25 Stanley Cup riot suspects face 61 charges

The Vancouver Police Department says 25 people face a total of 61 charges for allegedly taking part in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot.
A police car burns during a riot in downtown Vancouver on June 15, 2011 following the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup hockey final. (Geoff Howe/Canadian Press)

The Vancouver Police Department announced Wednesday that 25 people face a total of 61 charges for allegedly taking part in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot.

Crown Counsel approved the charges against the suspected rioters who come from Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Delta, Surrey and Seattle. Insp. Les Yeo, the head of the Integrated Riot Investigation Team said more charges could be approved soon.

"We are very encouraged by the approval of these 61 charges and we will continue to work closely with the special prosecution team as even more charges are expected in the coming days and weeks," Yeo said in a written statement. 

"We are now another step closer to holding suspected rioters accountable for their actions on June 15th," he said.

On Oct. 31, the Vancouver Police Department recommended 163 charges against 60 people.

Yeo said each of the Crown's reports on those 60 cases was well over 500 pages long.

Crown Counsel approved the following charges:

Name, AgeCity of residenceCharges approved
Oliver Burke, 28VancouverBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Kristjan Johanson, 20VancouverBreaking and entering (2); Mischief (3); Participating in a riot
Spencer Kirkwood, 25VancouverMischief; Participating in a riot
Matthew Lennox, 24VancouverBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Nigel Li, 19VancouverMischief; Participating in a riot
Alexander Peepre, 20VancouverAssault; Mischief; Participating in a riot
Robert Snelgrove, 25VancouverBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Jerry Wernicke, 28VancouverMischief; Participating in a riot
Matthew Cottrell, 23North VancouverBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Timothy Kwong, 30BurnabyArson; Participating in a riot
Alexander Pennington, 21BurnabyBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Connor Epp, 20Maple RidgeMischief; Participating in a riot
Jeff Post, 20Maple RidgeMischief; Participating in a riot
Sophie Laboissonniere, 20 RichmondBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Lincoln Kennedy Williams, 21DeltaArson; Mischief; Participating in a riot
Emmanuel Alviar, 20SurreyMischief (2), Participating in a riot
Sean Burkett, 18SurreyMischief (2), Participating in a riot
Richard Dorosh, 18SurreyBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Kelly Johnson, 20SurreyMischief (2), Participating in a riot
Anthony Larsen, 18SurreyBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Dylan Long, 19SurreyBreaking and entering; Mischief; Participating in a riot
Mobeen Mohammed, 33SurreyBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Alicia Price, 22SurreyArson; Mischief; Participating in a riot
Name withheld (juvenile)SurreyBreaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Jensen White, 21SeattleMischief; Participating in a riot