Monday, December 14, 2015

'Outlaw motorcycle gang' expected in Rosser, Manitoba

A number of members and supporters of an outlaw motorcycle gang are expected in Rosser, Manitoba, starting Friday and lasting through the weekend, police say. The RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service are joining forces to "closely monitor all events and movements" of expected "members and supporters of an outlaw motorcycle gang," said a news release issued by the RCMP on Friday.

Rosser is just outside Winnipeg.
Cops expect around 100 members of a 'biker gang' that are coming from across Canada and the United States. “We don’t expect any issues,” said Sgt. Paquet. “We will monitor them and follow them.”

Sources say the biker gang is the Hells Angels.
A Hells Angels clubhouse that was seized by the Manitoba government in Winnipeg in 2010 was both a Las Vegas-style party pad and a powerful, heavily fortified symbol of the gang’s dominance in the criminal underworld.

The 2,865-square foot home, assessed at being worth $357,000, was taken over by Manitoba Justice officials after filing a claim under the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act.
Former Manitoba Hells Angels boss Ernie Dew learned his fate in 2012. Twelve years in prison and the possibility of 18 months more if he can’t cough up $57,500 after being released. Dew, 55, was previously convicted of three counts of cocaine-trafficking and three counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

In 2014 Manitoba designated the Hells Angels a criminal organization.

The designation means prosecutors no longer have to prove the Hells Angels is a criminal organization in each case where gang-related charges are laid under provincial law.