Ronald G. “Big Cheese” Cheeseman, president of the Binghamton and Mid- State chapters of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Syracuse Thursday to 26 years in prison for racketeering and narcotics conspiracy.
Lesser terms were meted out by Chief Judge Howard G. Munson of the Northern District of New York to three others, including a former Cohoes man and Cheeseman’s wife. All were among members and associates of the club, including nine persons affiliated with the Troy chapter, arrested and indicted in May during the FBI’s nationwide narcotics crackdown on the bikers.
Cheeseman, 41, formerly of Sanataria Springs, Broome County, pleaded guilty Jan. 30 to charges of racketeering and conspiracies to traffic in and manufacture narcotics.
In addition to the prison term, he was ordered to pay a $50 special assessment.
After his arrest on the federal charges, Cheeseman pleaded guilty in Broome County Court to a first- degree sodomy charge, stemming from a film found when federal, state and local authorities searched his residence. He is yet to be sentenced in that case.
The others sentenced Thursday were:
*Richard D. “Piggy” Cirzeveto, 39, a club associate who resided in Johnson City, was sent to prison for 18 years and must pay a $150 fine. He too had admitted narcotics trafficking and manufacturing conspiracies.
*James Lee “The Mayor” Farrigan, 38, formerly of Cohoes, an associate of the Troy club, drew a 15-year term and a $150 special assessment. He had pleaded guilty to extortion and narcotics conpiracy.
*Kim D. “Mr. Fun” DiLuzio, 30, of Johnson City, a Binghamton and Mid- State club member, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. He had pleaded guilty to racketeering and narcotics conspiracy.
At the time of his plea, DiLuzio was serving a term of 2-4 years in Auburn Correctional Facility on a Broome County weapons possession conviction.
*Janet “Puffy” Beam Cheeseman, a club associate who was married to Cheeseman after their arrest, was sentenced to two years in prison and given a $50 special assessment. The woman, who formerly resided with Cheeseman in Sanataria Springs, pleaded guilty to narcotics conspiracy.
Five Troy club members or associates, including chapter president Martin “Tiny” Pulver, will be sentenced by Munson on April 1 in Albany. The others are John LoFranco, Philip Kramer, Orville Dietz and Patti Milhomme Root.
Also to be sentenced that day in Albany are Binghamton area defendants Maureen Pompey and Raymond Lindsay.
Other defendants who have entered guilty pleas will be sentenced after the forthcoming trial of club members Robert “Indian” Milhomme of Troy, Troy associates Thomas Mulholland and Donna White, and Binghamton member Patrick Lawless.
The trial is scheduled to commence April 3 in Syracuse.
Go over to East Third Street – where number 77 is the headquarters of the Manhattan chapter of the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club. This is a functioning clubhouse: be discreet. It is recommended that you don’t park a vehicle directly outside as tyres tend to become slashed, do not ask to go inside to use the rest-room nor ask the members inside to come outside to pose for photo’s with your loved one’s. Even the smallest digital camera can be extremely painful to surgically remove from tight orifices.
The Manhattan chapter was chartered in 1969 by Sandy Frazier Alexander – an ex-marine who moved to New York in 1967 joining the Aliens motorcycle club. He decided they weren’t tough enough and established Hell’s Angels in Manhattan and soon Alexander’s power and reputation rivaled that of the most famous angel in the country, Sonny Barger, of Oakland, California.
Originally little more than hell-raisers, they quickly attracted the interest of the law enforcement agencies and, a massive raid here on May 2, 1985 resulted in scores of arrests on drug charges and splintered the chapter. Alexander was sentenced to 16 years in prison and at a later trial William “Wild Bill” Medeiros, testified for the government that the gang had imported massive quantities of amphetamines for resale and had murdered at least two members suspected of informing.
A mural and bronze plaque in the form of a leering skull can be found opposite, on the building accommodating the six closed-circuit security cameras trained on the facade of the Angel’s lair, and memorises Vincent “Big Vinny” Girolama, a particularly ferocious and intimidating member of the Manhattan chapter. He distiguished himself in Angel annals on September 21, 1977, when he threw a 32-year-old Mary Ann Campbell to her death from the clubhouse roof as other members cheered him on. Before he could stand trial he died in 1979 from a ruptured spleen suffered during a fight with a fellow Angel in Oakland, California.
Residents in the area say they feel more secure as the presence of the Angel’s HQ tends to make local criminals think twice about attracting the wrath of the chapter members. And who can blame them as on the Manhattan Chapter’s website it gives the following piece of advice:-
ANGELS AND THE DEATHHEAD LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OWNED BY THE HELLS ANGELS MOTORCYCLE CORP……..SHOULD WE FIND YOU USING ANY OF THESE WE WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND HURT YOU.
Hell’s Angel & Nevada brothel owner Dave Burgess convicted of child pornography PDF Print E-mail Saturday, 19 July 2008 Former brothel owner gets 15 years in child porn case Associated Press Las Vegas Review-Journal Jul. 19, 2008
CHEYENNE, Wyo.– A former Nevada brothel owner has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for his conviction on two child pornography charges in Wyoming. David Burgess was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court for possessing and transporting child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson also sentenced the 55-year-old Hells Angel motorcycle club member to 10 years of supervision upon his release, lifetime registration as a sex offender and a fine of $20,000.
Investigators found two hard drives containing thousands of images of child pornography in Burgess’ motor home after a traffic stop last summer in western Wyoming. A jury convicted Burgess in April on both charges against him.
Part of a new paper story Saturday, 10 May 2008 Russell Sinkis former Hells Angel ordered to be on supervision for three years Russell Sinkis, 37, of 45 Oxford St., Auburn, was also ordered to be on supervision for three years after release from prison for his conviction for being a felon in possession of ammunition. The charge stems from Mr. Sinkis shooting a gun — with which he was not charged because, unlike the ammunition, it could not be proven to have crossed state lines — at the Boston Gun Range in Worcester on Oct. 26, 2006. Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said there were conflicting pressures on his decision to sentence Mr. Sinkis to 4 years and 9 months. The judge credited the argument of defense lawyer James J. Gribouski that illegal possession of ammunition by a felon is less serious when it is at a gun range rather than on the street or in his home, and less serious than possession of a gun. While the crime is not relatively serious, the judge said the nature of the defendant is another matter. Judge Saylor noted that restraining orders have been taken out against Mr. Sinkis by three different women. Judge Saylor said Mr. Sinkis beat a man while the man’s children were in the next room and that one of Mr. Sinkis’ victims was a 78-year-old woman. He had been a motorcycle gang member and his most recent employment was as a disk jockey at a strip club, Judge Saylor noted. While Mr. Sinkis said that he has severed ties with his friends and his past, Judge Saylor said that was not entirely voluntary, since he has been in jail and “his fellow members of the Hells Angels kicked him out of the club.” Judge Saylor said that Mr. Sinkis’ parents, who were in court yesterday, are supportive, but that is insufficient to reduce his sentence. Judge Saylor said he did not take into account two charges of statutory rape, which are still pending against him in Dudley District Court. A hearing is scheduled Monday in that court on charges that he had sex in 2004 and 2005 with a 14-year-old girl, a family friend that he had hired to be a babysitter when he lived in Webster. After much bad publicity hells angels finally got rid of him. seems some one had the first nine stories in bridgewater deleted.
