Biker gang eyed in police booby traps

5:01 PM, Mar 18, 2010   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California officials have announced a $200,000 reward for helping find whoever is responsible for booby traps against police in Riverside County.

Authorities are investigating whether a motorcycle gang is behind the attacks. Officials say members of the Vagos, California's largest motorcycle gang, may have been angered by police monitoring of a late-December funeral of a member.

Two days after the service, someone filled a Hemet police building with flammable gas. The trap was discovered before anyone was hurt.

Last month, a contraption sent a bullet whizzing past an officer's head. Nobody was hurt in that attack or another incident when an unspecified, dangerous device was found near an officer's car.

Hemet Police Chief Richard Dana said several other booby trap attacks were being investigated, but he declined to discuss details.

The Associated Press

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