VPD recommends riot charges against New Westminster man
A 27-year-old New Westminster man is one of 25 people in the latest round of Vancouver Police Department recommendations for charges stemming from the Stanley Cup riot of June 15, 2011.
The VPD said the man was seen standing on the hood of a green pick-up truck in the 300 block of West Georgia Street in Downtwon Vancouver striking the vehicle several times with his skateboard.
Police said they also have video of him swinging his skateboard an narrowly missing a man who was trying to stop him from damaging the vehicle. The VPD said the accused is known to police for disturbance-related issues.
The VPD have recommended to the Crown he be charged with participating in a riot and mischief. Police recommended a total of 70 criminal charges on Monday. In the four rounds, the VPD has recommended 350 charges to Crown against 125 suspected rioters. So far the Crown has approved 129 charges against 47 suspects.
Four of the suspects are from New Westminster.