Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ex-Hells Angel named in long-unsolved murder


Ex-Hells Angel named in long-unsolved murder
: "MONTREAL - A man already charged in connection with a double-murder in Montreal has been named as the killer in a long unsolved homicide in Nova Scotia.

Jeffrey Albert Lynds, 42, a former member of the Hells Angels has been named in an indictment filed in Nova Scotia concerning the 1999 death of Randy Mersereau, also a former member of the biker gang’s Nova Scotia chapter.

Lynds has not been charged with Mersereau’s death. But he is named as the person behind Mersereau’s murder in a charge alleging a Nova Scotia man named Gerald MacCabe acted as an accessory after the fact to Mersereau’s murder. MacCabe was charged in a Nova Scotia court of Thursday.

Lynds was charged earlier this year with the Jan 24 shooting deaths of two men in Notre Dame de Grace. His case in Montreal court is scheduled to return before a judge on Jan. 11.

The victims, Kirk Murray, 47, and Anthony Onesi, 51, both lived on the South Shore. They were shot to death as they sat inside a car parked in a lot outside a McDonald’s restaurant on St. Jacques St. W.

Two brothers, Timothy, 45, and Robert William Simpson, 48, have been charged along with Lynds in the double murder in NDG. The brothers appeared in Montreal last week for a formality hearing where one of the brothers complained he was having difficulty finding a lawyer. He said he has already switched lawyers six times. Both men are expected to return to Montreal court on Dec. 8.

Yesterday, the RCMP was searching a wooded area in Nova Scotia’s Colchester County as part of their investigation. They are searching for Mersereau’s remains.

Sgt. Brigdit Leger, of the RCMP, said the search of the area is expect to continue Friday and carry on until the end of the weekend. She said the RCMP will use forensics experts and members from its various detachments in Nova Scotia to help in the search.

She said Mersereau’s body has yet to be found.

The RCMP had also searched a different part of Nova Scotia in October. Leger said that search was based on “new information that came to light” in the RCMP’s investigation of Mersereau’s disappearance.

Leger said that only MacCabe has been charged in connection with Mersereau’s death.

Mersereau was a longtime Hells Angel before he left the gang in the late 1990’s, reportedly to form a rival organization that would traffic in drugs in Nova Scotia. He was last seen alive on Oct. 31, 1999. His car was later recovered along a highway in Nova Scotia between Halifax and Truro. Weeks later, Dany Kane, a man who was a member of the Rockers, a Montreal-based puppet gang for the Hells Angels, while also working as a police informant for the Surete du Quebec, told investigators Mersereau had been shot to death. However, Kane, who has since died, did not know the whereabouts of the body.

Before leaving the Hells Angels, Mersereau had strong ties to the biker gang’s members in Quebec. He and three other members of the Halifax chapter were acquitted, in 1987, in a high profile murder trial in Montreal involving the deaths of five Hells Angels who were purged from the gang. The five bikers were killed at a Hells Angels bunker near Sherbrooke in what came to be known as the Lennoxville Purge.

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Motorcyclists less at risk in pursuits - police - National - NZ Herald News

Motorcyclists less at risk in pursuits - police - National - NZ Herald News: "Motorcyclists appear to be at less risk of crashing than other vehicles during a police pursuit, despite a perception to the contrary, police say.

A report released today cleared police of any blame over two separate pursuits involving three deaths, including a motorcyclist and his passenger, earlier this year.

But the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) reiterated a recommendation made last year that police track motorcycles separately, to ascertain whether they were at greater risk during pursuits.

Steven John Gorrie and his pillion passenger Makoto Izumi died after the 1200cc motorcycle they were travelling on hit an oncoming car on April 4 in Dome Valley, near Warkworth, north of Auckland.

Acting road policing manager Rob Morgan told NZPA that police started tracking all vehicle types involved in pursuits after the IPCA's recommendation last year, discovering that motorcyclists were at less risk of crashing during a pursuit than other vehicles.

'That came out as a result of probably a perception that chasing motorbikes is more risky than chasing other vehicles, but that's not actually really showing up in the statistics.'

