Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Members Expected in Central

RCMP are alerting the public to an expected increase in the presence of outlaw motorcycle gang members in central Newfoundland this weekend. Staff Sergeant Steve Conohan of RCMP Criminal Intelligence provided information on what can be expected.

“We expect to see increased numbers of outlaw motorcycle gang members in our province this weekend, particularly in central Newfoundland,” said Staff Sergeant Conohan. “The public may see groups of riders on our roads and highways and within our communities. Outlaw motorcycle gangs are known to be involved in illegal activities, despite their attempts to present themselves as good community citizens. We urge the public not to engage with them. Instead, we ask that any sightings or suspected illegal activity be reported to the police.”

Law-abiding motorcycle enthusiasts should not be confused with outlaw motorcycle gangs, which use a 1% patch to identify the wearer as a person who does not follow the law or society’s rules. Criminal activity associated with outlaw motorcycle gangs includes drug trafficking, fraud, counterfeiting, money laundering, human trafficking, contraband smuggling, prostitution, extortion, violence and illegal gaming.

The RCMP and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary work collaboratively on outlaw motorcycle gangs to ensure an overt law enforcement presence to combat serious and organized crime.

Anyone with information on sightings or illegal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs in this province are asked to contact the nearest police detachment. If an urgent response is required, call 911. To remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our free and secure mobile app. Search your App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.