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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.


Update – High-risk offender Cory Schaumleffel back in custody

Vancouver Police arrested high-risk offender Cory Schaumleffel late yesterday evening on the Downtown Eastside, after officers in the area located and took him into custody. more »

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Murder charge laid in 2018 stabbing

Vancouver Police arrested a 25-year-old woman today following a months-long murder investigation that started in 2018. more »

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Vancouver Police promote Halloween safety

The Vancouver Police Department is partnering with Vancouver Fire Rescue Services, BC Ambulance Service, and the Canadian National Fireworks Association to encourage everyone to have a safe and responsible Halloween. more »

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VPD investigating fatal car crash in South Vancouver

A 59-year-old Vancouver man has died following a single-vehicle crash in the city’s Marpole neighbourhood. Around 8:45 p.m. yesterday, the driver was heading west on North Kent Avenue when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle struck a lamp post. VPD officers … more »

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Woman injured in shooting at Oppenheimer Park

Vancouver Police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting at Oppenheimer Park, which sent a woman to hospital with serious injuries. VPD received reports of the incident around 3:30 p.m. yesterday, after the victim showed up at hospital and reported being … more »

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Update: High-risk offender James Moyah back in custody

Vancouver Police arrested high-risk offender James Moyah yesterday on the Downtown Eastside, after an alert witness spotted him and called 9-1-1. more »

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Vancouver Police renew warning about virtual kidnappings

Vancouver Police are issuing a new warning about virtual kidnappings, after foreign fraudsters tried to extort a 27-year-old Vancouver man of thousands of dollars last night. 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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