OMCG member to face court over Kambah house fire

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ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis investigators have charged a Canberra Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) member with a number of offences following a house fire in November 2019.

About 11.00pm on Thursday, 21 November 2019 police and ACT Fire & Rescue attended a fire at a residence on Chirnside Place, Kambah.

Police commenced an investigation into this incident, which was subsequently passed on to ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis.

About 2:30am today (Wednesday 19 February 2020), members of Taskforce Nemesis executed a search warrant at a residence in Kaleen, where a 31-year-old man was arrested in relation to the fire.

He has been charged with offences including aggravated burglary, arson, participating in a criminal group, and committing an act endangering life.

The man will appear in the ACT Magistrates court today where bail will be opposed.

Anyone who may have information about the Kambah incident (ref: 6463457) or other criminal gang activity in the ACT can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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