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Bothwell Biker Bust

(BOTHWELL, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Biker Enforcement Unit has seized firearms and ammunition in Bothwell, northeast of Chatham.

In April 2023 the Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU) began an investigation into a current member of the Ontario Hells Angels who is also a former member of the Alberta Hells Angels. The investigation was related to a stolen motorcycle from Alberta.

On August 18, 2023 BEU members executed a search warrant at a home on Zone Road-7 in Bothwell, with assistance from the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, OPP Emergency Response Team, Chatham-Kent OPP members and the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

Two people were arrested at the scene and officers seized five rifles, approximately 3000 rounds of ammunition and a stolen motorcycle.

Russell Shaw, age 60 and Dawn Shaw, age 52 of Bothwell have each been charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime-over $5000
  • Breach of firearms regulations-store firearm or restricted weapon

The accused have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham on October 16, 2023.

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