Not guilty plea from accused Surrey rioter

A Surrey woman accused of lighting a police car on fire during last year's Stanley Cup riot has pleaded not guilty.

Alicia Price, 22, was charged in December with taking part in a riot, mischief to property over $5,000 and arson damaging property.

On Wednesday (May 16) in Vancouver Provincial Court, she pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

Her next trial date is not until March of next year, when a pre-trial conference is scheduled, and her trial isn't slated to begin until September 2013.

Websites that sprung up to identify alleged rioters after the June 2011 incident identified a woman on a YouTube video as Price. In the shaky video, it appears a young woman with bleach-blond hair and a lip piercing leans inside the back seat of a police car, holding a lit lighter to the upholstery and what looks to be a crumpled piece of paper.

Price has no prior criminal record.

Crown prosecutors have now charged a total of 91 people charged with riot-related offences.

Damage to property on the night of the riot, which saw vehicles flipped and burned and window fronts smashed, is estimated at $3 million.

Investigators have so far recommended nearly 600 charges against 200 suspected rioters.

Several of the accused have already pleaded guilty, including Surrey's Richard Dorosh, 18, and Emmanuel Alviar, 19, both of whom face a single charge of participating in a riot.

- with files from Jeff Nagel

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