– Shootings, a foiled kidnapping and a checkpoint standoff – separate incidents involving different motorcycle gangs – have kept Victoria Police busy since Friday night.
Up to six gunshots were fired at a house in a drive-by shooting in Melbourne’s north that police believe was part of an ongoing feud between outlaw bikie gangs. The shots were fired from a car at a house in McCarthy Street in Epping about 2:15am on Saturday. No one was injured.
A Victoria police spokeswoman said detectives from the Echo Taskforce had set up a crime scene in the residential street. She said the shooting was related to the escalating violence between outlaw motorcycle clubs in Melbourne.
Meanwhile, police said they also foiled a kidnapping involving up to five men linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs in Melbourne’s north-east.
Officers from the Special Operations Group helped arrest the men as part of a drug operation at a Greensborough property about 9pm on Friday. The men were expected to face charges, including aggravated burglary and drug offences, at an out-of-sessions hearing at Mill Park police station on Saturday.
Detective Inspector Richard Read said the alleged drug trafficking was not related to bikie gang activity.
Amphetamines including the drug ice were seized during the operation, which comes a week after police warned of the threat of a brewing bikie war after the shooting of Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell on March 1st at a Melton industrial estate.
Mitchell was shot in the right bicep by members of rival gangs, believed to include the Hells Angels.
Police took the unusual step of warning officers and the public that the two gangs had declared war following the ambush of Mitchell, who survived the second attempt on his life.
In what appeared to be a reprisal attack, the Bendigo headquarters of the Satan’s Soldiers was destroyed by a suspicious fire on Thursday night. The Satan’s Soldiers have links to the Hells Angels and have another clubhouse in Norton Avenue, Melton, where mitchell was ambushed.
On Thursday, members of the Echo Taskforce found drugs and ammunition during a raid on the Bandidos’ Brunswick fortress. On Saturday, police from Operation Resound, the Taskforce set up this week to deal with the threat of a bloody bikie feud, were monitoring more than 200 members of the Finks gang, who met with interstate members in Glenrowan on the Hume Highway. Police set up a roadblock on the highway – Stephen Cauci, Cameron Houston & Nick Toscano


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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