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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.


VPD Aim To Reduce Vehicle Thefts With Free Steering Wheel Locks

The Vancouver Police Department and its partners have launched an initiative to help prevent older vehicles from being stolen. more »

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Stolen Truck Found In Water At Kits Beach

Vancouver Police are trying to determine how a stolen truck ended up in the waters off of Kits Beach. more »

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Pedestrian Dies Following Collision in East Vancouver

Vancouver Police are investigating a collision that occurred Wednesday evening that has claimed the life of a 23-year-old Vancouver woman. more »

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Suspect In Police Standoff Arrested

A standoff in downtown Vancouver has ended with the arrest of a 34-year-old Vancouver man. Traffic in the area has been returned to normal. more »

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VPD Investigates Incident in the 900 Block of Beach Avenue

At around 4 a.m. this morning, the VPD were called to disturbance at an apartment building on Hornby Street near Drake Street. A man fled from the officers as they arrived on scene, allegedly leaving a firearm behind. more »

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VPD Join eTicketing Program

Vancouver Police are hitting the streets with new technology for issuing violation tickets electronically. more »

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VPD Locate Mother And Child In Parental Abduction Investigation

Vancouver Police, with the assistance of United States law enforcement, have located nine-year-old Emerson Cusworth safe near Phoenix, Arizona. His mother, Shawana Puja Chaudhary, has been taken into custody and is expected to be extradited to Canada to face charges. more »

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Distraught Woman Rescued From The Waters of Burrard Inlet

Just after noon on Saturday, March 23rd, the VPD received a report of a distraught woman walking out into the waters of Burrard Inlet from Crab Beach. more »

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VPD Goes Green With New Electric Vehicles

The Vancouver Police Department has taken another step towards being green and not just blue, with the addition of 20 pure electric Ford Focus hatchbacks to its fleet. The cars will replace 20 gas-powered vehicles. more »

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Update: Arrest Made in Unprovoked Assaults on Vancouver’s West Side

 Vancouver Police have arrested 39-year-old Colin Akwei from Coquitlam in connection with a series of recent unprovoked attacks on Vancouver’s West Side. more »

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