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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 Warn Public Following Groping of 12-year-old Girl

Vancouver Police are warning the public after a 12-year-old girl was groped Tuesday morning on Vancouver’s West Side. more »

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Police Investigate West Side Shooting

The VPD are investigating after a man was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound on Marguerite Street near West 49th Avenue just before 1 p.m. today. more »

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VPD Stats Show Decrease in Overall Crime Rate for 2017

Vancouver Police today released crime statistics for 2017 for Vancouver, which show a decrease in the overall crime rate by 1.5 per cent over the previous year. more »

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Update: Vancouver Police Work to Increase Safety in the Downtown Eastside

There has been a noticeable decrease in street disorder and violent crime in the Downtown Eastside since Vancouver Police began a new safety initiative in the area on January 28. more »

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Update: Assault Victim Dies In Hospital

The man found in serious medical distress in front of the Astoria Hotel in the Downtown Eastside Tuesday night has died. more »

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Sexual Offender to Reside in Vancouver

Vancouver Police believe that circumstances exist to warn the public that Cameron Eugene Ratelle is residing in Vancouver and poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of young women. more »

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Assault Leaves Man In Critical Condition

Vancouver Police are investigating after a 51-year-old man was found in serious medical distress in front of the Astoria Hotel in the Downtown Eastside Tuesday night. more »

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Update: Charges Laid in Saturday’s Bank Robberies

Crown Counsel has approved two counts of robbery against 23-year-old Jordan Anthony Doddridge, and charges have been recommend against his female passenger, following their arrests yesterday afternoon. more »

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Robbery Suspects Arrested Following Crash 

The VPD are investigating a crash involving bank robbery suspects in East Vancouver that sent four people to hospital with minor injuries.

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Vancouver Police Investigating First Traffic Fatality of 2018

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle and the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit is currently investigating. more »

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