Rioters overturned cars and then burned them following the Vancouver Canuck's Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup finals on June 15. Police announced riot-related charges against another Surrey resident on Wednesday (Dec. 7).

Another suspected Surrey rioter charged

Police force steps up to help Stanley Cup riot investigation team.

The Vancouver Police Fugitive Task Force is stepping in to help the Integrated Riot Investigation Team (IRIT), the RCMP and Vancouver Police Department announced Wednesday.

“We won’t be backing off this investigation and neither have the public,” said Insp. Les Yeo.

Members from the VPD task force will help IRIT investigators arrest suspected rioters who have been formally charged and have outstanding arrest warrants.

Meanwhile, more riot charges were approved by Crown Friday, say police.

Surrey resident John Sawicki, 19, now faces two counts of mischief over $5,000, participating in a riot and arson.

Yeo said the public still provides three to four tips a day regarding the riots and he hopes that continues.

Visit the riot website at https://vancouver.ca/police/riot2011/index.html

Just Posted

‘Concept planning’ for a new Surrey hospital is underway

It’s a first step in planning for a hospital here

Decision on Hudson Brooks’ shooting death in South Surrey expected Tuesday

Mother says she is ‘so scared… I hope a week before Christmas they wouldn’t say no charges’

Christmas bird count is Dec. 30

The Langley and White Rock Naturalist clubs invite the public to help

Online campaign aims to help injured South Surrey bartender

Bonnie Mills will be off work for weeks after back surgery

Funeral for Surrey basketball player Alcoreza on Wednesday

Church in Newton to host ‘a lot of people’ who knew the Grade 12 student at Panorama Ridge Secondary

Surrey Eagles score eight on Teddy Bear Toss night

BC Hockey League team earns win, tie before holiday break

Mini Pop Kids in Surrey for mid-February concert

Victoria and Kelowna the other two B.C. stops for ‘high-energy, interactive’ touring show

UPDATE: Coquihalla reopened northbound just south of Merritt

Reports say nine patients will be taken to hospital as a result of the Hwy. 5 crash

B.C. wildfire evacuee admits to setting hotel room fire

A Williams Lake wildfire evacuee admitted to setting Kamloops hotel room on fire

SLIDESHOW: A ‘bear’y good time at Giants games

The fur was flying as the Vancouver Giants celebrated their annual Teddy Bear Toss at the Langley Events Centre

UPDATE: Grizzly bear trophy hunting over in B.C.

Now only Indigenous people can hunt bears for meat

Star Blue Jays announced for Vancouver ‘Winter Tour’ event in January

Toronto’s pro baseball team heads west for two-day event

UPDATE: ‘Multiple fatalities’ as Amtrak derails in Washington State

13 cars jumped the tracks as train made its first voyage between Seattle and Portland

Mental effects of wildfire still linger in Fort McMurray

‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Most Read