EXACTLY one year after the Stanley Cup riot in downtown Vancouver, another North Vancouver man has been charged in connection with the melee.
Chase Cooper, 23, became the sixth North Shore resident charged in connection with the events that erupted on June 15 last year after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup playoffs. He faces charges of participating in a riot and break and enter.
Five adults and one teenager from North Vancouver are now facing riots charges. None of those cases have yet been heard in court.
On June 11, 20-year-old Emmanuel Alviar of Surrey was handed a one-month jail sentence by provincial court Judge Reg Harris after he pleaded guilty to participating in a riot.
Alviar, who turned himself in and pleaded guilty, is the first rioter sentenced who had no prior criminal record. Alviar was caught on video posing in front of a burning truck, rocking a vehicle and tossing a board through the window of the Telus building on Seymour Street.