Two more men have now been charged with aggravated affray and criminal association following an incident at Blair Athol yesterday. There have now been 11 arrests.
It will be alleged that about 4.30pm on Tuesday 2 June, members of the Descendants MC attended a car yard at Blair Athol with weapons and became involved in an affray with other people.
When police arrived the men had left the area, however following an investigation, officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch (SOCB) searched numerous properties in the Northern suburbs and arrested eight men who were all charged with charged with aggravated affray and criminal association.
The men charged are:
- A 46-year-old from Paralowie, who was further charged with assault and unlawful threats
- A 29-year-old from Paralowie
- A 35-year-old of Brahma Lodge
- A 63-year-old from Salisbury South
- A 39-year-old from Mawson Lakes
- A 65-year-old year old from Ingle Farm
- A 28-year-old from Burton
- A 62-year-old from Salisbury
This morning, Wednesday 3 June, SOCB officers arrested a ninth man, a 40-year-old from Burton, who will also be charged with aggravated affray and criminal association.
A short time ago, Wednesday 3 June, a 28-year-old Salisbury North man and 35-year-old Ingle Farm man were arrested over the incident. Both are expected to be charged with aggravated affray and criminal association.
All men have been refused police bail and will appear Adelaide, Elizabeth and Port Adelaide Magistrates Courts today.
Legislation makes it an offence for participants of motorcycle clubs from “Declared Criminal Organisations” to be present in public in groups of three or more. The Descendants MC is one of the “10 Declared Criminal Organisations under the legislation”.
Superintendent Steve Taylor, Officer in Charge of the Serious and Organised Crime Branch said: “Police will take a zero tolerance approach to members of Declared Criminal Organisations who associate and commit violent offences in our community. The legislation has had a significant impact on gang members in South Australia in terms of their ability to meet, interact and plan their activities and police will continue to enforce this law and take positive action to ensure public safety is maintained.”