Order order in the house. Give my hells angels pals some junk food and make Sonny’s French
I can make Jokes about anything but most comedy writers go after easy target. So I picked the most pathetic freaks in the USA because it seems these freaks like to target me also.
top ten list. (Hells angels Secrets)
(1) In-between Males the Official Junk Food of the USA Hells angels gang sponsored by the numbers 8+1.
(2) Some men’s Junk is A hells angels treasure.
(3) Sonny Barger likes French Junk as food , Sonny Barger has a Bon’er Appeti’te Is this a fact or a Joke LOL
(4) Ho Ho HO No Sonny Barger and the Hells angels are not Pirates they just like to Bury treasures in their trunks.
(4) Sonny Barger is so Butt ugly the plastic surgery Doctor could not determine Sonnies face from his behind so he flipped a coin and thats why Sonny Barger wears that hells angel supporter hole under his chin instead of where he requested.
(5) Sonny Barger the USA hells angel Leader known for having 3 holes is said to have buried many a mans family Jewels .
(6)) If you think Sonny Barger sucks at acting and nothing could be worse, you have not heard Sonny Barger Sing.
(7) looking at Sonny Barger Santa Lost for words Just said Ho Ho Ho—ly shit
(8) Santa’s Wife kicked Santa’s ass when she heard Santa stopped off to see 3 ho’s on Christmas Eve
(9) originally there was 8 dwarfs But Sonny Barger Quit after the Dwarfs made the hit song and purposely left out sonny’s bargers 3rd hole . Seems back at that time Tri sexual men like Sonny were not accepted. Hey Ho hey ho So that’s the 8 minus 1 = 81 just do the math. Even with three Holes sonny don’t fit in anywhere so Sonny Barger keeps looking to con neckt
(10) Chuck Zito is suing the 7 remaining dwarfs for stealing his idea. Chuck said he wrote a song about Sonny walking the streets to look for men to support him and the uglier hells angel members..
It goes like this
Hey Hole Hey Hole its time to get off at work. You hump and pump just stick em in the rump Hey Ho hey Ho its off to work you goes.
(11) Hells angels get typing mad when I make fun of Sonny bargers delicated cuntdision.
Is it soup Yet?
3) … Part of this story below
The six-year-old twins, Sandra and Sylvia, were found hugging their teddy bears each shot point blank in the head, while in their bed. Nineteen-year-old Gary Selsar, a family friend, was killed also just because he happened to be in the house. Margo Compton was forced to watch the other murders and then was killed herself.
Years after the quadruple murder, Bug Eye Bob McClure was sent to prison on an unrelated charge. Now a full-patched H.A., McClure bragged about the shooting of the twins to other prisoners. This would be his undoing.
Eighteen years after the murder of the government witness and her twins, my team transported former Aryan Brotherhood members Mike Thompson and Clifford Smith and other prisoners to Washington County, Ore., to testify against Margo Compton’s murderer. Bug Eye Bob McClure was sentenced to four consecutive life terms for the quadruple murders. Somehow that just doesn’t seem like enough punishment to suit this crime, but “Baby Killers” like snitches have a short life expectancy in prison. The Cons have a justice system of their own. Bug Eye Bob will get to be a real Hells Angel …in Hell.
One of the ten commandments of the drug and criminal culture is “Thou shall not snitch.” Unfortunately this code of criminal conduct has been adopted by our society in general. Even our children are taught not to become little “tattle tales.” That is why I hate the movie “Scent of a Woman.” It teaches the wrong message.
After many years of studying our U.S. Constitution and the Penal Code of California, I have discovered that snitching is not a crime. Instead, both documents encourage every civic minded citizen to report all crimes against the public welfare to the proper authorities.
In fact, one of the first symptoms that a community is going to “Hell in a hand basket” is that they stop calling the police. Oh, they call when someone steals their car, but they didn’t call the night before when they saw those suspicious looking gang kids hanging around on the street. There are always people in every neighborhood who know which house is the drug house or the bordello. There are folks who know who is abusing their kids or stealing from the work place.
Sometimes these people “don’t want to know.” They think they should mind their own business, as long as personally they are not affected by the dirty deeds. They feel no obligation to get involved, or be their brother’s keeper. Some are truly afraid, and some think that fighting crime is the exclusive job of the police.
what every gang fighter should all know and believe.“You send a message in cases like this that if you kill a witness, little girls, we will never quit. We are going to come after you forever.”
Did the Vallejo Police Department supply a suspected mass murderer with the knife used to kill a 5-year old child and was there a subsequent police cover-up? During a routine traffic stop in the early morning hours of February 27, 1984, the Vallejo Police Department confiscated a Bowey knife from a Vallejo Hells Angel named Charles “Chuck” Diaz. The incident was documented in case #84-02632. The knife measured about 13 inches long, it was in a brown leather sheath, and it came with a sharpening stone and drawstring pouch. One side was completely sharp and the other side was partially sharp followed by a saw-tooth edge extending up to the handle. On March 12, 1984, the Vallejo Police Department returned this knife to Chuck Diaz. The reason Chuck got his knife back was because he came down to the police station and complained. The circumstances surrounding the knife’s return were documented in case #84-010. The cop who initially took the knife away from Chuck warned his superiors not to give it back because he’d one day use it to “cut someone’s head off.” This warning was ignored. The cop took a picture of the knife before it was given back to Chuck. The cop even documented his disapproval in his Officer’s Report. Nonetheless, the Vallejo Police Department gave Chuck back his knife. On November 26, 1984, the Vallejo Police Department arrested Chuck. Arrest report case #84-15845 noted he was in possession of a Bowey knife (resembling the one previously described.) Once again, Chuck retained possession of his knife. On October 5, 1986, the Grondalski Family was murdered in Fort Bragg, California. The family consisted of William “Billy” Grondalski, Patricia “Patty” Grondalski, 17-year old Jerami Nolan Vandagriff, and 5-year old Dallas Grondalski. The entire family was executed inside their home. The murder weapons were a 45-caliber pistol and a knife. In the case of 5-year old Dallas, her death certificate stated the cause of death was “multiple stab wounds of the neck and head.” The house was eventually torched in an attempt to cover up the crime. Dallas was found in the smoldering ruins of her bedroom clutching a doll. This was called “the worst mass murder in Mendocino County history.” Billy Grondalski was a former Vallejo Hells Angel. He took his family to Fort Bragg to escape his past. When murdered, his club tattoo was sliced away from his left arm, probably with the same knife used to kill his little girl. O
The last of three conspirators convicted of covering up the October 1986 slaying of a Fort Bragg family was sentenced to three years in state prison on Tuesday.
