Bikie a 'persistent' serial offender
14:48 AEST Tue Jun 26 2012
A senior member of an outlaw motorcycle gang has been refused bail by a Gold Coast magistrate who described him as a "totally unacceptable risk".
Shane Treloar, 38, the sergeant-at-arms of the Lone Wolf motorcycle gang, appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday on 19 charges including possession of drugs and a high-powered automatic assault rifle.
Treloar was arrested at his Upper Coomera home on Thursday by officers from Task Force Hydra - set up to combat outlaw motorcycle gangs in Queensland.
In refusing bail, Magistrate John Costanzo brushed aside submissions by lawyer Darren Mahony about the strength of the case against his client.
"The prosecution case does not appear to be weak to me," he told the court.
He said Treloar had appeared 11 times for sentencing matters in the past 10 years.
"Rather than show a stable personal life he has displayed an unpreparedness to comply with court orders and to respect the law," he said.
"He is a recidivist offender, and quite a persistent one.
"He is a totally unacceptable risk."
The heavily tattooed Treloar, with the word "Revenge" inked across one side of his face, sat quietly in the dock during the proceedings.
He was remanded in custody to appear in court again on September 5 by video link from prison.
Treloar played rugby league for Parramatta, Penrith and Souths for a number of years, mainly in reserve grade, and moved to the Gold Coast to pursue his sporting career but was thwarted by injury.