Police respond to report of 30 motorcyclists surrounding home, 3 arrested on drug and weapon charges

ALPENA, MI — Troopers with the Michigan State Police arrested three men over the weekend after responding to a call for approximately 30 motorcyclists surrounding a home on Long Lake Road in Alpena and pounding on the door. According to a release from the MSP, troopers and members of the Alpena Police Department responded to the call Saturday afternoon and caught up with part of the group that had fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Eight motorcycles and a truck were pulled over by the officers and a search was conducted of the vehicles. Three men who were traveling in the truck were arrested after police found narcotics, three pistols, brass knuckles and an assortment of knives. Police say the men are a 30-year-old man from Clio, a 41-year-old man from Burton and a 44-year-old man from Flushing. They are being lodged in the Alpena County Jail and are scheduled to be arraigned on several charges on Sep. 1 in the 88th District Court in Alpena.

A total of 12 men were stopped by police who say the men were wearing colors and patches from three motorcycle clubs; “Outlaws”, “Black Pistons” and the “Pariahs”. Several of the motorcyclists were ticketed for moving violations. It is unknown why the bikers were surrounding the home prior to police being called.

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