SUMMERSIDE - Prince District RCMP have developed an annual performance plan for 2014/2015 and part of that plan involves working with municipal police agencies and communities to increase intelligence in the area of illegal drug activity and outlaw motorcycle groups.
S/Sgt. Ken Spenceley of the Prince District RCMP said Prince Edward Island has not had the problems with outlaw motorcycle gangs other provinces have encountered.
âItâs something that weâre looking at in terms of just gathering intelligence on,â Spenceley said. âIt hasnât been a problem before in the past but itâs something that weâre trying to get more information on.â
âWeâre not getting a lot of information on this,â he said. âItâs something that my superiors have brought to us saying, 'see what you can find out'. But, in terms of any issues with them, I havenât heard of any.â
Spenceley said it's a matter of being prepared if these gangs make a move to come to Prince Edward Island.
âIt hasnât been looked at very hard in the past and weâre trying to gather information to see if there is anything to it, if there is anything that weâre missing,â he said.
The Bacchus Motorcycle Club is one of the largest biker gangs in Canada. It originated in New Brunswick but has chapters in other provinces including Nova Scotia.
It had been rumoured that some members showed up in Summerside several weeks ago but city police said there was no evidence to support the rumour.