Shasta County resident Mary Anne Hodgson, 46, was one of three co-defendants convicted in May for participating in an extensive coverup that included threatening witnesses and falsely informing investigators. On top of the three-year sentence, she was ordered to pay $600 restitution.
Two others convicted in the same trial recently received shorter prison sentences for obstructing justice in the 18-year-old murder case. Robert Laurence Huffman, 62, was sentenced to 20 months for loaning a van used in the arson of the murdered family’s home. Sammie Louise Lester, 42, received a 32-month sentence for destroying evidence. Both were already imprisoned on unrelated charges during the two-month trial.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Hodgson’s lawyer asked the judge to impose a more lenient sentence, noting she had drastically reformed after once acting as an errand runner for the Vallejo chapter of the Hells Angels.
“She’s the one person involved in this case who has straightened out her life,” said Ukiah attorney Al Kubanis, who asked for time in county jail with probation.
But the state prosecutor argued that the woman shouldn’t be released into the community because of her deep loyalty to the outlaw motorcycle club. She was indicted in 1987 for lying to investigators examining a Hells Angels methamphetamine ring in Oregon.
“She is a danger to the community,” Deputy Attorney General Michael O’Reilley said.
While the judge said he believed she had corrected her lifestyle, Hodgson “is still in my humble opinion under the umbrella of the Hells Angels, which has brought her to where she is today,” said retired Plumas County Superior Court Judge Stanley Young.
Hodgson is also on probation for a 2003 hit-and-run in Solano County.
The murders of the Grondalski family Bill, 32, Patty, 34, Dallas, 5, and Jeremy Vandegriff, 17, Patty’s son from a previous marriage were the subject of four trials. The most recent trial saw the conviction of the three conspirators as well as a 56-year-old Vallejo man, Charles Anthony Diaz, who was convicted of fatally cutting the throat of the 5-year-old girl. Diaz was sentenced earlier this month to 29 years to life in state prison.
An accomplice, Arkansas resident Gerald “Butch” Lester, Sammie’s ex-husband, in November 1997 was convicted after three trials of all four murders and is serving four life sentences. Diaz previously was accused of killing the entire family with Gerald Lester, but was charged with only one murder due to lack of evidence.
Shortly before the murders, the Grondalski family had moved to Fort Bragg from the Vallejo area, where Bill had been a member of the motorcycle club.
Vallejo Hells Angels President Gerald Lester and Vice President Charles Diaz went after Bill because he had left the club in bad standing, owing the chapter money and sporting the club’s tattoo, according to the state prosecutor.
Lester then accidentally shot Bill in a scuffle, and to get rid of potential witnesses, he and Diaz killed the rest of the family, the prosecutor told jurors. Dallas’ throat was cut by Diaz, after which, Lester shot her, O’Reilley said.
The house was later set on fire to destroy evidence.
4)Posted: 12:31 PM Jan 29, 2010
Hell’s Angel Member Loses 3rd Appeal to Nebraska Supreme Court Lincoln, Neb. A Hell’s Angel member who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1975 murder of a 19-year-old woman has lost his third appeal to the state Supreme Court. Reporter: Associated Press A Hell’s Angel member who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1975 murder of a 19-year-old woman has lost his third appeal to the state Supreme Court. Now 63, Thomas “Red” Nesbitt was convicted in 1986 of first-degree murder in the death of Mary Kay Harmer, who disappeared in 1975. Her skeletal remains were found nine years later in a manhole near Omaha’s Eppley Airfield. On Nesbitt’s 2002 appeal, the state Supreme Court rejected all of Nesbitt’s claims but one: The court agreed that he was entitled to present evidence that his trial attorney was ineffective. In a ruling issued Friday, the high court said it reviewed evidence presented at a hearing after Nesbitt’s conviction and concluded that the attorney’s performance was not ineffective.
Custody feuding precedes killing of mother Woman fled to Tustin with child, died at ex-spouse’s hands in Maine. By JOHN McDONALD The Orange County Register
TUSTIN – Melissa Mendoza fled Maine with her 2-year-old daughter last month, taking the child from an angry ex-boyfriend who had legal custody.
Mendoza, however, returned to Maine from Tustin to fight in court for her daughter.
She never made it before a judge.
The 29-year-old mother of three and longtime paralegal was fatally shot Monday in Sabattus, Maine, by her ex-boyfriend and Hell’s Angels member Daniel Roberts, 35.
Roberts’ lawyer, Leonard Sharon, said Roberts told police that Mendoza arrived at his home at 1 a.m. with a gun, intent on killing him, the child and herself. Sharon said Roberts took the .38-caliber revolver away from her and fired in self-defense.
The case is under investigation by Maine state police. There has been no arrest.
“We are continuing to investigate it as a homicide,” said department spokesman Steve McCausland. The only living witnesses are the daughter and Roberts. Investigators are reviewing physical evidence from the scene and interviewing those familiar with the former couple and their custody battle.
The parents had shared custody of Savanna, each having her for six months. Roberts was supposed to have the child and Mendoza was scheduled to get her in September, said her attorney, Robert Montgomery.
Her family rejects Roberts’ self-defense story.
“There is no way on God’s green Earth that she would go to that guy’s house armed with a handgun,” said Mac Garcia of Lodi, Mendoza’s uncle. “Melissa was afraid of handguns. She was not a violent person, and she wouldn’t do anything to harm herself or that baby.”
Montgomery said the idea of Mendoza going to her ex-boyfriend’s home to attack her own daughter made no sense.
“She loved her daughter; she was trying to protect her daughter from him,” he said. “She fled to Tustin to get away from him.” He said she sought at least four restraining orders against Roberts, including a temporary one that was in effect at the time of her death. He said she withdrew the three earlier applications. “She was the classic battered woman; she’d file and withdraw,” Montgomery said.
Sharon acknowledged that his client is a Hell’s Angel, but maintains that he is a peaceful man and a loving father who works hard at his family’s masonry shop. He said Roberts was investigated by state social workers, who approved him to have custody.
