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, Age City of residence Charges approved
Oliver Burke, 28 Vancouver Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Kristjan Johanson, 20 Vancouver Breaking and entering (2); Mischief (3); Participating in a riot
Spencer Kirkwood, 25 Vancouver Mischief; Participating in a riot
Matthew Lennox, 24 Vancouver Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Nigel Li, 19 Vancouver Mischief; Participating in a riot
Alexander Peepre, 20 Vancouver Assault; Mischief; Participating in a riot
Robert Snelgrove, 25 Vancouver Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Jerry Wernicke, 28 Vancouver Mischief; Participating in a riot
Matthew Cottrell, 23 North Vancouver Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Timothy Kwong, 30 Burnaby Arson; Participating in a riot
Alexander Pennington, 21 Burnaby Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Connor Epp, 20 Maple Ridge Mischief; Participating in a riot
Jeff Post, 20 Maple Ridge Mischief; Participating in a riot
Sophie Laboissonniere, 20  Richmond Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Lincoln Kennedy Williams, 21 Delta Arson; Mischief; Participating in a riot
Emmanuel Alviar, 20 Surrey Mischief (2), Participating in a riot
Sean Burkett, 18 Surrey Mischief (2), Participating in a riot
Richard Dorosh, 18 Surrey Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Kelly Johnson, 20 Surrey Mischief (2), Participating in a riot
Anthony Larsen, 18 Surrey Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Dylan Long, 19 Surrey Breaking and entering; Mischief; Participating in a riot
Mobeen Mohammed, 33 Surrey Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Alicia Price, 22 Surrey Arson; Mischief; Participating in a riot
Name withheld (juvenile) Surrey Breaking and entering; Participating in a riot
Jensen White, 21 Seattle Mischief; Participating in a riot