Surrey woman among five more charged in riot
A 19-year-old Surrey woman is among five more suspected Stanley Cup rioters charged Thursday, according to the Integrated Riot Investigation Team.
Ariel Elizabeth Harrison is charged with participating in a riot and mischief.
Crown has now formally charged 57 rioters with 153 criminal offences in connection to violence and mayhem that broke out last June in downtown Vancouver following the Vancouver Canucks’ Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup finals.
Vancouver Police have recommended charges be laid against about 70 more people, but those have yet to be approved by prosecutors.
The other charges approved Thursday were: Andrew Glenn Cuthbert, 20, from Maple Ridge, who is charged with arson, two counts of mischief and participating in a riot; Christian John Dougherty, 19, of Prince George, charged with rioting and mischief; Fernando Bernabe, 20, of Burnaby, charged with rioting and two counts of mischief; and Richmond's Roneil Kumar, 26, charged with participating in a riot and mischief.
Coquitlam's Ryan Dickinson, 20, is the only rioter sentenced so far. He pleaded guilty to participating in a riot after he helped destroy two unmarked police cars and was caught on surveillance cameras throwing a mannequin and newspaper box through a store window. He was sentenced to 17 months in jail last week.
The provincial government had sought to have the trials of riot suspects televised, but backed away from that plan after a judge rejected having Dickinson's sentencing broadcast last week.