‘Hundreds’ identified as suspects in Vancouver riots

Jul 21, 2011

CTV News reports thirty-seven people involved in the Stanley Cup riot have turned themselves in to investigators and hundreds of suspects are expected to face criminal charges, according to Vancouver police.

The Integrated Riot Investigation Team warned, however, that the process to get charges approved will be "lengthy and complex."

Seven of the people who have turned themselves in are Vancouverites, while nine are from Surrey, four from Maple Ridge and three from Burnaby, CTV reported. The remaining suspects are scattered throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Police are currently investigating an additional 111 people for their involvement in the chaos that resulted in the burning of cars and trashing of store fronts throughout downtown Vancouver on June 15.