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Vancouver Police Department Media Releases

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

View the archives for 2018, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.


Vancouver Police Investigating Arsons To Portable Washrooms

Vancouver Police are investigating a series of arsons to portable washrooms in the Downtown core, and are advising people to be cautious and to report any suspicious activity around porta-potties to police. more »

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Vancouver Police Make Arrests for Illegal Marijuana Vending

Vancouver Police have arrested four individuals, plan to arrest a fifth, and have recommended 11 criminal charges, in relation to illegal marijuana vending in the 800-block of Robson Street at the Vancouver Art Gallery. more »

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Family Pastor and Brother of 15-Year-Old Murder Victim Give Statements

The family of 15-year-old Alfred Wong came to police headquarters today, where their pastor and Alfred’s older brother both gave statements to the media. more »

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VPD Investigate Young Man’s Death

The Vancouver Police have identified 18-year-old Sachdeep Singh Dhoot of Surrey as Vancouver’s third homicide victim of 2018. more »

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Police Make Urgent Appeal for Information From Public

Vancouver Police are once again appealing for the public’s help to solve the homicides of a 15-year-old boy and 23-year-old Kevin Whiteside. more »

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VPD Investigate After Body Discovered in East Vancouver

Vancouver Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a parked vehicle on Fairmont Street near Vanness Avenue in East Vancouver this afternoon. Detectives from VPD’s Major Crime Section will be investigating. more »

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Vancouver Police Officers Injured During Arrest

A man has been arrested after two VPD officers were injured during a violent confrontation early Monday morning in downtown Vancouver. One of the officers is still recovering in hospital. more »

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Update On Vancouver Shooting

Vancouver Police have been advised by the BC Corners Service that the 15-year-old boy from Coquitlam, injured in the shooting on Saturday, has died. more »

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Vancouver Police Provide Update On Shooting That Injured Three

Twenty-three-year-old Vancouver resident, Kevin Whiteside, injured in this Saturday’s shooting, has died in hospital. Investigators believe that Mr. Whiteside exchanged gun fire with at least one other person during Saturday’s incident. more »

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VPD Investigating Last Night’s Shooting That Injured Three

Vancouver Police are investigating a shooting in Vancouver last night that injured three people. Two are in hospital in serious condition. more »

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