Montgomery was not in California for long before Roberts found her in Tustin. He went to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
“Mr. Roberts came to our office with a court order from Maine,” said Deputy District Attorney James Bacin. He said he verified its authenticity and obtained an order from Orange County Judge Frederick Aquirre for the return of the child.
Bacin said he spoke to Mendoza by phone.
“She knew she had to surrender the child,” and she arranged for a relative to turn the child over to Roberts. Mendoza was in Northern California at the time for the funeral of her father.
Bacin said he could not remember Mendoza expressing any fear for herself or the child. If she had, he said. he would have advised her to seek an emergency order from the court to temporarily block surrendering the child.
Montgomery said that on Aug. 9 she applied for a court protection order in Maine.
“He has put a gun to my head numerous times, and I am afraid he or one of his friends will hurt me,” Mendoza said in the application. A hearing was set for later this month.
Mendoza was buried Friday after a funeral Mass in Lodi. The Hells angel went to prison for around 30-55 years
He was a clean-cut, well-dressed Arizona stockbroker by day. But when he lost the suit and tie, authorities say, Paul Merle Eischeid became one of America’s most dangerous criminals.
Originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa, Eischeid, 36, was a Charles Schwab stockbroker before he joined the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in Phoenix, Ariz.
He is wanted in connection with the savage beating and stabbing death of a Phoenix woman in 2001, a murder believed to have been committed by several members of the notorious gang.
Cynthia Garcia, 44, was intoxicated when she “mouthed off” to some Hells Angels at their clubhouse in Mesa, Ariz., where she would routinely hang out, according to reports. She was assaulted by some members and warned to keep quiet about it. When she refused, she was viciously attacked, beaten and stabbed. The attackers then threw Garcia into the trunk of a car and drove to a remote location of the desert, where they continued to stab the woman as she lay dying.
It was one of the most grisly murders in recent American criminal history, U.S. Marshals service director John F. Clark said of the crime.
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Two years later, Eischeid was one of 50 Hells Angels members and associates nabbed in a sweep of motorcycle gang violence in Phoenix. Although he was implicated in Garcia’s kidnapping and murder, a judge allowed him to be released on bail to await trial because he was holding a steady job as a stockbroker and had a relatively clean criminal record, America’s Most Wanted reported.
But after his release, Eischeid somehow removed the tracking device he was ordered to wear, and he fled. He hasn’t been heard from since.
Eischeid is now a fugitive, believed to be roaming the country with help from his Hells Angels cronies. He was added to the Marshals’ list of top 15 most wanted last year.
“He bounces around from location to location wherever there is a [Hells Angels] member that is willing to take him in,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Hershey said.
The U.S. Marshals have not ruled out the possibility that Eischeid is in another country, as his last confirmed sighting places him in Calgary, Canada, last year. Canadian immigration authorities have since issued a warrant for his arrest.
Eischeid blends in easily due to his appearance, which he cares a lot about. He is well groomed, works out often and is rarely seen without clean clothes, according to Hershey. He is extremely talented with finances, and could be working as an online trader.
One conspicuous characteristic of Eischeid’s appearance is his torso, arms and back, which are covered in colorful tattoos.
“[His body] is hard to cover up,” Hershey said.
Eischeid, who also goes by the name Jason Daniel, is a white male, 5-foot-7 and 190 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. His last name is tattooed across his stomach, and “Hell 666 Bound” is on his lower back. He may be wearing glasses.
The U.S. Marshals have offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to Eischeid’s capture. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102.
Hells Angels member arrested on assault charges CommentsComment on this article Apr 11, 2008 12:29 PM (280 days ago) by Staff, The Examiner SAN FRANCISCO (Map, News)- A Pacifica member of the Hells Angels was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting three women with a deadly weapon recently.
Robert Gee, 34, was arrested at his residence at 121 Dardenelle Ave. in Pacifica after police obtained evidence linking him to the alleged assaults.
Capt. Fernando Realyvasquez said police began an investigation several months ago after receiving a number of reports of assaults. At 6 a.m. Thursday, the Pacifica Police Department along with SWAT teams from the Daly City Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants in Pacifica and East Palo Alto.
Gee is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, police said. This story continues below
Thank God a young Hero shot one or these teenagers and unborn child could have been just another women child or teenage victim of the chicken head hells angel gang.
Witness: Hells Angels swarmed truck before Marin shooting Gary Klien Posted: 05/18/2009 09:37:30 PM PDT
Testifying under a grant of immunity, the teenage girlfriend of a Marin murder suspect said Monday that their vehicle was surrounded by angry Hells Angels riders before the shooting that killed an associate of the biker organization.
The 18-year-old witness – identified only as “Monica G.” in court – testified in the first day of preliminary hearings for El Cerrito resident Joseph Andrew Farnsworth, 20, who is charged with murdering Hells Angels associate William Maclean during a road-rage incident last May in Mill Valley.
Authorities said Farnsworth was a passenger in a red Dodge Durango when he fired at Maclean on northbound Highway 101 near Tiburon Boulevard. Monica G., a Richmond resident who was in the Durango’s back seat, and driver Jessica Gordon, a 22-year-old Mill Valley resident, have both been granted immunity for their testimony against Farnsworth.
Monica G.’s testimony could lay the groundwork for Farnsworth to argue he fired in self-defense as a group of Hells Angels swarmed their vehicle during a dangerous traffic confrontation. But lawyers on both sides had difficulty extracting consistent information from the rel continued
Missoula police arrested a 45-year-old member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club on felony drug charges Friday morning, and continue to investigate the biker in an alleged sex assault case.
David M. LaBrava, a member from California, was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Friday at the Inn on Broadway, at 1609 West Broadway. Missoula County sheriff’s deputies went to LaBrava’s hotel room after a man approached the officers at a nearby gas station and said a female friend was being held against her will.
The deputies responded to LaBrava’s room and removed the alleged victim, then took LaBrava into custody and turned the case over to city police, in whose jurisdiction the alleged assault took place.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for the room, where they found cocaine wrapped in a dollar bill, a baggie containing 1.5 grams of hashish, a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and “a death head style” narcotics pipe, according to charging documents filed by Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg.
Van Valkenburg would not comment on whether the charges will be amended to include sexual assault.
Missoula Police Sgt. Scott Hoffman said a criminal investigation into the alleged assault is active and ongoing, “but right now what we do have is the drug possession charges,” he said.
LaBrava remains jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail. He is charged with two counts of felony drug possession and two misdemeanor charges for possession of the marijuana and the pipe.
Hundreds of Hells Angels have been rolling into town this week for the club’s annual USA Run. This is the second time that Missoula has hosted the motorcycle club’s annual run. The last time was in 2000, when police and local residents clashed in the streets downtown, while the notorious bikers violated almost no laws.
