Prince District RCMP gathering information on motorcycle gangs

Mike Carson
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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.

“It’s something that we’re looking at in terms of just gathering intelligence on,” Spenceley said. “It hasn’t been a problem before in the past but it’s something that we’re trying to get more information on.”

“We’re not getting a lot of information on this,” he said. “It’s something that my superiors have brought to us saying, 'see what you can find out'. But, in terms of any issues with them, I haven’t heard of any.”

Spenceley said it's a matter of being prepared if these gangs make a move to come to Prince Edward Island.

“It hasn’t been looked at very hard in the past and we’re trying to gather information to see if there is anything to it, if there is anything that we’re missing,” 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.

mcarson@journalpioneer.com

 

Organizations: Prince District RCMP, Bacchus Motorcycle Club

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Canada, New Brunswick Nova Scotia Summerside

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  • Ralph
    June 10, 2014 - 10:10

    What is the difference between a gang and a club?

    • Jim Valen
      July 29, 2014 - 10:56

      In the public eyes there is no difference. I would think any Club with any ounce of respect would be happy to be pulled over and checked, the ones that have an issue would be the ones with something to hide. Any club that claims to be an MC here in PEI must first get permission from Bacchus or CHC. That makes them loyal to and puppet of no matter what they say they are, they are in a positon they can not refues a request for the Dominant club that allowed them to be. Support clubs are the first problem they need to be removed then go after the big clubs. The puppets will fold under real pressure from the police after all they are just want to be 1%ers !!