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Investigation result in threats, harassment charges and seizure of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang paraphernalia

An investigation has resulted in three members of the Gatekeepers Outlaw Motorcycle Gang facing charges of Uttering Threats and Criminal Harassment.

Prior to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 9, Halifax District RCMP, with assistance from Colchester District RCMP, East Hants District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police K-9, responded to a disturbance at a home on Highway 224 in Upper Musquodoboit.

As officers responded to the call, three suspects on motorcycles matching description of the suspects were located and placed under arrest without incident. At the time, they were wearing Gatekeepers Outlaw Motorcycle Gang paraphernalia. As a result, it was seized as part of the investigation. A fourth man was arrested the following day.

The investigation resulted in all four men facing charges for Uttering Threats and Criminal Harassment. The men, 37-year-old of Upper Musquodoboit, 38-year-old of Eastern Passage, 43-year-old of Dartmouth and 46-year-old of Cow Bay, were released on conditions and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on November 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

“The presence of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang paraphernalia and clothing during the commission of an offence is used as a weapon of intimdation and reinforces the connection between Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and criminality,” says Insp. Jason Popik, Operations Officer. “Based on the investigation to date, the individuals were wearing their gang colours as a means to send a message and inspire fear in the victims which is why we seized them.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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Source: Media Release

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