A second member of the Hells Angels wanted for slew of charges has been located and arrested.
William Karl Paulsen of Campbell River was arrested shortly after a media release was sent out seeking his whereabouts.
Paulsen faces 17 criminal charges.
On Thursday afternoon, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) announced that four Vancouver Island Hells Angels members were facing 41 weapon and drug related charges.
The CFSEU-BC has been building their case and investigating the Vancouver Island Hells Angels for four years leading up to these charges being approved by prosecutors.
At that time only one of the four men, William Bradley Thompson had been located and arrested by police.
On the morning of Friday December 2nd, the CFSEU-BC announced that Paulsen had been located and arrested on Thursday night.
He faces 16 counts of drug trafficking related charges as well as one charge of possessing explosives.
Police say that Paulson has since been released awaiting a court date for his 17 cumulative charges.
Now that Thompson and Paulson have been apprehended and had charges laid against them, the CFSEU-BC and their partnering law enforcement authorities only need to find and arrest two more of the Hells Angels members.
The two men that are still at large are:
- Kristopher Stephen Smith who is a 44-year-old man from Nanaimo
- Three counts of trafficking related charges
- Three counts of firearm related charges
- Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall who is a 44-year-old man from Port Alberni
- Three counts of selling cannabis to an undercover police officer
- Four counts of trafficking cocaine
Police ask that anyone who may have any information in connection to the location of these men to please contact their local police or Crime Stoppers.