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Riot Investigation – Fact Sheet

Vancouver Police have received approximately 3500 emails, including tips, from the public at robbery@vpd.ca

Some of these emails include:

  • 53 with videos attached
  • 676 with links to YouTube
  • 708 with images attached
  • 1011 with hyperlinks to other social media sites other than YouTube (mostly Facebook)
  • 344 emails contain only text
  • 280 Crime Stoppers tips received
  • 900 additional emails have been received by the VPD Public Affairs Section. These will be reviewed for content and those with tips or information will be forwarded to robbery@vpd.ca

To date, 12 people have turned themselves in to Vancouver Police and three others to police in outside jurisdictions.
 
Charges

A total of 117 people have been arrested for a variety of offences, including breach of the peace, public intoxication, breach of probation, assault, mischief, theft, possession of stolen property and obstructing a peace officer.

Many charges are pending, however, formal charges have been recommended in the following cases:

  • Twenty year-old Edgar Ricardo Garcia of Burnaby is charged with aggravated assault stemming from an incident where two men were stabbed in the 700 block of Hornby Street on June 15.
  • Twenty-seven year-old Joshua Lyle Evans of Calgary is charged with possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace. This stems from the same incident in the 700 block of Hornby Street.
  • A 21 year old man from Ladner with no previous criminal convictions is facing charges of mischief and participation in a riot.  He is alleged to have broken a rear tail light and rear window of a green pick-up truck parked in the 300 block of West Georgia Street. 
  • A 19 year old man from Surrey, with no previous criminal convictions, is facing charges of break and enter, theft and participation in a riot, stemming from an incident in the 700 block of West Georgia Street. It is alleged that he entered the Hudson’s Bay Company and stole a Coach purse.
  • A 17 year old youth from Maple Ridge with no previous criminal convictions is facing charges of participation in a riot and of arson for allegedly lighting a police car on fire in the 100 block of West Georgia. 
  • An 18 year old man from Delta with no previous criminal convictions is facing a charge of mischief and participating in a riot for allegedly kicking a hole through the window of the Budget Rental Car office located in the 400 block of West Georgia.
  • A 20 year old man from Maple Ridge with no previous criminal convictions is facing charges of mischief and participating in a riot after allegedly breaking a window of the Bank of Montreal located at Homer and West Georgia.
  • A 22 year old man from Burnaby, with no previous criminal convictions is facing charges of assaulting a peace officer, break and enter, mischief and participation in a riot stemming from an incident at Library Square where he allegedly threw a water bottle at the police, broke a window and then entered a building.