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Multi-agency law enforcement task force led by DPS makes six arrests as part of “Operation Quiet Riot”

Felony warrants served in Kingman, Flagstaff and Prescott

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 -

Following a six month investigation, a multi-agency law enforcement task force comprised of DPS GIITEM officers, Kingman Police, Flagstaff Police, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Bullhead City Police, Lake Havasu Police and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department served six felony warrants for members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

An ongoing struggle for power between the Hells Angels and its allied group the Desert Road Riders against a rival motorcycle club, the Vagos, in northwestern Arizona has resulted in a series of violent assaults inside several bars. On December 2, 2009, officers armed with felony warrants fanned out in three separate Northern Arizona counties looking for six violent members of the Hells Angels and Desert Roadriders. The initial charges will be Riot which is a felony in Arizona. In addition, search warrants will be executed relating to charges of taking part in a criminal street gang.

The aim of Operation Quiet Riot is to make people living in those communities safer.

A News Briefing will be held following the completion of Operation Quiet Riot.

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location:
Mohave County Sheriff’s Department
600 W. Beale
Kingman, Arizona

Media Contact at the News Briefing will be Officer Robert Bailey.

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