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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 2020, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.


VPD investigates suspicious child luring on west side

Vancouver Police are investigating an incident of attempted child luring in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood on Wednesday and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. The 12-year-old girl was riding her bicycle on West 6th Avenue … more »

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Police find snake, seize weapons in Oppenheimer Park

Vancouver Police today responded to a 9-1-1 call about a man using a machete in a fight at Oppenheimer Park. Upon investigation, police discovered multiple weapons and an eight-foot boa constrictor in a tent. “Every call in policing is different, … more »

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VPD charges two men for PPE theft and resale

Vancouver Police are recommending multiple charges against two men who stole a large quantity of personal protective equipment – including more than 6,000 masks – from a retirement home last week. more »

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Vancouver Police make substantial drugs & weapons seizure

Vancouver Police have seized nearly $3 million worth of street drugs and eight handguns after a four-month investigation into the flow of illicit opioids into Metro Vancouver. more »

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Vancouver Police seek witnesses to East Van assault

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying two witnesses to an assault in East Vancouver on April 22. more »

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Vancouver Police look to identify attacker in assault

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who assaulted a young woman in downtown Vancouver the afternoon of April 12. more »

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VPD investigates hate crime to Chinese Cultural Centre

Vancouver Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who defaced several large windows at the Chinese Cultural Centre with hateful graffiti on Vancouver’s Chinatown last month. more »

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VPD arrest man who set third floor apartment suite on fire

Vancouver Police arrested a 26-year-old Vancouver man on Wednesday night who barricaded himself in an apartment suite, set it on fire, and threatened the resident of the suite with a weapon. more »

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Vancouver Police safely detonate suspected explosive in the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Police safely detonated a suspected improved explosive device near Columbia and East Pender streets on Tuesday evening. more »

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Vancouver Police investigate weekend stabbing on the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Police are asking the public for information about a stabbing on the Downtown Eastside on Sunday that has left a 27-year-old Vancouver man with life threatening injuries. more »

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