Two more Stanley Cup riot suspects pleaded guilty to participating in a riot Tuesday and one is a 20-year-old man from Maple Ridge.
Andrew Cuthbert, of Maple Ridge, and Patrick Judge, of Port Moody, made brief appearances in Vancouver Provincial Court to enter guilty pleas.
Both will return in October to fix a date for their respective sentencing hearings.
Cuthbert, 20, was also charged with arson and two counts of mischief but pleaded guilty to the most serious of the four charges, participating in a riot, presumably in exchange for dropping the other three charges.
Judge, 25, who originally also faced four charges in total - rioting, break-and-enter and two counts of mischief - at first pleaded not guilty to the charges at a court appearance in June, according to court documents.
He was to return to court this month to fix a date for trial but instead pleaded guilty Tuesday to the one main charge of participating in a riot. The other charges have been dropped.
Vassili Kisselev, 22, of Coquitlam, who faces two charges – participating in a riot and break-and-enter – was also scheduled to enter a guilty plea Tuesday but is now scheduled to enter the plea in August.
The three men are among the more than 100 suspected rioters facing more than 200 charges so far. About 30 rioters have pleaded guilty.
Six have gone through sentencing hearings: Ryan Dickinson, the only guilty plea so far to have a previous record, got a 17-month jail sentence; Emmanuel Alviar, who rocked two vehicles and threw an object at a window, was sentenced to one month in jail; Robert Snelgrove, who stole $150 worth of beauty products from Sears, got a five-month conditional sentence, meaning house arrest at his parents’ home; Sean Burkett, who smashed the windows of a Hummer SUV and tried several times to flip another vehicle, is awaiting the judge’s ruling; Sean Yates, convicted of assaulting an officer for throwing a glass bottle at his head, taunting and pelting police and smashing windows, was sentenced to seven months in jail; and Alexandre Peepre, who taunted and threw objects at police, rocked a vehicle and assaulted a Good Samaritan, is also awaiting sentencing.
-Susan Lazaruk is a reporter with The Province