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42 traffic charges raised at Hells Angels gathering in Whitby last month: police

Durham Local Police said 42 traffic offenses were established last month at a Hells Angels rally in Whitby. I'm here.

In a statement released on Tuesday, police said they would be returning to theBrooklyn Hells Angels chapter from July 22nd to the weekend of his 24th.

Police said 30 state violation notices and 12 subpoenas had been issued under theRoad Traffic Act.

READ MORE: A checkpoint has been set up at Whitby as hundreds of members of the Hell's Angels are expected to gather.

Four license plates and five helmets were seized. Four vehicles were towed or rendered unusable.

There were no "serious incidents" and officers responded to "minimal service requests," police said, thanks to their "robust and professional joint" response. said there is.

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The statement thanked those who supported the operating plan that weekend and the understanding of residents.

} "Previous annual events have shown that a high profile police presence helps reduce the negative impact on the community," the police said.

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“Collective planning and operations supported by OPP Biker Enforcement Units and other police services across Canada. helped ensure this: the event occurred without significant impact on the safety of the community.”

Prior to the event, police advised residents and businesses to provided information about Police have also set up a dedicated hotline for residents to report criminal activity.

According to police, about 600 members of the Hell's Angels and other clubs attended the event.

“While some have publicly questioned the need for a strong police presence for this event, it was by design, not accident, that the impact on the community was minimal. It must be emphasized that it is due to," the statement said.

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"The community also acknowledges that the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is an organized crime group dealing in gun and drug trafficking."

The presence of large police forces encouraged more club members to travel to and from events, and official heavy bikes were unlikely to run in the area, according to the statement. lost.

Events in the Durham area will run from Newmarket to Toronto on July 21 in honor of Donnie Petersen, head of his Hells Angels chapter in Toronto, who died in December 2021. It followed a moved Hells Angels memorial procession.

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