The Hells Angels are celebrating their 40 years under high surveillance

News 9 December, 2017
    The presence of police for the 40th anniversary of the Montreal chapter of the Motorcycle club the Hells Angels to the Cabane à sucre Handfield in Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu near Montreal, Saturday December 9, 2017.

    Prisca Benoit

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 18:32

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 18:32

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    The police monitor since 11 am Saturday at the sugar shack, where a hundred members of the Hells Angels were expected in the evening to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the quebec chapter.

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    Since 11 am, patrol officers were posted in front of the two entrances of the cabane à sucre Handfield in Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie. According to our information, the owner has closed the entrance leading to the rank of Sixty, to concentrate the arrival of the guests at the rue de Val d’or. The police control the entry and exit of visitors.


    The day before, members of the group of bikers were at the Bell Centre for combat martial arts.

    In addition to patrol officers, an investigator and a police Squad regional mixed (ERM) of the Sûreté du Québec, responsible for fighting organized crime, were at the sugar shack this morning.

    Car patrols of the Sûreté du Québec are also paraded in the village, in particular on the rank of the Sixty, the rise of Verchères and on the road 223.

    “In this kind of events, it will intervene if there is a violation, whether in the highway safety code or the criminal Code,” explains the spokesman of the Sûreté du Québec, Eloise Cossette. It also allows us to refine our information bank.”

    Several members of the group gathered in front of the motel Le Transit in Mont-Saint-Hilaire at about 15: 15. A half-dozen of them were outside and greeted warmly by the making of the braces.


    The institution confirmed that it had received several reservations for the group, as well as for police officers of the Sûreté du Québec.

    Two members wearing the “patches” of the Hells Angels in Ontario are entered in the McDonald’s next to the motel at around 16: 30 to order blueberry muffins.

    The hotel le Montagnard in Mont-Saint-Hilaire has received a reservation of seven rooms with two beds. According to the receptionist, the chances are high that they will be reserved for the group of bikers.

    Police are also past Friday to check out the book of hotel booking and validate if some of the names they were known.

    At the hotel les Trois Tilleuls in St-Marc-sur-Richelieu, police officers of the RCMP have gone two weeks before to alert them that the group had in the area.

    Joint several times during the day, the owner of the Auberge Handfield, owner of the sugar shack, has not returned our calls. Earlier this week, he had initially told the Newspaper not to be aware of the event.

    The arrival of the Hells in Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu are not concerned about the citizens of the area. The Journal has met a dozen of them at the Christmas market of the village.


    “As long as it does not bother them, they do not disturb not more, believed Diane Theriault, Mont-Saint-Hilaire. We could not even say if they are of the Hells as long as they are not identified.”

    “What are the customers like all the others, considers, for its part, Virginia Mireault Creations Ecoluxe. Even as the curiosity they arouse will, without doubt, bring us more customers.”