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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 look for additional victims after making arrest for assault involving spitting

Vancouver Police have made an arrest in a random, unprovoked assault in downtown Vancouver over the weekend and are asking additional victims to come forward. more »

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Vancouver Police ask driver from hit-and-run to come forward

Vancouver Police are appealing to the driver who fled after hitting two pedestrians early Monday morning to come forward.  more »

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High-risk offender wanted for breaching curfew

Vancouver Police are searching for Dillon Earl Gosnell, a high-risk offender who is wanted Canada-wide for failing to return to his Vancouver halfway house. more »

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Vancouver Police warn about phone scam targeting the elderly

Vancouver Police are warning the public after local seniors were defrauded out of $3.1 million in five different cases. more »

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Vancouver Police search for suspects in Yaletown assault captured on video

Vancouver Police today released video of an assault that took place last March in Yaletown and are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects involved. At about 2 a.m. on March 31, 2018, staff at Pierre’s Champagne Lounge … more »

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Update: Vancouver Police arrest suspect in city’s third homicide

The Vancouver Police have arrested 18-year-old Christopher Aiden Kematch in relation to Friday night’s homicide in the Downtown Eastside. more »

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Vancouver Police investigate city’s third homicide 

The Vancouver Police Major Crime Section is investigating an assault that claimed the life a young man on Friday night in the Downtown Eastside. more »

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Vancouver Police Want to Speak with Women who had Contact with High-Risk Offender

Vancouver Police are asking women to come forward who may have had contact with a high-risk offender who is now facing additional charges. more »

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Vancouver Police Arrest Gang Member Wanted Since Last Month

 Pashminder Boparai, the subject of a nationwide arrest warrant, was apprehended late last night near Kelowna and is in custody. more »

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Police Chief, Mayor Recognize Citizens and Police Officers

The Vancouver Police Board and Vancouver Police Department will recognize citizens and employees for acts of bravery and for going “beyond the call” at the annual Commendation Award ceremony taking place today. more »

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