Volume 95, Issue 69

Tuesday, February 5, 2002
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Cops prevent biker rumble at fair grounds

Cops prevent biker rumble at fair grounds

By Joel Brown
Gazette Staff

Two notorious biker gangs brought their beefs to London at a bike show on Sunday, resulting in police having to intervene to prevent a brawl.

Police marched beside a couple dozen members of the Bandidos, a biker gang supportive of London's Outlaws Club, as they marched through a gathering of Hells Angels at the London Motorcycle Show at Western Fair.

According to Const. Ryan Holland of the London Police Department, the two gangs were face-to-face for one hour while police worked to calm down the "shoving match."

Several onlookers, including children, watched as the mob made its way through the convention's displays. Some Bandidos members were later kicked out of the building by police.

"This was touted as a family show. I think it's just a demonstration of our belief these are organized crime entities and they do have violent tendencies, even among innocent bystanders," Holland said.

In other crime news, Toronto resident Alexan Kulbashian was brought to London last Thursday and faces several charges relating to hate crimes, including two counts of uttering death threats and one count of counselling to commit murder.

The investigation is directly related to the October arrest of London native James Scott Richardson who was charged with counselling a group known as the Canadian Ethnic Cleansing Team in an incident directly related to Sept. 11.

Holland said police are now trying to find out how far the club's membership extends and added police are not sure whether the group is actually based in London.

In on-campus devious activity last week, two residence dining halls became a hub of crime.

Last Wednesday, a female student had her laptop stolen from an outside hook while in the dining hall at Saugeen-Maitland Hall, according to Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department. In another incident on Jan. 25, two fruit scales were stolen from the Essex Hall eating area.

Also, students had better stop in the name of the law, as UPD has stepped up their monitoring of stop signs and are on the hunt for all those who ignore, misuse and abuse them on campus.

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