Virginia - Law enforcement officials in several communities kept a wary eye on the Pagans MC outlaw motorcycle gang as up to 150 members rumbled through the Northern Shenandoah Valley Saturday.
No complaints were reported during their appearance along a route that ran from Winchester to Front Royal, police said.
"There was no trouble," said Richard Swartz, team leader of the Northwest Virginia Gang Task Force. We had no issues, no complaints whatsoever in any of the jurisdictions they were in."
The gathering, although uneventful, was notable for its sheer size, Swartz said.
"Since 2005, this is the largest event we've seen in our area," he said.
Capt. Mark Werner of the Front Royal police went back even further, calling it the largest assembly of motorcycle gang members he has seen in 22 years with the department.
Swartz said law enforcement agencies throughout the region were notified of the gang's arrival around noon on Saturday.
"The region responded," he said. "The departments took care of what they needed to take care of."
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