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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 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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VPD seeks witnesses in two overnight shootings

Vancouver Police are investigating two separate shootings on the city’s east side, which sent two men to hospital with serious injuries early this morning. The first shooting occurred around midnight near Kingsway and Gladstone Street, when a 44-year-old man from … more »

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VPD makes arrest in Downtown Eastside shooting

Vancouver Police have made another arrest in connection with a spate of shootings in the Downtown Eastside earlier this week. Joseph Bassett, a 29-year-old with no fixed address, has now been charged with two counts of attempted murder and multiple … more »

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Vancouver Police make arrest in 2018 homicide

Vancouver Police have arrested a 41-year-old man for a Christmas Day homicide in 2018. Just after 7 p.m. on December 25, 2018, police responded to an assault at an all-male shelter near Cambie and Robson Street. The victim, 49-year-old Ralph … more »

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VPD renews appeal for help in search for missing man

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation into the disappearance of David Sullivan, who has now been missing for about three months. “We continue to look for Mr. Sullivan and are very concerned for his health … more »

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