No booth in Village of Lumby for Hells Angels gear

A man with alleged ties to the Hells Angels caused a scene in Lumby Saturday.

A man with alleged ties to the Hells Angels caused a scene in Lumby Saturday.

Shortly before 2 p.m., Lumby RCMP officers stopped to investigate a Hells Angel Motorcycle Club merchandise booth set-up.

“It was a trailer and a canopy that was set up at Glencaird Street and Norris Avenue,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “The vendor and his co-worker, a woman, were advised to pack up and move on as they had been declined a vendor application by the Village of Lumby for the weekend.”

The 58th annual Lumby Days celebrations were on over the weekend at Oval Park and other spots in the village.

The intersection of Glencaird and Norris is about a block away from the Lumby RCMP detachment.

The man made a point to cause a scene and argue with the officers. He was arrested for obstruction as he would not identify himself and he started to resist arrest.

“He was taken into custody and transported to Vernon RCMP cells,” said Molendyk. “There are indications he is associated with the Hells Angels because of what he was wearing.”

The man, 43, from Coquitlam, later identified himself in cells and has since been released from custody on a promise to appear in Vernon Provincial Court.

The woman co-worker also did not identify herself. However, she did dismantle the sales tent and leave the area.

Police said it was a quiet weekend surrounding Lumby Days with no major incidents to report.