Kelowna Mountie assaulted by gang associate

Two men involved with the Hells Angels dished up their variety of holiday spirit Tuesday, by allegedly assaulting a Kelowna Mountie.

  • Dec. 28, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Two men involved with the Hells Angels dished out their variety of holiday spirit Tuesday, by allegedly assaulting a Kelowna Mountie.

The cop-injuring melee started shortly after 2 a.m., Tuesday Dec. 27,  when Kelowna RCMP’s downtown enforcement unit  came upon a fight  in front of the Sapphire nightclub on Leon Avenue.

“When members moved in to make  an arrest of  the main aggressor, one of the officers was jumped from behind, put into a head lock and punched in the face several times by a second male,” said Sgt. Ann Morrison.

Both men were arrested and taken into custody where their gang affiliations became clear.

Pedro Amestica, 39, is from Kelowna and has been charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

“He does not have a criminal record and is a known associate of the Hells Angels Mission City chapter,” said Morrison.

The second man, Thomas Volker, 37,  is from Mission  and has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

“He has a criminal record and is a member of the Hells Angels Mission City chapter,” she said.

Both men were released and are set to appear in provincial court in Kelowna next month.

There were five men involved in the tussle and Morrison said it’s unclear if the fight had anything to do with gang business.

As for the officer, he suffered minor injury to his face and head but did not require medical attention.

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