Outlaw motorcycle gang moves to P.E.I.

Ryan Ross
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The Bacchus Motorcycle Club, Canada's second biggest outlaw motorcycle gang, has made P.E.I. the latest province with one of its chapters.

An outlaw motorcycle gang that's friendly with the Hells Angels has quietly moved into P.E.I. as it expands across Atlantic Canada.

Const. Les Dill, provincial outlaw motorcycle gang (OMG) coordinator with the Criminal Intelligence Service P.E.I., said the Bacchus Motorcycle Club formed an Island chapter in January.

The Criminal Intelligence Service considers the club to be an organized crime group but it's too early to say how involved it will be in criminal activity because this is the first year the Bacchus have chapters in every Atlantic province, he said.

"Only time will tell."

The Bacchus are the second largest outlaw motorcycle gang in Canada behind the Hells Angels.

Although there has not been any outbreaks of violence associated with the gang's move to P.E.I., a member of the Saint John chapter was recently charged with second-degree murder in a shooting near the gang's clubhouse.

When it comes to determining if a group is considered an outlaw motorcycle gang, Dill said there are eight characteristics set out by the courts.

They include the gang's structure, colours, associates, membership, clubhouse, club rules, criminal activities and intelligence gathering.

Dill said criminal activities and intelligence gathering separate the outlaw motorcycle gangs from regular, law abiding riding clubs.

Some clubs also stand apart by wearing the one per cent diamond patch on their vests, which is a way of self-identifying as an outlaw motorcycle gang, he said.

"They're the one per cent of society that lives by no rules."

The Bacchus wear the one per cent patch.

Dill said it's an all or nothing deal with every member of every Bacchus chapter wearing the patch, the same as every Hells Angels chapter.

The Hells Angels are the biggest motorcycle gang in Canada and when it comes to the rest they are considered either friendly with them or they aren't.

"The Hells Angels are the top of the pile," he said.

Although the Bacchus are considered friendly with the Hells Angels, they are an independent club, Dill said.

The Bacchus Motorcycle Club has about 70 members and chapters in every province in Atlantic Canada with three in New Brunswick, two in Newfoundland and Labrador, one in Nova Scotia and the latest addition in P.E.I.

That's up from two chapters in 2009.

The Island Bacchus needed at least six full-patch members to form a chapter.

They have seven along with two "strikers" who are on a probationary period trying to get the respect needed to become a full member, Dull said.

"It's fluid and it changes all the time."

Before the Bacchus moved in, P.E.I. had the Cerberus club, which formed in 2009 and although its members didn't wear the one per cent patch, Dill said they were friendly with the Hells Angels.

The same goes for the Charlottetown Harley Club, which has been around for 35 years.

Dill said in the Cerberus club's case, some of its members "patched over" to the Bacchus and became members once the latter moved to the Island.

Both groups have been known to associate with one per cent clubs, including the Hells Angels and some of the bigger clubs from Ontario, Dill said.

But Dill said that doesn't necessarily mean they are automatically considered outlaw motorcycle gangs.

"If you're running in the circles, where there's smoke there's sometimes fire, but we base it on criminal activity not on associations," he said.

Like other motorcycle gangs, the Bacchus also wear a three-piece patch on their vest with the club's name on the top, the gang's emblem in the middle and the region they're in on the bottom.

While the Charlottetown Harley Club has its clubhouse in the city, the Bacchus have theirs in Kings County near Murray River.

The Cerberus used to have Kings County on the bottom of their patch, but the Bacchus put P.E.I. there instead.

"Basically they're claiming Prince Edward Island as their territory," Dill said.

Dill, who is an RCMP officer and works alongside someone from the Charlottetown police, said they are in regular contact with other police organizations across Canada about members of different clubs who show up in different parts of the country.

That includes members of clubs that come to P.E.I.

As for what criminal activity the gangs might be involved in, Dill didn't get into specifics about what's happening in P.E.I., but said in general the crimes can involve pretty much anything that could make them money.

Since the Bacchus have only had a P.E.I. chapter since January, Dill said the police have just been monitoring their activities.

"There's really nothing yet."

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Organizations: Hell's Angels, January.The Criminal Intelligence Service, Cerberus Charlottetown Harley Club Dill said.The Bacchus Motorcycle Club Hell's Angels.The RCMP

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Canada.Const Saint John New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Kings Ontario Charlottetown

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  • Alberton pei
    March 03, 2013 - 12:07

    In any community there is always Gona be somethen to make talk but this gang has been in ch town since I can remember at least 7 years so to see this in the paper as a new thing kinda blows my mind I don't mind gangs there not all bad people some are doctores and all kinds of people with good heads then there are people like me that like to have fun and live on the edge but don't think we are all murders

  • kansas city shuffle
    October 19, 2012 - 16:34

    Everybody looks right.. and you go left

  • Jim Backus
    August 29, 2012 - 18:17

    Oh Magoo, you've done it again!

  • Call me stupid
    August 07, 2012 - 20:18

    Call me stupid but why would any law abiding, fun seeking, nameless person anywhere ever want to or need to join any nameless organization that is known to be part of one of the worlds most notorious but nameless criminal organization's ? It doesn't make sense. Why not just do your own thing without confining labels and Police pressure if what you really want is freedom and respect. No baggage just good times.

  • Margaret Ross
    August 07, 2012 - 08:30

    What a joke these comments are! LORDY folks! WOW,I missed the power many of you have of being judge and jury.It was stated that the reason for the article was due to a road block from police (knowing what it would cause) that was due to the annual Pig Roast. A crew of bikers,all ages,men and women,getting together for an annual event. IMAGINE .... no murders committed,no tractor trailers unloaded full of drugs,no secret Initiations in blood,just an avid crew of bikers enjoying an annual event. Man that must have been disappointing to alot of you.Some of the Bacchus have been part of every poker run I've attended,GREAT guys,awesome RESPECT.The bottom line is: RESPECT/BROTHERHOOD. Maybe theres a gruesome story today some of you can latch onto,it's times like this I can say I am ashamed to be an "Islander".

    • Bacchus M.C Member
      August 07, 2012 - 16:34

      Margaret ! I don`t know if we have ever met but Thank you so much. Respect to you !

    • Sudden left turn
      November 12, 2012 - 15:53

      Oh Margaret I don't know if we have ever met but thank you so much gag Respect to you gag. You people think that it takes a brain to buy a harley and ride around in a$$less chaps looking like the sweaty village people. Mad dogging old ladies in tims parking lot and ratting out your fair weather friends every time you get caught for something stupid. Maybe we all need to make sudden left turns more often.

  • Robz
    August 07, 2012 - 01:54

    @Welcome Bacchus: We are responding to the published article that has worldwide circulation and has been read by tens of hundreds of people around the world by now. The non supporting comments are in line with the proven activities of the parent group. So we look forward to your massive slander lawsuit against the writings which by your account are not accurate.~goes gets bag of popcorn~

  • Funny
    August 06, 2012 - 23:05

    If anything a bad reputation must be good for the biker world so Panhead and others might have done someone a favor. Besides an ip could be from anywhere on the planet not just a PEI location and jurisdiction might be impossible. Maybe if Laywer has that much money to sue maybe they should spend it proving to the Island you are good guys after all. Helping the poor and ridding Kings County of punk criminals and even working with the RCMP to make PEI a safer place.

