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Hells Angel Juel Ross Stanton shot dead on West 11th

Vancouver Police responded to a number of 911 calls of shots fired at 6:15 a.m. in the 200 block of W.11th Avenue.  When officers arrived, they found a man lying on the ground at the rear of a house, just inside an iron gate that exited into the 2700 block of Columbia.  He was deceased.

 

Officers cordoned off the area and searched for over an hour, but no suspect was found.  A number of witnesses were taken from the home down to the police station for interviews.

 

Homicide and forensic investigators have been on scene all morning collecting evidence.  A search and canvass of the neighbourhood is planned for later today in an effort to uncover any discarded evidence.

 

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting, whether out walking their dog or just getting ready for work, is asked to call investigators at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

The victim has been identified as 41 year old Juel Ross Stanton, who was the subject of a VPD Press Conference on April 12, 2010.

 

Charges Laid Against Hells Angel Member

 

 

INSPECTOR BRAD DESMARAIS

GANGS AND DRUGS SECTION

STATEMENT


The vision of the Vancouver Police Department is that no less than one day Vancouver will be the safest major city in Canada.

 

Getting rid of gang violence is a major priority and a key component of that is removing the ability for gang members to intimidate citizens as a means of avoiding criminal prosecutions or creating unfair advantages in everyday life. The use of gang paraphernalia as an intimidation tool will not be tolerated.

 

Juel Ross Stanton has come to the attention of the police on many occasions and one of the consistent themes in these contacts is the use of his status as a full-patch member of the East End Chapter of the Hells Angels and the intimidation value that holds.

 

Historically, Mr. Stanton has used that status every chance he gets as an intimidation tool to terrify citizens in our community – as a tactic to avoid criminal prosecution or to further other personal ends. Mr. Stanton achieved that level of intimidation through words and actions, as well as through the use of graphic tattoos on many locations on his body which clearly indicate he is a member of the Hells Angels.  He apparently has no inhibition whatsoever showing those tattoos to citizens in circumstances which could only be described as highly intimidating.

 

The reason I have dwelt on Mr. Stanton’s status in the Hells Angels and his associated paraphernalia is because he has clearly brought the Hells Angels club into play through his repeated reference to being a member.  The club must bear some responsibility for Mr. Stanton’s actions.  We are therefore serving notice today to the Hells Angels that this level of violence will not be tolerated and we will be examining our current and future enforcement options with respect to the East End chapter of the Hells Angels. 

 

As I mentioned earlier, Mr. Stanton is well known to police in Vancouver and has recently been arrested in relation to two violent incidents at the Ivanhoe Pub on Main Street. He now stands charged with:

 

  • possession of a dangerous weapon
  • assault causing bodily harm – two counts
  • possession of a prohibited weapon
  • carrying a concealed weapon

 

The Provincial Crown clearly agrees with our concerns with respect to the safety of witnesses and the ability for Mr. Stanton to intimidate others through the use of his status as a Hells Angels member.  Crown Counsel Ms. Teresa Mitchell-Banks Q.C. has been successful in convincing the court to impose some extraordinarily strict release conditions, which include:

 

  1. Not to leave the Lower Mainland of B.C. without the court’s permission.
  2. Not to possess any weapons as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada, including firearms, explosives, ammunition or any other weapon.
  3. Not to possess knives outside his residence unless he is involved in the immediate consumption or preparation of food.
  4. Abide by a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  5. No contact with Kenneth Sacher, Daniel Lee Williams, Adele Turner and Kailen Duncan.
  6. Abstain from possessing or consuming any drug or substance not prescribed.
  7. Not to be outside of his residence if he has alcohol still in his bloodstream.
  8. Not to be found in the area of Vancouver bounded by Clark Street to the east, Quebec and Columbia to the west, Broadway to the south and Cordova to the north.
  9. Not to go to the Ivanhoe Bar and Rooming House at 1038 Main Street, Vancouver.
  10. Not to wear, display or use any Hells Angels clothing, logos, colours or paraphernalia in any public place, including all of his motor vehicles and properties.
  11. Not to go to any Hells Angels Clubhouse.
  12. Not to associate with any Hells Angels Club members or their associated club members, except for Dillon Stanton.
  13. Not to present and/or display any Hells Angels tattoos on his person in any manner in any public place.
  14. Not to go to any licenced establishment whose primary purpose is serving alcohol.

 

These unprecedented conditions have effectively stripped this gang member of his identity and the one thing he relied on most to frighten and intimidate people.

 

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