policeblotter_600.gif

Charges laid in alleged anti-gay hate crime

Charges have now been formally laid against two men allegedly involved in an assault that happened in the early morning hours of October 8th, 2010.

Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on October 8th, Vancouver Police were called to an alleged "gay bashing" assault near the Tinseltown Mall at Abbott and West Pender Streets. Two men were initially taken into custody at the scene but were released while the case was being investigated.

An extensive investigation was conducted which resulted in one of the suspects being found in Port Moody and the other in Fort St. John. Michael Anton Hostland, 22 years old of Port Moody, is charged with one count of assault. Dustin James Sciog, 20 years old of Fort St. John, is charged with three counts of assault. Neither Hostland nor Sciog are previously known to police and both are next scheduled to be in Downtown Community Court at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 22nd. 

More in Police Blotter

Fatal motorcycle collision on SW Marine Drive

The 13th traffic-related fatality of the year took place last night.

After downtown stabbing this afternoon, police hunt for suspect

Police are currently looking for a 36 year old woman after a stabbing in downtown Vancouver this afternoon. Shortly before 1:00 pm, the suspect allegedly stabbed another woman near the corner of...

IRIT recommends charges against 350th suspected rioter

The Integrated Riot Investigation Team (IRIT) is fulfilling its promise to charge 350 suspected rioters by the end of the summer. This morning, IRIT investigators announced that they have requested...
Speak up about this article on Facebook or Twitter. Do this by liking Vancouver Observer on Facebook or following us @Vanobserver on Twitter. We'd love to hear from you.