  • Lincoln
    August 06, 2012 - 20:24

    To REALITY BITES. Your are probably to young to remember the past. Reality is most of the guys who get caught up in this are regular local Joes who ride motorcycles for fun and like to party. Most often with family and friends along too but one day it changes when it becomes serious and you can get swept up in another world that even the most ruthless can fail at. So normal guys and people in proximity can end up with troubles no one ever expected and even to extremes like in Shedden. Sad because taking pride in riding a HD is not a bad thing, its the bad things that get attached to it that ruin the day.

  • BogusBob
    August 06, 2012 - 19:23

    Interesting and detailed article and the police will look after the public but reading these posts tells me a lot of people are scared and given a call out for names maybe rightly so. I can’t imagine anyone needs any more bad press local press to go national so imagine you won’t hear much of this anymore. Probably if it was just the local guys (who ever they are since no names are given here) no big deal but with outsiders people get worried about all the stuff that went on in the past wars between the mainland gangs. Maybe Lawyer had a point, maybe the article was the bait to draw out some pro-B supporters IP addresses if needed down the road , after all any names/emails here are bogus. You can be anyone on wireless anywhere.

    • Welcome Bacchus
      August 06, 2012 - 22:37

      SUPPORT BLACK AND GOLD!! p.s. Just in case there is any confusion regarding IP addresses (as they have probably been retrieved already) But, just in case I was missed for some reason, want you to know that I SUPPORT Bacchus!! and proud of it!!!!

  • Rob Afflecks Lawyer
    August 06, 2012 - 18:13

    Obviously no one commenting about members sueing for slander have been to provincial court lately. It takes a year or more just to get a court date and the paper would have to be first. You are looking at 15k in legal just to piss of a busy judge and have it dismissed. And for what vailed threats to shut someone up. What if you do id some commenters and they turn out to be cops themselves commenting on here. You guys already had your chance to put the rcmp members in their place at the spot checks but instead they made you pose for pictures and do exactly what they told you too.

    • Spell check on Legal terms
      August 06, 2012 - 22:12

      @Rob Affleck's lawyer: You spelled 'suing' wrong (not 'sueing' like you wrote) I also noted that you are a pretty cheap lawyer which would also explain the low quality of work since you say your cases get dismissed and you know beforehand that you are going to piss off a judge.

    • Mutual respect
      August 07, 2012 - 03:36

      @ Rob Afflecks Lawyer: Your client went through the road block just like I did. I am sure he will reiterate my observations . There was a big lesson to be learned that day. The bikers and police were setting an example. The lesson that I learned from that roadblock was a lesson in respect. I noticed the police being respectful to the bikers and the bikers were respectful to the police. Likewise, when the police asked for my licence etc, I did exactly what they told me and in return they were very respectful to me as well. A mutual respect. Although, we many all have different opinions, everyone was being respectful to one another. Hence, no problems. I am hoping that Maybe you and your client can be respectful of others. Respect means to not gossip, slander, spread untruths, make up stories, mind your own business etc. In return, others will respect you as well, and give you the same consideration.

  • Robz
    August 06, 2012 - 12:26

    I think i can explain something to the pro-Bacchus commenters. Prior to being patched over the club members were seen as just some guys partying and driving bikes like many clubs are but after a sign went up declaring part of a larger group proven to have members that broke the law then sadly it becomes guilty by association regardless if anyone local was a law breaker. Also it doesnt help to have unknown pro-Bacchus supporters want to know the names of non-supporters , because it appears to be the beginning of a cycle of intimidation seen in the past elsewhere.

  • Lawyer
    August 06, 2012 - 11:10

    To Panhead,and others whom want to slander the Bacchus members. Lets hope Bacchus doesn,t get a lawyer and track your IP Addresses.You had better have proof when standing in front of a court room to explain how you could slander 7 PEI club members,hope you have lots of cash for the law suit. Know what you are talking about before it cost you lots of money in a slander suit.

    • Piet Hein
      August 06, 2012 - 19:51

      LAWYER, The last place these biker clowns want to be is in court arguing in front of a judge that they are not really the mean people the posters are saying they are.

  • James Taylor
    August 06, 2012 - 10:21

    I think the biggest offence being made is everyone can spout off and not have to use their full real name. Hats off to Rob Affleck and Jeff Flynn for not hiding behind made up names. Note to the Guardian, if you are going to allow people to comment on stories and ramble on, make people accountable. Everyone should have to fill out a "join page" and real name should be displayed. I am sick of people being allowed a free pass. In my opinion,hanging out, partying, having a good time is cool. Giving back to your community is cool. Crime at any level isn't cool.

    • Bill MacDoanld
      August 06, 2012 - 19:40

      Oh but the way James Taylor, just because a name here appears genuine there is no proof that it is. Take mine for example - it appears genuine, but that is not my name. Oh, I also really like your music.

  • Rob Affleck
    August 05, 2012 - 08:27

    CONGRATS to the rcmp for the road blocks on both sides of the brokeback clubhouse in Murray River and I am told two rcmp members standing in the driveway. Id and photos for all the bikers in the area so good luck trying to travel anywear now boys when you will come up in every computer in north america as " associate of " . Were the rcmp members flipping burgers on the barbeque or was it just a social call.

    • give it a rest
      August 05, 2012 - 17:05

      Give it a rest. You seem really concerned about this situation to the extent where it really consumes to much of your time .You were told exactly!! Just another windbag gossip seeker that PEI is already full of.. Go hang around the coffee shop till the next non important scandal breaks lose so you can voice your not so important opinion again

    • Bikers are cool
      August 05, 2012 - 19:14

      I drove by too and would conclude that Bikers are so Cool!

    • Rob Affleck
      August 06, 2012 - 06:59

      Hey give it a rest you seem really concerned about people that are somewhat concerned almost manic in fact you should talk to a counselor ." I was told exactly" oooh that exhibits a level of intelligence that fits your situation.But I guess it fits because after all this is a bit of a comedy for most of the public anyway and being a laughing stock must be very frustrating. PS I don't hang around coffee shop parking lots mad dogging old ladys .

  • RobZ
    RobZ
    August 04, 2012 - 23:51

    Anyone driving by the clubhouse today would have seen a massive roadcheck of police cars black SUV's people having their picture taken and car after car who happened to be going that way being checked. not much diff really than the dozens that happen on PEI each year other than the picture taking of course

  • Lincoln
    August 04, 2012 - 22:25

    Thanks Bacchus Member. Its known local fishing boats and farm depots are part of the distribution system of offshore onto land so that fits the model. Notice how some pro Bacchus posters are already asking for names. All part of the intimidation circle of organized crime. Good news for CHC as it will take eyes off them for a while until they get the notice, join or move. Its all fun and games until a van from Montreal pulls up to you're door at 2am for a conversation. Too bad because local posers think its a career enhancement to patch but in reality someone you never meet now owns you and you're a throw away.

