February 25, 2018

33 more riot suspects face charges

Criminal charges have been approved and sworn against 33 more people allegedly linked to the Stanley Cup riot. 23 more adults and 10 more young people are now facing charges. The person facing the highest number of counts is Jeffrey Russel Jean Milne, with nine counts altogether. His charges include one count of taking part in a riot, four counts … [Read more...]

Stanley Cup Riot trial update

An RCMP interrogation video entered as evidence at the trial of accused Stanley Cup rioter Spencer Kirkwood shows he appeared remorseful, but insisted didn't remember taking part in the riot. An RCMP interrogator's interview video taped with Kirkwood has now been entered as evidence at his trial. In it, Kirkwood tells the interrogator he doesn't … [Read more...]

Riot trial underway

Spencer Kirkwood claims he doesn't remember what happened after 7:30 the evening of June 15th when he and other guests at a party in Yaletown witnessed smoke from a fire set during the riot. He admits he'd been drinking heavily and doesn't recall smashing the windows of the Telus store in the 700 block of Seymour with a barricade around 930pm. Two … [Read more...]

Beauty queen pleads guilty in Stanley Cup riot

Thanks to another Stanley Cup rioter's guilty plea, taxpayers are no longer on the hook for her trial. In exchange for her guilty plea, prosecutors will drop a second charge of break and enter against former beauty queen Sophie Laboissoniere. Her lawyer, David Baker, says she doesn't have to be in provincial court until she's sentenced in … [Read more...]

More charges laid in Stanley Cup riot investigation

Charges have been laid against five more people in the Stanley Cup riot investigation. The Criminal Justice Branch says three adults and two youths have been charged with various counts, including break and enter, mischief and arson. The adults are Joseph Paul Graham, Brock Samuel Bigattini, and Beau Rylan Pearson. The youths cannot be … [Read more...]

One year later, riot charges keep rolling in

The Stanley Cup riot charges continue to roll in, over a year after it happened.  Eleven more people now face charges related to the June 15th riot last year.  Ten of the  eleven are accused of assault, in addition to counts of taking part in a riot.  Only one of the alleged rioters from this batch is up for breaking and … [Read more...]

Another Stanley Cup riot sentence

A Delta man described as a "significant instigator" in the Stanley Cup riot has learned his sentence. Lincoln Kennedy Williams will serve a 90-day intermittent sentence for his involvement in flipping a truck and lighting it on fire on Georgia Street outside the Canada Post building. The 22-year-old must also complete 100 hours of community service … [Read more...]

Riot suspect nabbed at border crossing

One of the three accused Stanley Cup rioters on the run from police and believed to be in the U-S has been apprehended. Border officials say 21-year-old Dakota Schlag tried to get into Canada at the Peace Arch crossing this week. As they questioned the Idaho man, border guards realized he was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant related to the riot. He … [Read more...]

More riot guilty pleas

Two more Stanley Cup rioters have entered guilty pleas. 20-year-old Andrew Glenn Cuthbert from Maple Ridge has admitted his role in last year's riot, after being charged with participating in a riot, arson, and two counts of mischief. Meanwhile 25-year-old Patrick Judge appears to have had a change of heart. The Port Moody man originally entered a … [Read more...]

More riot guilty pleas expected today

Three more alleged Stanley Cup rioters are expected to enter guilty pleas today. All three are charged with participating in a riot. 25-year old Port Moody man Patrick Judge is also charged with break and enter, and two counts of mischief. Vassili Kisselev is 22 and from Coquitlam -- he's also up on a break and enter charge. The youngest of those … [Read more...]