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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 2019, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.


Vancouver Police officer assaulted during violent arrest

A VPD officer was assaulted with bear spray on Friday during an arrest in Vancouver. more »

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West-side masseur charged with sex assault, VPD appeals for additional victims

VPD detectives have arrested a west-side masseur for sexual assault, and believe additional victims have yet to come forward. more »

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VPD seeks witnesses to road rage

Vancouver Police need help to solve a road rage incident that left a Vancouver man with serious injuries last spring. more »

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Vancouver Police make arrest in city’s seventh homicide

Vancouver Police have arrested a suspect in Tuesday night’s suspicious death in the West End, and are now investigating the incident as a homicide. Shortly after 8 p.m. on September 10, there was an altercation inside 1125 Pendrell Street.  Twenty-nine-year-old … more »

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Vancouver Police seize hundreds of stolen bicycles

Vancouver Police have made a substantial seizure of stolen property in the city’s eastside. more »

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Missing Senior in Wheelchair Located

Vancouver – A disabled Vancouver senior in a wheelchair has been located. more »

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VPD searching for federal offender wanted Canada-wide

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Taylin Francis Brent Checkosis, a 26-year-old, high-risk federal offender, who failed to return to his halfway house on Sunday. more »

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VPD swears in new constables as recruiting drive continues

Vancouver Police Department’s newest recruits were sworn in and received their badges today from Chief Adam Palmer, as VPD continues its drive to find the best and brightest young officers to fill its ranks. more »

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Charges laid in summer distraction thefts

Vancouver Police this week arrested a 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman believed responsible for distraction thefts against seniors on the city’s east side. more »

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Vancouver Police Investigate Theft Of Metal Equipment Used By VFRS

Vancouver Police are investigating more than 60 thefts of a key component of fire suppression equipment and are urging anyone with more information to contact detectives. more »

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