He said 9.7 per cent of motorcycles crashed during a pursuit, compared to 15.8 per cent of all pursuits.

'We're basically saying that it doesn't indicate a different way to treat motorcycles.'

Already, police did not use spikes in motorcycle pursuits, as they did for cars, for the safety of riders. 'That would really raise their risk of falling off.'

The new tracking system meant police could be alert to any trends that showed up relating to pursuits.

The IPCA found last year that motorcyclists were involved in a disproportionate number of road crashes, but did not have enough information to determine whether it was more dangerous to pursue a motorcycle than another vehicle.

Authority chairwoman Justice Lowell Goddard said today that in the two 2010 cases it reviewed, all decisions, acts and conduct of the police officers were lawful, reasonable and justified.

Ricky Allan Forbes died after a Subaru Impreza driven by his cousin crashed into a tree near Murchison, south of Nelson in February. They were being pursued for dangerous driving and failing to stop.

Mr Forbes' cousin, Danny Forbes, later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to four years imprisonment.

The authority again found the police officer was justified in starting the pursuit, and complied with policy throughout.

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Drink-drive campaign gets ugly - Crime & Courts - IOL | Breaking News | South Africa News | World News | Sport | Business | Entertainment | IOL.co.za


Drink-drive campaign gets ugly - Crime & Courts - IOL | Breaking News | South Africa News | World News | Sport | Business | Entertainment | IOL.co.za: "TO MEN who drink and drive the message is simple yet effective: get caught this festive season and get gang-raped in jail.

The controversial anti-drunk driving advertisement produced for Brandhouse’s “Drive Dry” campaign has been applauded by sober driving campaigners and a prisoner rights organisation.

In an attempt to drive home the annual festive road-safety message, the advertisement’s creators have pulled out all the stops to ram home the message using shock tactics.

They want to scare motorists into obeying the rules of the road by portraying the consequences that have become a reality for many finding themselves behind bars.

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iafrica.com | news | sa news | Motorist clocks 234km/h

iafrica.com | news | sa news | Motorist clocks 234km/h: "A motorist was caught driving at 234km/h on the N4 highway on Friday morning.

Gauteng traffic police said the motorist was travelling from Pretoria towards Witbank when he was arrested. He told police that he was testing his Mercedes-Benz C65.

The traffic police's Zakhele Nkabinde said the man was released on bail.

'The motorist will be charged with reckless and negligent driving,' he said.

'He was released on R1000 bail until his court appearance on Monday.'

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Cars in Action Online


Cars in Action Online
: "Saturday sees the retrospective of one of South Africa’s most popular race meetings with the 9-hour races at Kyalami - and a chance for a little Christmas goodwill - if you donate a toy at the gate, you will get into the track for free.

The Execuline 9-Hour will once again see a horde of classic racers gracing the great Kyalami track ranging from monster Porsche 917s, Lola T70s and GT40s to Minis and Anglias with everything between - it’s a meeting not to be missed by the race aficinado and forms round one of the Springbok Series for Historic cars. Round two heads to East London on December 18 and the final round at Cape Town’s Killarney on February 5 and 6.

Although the original 9-Hour blasted around Grand Central and not Kyalami in 1958, it moved up the road to the new Midrand circuit and made a name for itself on the international scene. The event offered a fascinating mix of out and out sports cars and hot family saloons, and featured some of the biggest names in motorsport history

Over the course of nine hours the race leader would change as often as the carnival-like atmosphere. Late on the sun would drop down behind the famous Sunset corner and there would more often than not be a heavy thunderstorm thrown into the mix. Legends like David Piper, Dave Charlton, Geoff Mortimer and the Porter brothers rose to the fore. The vibe was electric.

These feel good memories are what the Execuline Kyalami 9-Hour Retro hopes to replay.in a series of shorter endurance races totalling nine hours all together with a 3-Hour endurance for cars older than 1974, a 2-Hour for cars built between 1974 and 1977 and a 1-Hour for cars manufactured between 1977 and 1984. There will also be sprint races for Marque cars and Formula Vee as well as a 90 minute race for Lotus 7 type cars and sports cars built between 1977 and 1984.

