Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Another Haney Hells Angel dead
Jose Gonzalez was a member of the Haney Hells Angels. On June 22, 1999, charges of extortion against East End member John Virgil Punko and Haney member Jose Gonzalez were dropped by the Crown after its key witness - the owner of a Richmond seafood company - refused to return from his native Japan to testify.
Gonzalez... that's a name found in El Salvador and in Honduras... In fact, that's the same last name as a guy who was charged in that recent large cocaine bust in Vancouver - Eduardo Gonzalez. No relation of course.
Well all of a sudden Jose's dead. He died a sudden death on October 1 2010. Some say it was a suicide. Others are skeptical. He's not the first Haney Hells Angel to have died a sudden death.
Ernie Ozolins, who had just left the Haney Hells Angels, was gunned down on June 2, 1997, along with girlfriend Lisa Chamberlain at Ozolins' s West Vancouver house. The murder remains unsolved.
Rick (Blackie) Burgess, Haney Hells Angel, vanished on Jan. 7, 2002. He was declared legally dead in 2004, but his disappearance has not been solved.
Ross Douglas McLellan, 59, a key member of the Hells Angels chapter in Haney, "died of natural causes" on an airline flight to Maui in December of 2006.
April 2007 Haney Hells Angel Vincenzo James Sanssalone of Maple Ridge was caught with 600 litres of GHB Date Rape Drug. Mark Figuereo, a Hells angels associate in Ontario was sentenced to 6 years in prison for selling date rape drug for the Hells Angels.