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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.


Downtown intersection re-opened following protest

An afternoon protest that caused traffic disruptions in the downtown core has ended. Vancouver Police were forced to arrest three protesters Saturday after they blocked a downtown intersection for several hours and refused multiple requests by police to leave. They … more »

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VPD searches for missing elderly woman with dementia

Vancouver Police are requesting the public’s help to locate a missing 89-year-old woman with dementia who did not return from an afternoon walk on Vancouver’s west side. Fumiko Maplethorp was last seen today at 3:20 p.m. entering Camosun Park near … more »

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VPD identifies and arrests suspect in West End stranger attack

Vancouver Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the stranger attack in the West End last Saturday night. more »

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VPD officers target violent shoplifters in month-long initiative

Vancouver Police today released results from a month-long initiative targeting violent and prolific shoplifters downtown. more »

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VPD releases video of suspect in West End stranger attack

Vancouver Police today released new security video and are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect in Saturday’s unprovoked West End assault. more »

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VPD investigates stranger attack in West End

Vancouver Police are searching for a man who grabbed and tackled a woman who was walking alone in the West End on Saturday night, and ask anyone with information to come forward. more »

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VPD warns the public about rise in distraction thefts

Vancouver Police are warning the public about a recent string of thefts involved distraction techniques predominately occurring in South Vancouver. more »

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Sexual assault charges approved against unregistered massage practitioner

Charges were approved Thursday by the BC Prosecution Service against a Vancouver man following a Vancouver Police sexual assault investigation. more »

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VPD seizes alarming number of weapons from Kerrisdale home, one man charged

Vancouver Police seized numerous weapons and tactical items from a suite in a building near Yew Street and West 37th Avenue last month following a domestic dispute investigation. more »

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VPD officers thwart East Van car-jacking

A trio of Vancouver Police members interrupted an alleged car-jacking Wednesday night in East Vancouver and arrested the would-be thief before he could get away with the stolen car. more »

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