MONROE, Wash. - A sweeping raid targets pockets of the Hell’s Angels biker gang across Washington Tuesday morning. Several locations were hit statewide, including one about ten miles north of Monroe in Snohomish County.
Authorities said at least four people total have been arrested and at least four raids were conducted - three in Spokane and one at a house in a remote location near Lake Roesiger, just north of Monroe.
Federal and local law enforcement agents raided the house on 219th Avenue SE in the early morning house, searching and seizing evidence from inside. Authorities did not comment on what they found, but the Hells Angels have been known to run guns and drugs.
Federal and local law enforcement agents raided three locations in Spokane, resulting in two arrests: the Hells Angels headquarters on Sprague Street, a building at Addison and Broad, and a building at Nine Mile falls and Francis.
“Approximately 30 WSP officers and our statewide S.W.A.T. team were involved in all three locations,” said Trooper Jeff Sevigney, Washington State Patrol. “We used a truck and a chain to remove the door at the club house so our detective could go inside and gather evidence.”
Authorities said the raids were conducted as part of an ongoing federal investigation and were being tight lipped about details because some of the raids are still ongoing.
Officials said a couple of suspects are expected to appear in Seattle federal court later Tuesday.