This time Hells Angels and the Police squared off at pub closing.
by RCMP - Story: 69038
Dec 28, 2011 / 9:52 am
A Kelowna Mountie was jumped early Tuesday morning after what may have been a gang related fight in front of a downtown night club.
Sgt. Ann Morrison says the Kelowna RCMP Downtown Enforcement Unit tried to break up a fight in front of 238 Leon Ave., just after 2 a.m., when one man attacked an officer and put him in a head-lock.
"A second man punched the officer in the face several times. The officer receive minor injury to his face and head but did not require medical attention."
Both men were arrested and taken into custody.
Morrison says police are not yet able to determine if the fight was related to a gang issue or not.
"Both men arrested were known associates of the Hells Angels Mission City Chapter."
Pedro Amestica, 39, has been charged with Assaulting a police officer and Resisting Arrest. He does not have a criminal record.
The second man, 37-year-old Thomas Volker, from Mission B.C., has been charged with Assaulting a Police Officer. He does have a criminal record.
The men have been released and are set to appear in provincial court in Kelowna on January 12, 2012.
According to Morrison there were approximately five men involved in the fight.