News Items tag as: Hells Angels

  • Police from two provinces raid Hells Angels clubhouse in Kelowna

    KELOWNA – The Hells Angels clubhouse in Kelowna was raided today and several items were seized.
  • Kelowna Hells Angels accused of importing 200kg of cocaine await judge's decision in Vancouver

    KELOWNA – The trial of two Kelowna Hell’s Angels members charged with conspiring to import cocaine has concluded in B.C. Supreme Court.
  • Hell's Angels clubhouse in Kelowna still active despite civil forfeiture claim

    KELOWNA - Despite a civil forfeiture claim against it, the Hell’s Angels clubhouse in Kelowna’s North End has been busy lately with lots of big bikes coming and going.
  • Hells Angels strike out again trying to have Kelowna clubhouse returned

    KELOWNA - Three Hells Angels clubhouses, including the one on Ellis Street in Kelowna, will stay in custody of the province until 2017 after an application to set aside a court order was dismissed.
  • B.C. high court upholds manslaughter convictions for two Kelowna men

    VANCOUVER - Two Kelowna, B.C., men convicted of manslaughter in the beating death of a 51-year-old man have lost appeals in the province's highest court.
  • Hell's Angel gives up on appeal

    KELOWNA - Daniel McRae, one of the three Hells Angels associates convicted of beating to death a Kelowna father in front of his sons in 2011, is not going to appeal his sentence.
  • Alleged gangster convicted for cache of guns released

    KELOWNA – A man suspected of having ties to the Hells Angels who was convicted of almost a dozen weapons-related charges last year has been released from custody pending an appeal.
  • Hells Angel and friend get five years for gun charges

    KELOWNA – Two men with ties to the Hells Angels were each sentenced to five years in jail Tuesday for getting caught carrying an arsenal of weapons in 2010.
  • Hells Angel sentencing could be postponed until after Christmas

    KELOWNA - What was supposed to be a day of final submissions ahead of sentencing has turned into a multi-day examination into the lives of two men convicted of multiple weapons charges.
     
    Admitted Hells Angel Joseph Bruce Skreptak and alleged gang associate Cory Montemurro asked to postpone sentencing until early January so they can spend Christmas with their families.
     
    The men were with two others when they were arrested Nov. 25, 2010 near Tappen, B.C. Inside their rented Jeep Grand Cherokee police found loaded guns as well as body armour, masks, bear spray, latex gloves, multiple knives and cell phones. Two handguns were also found in a snowbank near the area where they were pulled over, as was a hand drawn map and directions to a house in the area.
     
    Skreptak and Montemurro were found guilty of all charges in September 2014 but sentencing was delayed several times.
     
    On Monday, Justice Allan Betton said he would hear final submissions before deciding when the sentencing would take place. On Tuesday, Skreptak's lawyer, Kelly Christiansen, told the court her client—who spent more than two years in prison for a 2010 aggravated assault—only joined the infamous motorcycle gang because of the good work they do with children and their shared love of motorcycles.
     
    "Any group has its positive aspects and its negative aspects," she said. "His focus is the bikes and the riding and the freedom. He was never directed to commit any crimes... and is a proud member of that group."
     
    Crown is seeking seven years in Federal prison for both Skreptak and Montemurro but defence say sentences of three years for Montemurro and four years for Skreptak are more appropriate, given that the only crime they committed was possession of weapons and a small amount of marijuana.
     
    Charges against the other two men in the vehicle, Dennis Miner and Carl Ennis, were dropped. Submissions are expected to continue tomorrow.
     
    To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.
     
  • Judge denies Hells Angel's request to change judges for sentencing

    KELOWNA - Full patch Hells Angel Joseph Bruce Skreptak and alleged gang associate Cory Montemurro's application to have a different judge sentence them was denied in Kelowna Supreme Court Tuesday.
     
     
    The sentencing was scheduled to take place this week, however according to defence lawyer Dan Skogstad, Justice Geoff Barrow is too ill to continue. The man chosen to replace him is the same Justice who last year found Skreptak guilty of the aggravated assault of the father of a boy he says stole from him in 2010.
     
    Defense lawyers Skogstad and Kelly Christiansen say Justice Allan Betton's expressed belief that Skreptak's assault was done as a full patch member of the Hells Angels will influence him towards harsher sentences for both Montemurro and Skreptak.
     
    "If you were to hear this sentencing matter you would be hearing the same autobiographical matter, and reviewing letters of reference from the same individuals, upon which you had concerns they even knew who Mr. Skreptak was, and that you already found Mr. Skreptak himself unreliable," Christiansen said.
     
    Justice Betton denied the application and sentencing is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 8.
     
    Four of the 11 charges both men face carry a mandatory minimum sentence of three years each.
     
    To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.
Editor's Note in response to allegations from Vernon RCMP Supt. Jim McNamara
Editor’s note: • Watch shifts at the Vernon detachment have fallen to as low as three roadable officers. • The department suffers from chronic understaffing. • Sources, who we trust and who have knowledge of the s

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