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


CRA scam evolves to include fake police

Vancouver Police are warning the public after a woman was defrauded out of $6,000 by scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) personnel and as police officers who “arrested” her as part of the scam. more »

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Vancouver Police make arrest in 2017 homicide

The VPD’s Homicide Unit has arrested Ranjit Sangha for the 2017 murder of 33-year-old Vancouver resident Joseph Jandrew. more »

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Vancouver Police Clarify Details About BC Place Incident

On Saturday evening, just before 9 p.m., a fan was escorted out of BC Place after he ran onto the field, disrupting the play at the BC Lions home opener. more »

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Vancouver Massage Therapist Charged With Sexual Assaults

A registered massage therapist, based in Vancouver, has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting his clients. Vancouver Police are appealing to any other victims to come forward. more »

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Update: Targeted Double Shooting

The vehicle believed to be associated to the May 18 double shooting in East Vancouver has been identified and determined to have been stolen at the time of the incident. more »

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Statement on Street Checks from Chief Constable Adam Palmer

Vancouver Police officers encounter suspicious circumstances like these in our city on a daily basis. more »

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VPD Investigating Third Virtual Kidnapping of 2018

Vancouver Police are investigating the third reported virtual kidnapping this year, and are again warning the public about these elaborate extortion schemes that have cost victims hundreds of thousands of dollars. more »

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Sixteen-Year-Old Girl Arrested After Hit-and-Run and Dangerous Driving

Vancouver Police have arrested a teenaged girl for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle following an alleged hit-and-run and a reckless tour of downtown early Saturday morning. more »

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Update: Charges laid in Vancouver homicide

A man in his 50s has been charged with manslaughter following the death of an elderly man who was allegedly assaulted in Vancouver last December. more »

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Vancouver Police See A Rise In Distraction Thefts Targeting Seniors

Vancouver Police are warning the public to be vigilant after receiving reports of eight “distraction thefts” in just under a month. more »

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