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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 Release New Details on Double Homicide that Killed Innocent Teenager One Year Ago

Vancouver Police today released new information about a shooting in Vancouver a year ago that led to the death of two people, including an innocent, teenage boy. more »

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Vancouver Police Focus on Youth with New Drug Prevention Video

Vancouver Police have released a new public service announcement aimed at raising awareness about the risks associated with illicit drug-use among young adults and youth more »

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Vancouver Police Search For Wanted Federal Offender

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a federal offender wanted Canada-wide for failing to return to his halfway-house on New Year’s Eve. Chad Patrick Poitras is 33 years old and has been serving the remainder of his two and a half year sentence in a Corrections Canada community residential facility in Vancouver. more »

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VPD Investigates New Year’s Day Homicide

Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s first homicide in 2019 after a man in his 30s was killed Tuesday evening in the Downtown Eastside. more »

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Update: Vancouver Police Investigate Assault of a Child

Vancouver Police investigators have found no evidence to-date to corroborate a claim that a six-year-old girl was lured off of Sexsmith Elementary School property in early December. more »

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Update: Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run Identified, Car Seized by Vancouver Police

The driver in an early morning hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 39-year-old Vancouver man has now been identified. more »

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Vancouver Police Urge Driver to Come Forward in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Vancouver Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision that has claimed the life of a pedestrian, and are appealing to the driver to come forward. more »

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Police Search for Good Samaritan Who Helped Sexual Assault Victim

Vancouver Police are asking a Good Samaritan to come forward following an incident in East Vancouver last week. more »

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Vancouver Police Locate Driver Caught on Video

Vancouver Police have located and ticketed the driver of a vehicle who was caught on camera ignoring traffic control devices in Vancouver on Thursday following the windstorm. more »

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High-Risk Offender Arrested

Thanks to a tip from a citizen, high-risk offender Edward Vincent has been arrested. Vincent was wanted Canada-wide after failing to return to his halfway house.  more »

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