Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Edmonton Hells Angels targeted by Police



The Edmonton Sun is reporting that the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) searched seven Edmonton homes this morning, including the Hells Angels Westridge chapter clubhouse near 159 Street and 81 Avenue. Houses in Acheson, Strathcona County, and Leduc were also combed. As a result of the raids Global is reporting that a number of people associated with the Hells Angels were arrested and are facing organized crime charges. Three cheers!

The Edmonton Sun reports that Blake Christie, a full patch member of the Hells Angels, and his 29-year-old associate Kelly Kratky were the focus of the investigation that began in the early part of October. In February, 10 people, including a full patch member of the Hells Angels, were arrested and charged with nearly 40 offenses after police searched four homes — one in St. Albert and four in Edmonton — finding a medley of weapons and drugs.



A couple stories that article linked to that I miss include one from 2012 about two members of the Hells Angels’ Edmonton chapter were handed prison terms for their role in providing protection for a Fort McMurray drug gang.

The other was one from Red Deer 2010 where police were called to the Urban Rodeo in the 4700 Block of Gaetz Avenue on Jan. 24 where it was reported that a group of women were involved in an altercation with several members of the Hells Angels. One man, a 58-year-old from Spruce Grove, faces two charges of assault. His alleged victims are two women, aged 20 and 21. Police say the man is a member of the outlaw motorcycle gang.

Update: Global is now reporting that six members of the Hells Angels are facing organized crime charges: Dominic DiPalma, 33, from Strathcona County, Darcy Lee, 38, from Edmonton, Troy Pawluk, 43, from Edmonton, Eduardo Bartolozzi, 34, from Edmonton, Roy Radies, 50, from Acheson and Dustin Lowry, 35, from Edmonton.

Police seized 19 Hells Angels vests, 26 lbs of marijuana and two handguns. Not a significant haul given the volume of cocaine they have been dealing in Nanaimo and across the country but recognize that they are pretty smart in Edmonton and have the puppet clubs like the Whiteboy Posse do their dirty work for them. Since they are in charge of puppet clubs like the White boy Posse, that makes criminal organization charges totally within order.

The CFSEU-BC retweeted a photo from ALERT on Twitter. The cover of the Edmonton Sun:



A CTV Edmonton video is reporting that the police are starting to show off their trophies from the searches. In the video it shows a guy wearing an 81 support shirt towing a trailer on site the police didn't have a search warrant for. Surely they have grounds for one now. One blog reader identified him to be Shawn Anderson, a striker for the Dirty Few MC.

16 comments:

  1. Good job EPS. Obviously while some may be willing to treat with the enemy, others have no problem taking the fight to them. We seem to be getting some decent sentencing out of Alberta as well, not like the ongoing joke that is the judiciary in BC. Note the consecutive sentencing of 2 years/criminal organization added on to the 14 years for trafficking, giving 16 years, as opposed to the common practice of concurrent sentencing where the offender would only effectively get 14. Whoever came up with that BS anyway. It robs the public of the time the offender owes them.

    It would have been nice if the judge would have found as a matter of law that the HAMC was a criminal organization, rather than ruling that the two defendants were taking the action on the behalf of the drug ring (which was the criminal organization referred to) they were supplying /protecting, but then what other judge in Canada has had the courage to do that......

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  2. Actually it was ALERT not EPS. Likely why it was successful.

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  3. EPS will find a way to poison any evidence and violate procedures in this case. I would not be surprised if all involved are acquitted or have any charges withdrawn in a few months.

    81 owns the EPS.

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    1. Indeed. It was public they had a leak giving intel to the Hells Angels years ago but I have received several complaints that it is still happening now:
      http://gangstersout.blogspot.ca/2011/09/edmonton-police-and-hells-angels.html

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  4. https://www.vicpd.ca/media/media-releases/2014/break-and-enter-arrest-ties-three-drugs-and-gangs

    Never heard of the Norteno gang.

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    1. Neither have I. Thanks for the link.

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    2. Those nunchucku are actually foam. That doesn't mean they are not illegal in Canada under the Can. Criminal Code, but never-the-less they are still foam.

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    3. Foam nunchucks aren't illegal. They're just for practicing. I didn't realize it but you're right they are foam. Must me an Austin Powers gang.

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  5. Jason sheena is the leader of nortenos in vic they have been in vic for more than 4 years now and the vicpd is just now starting to admit they are there here's the fools facebook has a giant 14 on his face what a loser https://www.facebook.com/jason.sheena.7?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

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    1. He's in good shape but he has ridiculous ink.

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    2. push pull strive we got this 4 realz

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  6. The Nortenos started out as a street gang and are originally from Northern California but also have ties to the northern part of Mexico mainly in the area of Tijauna and have ties to the Mexican Mafia. I think they are in BC because of the Marijuana grow ops.

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  7. It's not that judges lack the gut's to convict them of crimminal organization charges but rather that if they do rid society of the bad guy's for good we would no longer need as many cop's, lawyers, judges, jailers, etc...! That's the real situation. They need the dreaded Hells Angels, Outlaws, triads etc.. to justify their job's and nothing's going to stop them from protecting those job's.

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    1. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure your father won't be in prison for long. Not all cops are bad just like not all Hells Angels are good. Selling drugs is bad. Enforcing the law is good. I'm sure your father is the kind of man that wants to make his son proud and you are the kind of son that wants to make his father proud. Those are good things.

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