Two Americans facing numerous charges for G20-related events
Toronto police have charged two American men in connection with G20-related events.
20 year old Kevin Chianella from Queens, New York was extradited from the U.S. on Tuesday as well. There was an outstanding Canada Wide Warrant for his arrest. He is facing 53 charges in relation to the G20 Summit in June of 2010.
Chianella is accused of being armed with a canvass bag full of rocks and smashing the windows of a police car near 415 Queen Street West, while an officer was trapped inside.
He's also accused of throwing a rocks through the glass windows of numerous businesses including Starbucks and fast-food establishments. He's accused of smashing an ATM at a CIBC branch as well.
Chianella is being accused of using chairs and business signs to cause more damage to store-fronts.
Kevin Chianella is charged with:
2) 11 counts of Mischief Endangering Life
3) Attempt Mischief Endangering Life
4) 22 counts of Mischief over $5,000
5) Mischief Under $5000
6) three counts of Attempt Mischief Over $5000
7) two counts of Assault with a Weapon
8) Assault Police with a Weapon
9) three counts of Assault
10) three counts of Theft Under $5,000
11) Break and Enter and Commit
12) two counts of Intimidation of a Justice System Participant by Violence
13) Obstructing a Peace Officer
13) Wearing a Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence
Meantime, 22-year-old Richard Dean Morano of Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania was extradited from the United States on Tuesday and held in custody overnight. He is in court on Wednesday to face 14 charges stemming from the G20 Summit in June.
Police allege Morano smashed a police car window with a rock while an officer was inside and used a piece of lumber to break the window of a clothing store. Morano is also accused, with others, of smashing windows at two coffee shops, a branch of the CIBC and a leather store.
The charges include three counts of mischief endangering life, six counts of mischief over $5,000 and disguise with intent. Morano is also charged with assaulting a police officer with a weapon, obstructing a peace officer, intimidation of a justice system participant by violence and theft under $5000.