The Midrand Lions Club will be running its annual Toy!-Toy! at the 9-Hour, collecting toys at the gate and redistributing them to the needy just in time for the festive season and of course spectators donating a toy at the gate get in free. Tickets will cost R40 for each day but it is strongly recommended to bring toys instead.

Visit www.thespringbokseries.com for more information.

Yamaha R1 - Life In The Fast Lane Sweepstakes


Yamaha R1 - Life In The Fast Lane Sweepstakes
: "Yamaha and the Palms Casino Resort “Life in the Fast Lane” Sweepstakes will reward one lucky winner with an all inclusive trip for two to the Palms Casino Resort and a new Palms ‘themed’ Yamaha YZF-R1 supersport motorcycle designed and customized by Nick Anglada Originals and loaded with exciting Yamaha and aftermarket parts and accessories.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

for sale

Honda XL 500 for Sale ( R 12,500 )

BRAND NEW DRZ 400 2010 WITH 56.3 KM ON THE CLOCK ( R 47,500 )

BMW 1200GS ( R 104,000 )

Fantastic Tourer BMW 1200 GT ( R 67,500 )

YZ250F WR gearbox-PRICED TO GO ( R 29,500 )

Yamaha XT600e panniers ( R 3,850 )

Jonway 2008 - LOW km Scooter for sale WITH HELMETS ( R 7,500 )

Johnway 250CC Scrambler ( R 7,000 )

Honda CBR600F4 for sale R33000 neg. ( R 33,000 )

KLE500 ( R 29,900 )

XR600R ( R 29,900 )

CRUISER FOR SALE IMMACULATE ( R 35,000 )

YAMAHA TTR230 ( R 21,995 )

YZ250 ( R 22,995 )

Child's motorcycle Helmet ( R 250 )

SFX KTM 250 Supermotard ( R 35,000 )

Raptor ( R 31,000 )

honda xl 185s selling as spares ( R 1,100 )

Buell XB12S For Sale ( R 49,900 )

2007 Suzuki RM 85 big wheel ( R 19,000 )

DRZ400SM ( R 43,000 )

KYMCO MAXXER 300 ( R 12,000 )

Yamaha XT 660 R in Excellent Condition ( R 52,000 )

CRF 450 X - URGENT SALE! NEG. ( R 35,000 )

Honda Transalp 650 - Low km's ( R 48,000 )

CBR 900 ( Swap / Trade )

SCOOTER FOR SALE BIG BOY BLACK ( R 7,000 )

Silver Vuka Scooter ( R 3,800 )

X-Trail ( R 8,500 )

KIDDIES QAUD ( R 1,000 )

KIDDIES OFFROAD HELMET ( R 300 )

mx helmet ( R 2,500 )

BMW GS 650 Dakar ( R 42,000 )

skrambler ( R 6,000 )

Honda VFR 400 NC30 ( R 25,000 )

KTM 250 EXC ( R 25,000 )

3 bikes for price of one ( R 48,000 )

Honda 650 Custom ( R 12,000 )

SUZUKI GSXR 400GK76 PARTS ( R 300 )

Wanted: 125cc to 250cc 4 stroke motorcycle engine with manual gears ( Please contact )

WR 450 Yamaha ( R 37,500 )

SUZUKI GSXR 750 PRESLINGSHOT ( R 250 )

Swop OR buy Suzuki LTR 450 ( Swap / Trade )

SUZUKI GSXR 750/1100 L REAR END RIM WITH TYRE ( R 4,500 )

Loncin LX300 cruiser ( R 12,500 )

QUAD BIKE JONWAY 50CC ( R 2,500 )

AXO RACING LEATHERS/FULL 1 PIECE SWISS MADE ( R 6,700 )

Kawasaki KR 250 '86 ( R 15,500 )

Bajaj 180cc R7,999 ( R 7,999 )

Maico 700 2 Stroke ( R 95,000 )