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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 looks for witnesses to serious collision

Vancouver Police are looking for witnesses and dash cam footage as an investigation continues into a serious collision yesterday involving a cyclist and a motorist in East Vancouver. more »

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Seven protesters arrested as VPD prevents blockade of Lions Gate Bridge

Vancouver Police arrested seven protesters who tried to stop traffic on the Lions Gate Bridge Monday, keeping the vital link to the North Shore open throughout the day. more »

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Granville Bridge re-opens following protest

A protest that shut down traffic on the Granville Bridge today by a group identified as Extinction Rebellion has ended, after eight people were arrested by Vancouver Police for refusing to leave the bridge. more »

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Downtown Vancouver protest leads to arrests

A protest in Downtown Vancouver today led to five people arrested by police after hours of attempted negotiation. more »

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VPD intercepts $20,000 fraud involving senior victim

A Vancouver Police investigation into a $20,000 fraud involving a 96-year-old victim led police to intercept the money before it was lost to the suspect overseas. more »

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High-risk sex offender to reside in Vancouver

Vancouver Police are warning the public that Jatin Patel, a high-risk sex offender, will be living in Vancouver. Patel poses a significant risk to adolescent females and sex workers in the city. more »

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Man wanted for hate crime at Chinese Cultural Centre back in custody

Yves Castonguay, wanted on a B.C.-wide warrant for writing disturbing, racist remarks on the Chinese Cultural Centre, has been arrested and is back in custody. more »

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VPD statement on school board vote

Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Wilson of the Vancouver Police Department released the following statement today in response to the Vancouver School Board’s decision on the School Liaison program more »

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VPD appeals for calm following teen stabbing death

Vancouver Police are pleading for calm following an uptick in potentially harmful online rhetoric since the stabbing death of a teenaged boy on Saturday. more »

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VPD warns public of sexual assault involving South Vancouver art instructor

Vancouver Police are warning the public about a sexual assault on a child last month by an art instructor who operates out of his home in South Vancouver. more »

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