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Another Maple Ridge man charged in Stanley Cup riot

Crown has approved more charges in relation to last June
Crown has approved more charges in relation to last June's Stanley Cup riot.
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Crown counsel approved 13 new charges Thursday against five more suspects in relation to last year's Stanley Cup riot, including four against a young Maple Ridge man.

Andrew Glenn Cuthbert, 20, was charged with two counts of mischief, as well as participating in a riot and arson.

Crown has now formally charged 57 rioters with 153 criminal offences, including others from Maple Ridge.

Jeff Post and Connor Epp, both 20, were among 25 suspected rioters who had criminal charges approved against them by Crown in November. Post and Epp both face one count each of participating in a riot and another of mischief.

The most recent charges come eight months after the June 15 rampage that erupted after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins.

Onlookers shot video and photos on cellphones and posted them on social media, fueling what has become a massive crowd-sourced police investigation.

Maple Ridge teenager Nathan Kotylak, who confessed on TV, is not among the rioters charged. Kotylak, who was 17 at the time, was caught on camera trying to light a police car on fire, setting a garbage can on fire, and smacking a girl on her breasts.

The now-suspended junior national water polo player was first identified online through Facebook by people who recognized him. He made a tearful public apology two days after the riot and chose to waive the protection afforded to him as a young offender.

To date, the Integrated Riot Investigation Team has recommended 350 criminal charges against 125 suspected rioters.

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