Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Kelowna man with links to Hells Angels chop shop agrees to forfeit motorcycles, equipment, tools

John Newcome was behind one of the largest-scale chop shops ever busted in the Okanagan say authorities.

Newcome has agreed to forfeit customized motorcycles, over two dozen complete or partial motorcycles, including custom Harley-Davidsons, to B.C.’s Civil Forfeiture Office.
Newcome also forfeited tools after raids at his West Kelowna bike shop and his Peachland home in 2012 turned up numerous stolen vehicles, including Ford F-350 trucks, all-terrain vehicles and pontoon boats. He pleaded guilty in 2014 to 19 charges, most related to stolen property.
Police said his business had connections to the Hells Angels.