    • Reality bites
      August 05, 2012 - 19:24

      OMG, what is stimulating your imagination? Get some reality in your life, try reading a non-fiction novel or watching a documentary. You need some major time out from all that fiction and all those tv shows. Meanwhile, I will be watching out and be on the look-out for all vans with quebec licence plates driving around or rather parking in peoples' driveways at 2 a.m. Back to lala land Lincoln!

  • Crabby Joe
    August 04, 2012 - 16:22

    I'd be watching for deals soon at auction. Proceeds of crime, lobster boats, farms complete with hogs. The RCMP was asleep on this one but its getting up to speed and it has a bigger gang so eventually the Murray River Mob will see that chapter closed on this story. Might take a little time but its a small world on PEI and a bad place to keep secrets so tick tock for the seven little pigs getting roasted in MR.

    • The Elderly Murray river mobsters
      August 05, 2012 - 19:02

      "Murray River Mob"- really? a mob in Murray River which consists mostly of elderly and retired persons???..hahaha...what??? a mob of old people whacking people off with canes??? a mob of elderly running over people with their wheelchairs??? hahaha...too funny...great imagination though, By the way, in national news and elsewhere, PEI has become a bad place awhile ago with all the fraud compliments of those so called professional politicians, judges, and all those academics involved in fraud, immigration scandal and so on and on and on By the way, ....Could you identify the auction places as you must also know how us old people love a good deal???

  • TO
    August 04, 2012 - 15:50

    Los Vagos is smiling on PEI lol.

  • Buzz
    August 04, 2012 - 15:36

    Ran behind a 5 man crew from Moncton to Ctown running colors and they had a ghost van with some yellow stripers taggin along. Won't be the same now its gone more public so expect to see more press and the TIPS line will be buzzin now that locals get nervous about the HA proxy outsiders laying claim to PEI

  • They will self-destruct
    August 04, 2012 - 10:59

    They are a bunch of losers and eventually they will get caught doing something stupid.........they always do.........

    • Our community
      August 05, 2012 - 23:03

      To, "they will sefl-destruct"; As a member of the Murray River community, I can assure you that we have no 'stupid' ' bunch of losers' living here. I would greatly appreciate your stopping the slander of citizens in our community. We have some citizens move to our community recently who are a PART of and welcomed in our community. As a community, we do not appreciate people gossiping, slandering, degrading, ANY of our citizens here. Please stop. No one here, that I am aware of, will be self destructing. We are a fine community of good people, that includes ALL of us which also INCLUDES those new citizens who you are referring to!

    • Give it a break
      August 07, 2012 - 12:45

      You guys are just a bunch of ignorant fools, have these guy's done anything to harm anyone? no, so leave it alone.

  • ricky
    August 04, 2012 - 07:37

    how come if they have so much drugs town is so dry lol

  • Panhead
    August 03, 2012 - 19:26

    Wake up. One key step in becoming any patch holder is to committ an indictable offense withessed by members for future leverage and weed out any cops or agents. So to start on PEI you have 7 unconvicted criminals. The people at the top could care less about the street soldiers so these guys serve the moment and faces change. The problem some of you have on here is not taking this seriously enough. These people kill each other and anyone who gets in the way of the money pipeline to the top from drugs, stealing, extortion , scams, PnP, prostitution, money laundering through businesses like tatoo parlors, scrap metal and cars, bars, coffee trucks, towing businesses, etc or anything handling lots of cash. The myth of the two wheel road knight is a smoke screen covering some ruthless and often stupid people played like tools by the button pushers. Anyone who touches these PEI 7 is marked and used so keep your distance from their "buddies" or you'll be moving product around with a threat to you or you're family and it will never stop until you get jailed or they rat you to the cops for protection or plea bargaining. There is no patch pride on two wheels anymore. That died in the 70's when the sickness of greed and eqo infected old school clubs and they turned cannabalistic.

    • Great Neighbours
      August 04, 2012 - 02:29

      I live in Murray River and They have been great neighbours, I am happy they are here! Go pick on the real criminals who have harassed, violated, oppressed and abused folks here for years. Leave the bikers alone

    • I am awake
      August 04, 2012 - 04:26

      Cannabalistic???? Really???? I do not think so!! When you talk about "sickness of greed and egos" anyone on PEI will automatically think you are referring to the politicians, their political connections, gov't workers, judges and their connected friends, which are the only ones I know about who are greedy and have egos out of control....now, maybe those jerks are cannabals but NOT bikers

    • Defaming Citizens in our community
      August 05, 2012 - 21:12

      Panhead, Please do not use defamation (slander) when describing or referring to 7 citizens in our community of Murray River. They are apart of our community just like all the other unconvicted citizens in our community. No one in our community are criminals including the 7 citizens that you have defamed. You should be aware, that less than 6 months ago, someone received a huge out of court settlement for defamation. This woman's personal and professional characters were severely defamed. Those involved (and you would be shocked at the so called professionals who were defaming her) were responsible and she was paid a huge (6 figure) settlement from the institution that were involved in defaming her. So, all this gossip and unsupported defamation can cost big time. These 7 citizens are welcome in our community but gossip and defamation is NOT.

    • Whasup
      August 06, 2012 - 22:31

      I don't see any names here Panhead. Could be anyone or any group anywhere with a criminal intent or pretending to have one for rep so not much of a case based on a number seven from a newspaper? Regardless, it seems odd to lament the good old days of biker lore because that is the Hollywood fictional version and times have changed a lot in 40 years but if anything your comments can apply to any group engaged in crime anywhere and are good advise. Get to close and you get tainted and its difficult to break away.

  • Welcome Bacchus
    August 03, 2012 - 18:28

    As a Murray River resident, I say, Welcome Bacchus Motorcycle Club ! Enjoy your Pig Feast this weekend! As for the others, Chill people, I agree with "Relax"

  • TimsAngels
    August 03, 2012 - 17:12

    Oooh ya'll better watch out for the bad ass Tim's Angels.

    • Rob Zombie
      Rob Zombie
      August 03, 2012 - 19:07

      Now that one might stick unless they try to move in on Robins Rebels turf, we may end up having to pay Drive thru protection money. I was just there and saw them selling Black market bagels....The top and bottom rocker are halves of bagels..er so ive heard

  • Piet Hein
    August 03, 2012 - 15:02

    Of course the increase in drug seizures and more drugs on the Island certainly has nothing to do with the presence of outlaw bikers. Must just be a coincidence.

  • childish bunch of wanabees
    August 03, 2012 - 13:09

    um I wonder who is on the guest list at the Pig Roast.........more 1%ers.......Grown men driving MC's or Hogs and acting like 10yr olds...and brown nosing with the imported talent...Why so much security on the club house? even when there is nothing going on......what have they got to hide?They and their supporters will argue until the cows come home..........because they like their dope .....and dope=money.......money is the issue not a social club.......

