Lone Wolf bikie Joshua Battah
threatened to ‘put a bullet in’ informant before
allegedly spraying his house with bullets
6 days agoSeptember 03, 20144:16PM
Joshua Battah’s bail denied at
Charged with drive-by shooting
and drugs offences
Police warn of ‘looming war’
between Lone Wolf and Rebels gangs
Senior bikie ‘supplied speed,
heroin and cocaine to informant’
Offered to put up $200,000 surety
Police, fearing a potential ‘war’
between Lone Wolf and Rebels bikies, had been
monitoring their activities.Source:
THE national sergeant at arms of
the Lone Wolf bikie gang called a police informant a
“weak dog” and threatened to “put a bullet in u (sic)
tonight” before allegedly spraying his house with six
bullets, court documents reveal.
Intercepted phone calls/msgs on August 27
Battah asks another Lone Wolf member if he has heard
from the "c*** sucker"
Directs another member to find out where he is
Blackberry message to the informant: "Ok u weak dog I
want all the paper u own rite now and all your club gear
dropped to Jarrods house all our boys gonna have twenty
boys kicking your door you're a weak dog I should put a
bullet in u tonight no more f****** around c*** u
have half an hour or I'm gonna put u in a whole makt it
Rings another member and says "tell him I said he's a
weak dog and tell him to leave the Central Coast 'cause
we are coming after him mate, he's next".
Rings another member to tell him he "wants to talk to
the c*** right now" and "he's got half an hour brother
4.36pm- Text: "Answer your phone or im
coming to your house rite now c*** no joke".
Tells another member to make sure he's at the
informant's house and let him know "Josh is frothing
with you mate".
Tells another member to sit off his house
Blackberry message: "If your not home in 1hr, I'm
burning your house down. make sure your there. I want
The explosive revelations were tendered as
alleged bikie ringleader Joshua Paul Battah unsuccessfully
sought bail in Wyong Local Court after his arrest at
Budgewoi on Thursday — just hours after a drive-by shooting
of a house on Toowoon Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay.
It comes as detectives from the State
Crime Command’s Gang Squad filed a further five charges
against the 33-year-old Lone Wolf member for drugs, weapons
and proceeds of crime offences.
Battah has not entered pleas to any of his
16 charges, which mainly involve the alleged ongoing
commercial supply of drugs to a police informant dating back
to May and “knowingly direct activities of a criminal
Police facts reveal officers were aware of
a looming “war” between the Lone Wolf and Rebels outlaw
“This ‘war’ appears to have commenced due
to a recent stabbing of Lone Wolf members by a Rebels member
in Tweed Heads,” the facts read.
Google image of Budgewoi near
where Battah was arrested.Source:
Police allege Battah supplied more than a
kilogram of amphetamines and various other amounts of heroin
and cocaine to their informant between May 8 and August 7
with a combined value of almost $100,000.
Phone taps allegedly revealed Battah had
been promoted from NSW sergeant at arms to one of three
national sergeant at arms within the Lone Wolf gang and
recently met a senior figure of the Rebels “in relation to a
recent escalation in conflict between the two (criminal
The police facts said officers spoke to
Battah in the afternoon before the alleged drive by shooting
about the “escalating violence” and urged him to use his
senior position to cool things down but he “disregarded it”.
Police allege Battah ordered their
informant to meet him in Sydney to collect a cache of
firearms “in relation to the recent escalation of violence”
but the informant rang police instead who instructed him not
The quiet town of Toowoon Bay on
the Central Coast, near where the arrest
Through a series of intercepted “phone
calls and messages the accused became increasingly irate
with the known person for failing to attend”.
In the phone calls and messages Battah
allegedly threatened to shoot and burn the informant’s house
down if he did not turn up and ordered other members to find
where he was “immediately”.
Battah’s barrister conceded while he was
an unacceptable risk to the community, those risks could be
mitigated by his brother Daniel Battah — seated at the back
of the court — putting up $200,000 surety.
She said Battah would also be willing to
abide by strict conditions that he live with his wife at St
Clair, report daily to police, surrender his passport, work
for his brother and abide by a curfew.
One of the bikie gang’s
properties. Picture: Adam HeadSource: News
She said he had few prior criminal
matters, that it would take months before the analysis of
drugs and other samples were finalised and the police
already had him under “surveillance”.
The SC also told the court the evidence
regarding the drive by shooting was “purely circumstantial”.
“With great respect your Honour they are
very strict bail conditions,” she said.
“It would place him in home detention as
it were, in the custody of his wife and his brother.”
However in refusing bail Magistrate Susan
McIntyre said “the court has grave concerns” about the
danger he posed and “the nature of the offences are of the
most serious kind”.
A sign outside one of the gang’s
clubhouses. Picture: AAPSource: AAP