Three patched members of the Mongols Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang (OMCG) were arrested this morning as part of an investigation into dangerous driving earlier this month.
Warrants were executed by detectives from the Echo Taskforce, Caulfield Divisional Response Unit and Mill Park Divisional Response Unit at properties in Bundoora, Brighton and Rowville, as well as at the Mongols club house in Port Melbourne.
A 36-year-old Brighton man, who is also the Mongols OMCG national sergeant at arms, has been charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury, drive while causing loss of traction, fail to wear motorcycle helmet and drive unregistered motor vehicle.
He has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 14 December.
A 31-year-old Rowville man has been charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury, drive while causing loss of traction and fail to wear motorcycle helmet.
He has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 5 November.
A 26-year-old Bundoora man has been charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury, drive whilst disqualified, drive while causing loss of traction, fail to wear motorcycle helmet, and fail to comply with a 465AAA order.
He will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.
Police also seized two motorcycles, which will now be forensically examined.
Today’s arrests follow an incident of dangerous driving in the Melbourne CBD and Port Melbourne on 4 July during the Mongols run, which was subsequently posted on social media.
Anyone with information about OMCG activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Quotes attributable to Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill, Crime Command:
“We have seen a number of police activities targeting the Mongols OMCG over the past week, again reinforcing that Victoria Police will take action against these groups.
“If they believe they can operate above the law, then they are wrong and we will continue to target their criminal activities regardless of what form they take.
“Victoria Police, including Echo Taskforce members, continue their relentless pursuit to disrupt OMCG activity.
“We will hold offenders to account and make every effort to stamp out their antisocial and unlawful ventures.”