    • Support black And gold
      August 03, 2012 - 17:24

      I Don't understand why people on pei just can't leave them alone. Try givin them a chance. They have been here since jan and the police have not had any problems. Oh and by the way Piet Hein. Drugs have always been on pei. It hasn't got any worse or better. Drugs were here long before the Bacchus came. I have been to the club and never seen anyone sell drugs there. U could go buy it at Tim's easier. Why don't you get a life and stay out off theirs. This message is for childish bunch off wanabwees. Have you ever been to the club house? How do you know how much security they have. I bet you have never been there. Stop talking about something you know nothing about. Oh and about you comment about the drugs. I support them and I don't drink,smoke or do drugs. I am not asshamed to support the bacchus or the chc. Or any other club. They are good people. Who ever posted the comment under the name courious do u invite law enforcement into your home? I am guessing you don't. People need to stop talking about things they know nothing about. Some people are watching way to much tv. SUPPORT BLACK AND GOLD

  • Rob Zombie
    Rob Zombie
    August 03, 2012 - 12:44

    If everyone put their exhaust back on their bikes no one would even know any bikers are here. Self declaring you are part of a national oranized outlaw bike gang removed the need to prove anything i believe. Take a closer look at who is mixed into the recreational bikers that are at Tim Hortons parking lots, not just coffee that can be got at the driv thrus sometimes. bikers have to change the 1% concept its not 1950 and if you pay your taxs have insurance register your bike and dont get caught even speeding it means you do follow rules. All the people who did no rules get in prison very quickly.

    • Not so
      August 04, 2012 - 02:40

      Correction needed on your statement regarding those who do not follow rules. Just look at all the rules broken regarding grants at the university (on web news sites regarding 'grants' for research not done - a cheque given to pei prof from political friends-no rules followed there; actually, 300 students exposed to diseases when rules not followed in a biology class..no one held responsible there.....then the infamous immigration rules NOT even closely followed and even put PEI in national corruption headlines... fraud fraud fraud...not following rules...) I am hoping and wishing that those people will get some prison sentences like you claim they will...but not that optomistic that they ever will be held accountable for their not following any rules.

  • NoSoupForYou
    NoSoupForYou
    August 03, 2012 - 12:33

    If everyone put their exhaust back on their bikes no one would even know any bikers are here. Self declaring you are part of a national oranized outlaw bike gang removed the need to prove anything. Take a closer look at who is mixed into the recreational bikers that are at Tim Hortons parking lots, not just coffee that can be got at the driv thrus sometimes. bikers have to change the 1% concept its not 1950 and if you pay your taxs have insurance register your bike and dont get caught even speeding it means you do follow rules. All the people who did no rules are in prison or dead. seeing the comment about the government yes maybe the Goverment can get coats and be 1% ers relating to following rules.Lmao

  • Jenny Marie
    August 03, 2012 - 10:40

    Just because you watch Sons of Anarchy does not make you an expert in Bike Clubs. If you aren't a member then you really have no idea what REALLY takes place behind their walls. Yes, there may be some proven facts regarding some members, but that doesn't justify classifying a club as a whole. Stereotypes are an awful thing. If we teach our children anything it's not to judge based on hear-say and assumptions.

  • Bacchus Supporter
    August 03, 2012 - 07:00

    For those people that are bashing the members of the Club why don’t you post your real names on here and if you are going to protest the pig roast what will that do it’s been going on for years and no one said anything about it.

    • Piet Hein
      August 03, 2012 - 10:24

      Bacchus Supporter is your real name?

  • Piet Hein
    August 02, 2012 - 23:20

    Ghostrider, of course the bikers clean up the streets of crime. They do that so they can take over and make the money from the crimes.

  • Piet Hein
    August 02, 2012 - 23:07

    Yeah Ghostrider and all others who have this romantic idea of the bike gangs keeping the streets free of crime - what we don't need is a bunch of inbred biker thugs selling drugs at the schoolyard gate and the next day holding a poker run or something for charity to try to make themselves look good. Only a fool thinks the Bacchus Club and the Hells Angels are innocent motorcycle enthusiasts. That is like saying the Mafia is just a bunch of pizza loving Italians. People who support the bike gangs have a vested interest in the gangs either because they buy drugs from them, or maybe stolen goods or get off on the fact they know a biker. Maybe it makes them feel better about themselves if they can tell people they know a one per center. In reality it makes them a loser just like the moronic biker himself. Who really wants to emulate a biker on his way to prison to serve a life sentence for murder? Does the word loser come to mind. A one per center - in intelligence maybe.

  • Gangsters Out Blog
    August 02, 2012 - 22:26

    Kingpin in drugs gets over five years Published on July 18th, 2007 Staff ~ The Guardian A 42-year-old Charlottetown man described by police as a key figure in an operation that imported large quantities of cocaine and other drugs into P.E.I. from Nova Scotia for sale by a network of street-level dealers has been sentenced to over five years in a federal correctional facility. Derreck Dean Huggan was sentenced Tuesday in provincial court to serve 6 1/2 years behind bars for conspiracy to traffic in cocaine. Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr sentenced Huggan to a further 6 1/2 years for conspiracy to traffic in the painkiller Hydromorphone. Huggan received terms of 3 1/2 years each on charges of conspiracy to traffic in hashish and conspiracy to traffic in Ecstasy, a stimulant. On top of that, Huggan received 2 1/2 years for possession of marijuana for the purposes of trafficking and a sentence of 14 months for indictable cocaine possession. Twelve months will be subtracted from each of those sentences as credit for time served while awaiting disposition of his case. All six sentences will run concurrently. In addition to the time he will spend in custody, Huggan was prohibited from the possession of firearms, explosives, crossbows and ammunition for life. Crown counsel Erin Mitchell and defence counsel Jim Hornby jointly recommended the sentences imposed by the court. In giving affect to their joint recommendation, Orr expressed the hope the sentences imposed Tuesday would be long enough to deter Huggan and others from engaging in the drug trade. The court was told Huggan and his associates arranged for the transportation of wholesale quantities of cocaine, Hydromorphone, cannabis resin and Ecstasy to P.E.I. Those drugs were then distributed to a network of street-level drug dealers. Several of those engaged in street-level drug sales did so to pay off large personal drug debts, it was indicated. Huggan was kept under surveillance by police for a number of months starting in 2005. Police said Huggan became aware he was being watched and utilized counter-surveillance measures in an effort to conceal his activities. When police eventually raided Huggan's Orlebar Street residence and an apartment he maintained elsewhere in the city they seized a quantity of drugs, drug paraphernalia and $6,000 in cash. A number of Huggan's associates have already been convicted and sentenced to federal time. Others are awaiting the disposition of their cases.

    • gangster out blog
      August 02, 2012 - 23:40

      Wasn't this guy a Bacchus member who ran the route 81 store that got shut down?

  • Bo MacDee
    August 02, 2012 - 19:07

    The Devil will tell you 4 truths to sneak in 1 lie.

    • ghostrider
      August 02, 2012 - 21:28

      there will always be the debate over whats good whats bad the reality there is good and bad to everything the bad is that sometimes regular people get involved with biker business and get hurt but the bikers also clean up the streets from small time wannabe criminals look what happened in halifax when the hells angels club was taken down the small gangster wannabe groups poped up out of nowhere and there was more crime and trouble than ever at least bacchus will get rid of the riff raff and keep things at an understandable level you know there into illeagal stuff but they will prevent others from doing it that shouldnt be like selling drugs to kids i know its weird but thats how it works folks continue about your life dont mess with bacchus they wont mess with you

  • voter
    August 02, 2012 - 18:23

    these guys are criminals and they will hurt or kill as necessary ----money is god for these cowards who need a club of cowards to hide from each others empty souls

    • Voter Also Taxpayer
      August 03, 2012 - 17:58

      Sounds like you are talking about our politicians, political friends, judges, lawyers, government workers. They are the only cowards that I am aware of....remember the national press recently regarding those infamous white envelops...about 400 million passed around to these above mention"club of cowards" as you call them!!

  • Curious
    August 02, 2012 - 15:05

    I am trying to understand something. If these 1% motor cycle clubs are not criminal organization, then why do they not allow law enforcement into their clubs??? Curioious

  • frankie
    August 02, 2012 - 15:04

    What is all this garbage about the Ch'town Harley Club. It is not a 1% club. They have day jobs and families, the new club has yet to be a problem and with only a few members I can't imagine they will cause trouble to regular people. There is a lot more criminal elements on our down town streets!

    • Just My Opinion
      August 02, 2012 - 20:23

      Oh, you'd be surprised what the CHC have done! It just doesn't make it to the paper.

    • wilburn roach
      August 03, 2012 - 11:13

      hey Just My Opinion what has chc done ? please elaborate ....oh wait chc hasn't done anything.

    • wilburn roach
      August 03, 2012 - 16:19

      Just My Opinion you know absolutely nothing about chc. easy to hide anonymously on here isn't it? and spout off on something you know nothing about. btw why don't you surprise me?

  • look at reality...
    August 02, 2012 - 13:43

    I personally think everyone is over reacting. I know of people who have done and acted just as bad or worse then some outlawed bike club members and they walk the streets everyday, right beside you! Just because theyre not in a bike club doesn't mean theyre not dangerous, and just because these people are in a bike club doesn't make them dangerous. Have an open mind, maybe the terrible people already residing in our communities will become more aware of others and think twice before acting. I think everyone should take a good look around and realize there is already alot of drugs on PEI there are already murders and all kinds of other dangers and crimes...and instead of people being punished they go free if the rat someone else out! .... a bike club is not going to corrupt an already corrupt atmosphere! i think people should ease up and see what happens just because its not your way doesnt mean its the wrong way! besides everyone only has assumptions on what "their way" actually is!! just becuase one person did something doesnt mean they all agree or think its right...

  • Can't I enjoy some quiet?
    August 02, 2012 - 13:03

    The biggest annoyance here is how loud these bikes are! Hey attention-whore-bikers, get off the streets! You're not impressing anyone! You're as annoying as the "look at me" kids that are so attention starved they have to break stuff due to no-talent in anything.

    • soa
      August 02, 2012 - 14:24

      well aren't we cranky,,i suggest you invest in some earplugs, because loud bikes aren't going anywhere!

    • pat
      August 02, 2012 - 17:11

      Loud pipes save lives of bikers from ppl in cars who are not paying enough attention for them, and are much less annoying then cyclists not using the bike lanes, and going through red lights.

    • SAMCRO
      August 02, 2012 - 17:49

      SOA, driving in circles in the same neighborhood all day/night doesn't help. Should people put earplugs in babies? Just that the could expand their circle thus being less annoying to some. I myself like the bikes but would have more courtesy than most.

    • SOA
      August 02, 2012 - 22:53

      Samcro, 1. why you no make sense? ...."Just that the could expand their circle thus being less annoying to some." 2. And no need for baby earplugs if you got yours in you're not going to hear the baby crying anyways.

  • i.sargent
    August 02, 2012 - 13:00

    Very interesting. I thought "the one per cent of society that lives by no rules" were the one percent of society that owns most of the wealth and WRITES the rules.

  • Lori
    August 02, 2012 - 12:41

    Piet Hein - why not post under your real name since Piet Hein has been dead for a few years at least.

    • Piet Hein
      August 02, 2012 - 15:40

      That is my real name. I am of Dutch ancestry. My parents came over just after the war and admired Piet Hein because he was a Dutch naval hero who defeated the spanish. That is how I got my name.

  • Government is the organized crime here
    August 02, 2012 - 12:01

    these guys are angels compared to our government here.Ghiz and his merry band have stolen more from us then these guys ever will.

    • sweet
      August 02, 2012 - 15:59

      Thank you!! Finally, someone is speaking out about our municipal communist dictator Ghiz!

  • Relax
    August 02, 2012 - 11:30

    Maybe everyone should stop judging the book by its cover, just because their a bike gang dosnt make them all criminals, everyone is in a panic about this and bet 3/4 off the people in the comments that are bad mouthing them didn't even know they existed until this article. I say let them ride, and if it's proven that they are involved in criminal activity then you can complain about them as much as you want but until them you probably should just relax

  • west coast girl
    August 02, 2012 - 11:02

    I remember being little and sitting at the side of our little road in BC watching on the day the angels did their run in the summer to angel acres. The hundreds of motorcycles and all the guys waving. These were friends and family, Uncles and brothers. Most of these guys would give you the shirt off their backs and helped out when you needed them. As i got older and moved into one of the larger cities i first chose an apartment right near the police station thinking I would feel safe and boy was i wrong. My apartment got broken into so many times. I then moved right across the street from the angels club house. You have never seen a more quiet wonderful and safe neighborhood. and what i find ironic is even living near the police they would rarely investigate a break in you were on your own but if something happened in the angels neighborhood it was dealt with so you tell me who the better gang is. The motorcycle club or the RCMP

  • Coffee lover
    August 02, 2012 - 11:00

    Wow, people on PEI are more close minded than I ever thought possible. Watching too many tv and biker movies maybe! Look around, guys on Harley's wearing leather vests with a patch are the least of your worries!! Are we so naive to think that it's only bikers that cause trouble? From what I can see they are a peaceful bunch. How much trouble is caused at the clubhouse? How much noise comes from the clubhouse? People come to hang out and socialize not to terrorize, so neighbors 3 minutes away don't worry because they don't care about you or your stuff!!! It's the guys in business suits that we should be scared off!! Drugs and pills can be bought on main street Montague so don't be idiots and blame these guys!! Give your head a shake, look around at your neighbor your co worker because they probably have more to hide than these guys!!!! I get so sick of uneducated opinions, get some facts and maybe a dictionary and write something that makes sense!! Mr Affkeck, you seem like a know it all! Maybe you should drop by on Saturday for an intelligent conversation and realize these guys are not trouble makers!!!

    • Dash Riprock
      August 02, 2012 - 11:11

      I think the worry about motorcycle gangs is that long laundry list of violent crimes that they have committed throughout history, both here in Canada and elsewhere. Do you remember the Bandidos murders in Ontario a number of years ago?

    • Coffee lover
      August 02, 2012 - 11:24

      On another note, did anyone read the article on the 26 year old assaulting the 16 year old!! This is the shit that happens around here everyday but we turn a blind eye. Its the guy next door that we should watch!!

    • Rob Affleck
      August 02, 2012 - 19:19

      Hey coffee dude I grew out of needing attention on my dirt bike and sold it when I was 17 and I will decline your offer of attending this week ends party because I don't support that particular saint, I don't wear chaps when its 28 degrees outside and I'll actually be in Montreal by sat night at a real party in a club with airconditioning.