As was the case eight years ago, the majority of Hells Angels are camped out at Marshall Mountain east of town, a venue that the club reserved for its epic gathering
Bridgeport man charged in assault By Aaron Leo Staff writer Posted: 02/17/2009 11:52:43 PM EST BRIDGEPORT — A man wearing Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang gear allegedly beat and threw a stool at a 51-year-old woman in an upper Main Street bar early Monday following a dispute. Paul Carroll, 42, of Bishop Avenue, is charged with second-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree breach of the peace, fourth-degree criminal mischief and three counts of carrying a dangerous weapon. Colin D. Nelson, 53, of Fairfield, whom police said tried to stop Carroll, is charged with carrying dangerous weapons. He and Carroll had knives, police said. The woman suffered bruising to her chest and a hurt finger, police said. Police said video surveillance at the bar, the Something Different Cafe, showed Carroll knocking her to the floor, beating her and hitting her with a bar stool just after 1 a.m. Nelson also was shown trying to restrain Carroll, police said. Carroll denied the incident to police. Witnesses and the woman stated the incident started with an exchange of words. Police said Carroll was already free on bond from a July 2008 assault case pending in Derby Superior Court. He is charged there with third-degree assault, second-degree breach of the peace and third-degree criminal mischief, according to Connecticut’s Judicial Branch Web site. Carroll was held in lieu of $50,000 bond, and Nelson was issued a summons to appear in Superior Cou
2007_01_hells1.jpgMore details have emerged about why the police raided the Hells Angels Headquarters on East 3rd Street yesterday. It turns out that 52 year old Roberta Shalaby was beaten into a coma when, as the Daily News puts it, she “tried to push her way into the Hells Angels clubhouse” Sunday night. Shalaby had gotten into an argument with a female Hells Angel biker at The Edge, and then followed them to their headquarters. Witnesses say she yelled, “You motherf—-r! Let me in!” as well as “Come down here and say it like a man!” when someone from the club told her to shut up. Then someone came out and beat her up, according to police.
One witness said Shalaby had been crying, “Oh my God! Oh my God! Help me! Help me!” as she was bleeding on the sidewalk. Someone called 911 about the assault, and the police arrived. The Hells Angels allegedly told the police to get a warrant before entering, so they did, but not before sealing off East 3rd Street, setting up snipers, bringing the hostage negotiation truck, putting helicopters in the air and even having the “Bearcat” armored vehicle on the scene. Police officers were carrying machine guns and wearing bull-proof vests. There was no confrontation though – the police took a few men into custody, but only arrested one, without much fuss.
The Hells Angels’s lawyer Ron Kuby complained that the police didn’t allow gang members to move their cars, calling the street a crime scene, and said, “For most of the day and evening, they’ve turned a chunk of the Lower East Side into Fallujah.” Finally, Kuby agrees with Giuliani on something! But in 1998, the city had to pay the Hells Angels $450,000 for “exceeding the scope of their warrant” while investigating another assault.
Our readers had some interesting thoughts about the Hells Angels. One wrote, “I lived in the building next door all last year and once, one of the hell’s
angels punched my mom’s 65 year old boyfriend in the face because our car was next to their bikes while i was getting out.” Another said, “I’ve lived in the east village for almost 20 years, my father for almost 35. I will miss the Hells Angels when I wake up the next day too another twenty thousand NYU students and jerkoffs from New Jersey who come into my neighborhood just to make noise and make a mess.” angry citizen
Published: Friday, September 11, 2009 at 12:06 p.m. Last Modified: Friday, September 11, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.
Two members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club were arrested Friday morning after a Forestville woman reported the theft of some marijuana plants from her backyard.
The two East Bay men were stopped in a car on River Road in Fulton by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies responding to the theft about six miles away on Trenton Road, authorities said.
The victim said she had been growing the plants in her backyard for medicinal purposes, the sheriff’s department said.
She called for help shortly after 6 a.m. saying two men with machetes were in her backyard taking the plants, the sheriff’s department said.
As they were leaving, she got a vehicle description, which deputies converging on River Road used to pinpoint the suspects’ vehicle, authorities said.
Several plants measuring an average of 6-feet-tall were seized as evidence when deputies stopped the car, officials said.
The two men were arrested for suspicion of felony theft, as well as possession and transportation of marijuana.
The suspects are Jeffrey McThorn, 30, of Newark, and Shalako Irons, 39, of Oakland. They were held in the Sonoma County Jail with bail of $10,000 each.
Both identified themselves as members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, authorities said.
Robert Daniel Thompson,Hells Angels motorcycle club member was in fair condition at U.C. Davis Medical Center after he was gunned down outside Email Written by quantumleap on Nov-12-08 2:58am From: royalespot.blogspot.com Robert Daniel Thompson, a 43-year-old convicted sex offender and Hells Angels motorcycle club member was in fair condition at U.C. Davis Medical Center after he was gunned down outside The Shanty in Eureka late Friday night. In 2006, Merced County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Thompson on suspicion of killing 12-year-old Jodi Marie Ragsdale and 15-year-old Sheila Carter on Dec. 13, 1986. The two girls’ mangled bodies were found dumped alongside a rural road, their heads badly battered. ”These young girls were savagely bludgeoned to death and left out in a dirt road,” said Larry Morse, the Merced County District Attorney.“It really shocked the community.” According to Morse, Thompson was a suspect early on in the case. Department of Corrections information indicates Thompson had been released from prison just months before after serving time for weapons and drug possession. ”This was one of the most horrific crimes I’ve ever seen,” Morse said.“It was the kind of crime that was fueled by an incredible rage.” There was DNA evidence linking Thompson to the suspected murder weapon — a car jack. And there was a witness. Thompson kidnapped a woman 10 days after the two girls were murdered, and drove her into a forested area to rape her. According to Morse, Thompson never raped the woman, but she later testified at the murder trial that Thompson had confessed to her he had recently murdered two girls.”It was a very difficult case because of the time here,” Morse said.“Many of the players frankly were not around, or memories had dimmed.” The first trial ended with a jury that hung eight to four in favor of his guilt. The second trial ended with his acquittal.”We were delighted he left Merced County,” Morse said.“There were a lot of people here who believed he escaped justice.” Throughout the course of the trial, Morse said members of the Hells Angels routinely came in to observe. Although no motive has been confirmed, authorities have stated that the shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing feud between the Hells Angels and a rival biker gang,continued
14) A known Hells Angels member is accused of attempted murder after police say he intentionally ran over a man with his car in Oceanside. NBC 7’s Candice Nguyen reports on Nov. 26, 2014. (Published Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014)
Updated at 11:11 AM PDT on Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
A documented member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Oceanside, California.
