Ventura County – Perhaps proving that there just might be some truth to the adage that “no good deed goes unpunished,” while departing an annual Christmas toy drive event on December 14th that commonly attracts hundreds of motorcyclists from throughout Southern California to the small town of Meiners Oaks between the cities of Ojai and Ventura, some riders unexpectedly ran afoul of the law.
Sporting biker apparel festooned with Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club regalia, “approximately a dozen” riders were spotted on the Maricopa Highway by Ventura County Sheriff’s Department units committing various traffic violations, as reported by VCSD spokesman Sgt. Kevin Donoghue. At that time, the deputies brought the bikers to a halt in a routine traffic stop just north of the Ventura city limits.
No doubt inspired by the riders’ colorful attire, deputies then performed a cursory search of the motorcycles and came up with “two concealed loaded firearms, methamphetamine, and a weapon described as ‘brass knuckles’,” Donoghue reported.
Among those bikers detained, Noah Tedesco, a 30-year old resident of Riverside was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm, both violations of his parole status. John Saucedo, 29 of Lake Elsinore, was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm, while Thomas Holt, 44 of Harbor City was the guy with the brass knuckles. For his part, Stefan Amann, a 40-year old from Lake Elsinore was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
All four of these charity-minded fellows were transported to Ventura County Jail where they were booked on these charges and will presumably spend a quiet Christmas Holiday.
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