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Yearly Archives: 2020

Vancouver Police arrest suspect for mischief after racist incident

Vancouver Police arrested a man on Saturday afternoon after he smashed the window of a vehicle parked in Chinatown with two Asian women inside. more »

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VPD responds to multiple stabbings in less than 24 hours

Vancouver Police responded to three unrelated stabbing incidents over a 24-hour period in the Downtown Eastside that sent three victims to hospital. more »

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Vancouver Police raise concern over increase in hate crime

Vancouver Police today announced a further increase in anti-Asian hate crime and hate-related incidents in Vancouver. more »

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Correction: Vancouver Police arrest chronic offenders for multiple commercial break-ins

Correction: On May 13, Vancouver Police notified the public of the arrest of two offenders for multiple commercial break-ins. more »

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VPD asks for witnesses to an unprovoked downtown assault

Vancouver Police are seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred in the West End last week. more »

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VPD statement from Chief Constable, Adam Palmer, regarding VPD’s 2020 budget

Since the pandemic began, police officers have been working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patrol officers have been on the frontline, putting themselves at risk, to keep the city safe. Police cannot reduce or defer frontline work, as in-progress emergencies have continued throughout the city. more »

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VPD investigates spike in arsons

Vancouver Police have seen a significant increase in arson reports citywide and are asking the public to stay vigilant. more »

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Vancouver Police arrest chronic offenders for multiple commercial break-ins

Vancouver Police have arrested two chronic offenders, resulting in 70 separate charges related to commercial break-ins in Vancouver and surrounding communities over the past few months. more »

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Vancouver Police officers and police dog injured during attempted theft of police vehicle

Vancouver Police officers along with a VPD Canine unit were assaulted after responding to reports of a man attempting to steal a marked police vehicle from the City of Vancouver National yards. more »

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VPD identifies suspect in attempted child luring

Vancouver Police have identified a possible suspect in the attempted child luring in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood on Wednesday. The incident occurred on May 6th at 3:30p.m. on West 6th Avenue between Sasamat and Trimble streets. Investigators do not … more »

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