|May 4, 2015. Between 100 and 150 motorcyclists from the Hells Angels and other clubs rolled into Langford on Saturday for the opening of what police are calling Greater Victoria’s first biker clubhouse. The bikers were greeted with a heavy police presence, including West Shore RCMP, the Integrated Road Safety Unit, and regional, provincial and federal units dedicated to outlaw motorcycle gangs.|
The clubhouse is believed to belong to the Devils Army. According to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, B.C.’s anti-gang unit, the group is a Hells Angels “puppet club.”
|Among the badges represented Saturday were Hells Angels, Devils Army, Old School Originals and Falcons Motorcycle Club. Large signs on the clubhouse property display the number 41, which one officer said represents the fourth and first letters of the alphabet — DA, for Devils Army.|
The Devils Army was first reported on in 2009 by Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan. Her source, Insp. Gary Shinkaruk of the RCMP’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Unit, said it was headed by Hells Angels associate Ricky Alexander.
The property is valued at $514,000 and has 1,456 square feet of office space, according to B.C. Assessment.
|May 8, 2015. The owner of a Langford property that has become home to a motorcycle clubhouse is trying to sell the site. A $475,000 sale is pending on 2775 Spencer Rd., according to a real estate listing. The Devils Army has allegedly opened its first clubhouse outside Campbell River at the Langford property. A DTZ Victoria real estate agent representing the owners could not provide details about the sale, saying his client asked him not to comment.|
|Pacific Coast Land purchased the property in 2008 in a cash sale for $406,000. Langford Mayor Stew Young said the offer to sell does not affect legal action the City of Langford has taken against the owner. Langford’s B.C. Supreme Court claim, filed May 1, calls on the owner and its tenants to stop using the space as a clubhouse, citing zoning and bylaw infringements. Pacific Coast Land’s 2014 annual report lists Harald Skadberg as its president and Jan Egil Gulbrandsen as its secretary-treasurer.|
Jan Egil Gulbrandsen