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Rebels intercepted at Collector

By johnboy 28 March 2011 78

We’d been tipped off over the weekend that there had been a major interception of Rebels bikies on the Federal highway.

NSW Police have this to say:

Police have issued numerous traffic infringement and defect notices after targeting an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang group ride in the state’s south at the weekend.

Officers from Strike Force Raptor conducted a mass vehicle stop of ‘Rebels’ members on Saturday afternoon at Collector as they travelled from Sydney to the ACT for a memorial ride.

Officers from South West Metropolitan Region Highway Patrol, Southern Region Highway Patrol, the Public Order and Riot Squad, the Dog Unit and ACT Police also assisted.

All ninety-five riders and three drivers were breath tested, with police also conducting a number of drug tests and motorcycle compliance checks.

Officers issued 20 traffic infringement notices, 10 defect notices and one criminal infringement notice for offensive language.

They also identified a suspended driver and one rider returned a positive result to a drug test.

Twenty Department of Environment and Climate Control notices were issued for excessive noise.

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Grrrr 11:24 am 02 May 11

Katietonia said :

No other clubs are allowed to wear colours in Canberra. The Vietnam Veterans MC have their clubhouse at HMAS Harman outside the ACT border for this reason.

Nice try. Harman is inside the ACT:

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=HMAS+Harman,+Canberra,+Australian+Capital+Territory&aq=0&sll=-35.349996,149.201975&sspn=0.023767,0.045447&ie=UTF8&hq=HMAS&hnear=Harman+Australian+Capital+Territory&ll=-35.348963,149.200366&spn=0.011446,0.022724&t=h&z=16

SgtSlaughter 9:11 am 02 May 11

Katietonia said :

KaptnKaos said :

The Frots said :

No other clubs are allowed to wear colours in Canberra. The Vietnam Veterans MC have their clubhouse at HMAS Harman outside the ACT border for this reason.

That is absolute crap, the “Rehab centre” in Harman is situated there for many reasons but that is definately not one of them.

The Frots 10:58 pm 29 Apr 11

ConanOfCooma said :

The Frots said :

Interesting – thanks for that. I didn’t know that Cooma was a territory inhabited by these groups.

Normally, it’s not. Sometimes a ride through, but mostly it’s guys on their Asian bikes heading to Phil. Is. for the weekend. The Rebels setup in the late 90’s, but shipped out by ’03. I’m sure there are members around, but they stay quiet.

They used to throw great Poker Runs, and for some reason they did one of those “Celebrity” serving days at McDonalds. Which was creepy.

LOL! Thanks mate.

ConanOfCooma 5:58 pm 29 Apr 11

The Frots said :

Interesting – thanks for that. I didn’t know that Cooma was a territory inhabited by these groups.

Normally, it’s not. Sometimes a ride through, but mostly it’s guys on their Asian bikes heading to Phil. Is. for the weekend. The Rebels setup in the late 90’s, but shipped out by ’03. I’m sure there are members around, but they stay quiet.

They used to throw great Poker Runs, and for some reason they did one of those “Celebrity” serving days at McDonalds. Which was creepy.

vg 5:02 pm 29 Apr 11

“No other clubs are allowed to wear colours in Canberra”

Bollocks

The Frots 3:06 pm 29 Apr 11

ConanOfCooma said :

It’s not that no other clubs can wear the colours, any can. It’s just that Canberra isn’t worth it. Shitty population, too close to Sydney, and unwanted by the other clubs. Like I previously stated, the Rebels did try to set up in Cooma, but the Commancheros “scared” them off. There was a drive by one night, shots fired in the air, and Bear was out of there real quick (for those not in the know, Bear was the Rebel rep sent to Cooma. He lasted about 4 years, 2 of those running a “clubhouse”. The story has it his patch was taken because of this, but who knows. Real name not supplied.).

If the Rebels were serious, they’d be taking on the Albanians in Canberra for the drug trade. Which they’re not. Because they can’t even keep vagrant Victorian 1%ers from Cooma.

Interesting – thanks for that. I didn’t know that Cooma was a territory inhabited by these groups.

ConanOfCooma 2:28 pm 29 Apr 11

It’s not that no other clubs can wear the colours, any can. It’s just that Canberra isn’t worth it. Shitty population, too close to Sydney, and unwanted by the other clubs. Like I previously stated, the Rebels did try to set up in Cooma, but the Commancheros “scared” them off. There was a drive by one night, shots fired in the air, and Bear was out of there real quick (for those not in the know, Bear was the Rebel rep sent to Cooma. He lasted about 4 years, 2 of those running a “clubhouse”. The story has it his patch was taken because of this, but who knows. Real name not supplied.).

