OMCG member charged following series of incidents in western suburbs

Detectives from the Echo Taskforce charged a man overnight as part of a series of incidents linked to the Coffin Cheaters Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in the western suburbs.

A 36-year-old Truganina man, who is a patched member of the OMCG, was arrested yesterday and interviewed by police.

He was subsequently charged with extortion, false imprisonment, assault, assault with a weapon and threats to injure.

The man was remanded in custody overnight to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

The charges following several incidents over the past two weeks in Laverton and Altona North.

The first incident allegedly occurred on 27 September at a business premises in Laverton where a man was threatened and assaulted.

The second incident allegedly occurred at the man’s business premises in Altona North on 2 October where an employee was threatened and assaulted following a minor traffic incident involving a company vehicle.

The third incident allegedly occurred later that day on 2 October at the same Altona North premises where it’s believed a number of men were involved in an affray at the property.

Two men remain in hospital as a result of this incident.

The investigation into the incidents by Echo Taskforce and Hobsons Bay Crime Investigation Unit remains ongoing.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at

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