Last updated: July 6, 2012 6:54 pm
Vancouver police issue arrest warrant for UBC student charged in Stanley Cup riot
VANCOUVER (CUP) — The Vancouver Police Department have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for a UBC student charged in connection with the 2011 Stanley Cup riots who is now believed to be in Seattle.
Jensen White, an international student hailing from Seattle, had been charged in November 2011 with taking part in a riot and mischief to property over $5000. According to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), he did appear in court, but after missing a May 7 court date he was hit with a third charge for failure to appear.
According to VPD Constable Brian Montague, Vancouver police asked the Seattle Police Department to confirm White’s address, and the SPD made contact with him.
“What’s going through his head, we’re not sure,” Montague said. “We’re encouraging Mr. White to do the right thing … and make arrangements to turn himself in.”
Failing to appear pursuant to a court order carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison. White, a 21-year-old science student, is one of four confirmed UBC students charged so far in connection with the 2011 Stanley Cup riots.