If the Rebels were serious, they’d be taking on the Albanians in Canberra for the drug trade. Which they’re not. Because they can’t even keep vagrant Victorian 1%ers from Cooma.

The Frots 2:11 pm 29 Apr 11

Katietonia said :

KaptnKaos said :

The Frots said :

Just out of interest, has there ever been any other OMCG’s in Canberra or just the Rebel’s? And how long have they been here?

I think these have been the only ones in Canberra for a while, they’ve been kicked out of too many towns, ACTGovco is too leanient and lets them stay.

No other clubs are allowed to wear colours in Canberra. The Vietnam Veterans MC have their clubhouse at HMAS Harman outside the ACT border for this reason.

Really? I would have thought the Vets had precedence over the Rebels

Katietonia 1:51 pm 29 Apr 11

KaptnKaos said :

The Frots said :

Just out of interest, has there ever been any other OMCG’s in Canberra or just the Rebel’s? And how long have they been here?

I think these have been the only ones in Canberra for a while, they’ve been kicked out of too many towns, ACTGovco is too leanient and lets them stay.

No other clubs are allowed to wear colours in Canberra. The Vietnam Veterans MC have their clubhouse at HMAS Harman outside the ACT border for this reason.

dvaey said :

ConanOfCooma said :

You know that 1% patch? Do you know what that represents? It represents the wearers public announcement that they are a part of a 1% club. This is done to show EVERYONE that sees the patch, that the wearer considers themselves one of the clubs included in the 1% that do the wrong thing, ie BREAK THE LAW.

I think youll find it actually represents that the 1% of bikers cause 99% of all the trouble.

ConanOfCooma said :

99% of riders are in the right, 1% are in the wrong. OMCGs are the 1%,

I think if youre claiming that 99% of motorbike riders always obey the laws and are never in the wrong, youre living in an imaginary world. Some of us consider that 20 year old on a hotted up ducati weaving in the traffic, as more of a menace than the 50 year old rebels selling a bit of pot to their old mates.

Um dvaey – I think the point is over there…

ConanOfCooma 11:39 am 29 Apr 11

dvaey said :

I think youll find it actually represents that the 1% of bikers cause 99% of all the trouble.

I think you’ll find you are wrong : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_motorcycle_club#One_percenter

dvaey said :

I think if youre claiming that 99% of motorbike riders always obey the laws and are never in the wrong, youre living in an imaginary world. Some of us consider that 20 year old on a hotted up ducati weaving in the traffic, as more of a menace than the 50 year old rebels selling a bit of pot to their old mates.

Are you seriously that stupid, to get that from my comment? The 1% patch is a public declaration that they are not law abiding folk. The term was coined by the AMA way back, and the 1%ers loved it so much they took it on. If you wear the 1% patch, it is a public statement that you are a part of that 1% of motorcycle clubs that cause the trouble. It’s as simple as that.

And there’s nothing wrong with a 20 year old weaving through traffic on his hotted up Ducatti – In fact, in Canberra, with all these idiot drivers, it’s probably the safest option. I have nothing wrong with them selling a bit of hooch, but what about all those meth heads in Queanbo that you meet in the main street and in the pubs? They are more than happy to tell you their gear is the best “Rebel” shit around.

dvaey 10:50 am 29 Apr 11

ConanOfCooma said :

You know that 1% patch? Do you know what that represents? It represents the wearers public announcement that they are a part of a 1% club. This is done to show EVERYONE that sees the patch, that the wearer considers themselves one of the clubs included in the 1% that do the wrong thing, ie BREAK THE LAW.

I think youll find it actually represents that the 1% of bikers cause 99% of all the trouble.

ConanOfCooma said :

99% of riders are in the right, 1% are in the wrong. OMCGs are the 1%,

I think if youre claiming that 99% of motorbike riders always obey the laws and are never in the wrong, youre living in an imaginary world. Some of us consider that 20 year old on a hotted up ducati weaving in the traffic, as more of a menace than the 50 year old rebels selling a bit of pot to their old mates.

p1 10:46 am 29 Apr 11

SgtSlaughter said :

Tooks said :

Rebels are a criminal organisation.

Really and what do you base that comment on?

In addition to the many reasons stated by others, I draw your attention to the story I linked to in a previous post. The Rebels insisted (backed by threats of property destruction and violence) that another club (Ulysses) not wear rockers. The fact that this insistence occurred in a sit down meeting does not make it any less a criminal threat.

Tooks 10:28 am 29 Apr 11

Really and what do you base that comment on?

