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|Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:31|
Members from all 29 Canadian chapters of the Hell's Angels are expected to be in Saskatoon by Thursday night.
A number of other police services have provided support to the Saskatoon Police Service for the weekend as well, including the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement Unit.
Program Coordinator Len Isnor (eyes-nor) says between 200 and 250 Hell's Angels are likely to attend, and that does not include associate and puppet clubs that may also be in town for the event.
Isnor says they may talk business while in town because they prefer face-to-face meetings, but says the 2012 Canada Run is, first and foremost, a social gathering.
Through the day, the Saskatoon Police Service and RCMP has set up a number of check stops at the highways into Saskatoon.
A spokesperson was aware of at least 3 check stop locations: Highway 7 West, Highway 16 to the north west, and Highway 11 South. She says they will be conducting traffic stops, checking I-Ds, and ensuring all vehicles meet traffic safety codes.
Police have reiterated time and again that Hell's Angels are typically on their 'best behaviour' during a national run, and are not expecting trouble, but do have plans in place should problems arise.
(pb july 19/12)