    • Coffee lover too
      August 06, 2012 - 03:35

      I agree with coffee lover. Just like to add: All the bikers had to drive by my place to get to the clubhouse. They did not make any noise or cause any problems. The only reason I even noticed them was due to my being outside and saw them drive by. However, the only noise I did take note of was a couple of TRUCK DRIVERS who made some pretty loud noise with being out of gear I think. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining of some noisy large trucks. My point is, there is too much eroneous generalizations being made about a group of men who moved into MR and it is very unfair and discriminating. Leave the bikers alone and mind your own business. They have been great in our community!!

  • SOA
    August 02, 2012 - 10:56

    Waahoooo,, our very own Son's of Anarchy!

  • Kyle
    August 02, 2012 - 10:53

    Will Jax and Opie be there? I've got a new SOA shirt that I wouldn't mind getting signed.

    • SOA
      August 02, 2012 - 11:07

      I have an SOA supporter shirt I want signed too!

  • Kyle
    August 02, 2012 - 10:50

    This.

  • Wolfie
    August 02, 2012 - 10:48

    I'm sorry if this has already been mentioned, I didn't read all the comments, but the author discusses the criminal element of the "club rules" and then goes on to state that these people live by "no rules". Isn't that a bit like saying the anarchists are getting organized...

  • Live and Let Die
    August 02, 2012 - 10:38

    If 99% of the people don't know or care about the 1% does that mean 98% of the people can live outside the drama caused by the remaining 2%? Man, I love math . . .

  • sharon blaisdell
    August 02, 2012 - 10:16

    As before mentioned, if you knew these people you would be happy that they are here. My children have TWO National titles which would not have been possible without their help and support. I love and respect these men. These are not the men who have harmed me in my life. I have PTSD from another idiot, which they protected me from. L&R, Sharon Blaisdell

    • Piet Hein
      August 02, 2012 - 10:25

      Sharon, will your children and other children be buying their drugs from these 'nice' men directly from the their clubhouse or at the kids' playground?

    • sharon blaisdell
      August 02, 2012 - 10:46

      What part of National titles do you not understand Piet Hien? In order to be a National athlete you must undergo drug testing. Therefore MY children will not be buying drugs from ANYBODY. Obviously all elite athletes must do this. Sport Canada insists.

    • Do Your Dam Job
      August 02, 2012 - 11:30

      Const. Les Dill, provincial outlaw motorcycle gang (OMG) coordinator with the Criminal Intelligence Service P.E.I., the first I read Ch'town Harley Club was a 'Hells Angels' Puppet Club was in 1994 in a CSIS Report. > > Contrare LES DILL, where there IS Smoke there IS Fire. > > Get out there and do your dam job. Run them out of town, off of PEI and start raiding that dam UNI Ave., Hells Angels Puppet Club. To he!! with the cops & government employees family members that are Members or hang out there drinking & doping. DO Your dam Job !

    • Welcome Bacchus
      August 03, 2012 - 18:43

      I agree with Sharon. These clubs are very much against violence and abuse of women. They are very protective. These clubs are very much Unlike the pretentious agencies around PEI including the ridiculous so called human rights and other institutions, agencies, depts, who claim they will help and support abused, bullied, and/or harasssed women. These clubs have only the real MEN who have actually stood against those boys who abuse, harass and harm women!

  • sean b
    August 02, 2012 - 09:46

    its kinda intersting after they get kicked out of there saint john headquarters in NB i found in a cbc story in a different article they set up here in PEI like 3 weeks later. the police dont do too much i think in my opinion would be because they are outnumbered by the members of these different groups and to put your self in a situation like that could be deadly like in most rcmp vehicles i have ever seen I only ever seen 1 officer in the car at a time.

    • MR Resident
      August 05, 2012 - 19:51

      Did you even read the article?? They have been here since January, it is clearly stated. Actually they have been here all their lives; our neighbors they were, and still are. Judge the club by the men in it, not the label uninformed people attach to them.

  • chad
    August 02, 2012 - 09:45

    u dont bug them they wont bug you. Nobody stopes to think the Angles do the Ride for Site so isnt that a PRO

    • Captain Canuck
      August 02, 2012 - 10:10

      ** Sigh **

  • Jeff
    August 02, 2012 - 09:40

    For the guy that wants to protest, do not forget to wear your mask like all the other coward protestors do.

  • tracey
    August 02, 2012 - 09:36

    Our poor little island has been changing for the worst over the last few years, and now two bike clubs that people seem to think are all buddy buddy, are in for a rude awakening,the street shootings and murder will start very soon, drugs will increase faster then you can shake your head, prostitution, robberies, break and enters, all this is in the islands future, and seems there's not a dam thing we can do about it. So fellow islanders, prepare yourselves to join the rest of the violent world, no more quiet and serene life any more.

  • just my opinion
    August 02, 2012 - 09:33

    Some of the comments on here are just closed minded, Islander ways. In my opinion, as everyone is allowed to have one, Islanders need to wake up! Baccus where the 1% patch, why, because that means they do not live by rules. Yes they have been here since Jan. and no has heard anything...why? Because they are not stupid, they are not going to move to PEI, start a Chapter, and start making a bunch of noise...wake up! If they fly under the raider, show they are do nothing wrong...than that is exactly what they can do. Keep the drugs quiet, keep the activity quiet. Do you forget the President in St John club was just recently charged with murder? People are to naive here. While the members maybe someone you can sit and have a beer with and hang out with, make no mistake, they are a chapter of a biker gang! And there is a reason they are not in Ch'town, and noone can do a darn thing about it, until something happens! But rest assure, Hells Angels will certainly be keeping tabs on what is going. PEI has always been consider nuetral territory...that is why you will on occassion see MANY different bikers gangs from away on the Island, when they have their big meetings, or should I say, rallys! That has included Baccuss, Hells Angels, Outlaws, etc....and no I do not associate with any of them, but I do pay attention.

  • Adam
    August 02, 2012 - 09:23

    Hear me out, I am in no way promoting criminal activities, however, in saying that I personally welcome them, even though they have been here for years anyway. Some of the safest areas in both Toronto and Montreal are in HA territory. The other criminals just know that it would be bad to do their crimes in that territory. If we had a police force that could instill that fear in the 'other' criminals on PEI, maybe the break ins, vehicle thefts, vandalism and other petty crimes would decrease or maybe even stop. Until that poice force arrives, if ever, I leave it to the bikers to scare the low lifes that are already here.

    • Dave Scion
      August 02, 2012 - 10:17

      Adam, just as the criminals don't do crimes in bike gangs' territory neither do the bike gangs. The gangs don't want the police snooping around their area so they sell the drugs, do the break ins, assaults, murders and all the other crimes they do away from their clubhouse. Sure, the area around the clubhouse may seem a bit safer (but I really doubt that) but that is because the crimes have moved down the street.

  • citizen
    August 02, 2012 - 09:21

    We have motorcycle gangs in TO you never hear of much criminal activity here with them. It is the street gangs that you hear more about here and this is TO. Give these guys a chance don't judge a book by it;s cover.

  • Quiet Observer
    August 02, 2012 - 09:17

    They're the one per cent of society that lives by no rules." Are we talking about the liberals here??

