An additional member of the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) has been charged by Strike Force Raptor over an alleged road rage incident in the Blue Mountains earlier this year, NSW Police say.
Just before 3.30pm on Saturday 9 June 2018, a group of Finks outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members and associates were travelling citybound on motorcycles and in cars on the Great Western Highway, Blaxland, when they allegedly became involved in an altercation with the occupants of a white BMW at traffic lights at Layton Avenue.
A short time later, officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command drove across the incident and spoke to those who were on scene, however, many of the riders had already left the scene.
Police were told the BMW and one of the bikes collided, causing the rider to come off the bike. He was not injured.
Members of the group then allegedly hit and kicked the BMW while the occupants remained inside.
Officers from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor also attended the scene and assisted with speaking to the remaining members of the group before commencing an investigation.
Finks OMCG members have previously been arrested and charged. They remain before the courts.
Following further inquiries, Strike Force Raptor executed a search warrant at a home at Kingswood about 6am yesterday (Thursday 11 October 2018), where they seized a number of items relevant to the investigation.
About 8.30am, Strike Force Raptor arrested a 21-year-old man at a home unit at Penrith.
Shortly after the arrest, officers executed a search warrant at the unit and seized powder, believed to be cocaine, a laser pointer, a mobile phone, and Finks OMCG clothing.
The man, who is a member of the Finks OMCG, was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with affray, destroy/damage property intend criminal activity of group, use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order, supply prohibited drug, and possess prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Friday 12 October 2018).
Inquiries are continuing and further arrests are expected.
Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers.