After 168 days, the Integrated Riot Investigation Team's first batch of Stanley Cup riot charges was announced Wednesday.
Vancouver Provincial Court files show 61 counts against 25 people for their alleged actions on June 15 in downtown Vancouver. All are charged with taking part in a riot, which carries a maximum two-year sentence under the Criminal Code.
In total, 14 people have additional charges of mischief, 12 with break and enter, three with arson and one for assault.
Kristjan Toomas Johanson (aka Christian Johanson) has the most charges with six. Besides the participating in a riot citation, the 20-year-old Vancouverite faces three counts of mischief and two counts of break and enter.
Alexander Keelty Peepre of Vancouver, 20, is the only person facing an assault charge so far.
The oldest is 33-year-old Mobeen Mohammed of Surrey, who has an additional break and enter charge. The youngest is a 17-year-old juvenile from Surrey who cannot be identified, but also faces a break and enter charge.
Of those charged, 10 are from Surrey, eight from Vancouver, two each from Burnaby and Maple Ridge and one each from Delta and North Vancouver. The only suspect from out-of-province is 21-year-old Jensen Peter White of Seattle, who is charged with mischief to property over $5,000.
Lincoln Ray Kennedy Williams, 21, of Delta (aka Lincoln Kennedy), Alicia Price, 22, of Surrey and Timothy Tin-Chew Kwong, 30, of Burnaby are charged with arson, which carries a maximum 14-year sentence.
According to a search on Court Services Online, nearly all of the charged appear to have no prior criminal record. That suggests they could ask for a lenient sentence if convicted. The court files do not indicate when the accused will make their first appearances.
Vancouverite Robert Mitchell Snelgrove, 25, who is also charged with break and enter, is scheduled to go on trial in Vancouver Provincial Court on Jan. 17, 2012 on an unrelated assault with a weapon charge from Sept. 11, 2011. The file is linked to his previous name, Robert Michel Snelgrove.
On Oct. 31, police recommended that Crown counsel make 163 charges against 60 people. Each report is over 500 pages long. IRIT claims there will be many more charges recommended.
The first person charged and processed was 18-year-old Karanvir Singh Saran who received an absolute discharge Nov. 2 in Surrey Provincial Court over possession of a stolen swimsuit.
Charges were dropped against Joshua Lyle Evans, 27, of Calgary, who was wrongly accused with possessing a weapon. Witnesses claimed he actually disarmed a knife-wielding man who stabbed a friend amid the June 15 chaos. Aggravated assault charges against Edgar Ricardo Garcia, 20, of Burnaby were stayed.