Four people are facing drug charges and others such as kidnapping and forcible confinement following a Didsbury RCMP investigation into an alleged home invasion and kidnapping incident with ties to an outlaw motorcycle gang.
On June 17, Mounties allege a kidnapping and assault occurred where three suspects abducted two adult victims from a location in Olds.
Police say the victims were driven in their own vehicle to the Syndicate Motorcycle Club Clubhouse in Red Deer where one of them was assaulted. They were released and left from the clubhouse.
On June 29, three different suspects came to the same victims’ residence in Didsbury and broke into the house before stealing the female victim’s car and fleeing.
An in-depth investigation was launched by Didsbury RCMP with assistance from Olds and Red Deer RCMP Detachments, Red Deer and Calgary General Investigation Sections, the Forensic Identification Section, the RCMP Interview Assistance Team and ALERT in Red Deer, as well as the K Division Gang Intelligence Coordinator.
Information gathered by the RCMP reveals the Syndicate Motorcycle Club in Red Deer is a support club for the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club – Nomads chapter.
On July 10, Mounties say four suspects were arrested without incident in Red Deer and following their arrest, a search warrant was executed at the Syndicate Motorcycle Club Red Deer Clubhouse where evidence was seized for further examination.
On July 11, a second search warrant was executed at a residence on Daines Avenue in Red Deer where cocaine, cash and further evidence was seized according to police.
Four adults associated to the Syndicate Motorcycle Club, all of Red Deer, have been charged as a result of these incidents, including Rachel Lynn Baskier, 22, facing three charges of kidnapping without a firearm.
Kevin Michael Fix, 35, is facing 11 charges including three of kidnapping without a firearm, two of uttering threats, two of assault, two more of break and enter and commit the offence of forcible confinement, break and enter and commit the offence of extortion as well as criminal harassment.
Jessie Doreen Waugh, 32, is facing 4 charges including two of break and enter and commit forcible confinement, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Joshua Bradley Noordhoff, 36, is facing 9 charges including two of uttering threats, two of failure to comply with a condition of a recognizance, two more of break and enter and commit the offence of forcible confinement, break and enter and commit the offence of extortion, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
RCMP say Rachel Baskier and Jessie Waugh have been released on a Promise to Appear in Didsbury Provincial court July 30, 2018.
Mounties add that Joshua Noordhoff appeared in court on July 11 for a bail hearing and was released on a recognizance while Kevin Fix was scheduled to appear in court on July 12 for a bail hearing.
“Combatting outlaw motorcycle gang members and their related organized criminal activities remains a top national priority for the RCMP,” says Staff Sergeant Chad Fournier of the Didsbury RCMP Detachment in a press release. “Outlaw motorcycle gangs represent a threat to the safety and well-being of Canadians. Information gathering and a collaboration amongst several different units was crucial to the successful outcome of this investigation.”
RCMP say their investigation remains ongoing.
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