The accident happened after a male patron was harassing a family of three while they walked past the PCH Sports Bar and Grill at 1835 S. Coast Highway, according to Oceanside Police.
A husband, wife and her father, Michael Dean, 60, walked on as the male patron and two others began saying inappropriate things to the woman and threatening to hit the men.
Police said the family was crossing in the intersection of Cassidy and Coast Highway, when Dean, who was within the crosswalk and using a cane, was hit by a white Lexus traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver fled the scene, but witnesses followed.
The driver was identified by police as Anthony Medvec, a documented member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang who is on federal probation and required to wear a GPS tracking device.
The tracking device was used to locate Medvec at his home on the 4900 block of Yuma. After a phone call from officers, Medvec came out of his home and was taken into custody without incident on charges of attempted murder.
Medvec was indicted in 2012 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in a meth trafficking ring busted by FBI. More than 20 other people were sentenced to time in the bust. Medvec was sentenced to 30 months, the shortest sentence of the 20 co-defendants with the same charges.
Dean was transported to Palomar Hospital with several broken bones and a collapsed lung. Officials have not released his condition.
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office says a man who was a co-founder of the Ventura Chapter of the Hell’s Angels has been convicted of witness intimidation and street terrorism. The DA’s office says that 64-year-old Thomas Heath of Ventura was found guilty by a jury of dissuading a witness, threatening a witness, and street terrorism and now faces a maximum sentence of 35-years-to-life in prison. The charges stem from an incident on November 22, 2010 in which Heath was accused of threatening a female roommate after she ordered him to move out for non payment of rent and he refused. Heath has four prior strike offenses including a 1977 bombing in Los Angeles that left a 15-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man dead, and, a 1992 incident in which he was convicted for brutally beating his wife. He spent a total of 14 years in state prison for those crimes. He’ll be sentenced in this latest case February 3, 2012.
Lynn Hells Angel gets 21 years in prison on firearm charges
BOSTON A Lynn man and Hells Angels sergeant-at-arms was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition.
Eric Franco, 38, of Lynn, was sentenced to 262 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release, Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, announced Wednesday.
The sentence comes from a 2011 incident.
Lynn Police responded to Franco’s apartment on a report of an assault on May 3, 2011.
A woman told police Franco grabbed her by the face and pinned her against a kitchen cabinet. She told police that Franco threatened to kill her and began throwing things around the apartment after she threatened to call police, The Daily Item previously reported.
Police reported chasing Franco through Lynn Woods before finding him trying to hide under a rear deck on Pennybrook Road. Police found illegal and prescription drugs along with a weapon at the apartment, the Daily Item previously reported.
Franco’s criminal record in Massachusetts includes three convictions for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; as well as convictions for indecent assault and battery; failure to register as a sex offender; nighttime breaking-and-entering with intent to commit a felony; and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act, according to Ortiz.
Franco was also convicted in Arkansas for second-degree battery in a case in which he and five other members of the Hells Angels assaulted and stabbed four members of another motorcycle club, according to the announcement. Franco served as the sergeant-at-arms of the Lynn Chapter of the Hells Angels, according to Ortiz.
U.S. District Judge Denise Casper sentenced Franco Tuesday in Boston Federal Court.
New details emerge in Rockford-area Hells Angels arrests
ROCKFORD — All 14 suspected Hells Angels sought by authorities in connection with a June 27 beating a
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A Hells Angels member displays the back of his leather jacket inside the Hells Angels Clubhouse in Rockford (April 2004).
Posted Jul. 23, 2013 at 12:01 AM Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Editor’s Note: The original version of this story inadvertently left off the name of one of the 14 arrested and charged in the case. The story was corrected to include it.
ROCKFORD — All 14 suspected Hells Angelssought by authorities in connection with a June 27 beating and armed robbery of a Rockford area man are in police custody.
Chicago Police Department officers arrested a 13th man, Jose Vielma of Countryside, on Friday night. The last of those sought, Christopher L. Lawson, 39, who was previously listed as at-large, turned himself in to Rockford authorities Sunday.
Lt. Marc Welsh said police began to investigate the case after a man was treated at an area hospital for injuries consistent with a severe beating. Seventeenth Circuit Court Judge Ronald White authorized the arrests after being consulted late Thursday night.
Court documents say the victim, whose most recent entry in online records lists a Machesney Park address, was attacked by the 14 men who allegedly conspired together to beat and rob him.
One man hit him with an ax handle, another struck him with brass knuckles and two men started a fire in an attempt to burn evidence of the beating, court documents say. He was punched by three men, tasered, struck with a hammer and stabbed with a knife.
They stole his wallet, keys and white GMC pickup truck.
An 11-year-old girl, whose relationship to the victim was not been specified by authorities, was held against her will while the victim was attacked, court documents say.
Welsh declined to comment on whether the girl witnessed the crime or to specify where the crimes took place.
Police previously said the girl was not injured during the attack.
Those arrested were: Richard Todd, 54; Robert Bell, 49; Curt Lambert, 38; Aloysius J. Balice, 34; and Lawson, all of Rockford; John R. Savalick, 47, of Pecatonica; Dariusz Achramowicz, 50, and Tomasz Lech, 37, of Chicago; Bradley K. Wilhelms, 32, of Freeport; Dennis R. Juno, 40, and Earl Murray, 45, of Rockton; Donald J. Hess, 40, of Loves Park; Neal Resendez, 64, of Belvidere; and Vielma, 48, of Countryside.
They were all charged with armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping of a child younger than 13, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated battery with a Taser, aggravated battery with a knife, aggravated battery with an ax handle and mob action. The most severe of the charges, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping, are Class X felonies punishable by six to 30 years in prison.
A Rockford Hells Angels clubhouse, 1109 Rock St., was condemned for alleged building-code violations after a search.
Considered an “outlaw motorcycle gang” by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Hells Angels have had a presence in Rockford for decades. It is just one of the 92 Hells Angels chapters that operate in 27 states. They are suspected by federal authorities of using the motorcycle club as cover for participation in drug production, transportation and smuggling operations.
UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Seven alleged members of the Hells Angels are facing a list of charges including armed robbery and kidnapping, however, they say they’re innocent.
The men told a judge today they’re not guilty in a case from last summer where a man was beaten and an 110year-old was held hostage. The group is charged battery, armed robbery, and kidnapping.
All charges were once dropped, then refiled earlier this year by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s office to protect a witness. The group is back in court next month.
UPDATE: WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) – Seven men believed to be associated with the Hells Angels are in court for their first hearing after charges are re-filed against them.
They are charged with aggravated battery, armed robbery, and kidnapping just to give a little background. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s office had dropped the charges a month ago to protect a witness. A judge will decide whether to dismiss the new charges at another hearing set for December.
UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Just over a half dozen men believed to belong to the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club have been recharged from a case police say they were involved in more than a year ago.
The State always intended to bring those charges back. At the time, prosecutors said they were dropping the case because they couldn’t guarantee the safety of a witness, but State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato says that is no longer an issue.
“All our concerns with regards to evidence and the witnesses in particular have been answered and we are ready to proceed so we refiled the charges,” said Bruscato.
All seven defendants face the same charges as before which included aggravated battery, armed robbery and kidnapping.
This all stems from a case that happened in the summer of 2013. The members of the hells Angels were accused of beating up a man and holding an 11-year-old victim hostage.
The attorney for two of the defendants says he was shocked the state refiled the charges.
“You just have to question the prosecutor’s office in this situation for deciding and wasting the taxpayers money in a case which is most likely unprovable and in which a witness is highly unreliable.”
Obviously, the state disagrees with those claims. They say they’re ready for trial and it’s a case prosecutors believe they can win. They’ll be in court on Tuesday from an arraignment.
The scheduling for the case is really up to the judge, but State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato said since a lot of the evidence has already been collected and the attorneys are up to speed on the case, it probably won’t take as long to bring the case to trial.
UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Seven alleged members of the Hell’s Angels who were arrested for beating up a man last year are off the hook. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office has decided to dismiss the case against those members of the motorcycle group.
Deputy State’s Attorney Jim Brun says it came down to the victim’s safety.
Chief Judge Joe McGraw denied multiple motions today from prosecutors to delay the trial for seven members which was set to begin on Monday.
Brun says the victim was not going to come to the trial and because of that, the state dismissed the case. That means those seven members of the Hells Angels no longer face those charges which included battery, armed robbery, and kidnapping.
“As I indicated, the State’s Attorney’s responsibility is to provide a fair trial to all, so we’re certainly not going to rush a case to trail just to says everyone has their right to due process and everyone has their right to a fair trial and part of that is to protect our, all our witnesses so that is part of our decision making process that we deployed at this time,” said Brun.
Four others who were also charged in this case already took plea deals and those deals will not change.
The state can refile those charges at any time and Brun says that will happen but didn’t want to comment on how soon that will happen.
We also spoke with one of the attorneys representing one of those defendants and he said at this time, members of the Hells Angels aren’t quite ready to talk to us.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A motorcycle gang known internationally for its organized crime is facing a lot of heat from Rockford Police. We’ve learned 12 members of the Hells Angels were arrested today, one week before hundreds of bikers are set to roll into town for the group’s convention.
We’re told it was a large operation as local, state, and federal agencies worked together to arrest a dozen Hells Angels early this morning. 12 members of the notorious biker gang were arrested for allegedly getting into a massive brawl at their club house earlier this summer on Rock Street near South Main and Morgan Streets. Their charges include armed robbery, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, using various weapons like a taser, knife, and axe. They’re also charged with kidnapping, because a child was present without their parent’s permission. Rockford Police say they worked with seven other agencies executing 14 arrest warrants throughout the Stateline and even as far as Chicago, all just after five this morning. They also tell us they’re still searching for two men, Jose Velma of Countryside and Christopher Lawson of Rockford.
The club house has been condemned for code violations. Some of the men were arrested at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds where Breastfest, a biker-run event is going on. All 14 men will be held on a $1 million bond.
Rockford Police Lieutenant Pat Hoey tells us the Hells Angels convention appears to still be on for next Saturday. It’s at Lyran Park, so expect a lot of motorcyclists to be on the road.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) — Below is a press release from Rockford Police concerning charges against 14 individuals for allegations of aggravated battery, armed robbery and kidnapping that occurred at the Hells Angels Clubhouse in Rockford.
In June 2013 the Rockford Police Department began a criminal investigation regarding allegations of aggravated battery, armed robbery and kidnapping that occurred at the Hells Angels Clubhouse, located at 1109 Rock Street in Rockford. The victims of the crimes were known associates of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang. Rockford Police Detectives reviewed the allegations with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and charges were authorized on fourteen individuals.
At approximately 5:15 AM on Friday July 19, 2013 the Rockford Police Department, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department, Agents with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office executed 14 simultaneous arrests warrants. These arrest warrant locations included 13 residences in Rockford, Loves Park, Rockton, Pecatonica, Belvidere, Freeport, Chicago, Countryside, IL and the Winnebago County Fair Grounds. Rockford Police also executed a search warrant at the Hells Angels clubhouse located at 1109 Rock Street in Rockford.
Charges on all of the individuals include:
• Armed Robbery (4 Counts) (Class X Felony) • Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery (Class 1 Felony) • Aggravated Kidnapping of a child under 13 years old (Class X Felony) (The child victim in this case was not harmed) • Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (Class 2 Felony) • Aggravated Battery by use of Taser (Class 3 Felony) • Aggravated Battery by use of knife (Class 3 Felony) • Aggravated Battery by use of an axe handle (Class 3 Felony) • Mob Action (2 Counts)(Class 4 Felony) Bonds on all fourteen individuals are set at $1,000,000.
The building at 1109 Rock Street was condemned by the City of Rockford for several building code violations.
Suspects listed below:
Neal Resendez, Sep 27, 1948 Belvidere, IL IN CUSTODY
Richard Todd, Jun 01, 1959 Rockford, IL IN CUSTODY
Robert Bell, Jan 13, 1964 Rockford, IL IN CUSTODY
John Savalick, Nov 19, 1965 Pecatonica, IL IN CUSTODY
Curt Lambert , Feb 12, 1975 Rockford, IL IN CUSTODY
Dariusz Achramowicz, Jan 15, 1963 Chicago, IL IN CUSTODY
Tomas Lech, Aug 13, 1975 Chicago, IL IN CUSTODY
Aloysius Balice, Apr 20, 1979 Rockford, IL IN CUSTODY
Bradley Willhelms, Jun 06, 1981 Freeport, IL IN CUSTODY
Dennis R. Juno, Sep 25, 1972 Rockton, IL IN CUSTODY
Donald J. Hess, Sep 01, 1972 Loves Park, IL IN CUSTODY
Earl Murray, Aug 04, 1967 Rockton, IL IN CUSTODY
Velma, Jose, Jun 05, 1965 Countryside, IL NOT IN CUSTODY
Christopher Lawson , Oct 29, 1973 Rockford, IL NOT IN CUSTODY
LYNN A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club is free on bail after he was charged Tuesday with menacing a woman with his pit bull during a traffic dispute at a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-through, police said.
