RCMP raid Red Deer mo­tor­cy­cle gang in kid­nap­ping case

Calgary Sun - - NEWS - RYAN RUMBOLT rrum­bolt@postmedia.com @RCRum­bolt

Four peo­ple have been hit with 27 charges af­ter Moun­ties searched a mo­tor­cy­cle gang club­house in red deer con­nected to the Hells an­gels.

dids­bury rCMP said the charges are re­lated to an al­leged kid­nap­ping, an as­sault, and a break-and-en­ter, all of which oc­curred in June.

Po­lice said the of­fences were com­mit­ted by as­so­ci­ates of an out­law mo­tor­cy­cle gang out of red deer called the Syn­di­cate Mo­tor­cy­cle Club.

On June 17, Moun­ties said, three peo­ple ab­ducted two women from Olds, be­fore bring­ing their cap­tives to the Syn­di­cate’s club­house in red deer. One of the women was as­saulted be­fore both were re­leased by their cap­tors, po­lice said.

and on June 29, po­lice al­lege three dif­fer­ent sus­pects went to the same vic­tim’s home in dids­bury, broke into the res­i­dence be­fore steal­ing one of the women’s car.

an in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched by mem­bers from the dids­bury rCMP de­tach­ment de­ter­mined the Syn­di­cate Mo­tor­cy­cle

Club is a sup­port club for the No­mads chap­ter of the Hells an­gels Mo­tor­cy­cle Club.

rCMP Cpl. lau­rel Scott said out­law mo­tor­cy­cle gangs are very much still ac­tive in the prov­ince and have strong ties to or­ga­nized crime in al­berta.

Staff Sgt. Chad Fournier of the dids­bury rCMP de­tach­ment said dis­rupt­ing these gangs is “a key com­po­nent to crime re­duc­tion.”

“Com­bat­ing out­law mo­tor­cy­cle gang mem­bers and their re­lated or­ga­nized crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties re­mains a top na­tional pri­or­ity for the rCMP,” he said. “Out­law mo­tor­cy­cle gangs rep­re­sent a threat to the safety and well-be­ing of Cana­di­ans.”

ac­cord­ing to po­lice, four sus­pects were ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent in red deer on tues­day. Po­lice then raided the Syn­di­cate Mo­tor­cy­cle Club Club­house in red deer.

On Wed­nes­day, po­lice ex­e­cuted a se­cond search war­rant at a res­i­dence in red deer where of­fi­cers seized co­caine, cash and fur­ther ev­i­dence.

Scott said mul­ti­ple law en­force­ment agen­cies were in­volved in the bust, in­clud­ing mem­bers of the Olds and red deer rCMP de­tach­ments, the red deer and Calgary Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tions, and the K di­vi­sion Gang In­tel­li­gence Co-or­di­na­tor.

rachel lynn Bask­ier, 22, is fac­ing three charges of kid­nap­ping with­out a firearm.

Kevin Michael Fix, 35, is fac­ing 11 charges in­clud­ing three counts each of kid­nap­ping with­out a firearm and ut­ter­ing threats, two counts of as­sault, and one charge of crim­i­nal ha­rass­ment.

Jessie doreen Waugh, 32, is fac­ing two charges of break and en­ter and forcible con­fine­ment, one charge of pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty over $5,000, and one count of pos­ses­sion of co­caine for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing.

Joshua Bradley No­ord­hoff, 36, is fac­ing nine charges in­clud­ing two counts of break and en­ter and com­mit the of­fence of forcible con­fine­ment, one count of break-and-en­ter and ex­tor­tion, and pos­ses­sion of co­caine for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing.

No­ord­hoff ap­peared in court on Wed­nes­day for a bail hear­ing and was re­leased on a re­cog­ni­zance.

Bask­ier and Waugh have been re­leased on a prom­ise to ap­pear in dids­bury Pro­vin­cial Court on July 30.

Fix was sched­uled to ap­pear in court on thurs­day for a bail hear­ing.

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