, 2014, New York City Police arrested Pollard and charged him with conspiracy to commit murder, weapons possession, and reckless endangerment. After pleading not guilty, he failed to post $2 million bond and is currently incarcerated while awaiting trial. He faces a maximum sentence of 8–25 years.

Police said Shmurda was "the driving force" in a gang also known as GS9, the name of his label, as they dealt crack and waged deadly battle with rival gangs for territory.
Rashid Derissant shot and killed a 19-year-old rival in a Brooklyn bodega in February 2013. He then tried to kill three others in the same incident.Shmurda's songs and videos were "almost like a real-life document of what they were doing on the street." In his song "Hot Nigga", Shmurda rapped that "I been selling crack since like the fifth grade" because "Jaja taught me"; Shmurda also rapped about his crew's past and future murders. In May a gangster with ties to Bobby Shmurda was jailed for 98 years for conspiracy, murder and assault. Rashid Derissant, 24, a member of GS9, was given the lengthy prison term after being found guilty of gang-related charges.

During one of his court appearances, Shurmda wore a pair of $500 red shoes.

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

Surrey RCMP arrest Mountie Dario Devic after Creep Catchers sting - Update II

Const. Dario Devic was charged Friday by the RCMP with one count of communicating with a person under the age of 16 for the purpose of sexual interference or sexual touching, and one count of breach of trust related to this duties. Devic is expected in court on Oct. 19.
Two teenagers had been living at the house of a Mountie who became the subject of a Creep Catchers sting. The 14-year-olds had been living in the Mountie's house as home-stay students, but a source said the girls were removed. CTV News has confirmed the identity of a member of the Surrey RCMP who was "caught" in the sting last week, but will not be naming him as charges have not been laid.

The Surrey RCMP officer is the subject of a report to Crown counsel filed over the weekend. The document, called an information, was filed to the Criminal Justice Branch and alleges luring a child by means of telecommunication and breach of trust by a public officer.

Kevin Johnston
A former deputy sheriff from the B.C. Interior has been charged after being targeted in a sting by Creep Catchers. Three counts of communicating with a person believed to be underage for the purpose of facilitating a sexual offence and one count of invitation to sexual touching have been approved against Kevin Johnston. He no longer works for the Sherriff Services.

The arrest happened after a Sept. 7 incident that saw the Surrey Creep Catchers livestream a confrontation with the suspect on facebook. RCMP responded to the incident, which happened at a mall on King George Highway when it began getting traction on social media.

Police immediately launched an investigation, and within a few hours identified the suspect officer. The RCMP have also started an internal Code of Conduct investigation under the RCMP Act. The officer will be removed from duty and the RCMP intends to suspend him.

The video by the 'Creep Catchers' allegedly show the Mountie expecting to meet a 14 year-old girl.

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.

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo - The Real Tony Soprano

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" PalermoVincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo (born June 4, 1944) is a former de facto boss of the New Jersey DeCavalcante crime family who eventually became a government witness. Fictional mob boss Tony Soprano is based upon Palermo.

In the early 1960s, Vincent Palermo met and married the niece of mob boss Sam DeCavalcante. DeCavalcante took a liking to his son-in-law and began inviting him to visit his social club in Kenilworth, New Jersey. He worked at the fish markets in the early morning hours and hung out with mobsters on Sunday afternoons.
James Gandolfini - Sopranos
Local authorities uncovered the scheme and started investigating Weiss, and the two mob families became nervous. Gambino boss John Gotti requested that the DeCavalcante family murder Weiss.On September 11, 1989, Palermo, Anthony Capo, and James "Jimmy" Gallo murdered Fred Weiss, on orders from DeCavalcante boss Giovanni "John the Eagle" Riggi. Weiss was associated with mobsters from both the DeCavalcante family and the New York Gambino crime family.

Weiss and his mob partners had purchased a vacant property in Staten Island and illegally dumped large amounts of dangerous medical waste there.

Mob Boss Giovanni Riggi during the trial of the 1989 slaying of Weiss

John D'Amato
Palermo was quickly 'made' and shortly after was appointed caporegime and given his own crew. Riggi was sent to prison in 1989, and he appointed John "Johnny Boy" D'Amato as his acting boss. However, D'Amato's disgruntled girlfriend alleged in 1992 that he was bisexual. Riggi ordered Palermo and Anthony Capo to murder D'Amato in order to avoid embarrassment to the DeCavalcante family. In early 1992, D'Amato disappeared and his body was never found.

By the mid-90s, Vinny Palermo was the de facto boss of the family, paralleling Tony Soprano in the Sopranos, and John Riggi was the boss in absentia from jail.
'Vito Spatafore' - Sopranos
After testifying for the government, Vincent Palermo and his family entered the federal Witness Protection Program.In 1998, the FBI recruited DeCavalcante associate Ralph Guarino as a mob informant who devastated the DeCavalcante family. The agency gave him cell phones rigged with surveillance equipment to distribute to other family members. In October 1998, Vincent Palermo's trusted lieutenant Joseph Masella was shot to death, leaving an opening in the family. Guarino was promoted to made man.

In 1999, the FBI moved in on the DeCavalcante family. Palermo decided to become a government witness. He confessed to killing Weiss and mobster Louis LaRasso and to planning the murders of John D'Amato, Joseph Masella, Charles Majuri, Frank D'Amato, and Tom Salvata. He also implicated other DeCavalcante family members in various crimes.

Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo
On September 14, 2009, the New York Daily News exposed Vinny Ocean's new life in witness protection as a strip club operator in Houston, Texas. The 'Penthouse Club' and 'All-Star Men's Club' were hotbeds of prostitution and drugs according to police. He also owned a Mexican restaurant and a car wash - all next to one another in a gritty section of Houston.

On March 4, 2013, Palermo filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Under Chapter 11, a person's assets and debts are not liquidated, but the filer is given court protection from creditors.

Palermo put his $2.45 million home up for sale in September 2015.

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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