|In September 2013 Kelowna RCMP confirmed that a truck exploded in the driveway of a home as the result of a bomb. The truck didn't just catch fire, but exploded in the middle of the residential neighbourhood in the middle of the night. The resulting fire destroyed the vehicle and was immediately labelled suspicious by fire crews and the RCMP. |
Cops dealt with 3 bomb cases that year, including when a car bomb blew up a truck owned by David Joseph Habib.
David Joseph Habib. His brother, Dale, was president of the Kingpin Crew, a disbanded underling Hells Angels chapter.
Kevin Van Kalkeren
|The Kingpin Crew sold drugs from Kelowna's 'Liquid Zoo' nightclub for many years, including mountains of cocaine through major operator Kevin Van Kalkeren. At some point Dale Habib and the Kingpin crew lost the support of the Hells Angels. David Habib tried to sell the club and building to a numbered company. A Liquor Control Branch investigation revealed that one of the new owners was Hells Angel President Damiano Dipopolo. The Branch refused to transfer the liquor licence and the sale was unwound.|
|The nightclub's licence was returned in late 2011 and Habib reopened on January 9, 2012 with a special anti-gang condition in place. Three days later, police did a walk through of the club and saw a man associated to the Kingpin Crew, wearing a cap with the gang’s insignia on it. |
Habib said that while he had heard of the Kingpin Crew and knew they were a motorcycle group, he did not think they were a criminal gang.
|Quentin Michael James||Former 'Kingpin Crew' gangster Quentin Michael James received a 16 month custodial sentence on a cocaine drug trafficking charge from 2013.|
Investigators seized various amounts of drugs, including cocaine, marihuana, MDMA, methamphetamine, ecstasy and psilocybin. Also seized was a bulletproof vest, brass knuckles, defensive batons, assorted rounds of ammunition and approximately $100,000 in cash.