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More Stanley Cup riot charges in Vancouver; third guilty plea entered

VANCOUVER – The Crown has approved charges against seven more people in the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver, and a third person has pleaded guilty in the violence.

The new charges bring to 85 the number of people who are now accused of taking part in the riot, with the latest suspects from Burnaby, North Vancouver, Surrey, Coquitlam and Salmon Arm, and ranging in age from 15 to 37.

In addition, Vancouver police say they’ve now recommended charges against another 76 people, with investigators working to identify more with a new campaign using Facebook.

Meanwhile, a third person has now entered a guilty plea in the riot, after 21-year-old Camille Cacnio (KAK’-nee-oh) admitted she stole a pair of pants from a store during the looting.

Cacnio, who apologized for her actions shortly after the riot and was fired from her job, will face a sentencing hearing on June 20.

With the Vancouver Canucks heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs again, police have warned people there will be zero tolerance for public drinking or rowdy behaviour on the streets.