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Three more Tri-City residents could face riot charges
Vancouver's Integrated Riot Investigation Team (IRIT) has recommended another 200 charges against 50 suspected Stanley Cup rioters, including three Tri-City residents.
Two Coquitlam residents and a third from Port Moody are among the suspects. The 200 charges include mischief, participating in a riot, break and enter, disguise with intent, assault and arson.
The latest round of charges — the ninth since the June 15, 2011 riot after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals — bring the total number to 872 against 275 suspected rioters.
Of those 275 suspects, eight are from Coquitlam, four are from Port Coquitlam and two are from Port Moody; Surrey ranks the highest, with 55 suspects, while Vancouver has so far posted 50. The vast majority of suspects (84%) are from outside Vancouver.
Earlier this month, the province's Criminal Justice Branch announced charges had been approved for 19 suspects, three of whom were young offenders, but none were from the Tri-Cities.