Shawn Hines, 36, whom Lynn District Court documents identified as “a known member” of the Hells Angels, was released on $750 bail after he was arraigned in connection with the purported encounter, which police said took place at 8 a.m. Tuesday on Boston Street.
According to Lieutenant David Brown of the Lynn Police Department, Hines threatened to kill the woman after approaching her car and terrified her with his pit bull which was “inches away from her face” through the driver’s window. …
Massachussettes – A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club is free on bail after he was charged Tuesday with menacing a woman with his pit bull during a traffic dispute at a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-through, police said.
Shawn Hines, 36, whom Lynn District Court documents identified as “a known member” of the Hells Angels, was released on $750 bail after he was arraigned in connection with the purported encounter, which police said took place at 8 a.m. Tuesday on Boston Street.
According to Lieutenant David Brown of the Lynn Police Department, Hines threatened to kill the woman after approaching her car and terrified her with his pit bull which was “inches away from her face” through the driver’s window.
The court documents said that the identities of the alleged victim and several witnesses are being withheld for their protection.
‘He exited his truck with his pit bull and approached screaming at her,” said Brown. “He said, ‘I will [expletive] kill you. I will slit your throat,’ and he spit at her.”
The woman told police that she had pulled into the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot but that she found her access to the drive-through blocked by a pickup truck, Brown said. The woman drove around the truck and joined the queue to place her order, when Hines suddenly blocked her path with his truck and confronted her with his dog, Brown said.
At one point during his alleged tirade, Brown said, Hines turned to his dog and said, “This is who cut us off.”
Hines allegedly left the area before police responded. More than a dozen officers went to his Lynn home after witnesses gave investigators the registration number of Hines’s truck, Brown said.
“They assembled a team of officers who were aware that he was a member of the Hells Angels,” Brown said. Hines was arrested at his home and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a dog, and with making threats.
He is scheduled to return to Lynn District Court on Sept. 16 for the alleged dog threat.
Police also arrested a motorcyclist at Hines’s Great Woods Road home after the man allegedly spotted the approaching police and turned his motorcycle around on a sidewalk before dumping the bike, which was still running, and bolting into the dwelling. Brown said Christopher Hery, 24, was charged with disorderly conduct and negligent operation after officers found him hiding in the home.
19) HELLS ANGELS CRONY ROBERT TUTOKEY GETS PRISON TIME FOR HELPING ALLEGED MURDEROUS BIKER/FORMER STOCK BROKER FLEE COUNTRY
A Hells Angels hanger-on who helped alleged murderous biker Paul Eischeid flee the country in 2004 has been sentenced to prison time for supplying Eischeid with a false passport before he skipped town.
Eischeid — a former Charles Schwab stockbroker with a “relatively clean criminal record” — is accused of the 2001 murder of Cynthia Garcia. He spent four years on the U.S. Marshal’s Most Wanted list until he was arrested in Argentina earlier this year.
Robert Eugene Tutokey, 43, will spend nine months in the federal Bureau of Prisons as a guest of the U.S. government after pleading guilty in July to one count of providing false statements in an application for a U.S. passport.
“Tutokey’s actions were instrumental in providing a dangerous fugitive the means to flee the country. The U.S. Marshals Service will investigate and arrest those who assist fugitives in avoiding capture,” U.S. Marshal David Gonzales says.
On July 13, 2004, Tutokey applied for a passport. On his application, he claimed his eyes were blue — the same color as Eischeid’s. But Tutokey’s eyes aren’t blue — they’re hazel — and the passport wasn’t for him; it was for Eischeid.
When Tutokey received the passport, he gave it to Eischeid, who used it to travel to Buenos Aires, where he is currently awaiting extradition.
When Eischeid was arrested in February, he had a photocopy of the first page of the passport in Tutokey’s name, as well as an Arizona driver’s license in Tutokey’s name and with Tutokey’s Social Security Number.
Eischeid and several other Hells Angels — including Kevin Augustiniak, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in October for his role in the grisly slaying — were partying with Garcia in the gang’s Mesa clubhouse when some of the bikers thought she was being disrespectful.
The bikers beat Garcia inside the clubhouse, “stomping on her head repeatedly,” according to court records.
They then dragged Garcia’s somewhat-conscious body to a car, threw her in the trunk, and drove into the desert.
The bikers then used a knife to slash at Garcia, “cutting her throat, stabbing her, and attempting to cut her head off,” according to court records.
Eischeid — as well as several other bikers — was arrested in 2003 and charged with murder through a 43-count indictment stemming from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives “Operation Black Biscuit,” a controversial undercover operation where agents infiltrated the Hells Angels.
Eischeid was released from jail prior to his trial and required to wear an ankle monitor, which he removed before fleeing the country.
U.S. and Argentinian officials are currently coordinating Eischeid’s extradition
20) prior sex assault and still in gang .
HELLS ANGELS BIKER JAMES DAY STEALS CAR, TRIES TO SELL IT TO UNDERCOVER COP, POLICE SAY
A member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Phoenix stole a car from a guy he believed owed him money, then turned around and tried to sell it to an undercover cop, police say.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, James Day, a 47-year-old Hells Angels biker with a lengthy rap sheet, threatened a Phoenix property manager into giving him his car, claiming that the property manager “owed” him money for having his ex-girlfriend’s Corvette — which she abandoned there — towed from the property.
Earlier this month, Day told the victim he had to give him the key and title to his Chevy Blazer as payment for the towed Corvette, and the victim did just that, out of fear that “James was going to use the hammer on him of that ‘the club’ (Hells Angels criminal street gang) would cause him bodily harm if he tried to fight back against James Day,” the court documents state.
Last week, a detective found the man’s Blazer on Craigslist, and called the number listed, which was Day’s cell phone.
He told the cop the title was open, and he needed to sell the Blazer, for $4,000, to pay his bail bondsmen. The latter part is likely true, as he has two criminal cases pending against him, the documents state.
Day, not exactly the most suave stolen-car salesman, apparently never got the key to the Blazer from the victim, and started up the vehicle with a screwdriver when the undercover cop showed up to his Glendale home.
The two agreed on the sale price, and went to a bank at 43rd Avenue and Bell Road to complete the transaction, where, to Day’s surprise, he was arrested.
According to the court documents, Day still insisted that the victim “owed him” for having his ex-girlfriend’s Corvette towed.
The documents list Day’s arrest history, including DUI, DUI for drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to obey a police order, driving on a suspended license, sexual assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, and domestic violence. He’s previously served three years in prison in Cook County, Illinois.