(NEW TECUMSETH – ESSA TWP.) – Nine people, including members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club, have been arrested following a theft investigation in the Parry Sound region.
Members of the Nottawasaga Detachment, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), assisted members of the West Parry Sound Detachment, OPP regarding a theft investigation which occurred in their Detachment area and the culprits possibly headed to the Alliston area.
On Friday afternoon around 2 p.m., an ATM machine, located in a gas service station, just north of Parry Sound, was damaged and a large sum of money removed.
Evidence at the scene led investigators to identify the motorcycle riders as members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club.
It was also determined that these riders were enroute to the Alliston area to attend a mandatory national gathering. OPP say these particular members were from Sudbury and Regina.
The motorcycle riders were located on the 3rd line of Essa Township, where they were stopped, positively identified and placed under arrest.
Subsequent investigation led officers to execute search warrants at an address in Alliston.
As a result of the search warrant, one loaded firearm, two switch blades, and two retractable batons,( similar to those used by police services) were seized. Eight males and one female person, ranging in age from 23 – 56 years of age have been charged with theft over $5,000, mischief over $5,000.
Charges regarding the firearm and other weapons is pending say OPP.
This gathering was monitored over the weekend by members of the Nottawasaga OPP and members of the OPP Biker Enforcement Unit ( BEU).