Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested
On the 6th of December 2018 the Brockville Police, with the assistance of Ontario Provincial Police – Biker Enforcement Unit, the Belleville Police Service and Kingston Police Service, conducted a search warrant at two Brockville residences. 283 Park Street and Apartment 17 at 16 Cartier Court were raided by the Joint Forces Team in relation to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club and Outlaws support club, the Dead Eyes Motor Cycle Club.
Three local men were taken into custody on a number of criminal code charges including kidnapping, robbery, assault with a weapon, assault, and two separate offences relating to organized crime groups.
Taken into custody were member of the biker groups; Thomas Bell, Norman Cranshaw Rosbottom and his son, Norman Stanley Rosbottom. All three men were charged jointly with the above offences that began in March of 2018.
During the search warrants at the residences, items seized included:
- Dead Eyes Outlaw Motorcycle Gang vests, clothing and related paraphernalia
- documents supporting involvement in a criminal organization
- Small quantity of cocaine
- Cellular telephones
- Clothing worn during commission of offences
- 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
This investigation is ongoing with potentially more arrests and charges forthcoming.
The Brockville Police and OPP BEU would like to remind citizens of Ontario that they can contribute to their safety and the safety of their communities by choosing not to support organized criminal activity, including seeningly harmless activities like purchasing support gear or participating in charitable activities organized by these groups.
The presence of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs) in any community should be a concern. Citizens should minimize contact with gang members and report any OMG activity to police in their jurisdiction.
By gaining an understanding of these activities, individuals are empowered to make informed choices that can not only increase their personal safety, but help deny illicit proceeds to criminals.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mike Grant of the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 ex. 4237 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.