  • who says your not an idiot piet hein
    August 02, 2012 - 08:45

    Using a name like Piet Hein and making your childish brainless comments is a disgrace to the name you are using. Who are you really grease ball?

    • Piet Hein
      August 02, 2012 - 11:02

      Isn't Wickipedia great, Who Says? It can even make someone as dumb as you seem smart. After doing a short search you now know who Piet Hein was. It looks like my questioning of just 'how nice' these guys are hit a raw nerve with you. They are so nice the president of the Saint John chapter has been charged with murder. Yeah, real nice guys.

  • Bacchus Member
    August 02, 2012 - 08:40

    Ok people for those who want to know the facts... ALL the members of Kings county Bacchus chapter were Born and raised in PEI they are Fisherman (lobster Crab ) and Farmers...Well they are having there Annaul Pig Roast this weekend and The Only Reason your all reading about this in the paper now is so the RCMP can Justify spending YOUR tax dollars on a roadblock during the Pig Roast....PEI is a gentle Island ..Time To Wake Up And Smell The French Fries people .....it is your money there spending !!!!!

    • Taxpayer
      August 03, 2012 - 00:33

      OMG Bacchus Member, the corrupt gov't has spend millions of taxpayers and future taxpayers monies on pet projects, money to friends, all sorts of wasteful spending of taxpayers' monies, I am sure they will be having their own feasts compliments of taxpayers' monies (but of course no roadblocks at their piggy roasts). Corruption and fraud is blatent here, welcome! You can even buy yourself some justice...wink wink:)

  • LuvLobster
    August 02, 2012 - 08:06

    The Bacchus club is considered to be an organized crime group ? It is my understanding that under the law being a member of such an organization is illegal and the police seem to know what these "members " wear and where they ride to and where their headquarters are so why can't they just raid them, arrest and charge them ? Are they too intimidated ? Or paid off ?? Seems to me they should be able to get search warrants, obtain a list of all the members both here and across Canada and charge them all. Why is it that private investigators/authors are able to get information enough to write books about these gangs all the time while the police can't act to bring them to justice ??

  • Sylvia
    August 02, 2012 - 07:56

    I don't think they could be any worse than our present provincial government, Ghiz and his gang. We're already being stolen from and robbed.

    • ALREADY ROBBED
      August 02, 2012 - 12:18

      SYLVIA IS RIGHT - PLAN B - IS HIGHWAY ROBBERY!! THANKS TO GHIZ AND HIS GANG ...WE ARE ALREADY BESIEGED WITH ENOUGH CROOKS. THE BIKERS ARE NOTHING TO FEAR...

  • Public Beware
    August 02, 2012 - 07:47

    We are afree country and you have the right to belong to whatever oragnization you wish........BUT..there are those amongst us who take advantage of these rights and freedoms(with legal advice)...MC club vs GANG, semantics to these people,there are legitimate CLUBS and there are those who use this monacle to pretend to be law bidding citizens....Bacchus is a puppet club of the HA's..the HA's are one of the most active criminal organizations in Canada..one would have to be blind or illiterate not to know that......because they are here does not mean we will be deluged with crime..they do a sutle approach..first you let the world know PEI is their turf..... they already control some aspects of the drug trade now and have for years...... why establish near Murray River.......basicly to keep prying eyes from their "activities"......any straight shooting "club" would be close to an urban center........The problem with PEI is there are lots of associates or hangers on ....so they can "brag " they hung with this group or that gang......... but once you take on leadership roles ..your world will change....this is PEI ,people talk.....the RCMP are not stupid and have dealt with this type of activity in the past....thus the media exposure.........and it willnot stop here, ..they can have all the poker runs they want,or teddy bear runs or whatever front they expose as charity.......but the reality is they are here to enforce a criminal business......they are a cancer,a blight, and do not one bit of good to any community they establish in....they might pretend to, there will be no crime in the area....but they there for one reason.... to make money.......your money,money from YOUR kids when they buy their dope .......money where NO taxes will be paid,money used to abuse WOMEN thru the skin trade......You will not see people of colour in their ranks or women in positions of authority.....they discriminate ......... You will see commentators who are belittling the police and saying the system is spineless or that they are just a group of biking supporters...this is an example of the "CLUB: using the media as an outlet to put a positive slant on their establishment............Police cannot sat it publicly but they DO NO GOOD for any community..........regardless of what their supporters say.....Looks like the cops are putting them on notice.....

    • Government beware
      August 02, 2012 - 23:12

      Could the police please put the government and departments on notice??? In the paper, web, tv news reports, the government and depts are getting caught in immigration scandals, fraud at the university, abusing their power and government office etc etc etc....Please put these criminals on notice!!!!!! For those who feel we have had a 'gentle island' or people had rights here or fairness or no violations against them at the hands of those gov't and institutional workers must have had their heads in the dunes for quite some time. Personally, I would sit down and have a beer with any of these guys but would NEVER go near the corrupt so called professionals here on the Island!!

  • Jeeper
    August 02, 2012 - 07:44

    as for your comment would u like people to take picx of you and your friends 24/7 and send them to the cops and talk to about you on every little thing you do simple solution The simple solution would be for RCMP to name these individuals and then let Island gossip society rat these scumbags out. With everyone having a camera phone these days, they could send their images of these individuals 24/7 to the police as well as any individuals that the Bacchus members met with. Sooner or later they would get the message that PEI is not welcoming them. Go spin your wheels in Montreal fellas.

  • WeAreSoSpineless
    August 02, 2012 - 07:18

    Artisan, I'm counting on law enforcement, like any other civilized citizen must do. I was just hoping that someone would be intelligent to see the warning signs. People are now getting caught with LARGE amounts of currency in drug busts. This might seem inconsequential to you, but to those who have their eyes open, it's not. What do you suggest I do? Build a bomb shelter, or instead count on those whom taxpayers are funding heavily to see the storm that's coming?

  • Rob Affleck
    August 02, 2012 - 07:10

    This particular group of brainwaves will likley be a threat to public saftey simply because they are now in deep over their heads and some of them will be asked to prove themselves .And now they will absolutley have to " earn" to maintain their status within the group,gang,moped riding club or what ever you chose to call it.

  • Captain Canuck
    August 02, 2012 - 06:56

    What in Hells Angels took them so long? It's been 15 years since we built that bridge. 'bout time.

  • don
    August 02, 2012 - 06:32

    i think our so called government better wake up and islanders to. welcome to the real world. our dizzy gang nor the police "local" is not ready to handle a biker gang. but you treat them right they will do the same in return remember they are human just like you and i.

  • It was only a matter of time
    August 02, 2012 - 06:18

    With the significant increase in street drug sales, it was only a matter of time before a group like this set up shop here. There are some people on here defending them but the fact is, I trust the RCMP and their experience, and they are telling us that this is an outlaw motorcycle gang with close ties to Hells Angels. After doing a bit of research, I've read where its members have been arrested in raids involving the Angels, and the club is respected in the outlaw biker world. If we don't wake up about the drug problem here, which is hurting a lot of people while making others wealthy, organized crime will grow here. We have to demand more from our government. I've contacted many government officials to express my concerns and I've taken other steps as well. There are others doing great work to bring awareness and to effect change but on the Island, you need lots of support to make things happen.

