More Ridge rioters sentenced
Of the five men from Maple Ridge charged with rioting, three who entered guilty pleas have been sentenced for their role in a rampage through downtown Vancouver.
Connor Blair Epp received a three month conditional sentence and nine month probation order last October.
In February, Jordan Houde got a five month conditional sentence and 12 months probation,
Michael David Anderson pleaded guilty to damaging two unmarked police vehicles and kicking in the windows of a pair of Nelson Street restaurants.
He was the only person to receive a three months in jail in addition to an 18 month probation order. He was sentenced in January.
Andrew Glenn Cuthbert also entered a guilty plea to one count of participating in a riot but has yet to be sentenced.
Jeff Ray Post intends to plead guilty to the same charge and is schedule for a pre-sentence report in May.
At least a quarter of Stanley Cup rioters convicted so far are ignoring court orders or failing to comply with their release conditions, according to Vancouver Police.
Eleven sentenced rioters are under investigation for breach of their court orders, VPD Inspector Laurence Rankin said Wednesday.
More than 40 convicted and sentenced rioters, including three from Maple Ridge, are being periodically monitored by the Integrated Riot Investigation Team to ensure they're complying with probation or other conditions.
"They talked about spotless records, they talked about being outstanding people in the community," Rankin said, referring to defence requests for lenient sentences.
"But here they are not taking their conditions seriously, not taking the courts seriously."
Vancouver Police suspect the number of released rioters not obeying their orders is higher – the 11 charged are only ones officers have caught.