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Friday, 7 March 2008
Michael Lynch is the Vice President of the Santa Barbara chapter of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang.
The search is on for a Los Osos resident and member of Hell's Angels.
Sheriff's deputies want to talk to Michael Lynch of Los Osos about some stolen property. Lynch is the Vice President of the Santa Barbara chapter of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang. Lynch spoke to Action News back in December when he helped organize a charity toy drive along the Central Coast. Deputies searched Lynch's home Wednesday night and took several items with them.Action News first met 52-year-old Michael Lynch during a charity toy run in December.Lynch and other members of the Santa Barbara Hell's Angels rode through the Central Coast delivering toys to families in need.He told us he wished people would focus more on his gang's charity and less on their bad reputation."When the motorcyclists get together, I don't think there's any reason to panic," Lynch said. "I think you should congratulate them, and thank them for what they donate to the community."There's no congratulations in this case.Dozens of Sheriff's deputies, police and California Highway Patrol officers searched Lynch's home on Bayview Heights Road in Los Osos Wednesday.
"I never saw so many policemen in one position, in one place, pulling out stuff and doing the same thing," said neighbor Everett Whitbeck.Officers pulled several Harley Davidson motorcycles from Lynch's garage. They said the bikes were stolen from the Fresno and San Jose areas.They also seized motorcycle and engine parts, a move that didn't surprise neighbors."There was one guy there, and he moved everything out of the garage, and he was painting the garage floor very carefully," Whitbeck said. "I kind of wondered why somebody who's renting a place for one year is painting the garage floor ."Officers also told us that many of the engines were either missing serial numbers or had new ones printed on them.Authorities have not been able to locate Lynch for questioning, but the investigation is still underway.