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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.


VPD searching for violent offender wanted Canada-wide

Vancouver Police are asking for public assistance to locate a federal offender who failed to return to his halfway house last week. more »

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VPD investigates homicide in Strathcona

Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s eighth homicide of 2019, after a woman was discovered dead in her Strathcona apartment on Wednesday. Maggie Nelson, 60, was found in her apartment on October 16 by a maintenance worker in the building, located … more »

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Fraudsters use VPD non-emergency number in CRA scam

Vancouver Police are warning the public about a new element to an existing telephone scam where fraudsters use spoofing to display the VPD non-emergency number and pretend to be police officers. more »

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Vancouver Police arrest three in Downtown Eastside murder plot

Vancouver Police have arrested three alleged gang members and disrupted a murder conspiracy, as part of the VPD’s ongoing efforts to stem the tide of gang violence in the Downtown Eastside. The VPD’s Organized Crime Section launched Project Thunder last … more »

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Vancouver Police make arrest in Emily Carr arson

A 40-year-old Vancouver man has been charged with two counts of break and enter and one count of arson for a fire that damaged Emily Carr University this month. more »

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High-risk sex offender to live in Vancouver

Vancouver Police are warning the public about Trevor Leonard Smith, a high-risk sex offender who has been re-released from jail and plans to live in Vancouver. Smith, a 46-year-old federal offender, poses a high risk of relationship and sexual violence … more »

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Charges laid in West End homicide

A 23-year-old Vancouver man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kyle Vincent Gabriel, following an investigation by the Vancouver Police Department. more »

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2020 Vancouver Police dog calendars on sale

The 2020 Vancouver Police dog calendar is now on sale. more »

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Protest and closure on Burrard Bridge comes to a close

The protest impacting the Burrard Bridge has ended. more »

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in East Vancouver

Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s sixth pedestrian fatality of 2019, after a 33-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle during the evening rush hour yesterday. The pedestrian, a Vancouver resident, was crossing the street near East 49th … more »

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