  • Give Them a chance
    August 02, 2012 - 05:51

    Most of the people commenting probably have never ever been to a bike club. Thats just like pei to talk about things you no nothing about.Not all bikers are bad. They like to ride not cause trouble. They are not street gangs. I would prefer to hang out wilth a biker then most of the people on pei. Give them a chance. The Bacchus has been here since jan and there has been no problems.They are a nice bunch of guys. Support your local BLACK AND GOLD.

    • RIDING CLUB
      August 02, 2012 - 08:49

      This is so true! Not all bikers are bad, they actually do alot of good. Supporting local business and donating their time and money to bike runs. Who cares is they wear colors or patches. Chances are they mind their own business, I believe that everyone else should too.

    • Really?
      August 02, 2012 - 09:38

      Wow, so you have experience than?!! of course they have been quiet, do you expect them to come to PEI making a bunch of noise, annoucing they are here?!!! Not all Islanders are naive!!

    • RICK
      August 02, 2012 - 10:25

      well said im from NB and as for that one incident that is in the news now .. there are no problems from the BACCHUS here. they are just a group of guys who like to get together and have fun.... and besides ppl should know all the facts before leaving a comment not just because your friends do..... sending lots of L&R to the Black and Gold

    • Piet Hein
      August 02, 2012 - 10:30

      Give Them A Chance, I see you have cornered the market in naivete.

  • Jeff Flynn
    August 01, 2012 - 22:50

    Motorcycle "Club", not "Gang"! Check your facts, motorcycle clubs are not street gangs!!!

    • gangster out blog
      August 02, 2012 - 12:03

      Your right Mr. Flynn. Bike clubs are not street gangs. Street gangs are on a lower level, a smaller cog, the cog that does most of the dirty work, such as street level dealing. They are usually associated with 1%ers and outlaw clubs. These gangs help insulate the 1%ers from being charged with crimes. The outlaw clubs are the bigger cog that helps turn the wheel of "The Big Red Machine" "Route 81" " Hells Angels" Also known as organized crime. This is not the first time Bacchus has tried to setup on P.E.I. A small club called the Forerunners had patched over to Bacchus years ago. Shortly afterward you seen a store opened up called Route 81. It was run by a Bacchus member. It was reported in this paper as being raided and shut down. I'm not saying all bikers are bad. And not all are bad, as long they are not an outlaw club. Outlaw clubs support and are a big part of organized crime. Organized crime has many different levels, and different roles. It's all about the money and power. No matter what the cost is to society as a whole. Anyone who supports it should be ashamed.

  • country boy
    August 01, 2012 - 22:28

    The island is too small for this criminal organization. They are here because they figure that our police and court system is too weak to take them on. I think they ara right.....

    • Piet Hein
      August 01, 2012 - 23:28

      Country Boy, read what i said about Our Police and replace his name with yours and then you might realize how much of a moron you truly are.

  • OhGreat
    August 01, 2012 - 22:26

    Islanders saw the coming crime wave happening in slow motion, had PLENTY of warning, and instead of standing up to it when it was viable, they decided to focus on dirt hills and the status quo. Judges let these criminals go in fear of their own safety, people, and until you're the victim, it will likely go unheeded - now is the time to act. If we don't, good luck if you're a car or property owner or have children. You wanted street drugs? You got em. Just don't put the surprised act on for everyone when it happens.

    • DVD Hard Drive
      August 01, 2012 - 23:31

      Oh Great, Oh look, the sky is falling!!!

    • Don Richness
      August 01, 2012 - 23:38

      Rick, there should be no apostrophe after Angels. That mistake sure makes the rest of your comment seem very lame. Try to tighten your writing from now on or the rest of us will continue to mock you and that is so much fun.

  • Rick
    August 01, 2012 - 22:24

    It's Hells Angels, with no apostrophe. This mistake makes the rest of the article seem like poor research.

  • WeAreSoSpineless
    August 01, 2012 - 22:19

    What a weak, naive, gullible bunch we are. Is this what we've become? A known criminal organization can just roll in and take over? Guess so. They see an easy target, and that, my fellow islanders, is exactly what we are. I lose more respect for our legal system every day.

    • The Artisan
      August 01, 2012 - 23:44

      We are so spineless, please tell us what you have personally done to combat biker gangs and what in particular have you done to try to keep them out of P.E.I? Please bear in mind that your stupid comment does not count toward you doing anything to stop them. It is just that - a very stupid comment. I can sum up exactly what you have done in one word - nothing.

    • Jeeper
      August 02, 2012 - 07:37

      WeAreSoSpineless you seem to think that the bacchus here are a criminal organization. does anyone on here know any of the members of the club,if not dont be so quick to give them a bad name

    • Critic
      August 02, 2012 - 07:37

      POlice do little to combat the bikers... They been here for a while and every August have a annual meeting with other bikers from all over the Martimes, I'm talking hundreds of patched gang members descend on Murray River PE and there are NEVER any police in the area, the police seem intimidated by the bikers.....If I were police chief I would have most of my man power down there this weekend.

  • simple solution
    August 01, 2012 - 20:08

    The simple solution would be for RCMP to name these individuals and then let Island gossip society rat these scumbags out. With everyone having a camera phone these days, they could send their images of these individuals 24/7 to the police as well as any individuals that the Bacchus members met with. Sooner or later they would get the message that PEI is not welcoming them. Go spin your wheels in Montreal fellas.

    • Lucious Fox
      August 02, 2012 - 06:35

      "That's unethical Batman, and I will have no part in it."

    • Murray River. resident
      August 02, 2012 - 07:32

      I agree we as a society should Stand against this organization. I live minutes from the club house, it iis very heavily guarded. This weekend is a annual pig roast on the grounds of the club house.. Hundreds of bike riding criminals attend from all over Canada. . Be nice if we show up in hundreds with protest signs and picket the roadway and gate entrance to send our Message. Let's all meet at the Murray river Esso at 4 pm Saturday.

    • not so simple
      August 03, 2012 - 00:41

      If you want to rid PEI of crooks, thieves, violators, criminals then first overthrow this government. Lets meet at the government offices Monday morning at 9:00 am. No need for bullet proof vests as they are not armed but please no white envelops in hand as you may be attacked. Personally, I would have this club as neighbour than any skanky, sleazy politician or their corrupt friends.

    • Say No to the Island gossip society
      August 03, 2012 - 17:47

      The island gossip society rats are at it again! Simple minded people and Sleazebags!! don't you have something better to do than slander others, gossip, make up stories to harm others???? That is what is done to every "non-native" who tries to live on this "not a gentle island" who has not been born here. Slander all who try to live here. This is "bottomfeeder" (lower than pondscrum) mentality!!!!!

  • Our police inexperienced for grease monkeys
    August 01, 2012 - 19:30

    The street drug trade has been taken over by come from aways. We should of left the bootleggers alone, at least our forces could half handle them. Now we are running with the big bad boys and I doubt Charlottetown Police can handle it. They haven't been able to bust the Charlottetown Harley club and they are known to ride and party with them. Maybe they are just another motor cycle club???????

    • Piet Hein
      August 01, 2012 - 23:22

      Our Police, you are an idiot. 'Nuff said.