Seven People Involved With Motorcycle Gang Arrested in Beating at Phoenix Bar

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Seven people associated with a motorcycle gang have been arrested for allegedly beating a man and his girlfriend outside a Phoenix bar in March.

Police say the seven people are involved with a motorcycle gang called Latin Riderz, and face charges including aggravated assault, kidnapping, and assisting a criminal street gang.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Steve Martos tells New Times the victims, a man and his girlfriend, were innocent people who were "literally just minding their own business" inside the River City Pockets bar on March 19, when they were confronted by the alleged gangsters.

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Police say one of the alleged gangsters made a rude comment to the man's girlfriend, and he attempted to verbally defend her. He was assaulted by several people before attempting to leave the bar, which is located near Bell Road and 11th Street.

In the parking lot, the man and his girlfriend were confronted by a group of seven people -- including four men and three women -- who essentially detained the couple, police say. Both of them were assaulted in the parking lot, police say.

The people involved in the assault weren't identified until recently, as Phoenix PD's Gang Enforcement Unit looked into the case.

"It took a while because there were so many people involved in the assault," Martos says. That included police interviews, line-ups, and other processes

After more than four months, police were finally able to make arrests in the case, and served five search warrants this morning, leading to the seven arrests.

Police have identified the alleged Latin Riderz associates as Seth Resler, 27; Nathaniel Zachariae, 27; Sky Beebe, 23; Anthony Spiker, 26; Laura Katzner, 29; Dru Mundorff, 40; and Brandon Goodney, 30.

Although the Latin Riderz aren't among the more notorious motorcycle gangs in Arizona, they are recognized by the Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs.

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John Semmens
John Semmens

The Latin Riderz names are Seth, Nathaniel, Sky, Anthony, Laura, Dru and Brandon??? I'm confused.

Josh Skora
Josh Skora

Meth'd out bikers hang out at River City?!? You don't say...

SanchoPanza
SanchoPanza

"Latin Ryderz".. PorrrrFavorr.. estos pendejos need a new name for their mc.

Iknowmcs
Iknowmcs

The AZCMC is controlled and ran by the Hells Angels.... There's nothing legit or law abiding about it. The Latin Ryder's are not an outlaw mc either.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... there's Trouble in River City ...

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

River City Pockets is known for catering to gangs - allowing the sale of meth and and other illegal substances for instance.  That bar should have their liquor license jerked for allowing this type of doucebags in their bar!

Andres Hernandez
Andres Hernandez

Wow, that place is still get'n a bad wrap since Baileys kid was killed there...

Pauliejuanakraquer
Pauliejuanakraquer

Why are all the names of the busted "Latin Riderz".. Anglo?

-oops, just saw your post, Eric. sorry..

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

So, um, I'm confused. Are the Latin Riderz an outlaw biker gang? It appears to me that all the participants in the beat-down are Anglo. Is AZCMC a legit umbrella organization for law-abiding motorcycle enthusiasts? At first glance that seems to be the case.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... you expected Seneca, Nero, Antonius, Brutus, Drusus and Laurentia ?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@SanchoPanza That means they actually speak in Latin dude, not some sissified version mixed up with Muslim languages, and Basque, Italian, French and English!  Hell, if you gonna call yoself Latin then speaka da language!

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@Iknowmcs If the Latin Riderz were law-abiding they wouldn't have ambushed that couple in the p-lot.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay "the music man"!!!!!............that brought back some memories. (seriously, thanks for that reference, it brought back some good memories for me)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 .... "outlaw (biker) gangs" are any group the cops decide to tag with that label.


Much like "terrorist organization".


If a bunch of children on big-wheels shoplifted some candy, they'd be called an "outlaw tricycle gang" ... especially if they were minority children.




Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

So MCSO is an "outlaw" gang?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@ExpertShot ... you must be an Outlaw Blogger, as you aren't sanctioned by The DonkeyHotay Association for Journalistic Excellence.



Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

What nonsense. There is no requirement for any club to be sanctioned to be considered legal.

Did your parents belong to an "outlaw" bridge club?

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