By: News Staff


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police have arrested and charged three people after a shot was fired outside of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Hells Angels.

Members of the State Police Intelligence Unit received information regarding an incident June 12 outside of the Hells Angels headquarters on Messer Street in Providence.

The victim told detectives that a single shot was fired at his vehicle as he drove by the clubhouse. No one was injured.

State Police arrested 28-year-old Joseph Lancia, of Smithfield, on the following charges:

  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Firearm
  • Discharging a Firearm when Committing a Crime of Violence
  • License or Permit Required for Carrying Pistol
  • Firing in a Compact Area

Following Lancia’s arrest, State Police obtained a warrant to search the club’s headquarters. Three guns and ammunition were seized from the property.

Howard Pollitt, 45, of Fall River, and Amber Gill, 25, of Providence, were arrested during the search and charged with obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest. Both were released on personal recognizance.

Lancia was released on $10,000 bail with surety.

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