Hells Angels ride into Centereach neighborhood, buy vacant church

<p>The Suffolk County chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club bought a vacant church in Centereach.</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 18, 2018, 3:04 AM

Updated 1,988 days ago

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The Suffolk County chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club bought a vacant church in Centereach.
Town of Brookhaven officials say the group purchased the abandoned church on Lynbrook Street. The club installed a big, brightly lit sign on its new home.
Residents living near the church say they intimidated by the group's notorious reputation and that they don't believe the bikers belong in a residential neighborhood.
News 12 spoke with a Hells Angels member who said the group plans on using the church as a clubhouse and a place to worship their own religion.
Since moving in about two weeks ago, neighbors say the Hells Angels installed a padlocked, chain-link fence around the property.
Town officials say despite neighbors' concerns, they can't prevent the group from using the site, as long as its member follow town codes.


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