By Bill Cleary
THIS WEEK’S RUMOR-There has been a rumor circulating in the area that a local member of the Pagans outlaw motorcycle gang was arrested as part of the indictments filed in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York against alleged members and associates of the gang.
Seventeen members and associates of the Pagans who belong to chapters in Long Island, up-state New York and New Jersey were arrested by federal and local authorizes on September 15. The indictments charged the defendants with racketeering, murder conspiracy, assault, extortion, drug distribution, witness tampering, and firearms offenses.
There is a chapter of the Pagans located in Gloucester City. And since the indictments were released there has been talk on the street that federal authorities executed a warrant at the home of an upper echelon member of the gang who lives in the 08030 zip code area.
Asked about that gossip on Friday, Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund said, “ I am not aware of any members of the Pagans being arrested locally. There is a current investigation being conducted by Federal Authorities and I am not authorized to comment on their investigation other than to say they have executed a search warrant locally. It is an ongoing investigation.”
THEY STILL DON’T GET IT! The DRPA Board of Commissioners continue to abuse their power even though the Governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania have told them to shape up or be fired.