July 7, 1988 |
A federal judge ruled yesterday that there was no evidence that Philadelphia police or federal marshals had engaged in a continuing police action that subjected white males in Southwest Philadelphia to illegal searches or detention. The decision by U.S. District Judge Clifford Scott Green came in a lawsuit filed by four current or former members of the Warlocks motorcycle club, who contended that they had been illegally stopped last month during a police action they called "Operation White Male.
October 26, 1989 |
A Warlocks motorcycle gang member accused of assaulting a 23-year-old Drexel Hill man surrendered to Upper Darby police yesterday. Raymond J. Conaway, 29, of the 300 block of Edmonds Avenue in Drexel Hill, was arraigned before District Justice Albert Berardocco on charges of simple and aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy. He was sent to Delaware County Prison when he failed to post 10 percent of $75,000 bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for next Thursday in Upper Darby Regional Court.
March 1, 1990 |
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two Warlocks motorcycle gang members in connection with an assault on a 23-year-old woman, police said. Police said Richard O'Brien, 30, of the 400 block of Sycamore Road, Clifton Heights, and Raymond Conaway, 30, of Drexel Hill, entered a woman's home in the 200 block of South Madison Avenue at 8:41 p.m. Feb. 21. Police gave this account: The men demanded information about a man they were looking for. O'Brien pulled out a pistol and threatened the woman.
November 15, 1988 |
A member of the Warlocks motorcycle gang wanted for questioning by federal and state authorities in Pennsylvania was being held in the Camden County Jail yesterday after he was arrested at a South Jersey hospital, officials said. Anthony Merkel, 31, of Hammonton, was transferred to the jail Sunday from West Jersey Hospital-Berlin. He was being held without bail pending extradition to Delaware County, Pa., officials said. Law enforcement authorities said it was unclear when Merkel would be sent to Delaware County.
May 7, 1998 |
Here's an outlaw biker code of the road, straight from a Warlocks motorcycle gang member who experienced a nasty road rage clash in Montgomery County on Sunday: Should you ever find yourself facing an 80-member pack of Warlocks on a "run," don't butt into the middle of the "pack. " A motorist did that on Route 422 near Limerick, and a Warlocks member ended up being arrested for ethnic intimidation, stalking and assault. Days later, the Warlocks are still seething, saying that the motorist is really to blame and that the cops wouldn't listen to the real story.
November 11, 1990 |
When law enforcement officials tracked down escaped murderer and former Warlock vice president Robert Nauss two weeks ago, they found an aging outlaw who had blended into his surroundings. In that, local investigators say, he is not much different from the renegade motorcycle club he once led. For unlike 15 years ago when the gang members flaunted their association with the club, authorities say, the Warlocks have adopted a more subtle, but no less lawless approach to their activities.
July 30, 1987 |
A Warlocks motorcycle club member, who has been arrested three times since being released on bail in March on charges of injuring three members of a Kennett Square family, was ordered back to prison yesterday after a Chester County Court judge increased his bail to $500,000. Mark R. Conaway, 29, of Drexel Hill, was returned to Chester County Prison to await a Sept. 8 trial on charges that he and another man beat and shot the Jose Santiago family in 1985. Conaway, who was arrested in February, had been freed after posting $50,000 bail.
August 6, 1988 |
A Plymouth Township police officer, whose testimony helped to convict a reputed Warlocks motorcycle gang member on assault charges last month, has been fired, sources familiar with the case said yesterday. Patrolman Kurt J. Trout, 23, was dismissed earlier this week, the sources said. It could not be learned whether the firing was related to the 1987 incident for which Charles D. Rees was convicted in Montgomery County Court. Neither Trout nor Police Chief John Volpe could be reached for comment, and Trout's attorney, J. Pierce Anderson, declined comment.