Kelowna Mounties execute search warrant on Hells Angels clubhouse

An RCMP officer walks through the gate of 837 Ellis Street—the location widely believed to be a clubhouse of Hells Angels members. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
An RCMP officer walks through the gate of 837 Ellis Street—the location widely believed to be a clubhouse of Hells Angels members.
— image credit: Wade Paterson/Capital News

Reporters tweeting from inside a police press conference in Vancouver explaining this weekend's Hells Angels clubhouse raid in Kelowna say several high-ranking HA members have been arrested and $4 million seized.

Global reporter Peter Meiszner has tweeted that the group includes the Kelowna chapter's vice-presient, David Giles, along with several other high-ranking members.

CBC reporter Kirk Williams was the first to post pictures of the $4 million in cash seized during the raid. RCMP have already stated the operation, and another in Osoyoos, were connected to a Southeast District drug file.

Meanwhile, local CTV reporter Kent Molgat is reporting new locks and doors are being installed on the house raided this morning as the press conference unfolds.


Members of the Kelowna RCMP executed a search warrant Saturday afternoon at 837 Ellis Street—widely believed to be a clubhouse for the Hells Angels.

Details are limited at this point; however, according to Const. Kris Clark, the warrant was executed "pursuant to an ongoing investigation."

"More details will come at a press conference Monday in Vancouver," said Clark.

Several RCMP vehicles surrounded the property Saturday afternoon.

Employees of Knox Mountain Market, which is located across the street from the property, said they did not hear or see police execute the search warrant; however, they noted a few customers said they heard the sound of breaking glass.

More details to come.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
Tourism Kelowna loves the look of the new Super, Natural BC
Site C dam construction to start next summer
Terrace hockey players feed Osoyoos Coyotes
Part III: Youth Dealing with Depression
Shopping Spree winner makes the most of her winnings
City tackles icy sidewalks
Kettle campaign requires boost

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.