Vancouver Police say they've finished submitting bulk batches of Stanley Cup riot charges. They've sent files to prosecutors on more than 350 suspects

Vancouver Police say they've finished submitting bulk batches of Stanley Cup riot charges. They've sent files to prosecutors on more than 350 suspects

Last bulk batch of Stanley Cup riot charges sought

VPD says final group includes suspects from Victoria, Langley, Port Coquitlam

Vancouver Police are seeking charges against another 27 suspected Stanley Cup rioters, including three high school friends from Victoria.

It’s the final bulk batch of charges VPD say they’re requesting related to the night of mayhem and violence more than two years ago in downtown Vancouver.

A 25-year-old Port Coquitlam woman is accused of punching another woman in the face who tried to protect an unmarked police car in the hours after the Canucks lost the Cup final.

Police say the Good Samaritan suffered facial and dental injuries, while the attacker was also caught on video entering The Bay.

A 24-year-old Langley man who was out on bail on firearms charges the night of the riot may also face assault and riot-related charges. He was filmed kicking another man on the ground in a swarming attack on Granville Street and later was taped breaking into the Bay.

The three high school friends from Victoria are expected to face up to 15 charges.

“The three were captured on video committing multiple crimes throughout the night, including break-ins to four separate businesses,” VPD Supt. Dean Robinson said.

They were later caught by Transit Police on SkyTrain with store merchandise that still had price and security tags attached.

Police are also seeking charges of break-and-enter, mischief and participating in a riot against two 14-year-old boys.

Crown has also recommended charges against Daniel Amesbury, 22, of Maple Ridge.

He’s 14th accused suspect to be charged out of 15 identified by police in the brutal swarming attack on Good Samaritan Robert Mackay, who tried to keep looters from breaking into The Bay during the riot.

Amesbury is charged with assault, participating in a riot, disguising his face to commit an offence, break and enter and four counts of mischief.

Robinson said many charged and convicted rioters continue to ignore court-ordered conditions.

Random checks by investigators have found 28 in breach of conditions who have since been charged.

Although large batches of charge recommendations are no longer expected, the VPD  says further charges may come one or two accused at a time.

“For those rioters out there that believe they can wait us out and hide from us and be disguised with anonymity, we will find you and you will be brought to justice,” Robinson said.

Police have sought a total of 1,204 charges against 352 rioters.

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