Bacchus member arrested for weapons offences

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – On March 25th, 2017 members of the Organized Crime Task Force arrested a 59 year old male, who is a member of the Bacchus Motorcycle club in New Brunswick, for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon. The arrest stemmed from observations made during surveillance on January 21, 2017 at the Atlantic Confederation of Clubs and Independents meeting in Charlottetown. The male was observed to be carrying a cane that has a sword inside into the meeting. The male was released and will appear in Charlottetown provincial court in May.

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Police have noted that there were a number of persons from motorcycle clubs who attended the Atlantic Confederation of Clubs and Independents meeting in January who were openly wearing fixed blade knives on their belts while inside the meeting and licensed establishment. Police are issuing a warning that if these activities are observed in the future at these types of events in Prince Edward Island, this could result in an arrest for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

bacchus-member-arrested-for-weapons-offencesThe Organized Crime Task Force is comprised of police officers from Charlottetown Police Service, Summerside Police Service, Kensington Police Service and the RCMP. This joint task force will be focusing on organized groups involved in criminal activities in Prince Edward Island, with the primary focus being on criminality within outlaw motorcycle gangs.

If you have information on criminal activity within outlaw motorcycle gangs in Prince Edward Island, please contact your local police agency and request to speak with a member of the task force, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).


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