The fact police nationwide and the government consider them a criminal organisation. The fact Rebels members have been charged and convicted of crimes such as large-scale drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, extortion, arson, money laundering, assault etc. The fact New Zealand Rebels are starting to patch over other gangs (wonder how they do that? Ask politely? Pfft).

As am aside, tell me what would happen if I opened my own tattoo shop in Canberra. They’re not criminals, so surely they’d leave me alone?

Surely not from a position of knowledge or intelligence because quite frankly the comment is media/political speak.

I guarantee I have much more knowledge about it than you assume.

There are criminal members that is for sure but to tar all with the same brush is idiotic in the extreme.

There are members who have no criminal history – that doesn’t change the fact the club is considered a criminal organisation. John Ibrahim doesn’t have a record either. He must be just a legitimate businessman, right?

When small minded uneducated people make these claims (not based on fact) it is quite clear that they have swallowed the hype they are fed on the main stream media.

How do you know the education level of anyone here? Maybe everyone should swallow the hype from people like you, spouting Rebels propaganda that sounds like it was spat out of the Rebels PR machine.

Would it surprise you to know that several ‘patch’ Clubs have serving military, ambulatory, fire and Police officers in thier ranks, this is not a wild claim but indeed a provable fact.

Bearing in mind we’re talking specifically about the Rebels, show us this proof that there are serving military, ambos, firies and cops in their ranks.

Unfortunately society has a history of people such as yourself believing the rubbish they are fed on the 6 o’clock news on commercial TV in the 1960?s ‘the communist menace’ threats that sent young men to their deaths in Vietnam perpetrated by politicians and their stooges in the media (proven lies) then we marched into Iraq because of Weapons of mass Destruction (again proven lies) these two wars have killed, on all sides, in excess of 2,000,000 (conservative) and all of those deaths were avoidable and ALL occurred due to the lies told to and happily swallowed by gullible people such as yourself. Please all i ask is that before you swallow the bait fed to you by self serving pollies you should first ask if you are being fed is going to make you sick.

A silly rant that adds nothing to your argument.

ConanOfCooma 10:07 am 29 Apr 11

Are you serious, Sgt.Slaughter?

You know that 1% patch? Do you know what that represents? It represents the wearers public announcement that they are a part of a 1% club. This is done to show EVERYONE that sees the patch, that the wearer considers themselves one of the clubs included in the 1% that do the wrong thing, ie BREAK THE LAW.

99% of riders are in the right, 1% are in the wrong. OMCGs are the 1%, and state that proudly. Then you see these hairy, toothless turds hop on TV trying to say “We’re not criminals!”, with their 1% patch proudly visible.

True, not all of them are CONVICTED criminals, but by their own admission they have no qualms about breaking the law whenever it suits them.

TBH, The Rebels are weak as piss anyway – Look how quickly they were chased out of Cooma by the Common Chair Throwers, who were only visiting for a WEEKEND!

shadow boxer said :

Rubbish, if you haven’t fallen for the hype you are a stooge. If you grew up and went to school on the north side of Canberra in the 80’s you know what the Rebels get up to.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/features/4733177/Rebels-with-a-cause

Or if you lived in the south of Canberra in the 80’s. I have had sufficient dealings with them to know that they are no choir boys.

shadow boxer 9:55 am 29 Apr 11

Rubbish, if you haven’t fallen for the hype you are a stooge. If you grew up and went to school on the north side of Canberra in the 80’s you know what the Rebels get up to.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/features/4733177/Rebels-with-a-cause

SgtSlaughter 7:40 am 29 Apr 11

hahahaha fallen for the hype, me hahahahaha. What hype would that be, the Toy run hype? (Rebs don’t attend) Charity runs (Rebs don’t attend) as I said in an earlier post I am NOT repeat NOT a Rebels MC fan nothing could be further from the truth. I have been riding a motorcycle for 30 years and have worn a patch in the past and I have NEVER committed any criminal offences as any part of “club business” I have never been arrested for any offence whatsoever and no that doesn’t mean I am just lucky I am no more a criminal than the ‘hollier than though” crowd posting here I am sure some of you have broken the law more often than me and my friends, who by the way are all bikers. If you were actually to spend the time to find out the facts you would find that statements such as “they are all criminals” is just plain wrong. Whilst I agree that many of these guys are scumbags I ask again (pointlessly no doubt) that you don’t not tar them all with the same brush because your assumptions and that is exactly all they are, assumptions and nothing more are just plain wrong. In closing some Chapters have extremely strict no drugs policies and members who are involved in the manufacture and distribution of drugs are summarily drummed out the those Chapters “in bad standing”

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