Between July 8 and 10, 2023, two separate incidents involving the Outlaws Motorcycle Club and the Loners Motorcycle Club have resulted in police investigations.
One incident, involving a shooting and assaults with edged weapons, occurred on July 9, 2023. Cornwall Police Service is leading this investigation. The other incident, which occurred on July 10, 2023, is being investigated by Brockville Police Service. This involves a suspected arson at a commercial building. BEU is assisting with both matters.
Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMG) members are known to carry weapons and to engage in violent behavior. If you encounter an OMG member(s), do not approach them.
Ontarians are also reminded of the dangers of wearing gang-related clothing or paraphernalia. In addition to supporting illegal activities by purchasing these items, you may also put yourself at risk of being targeted by rival OMGs.
While 99 per cent of motorcycle enthusiasts are law abiding, OMG members believe that they are the one per cent that live outside the law. OMGs are criminal organizations whose activities cause harm and victimization in communities across Ontario. These profit-driven activities include fraud, drug trafficking, human trafficking, assaults, intimidation and murder.
The BEU continues to tackle the criminal activities of OMGs through an integrated, intelligence-led approach, which has resulted in numerous successful investigations. The BEU monitors and provides support to frontline police officers at most large public events where OMGs are present.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911. To report suspicious or illegal activity, call the Outlaw Biker Hotline at 1-877-660-4321. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).