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Media Releases

Vancouver Police Department Media Releases

The VPD's most recent media releases are listed below.

View the archives for 2021, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.


VPD seizes guns in illegal marijuana store bust

Vancouver Police are investigating after firearms were located during an inspection of an unlicensed marijuana store by the Province’s Community Safety Unit (CSU). more »

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Missing senior found safe

Lawrence Hordy, who was subject of a missing person’s appeal earlier today, was found near UBC and is now safe. more »

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VPD searches for missing senior with dementia

Vancouver Police are asking for help to locate a missing 73-year-old man with dementia, who was last seen June 4 near the Olympic Village. more »

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VPD warns public about an indecent act at a downtown school

Vancouver Police are investigating an indecent act at a downtown elementary school yesterday where a child was targeted and are asking the public to be vigilant. more »

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VPD investigates South Vancouver homicide

Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s eighth homicide of the year, which occurred last night in South Vancouver. Police responded to 9-1-1 calls of shots fired across from River Front Park near Kent Avenue and Kerr Street around 10 p.m. … more »

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VPD officers seriously injured while responding to emergency call

Two Vancouver Police officers from the Emergency Response Section have been seriously injured following an emergency response to an in-progress, 9-1-1 call last night. Officers were responding to a call of a man with a gun at around 11:15 p.m. … more »

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VPD searches for senior missing from Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Police are asking for help to locate a missing 81-year-old man with dementia, who was last seen Thursday evening near Kingsgate Mall. Meir Steiner went missing around 6 p.m. Thursday, after a family member dropped him off at the … more »

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Homeless man dies after being run over in Downtown Eastside alley

Vancouver Police are investigating the death of a homeless man, who was run over by a car last week after falling asleep in a Downtown Eastside laneway. more »

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Missing senior located in Downtown Eastside

Ronald Brigham, who went missing May 31 and was the subject of an extensive search by VPD, has been located. more »

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VPD investigates after motorcyclist killed in collision

Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s eighth traffic fatality of 2021, which occurred early Wednesday morning when a motorcyclist was thrown from a bike near Queen Elizabeth Park. more »

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