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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 2021, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.

Man wanted Canada-wide found

Thomas Toth, 61, who was wanted Canada-wide for not appearing at his sentencing hearing on March 5, 2021, has been located and arrested by Vancouver Police. more »

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Victim identified in city’s seventh homicide

Vancouver Police have identified the victim in this year’s seventh homicide as Richard William Hooper. more »

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One man injured, one man arrested in Vancouver beach stabbing

Vancouver Police arrested a 25-year-old man yesterday following an assault investigation on a Downtown Vancouver beach. more »

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VPD investigates after man killed in Collingwood stabbing

Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s seventh homicide of 2021, after a 59-year-old man was stabbed to death in an east-side home Saturday morning. more »

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VPD busts house party, $11,000 in fines issued

Vancouver Police issued more than $11,000 in fines Sunday morning for violating the public health order that bans social gatherings inside a residence. more »

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Vancouver Police catch thief in the act, recover 20K in stolen goods

Vancouver Police officers thwarted a break-in at a downtown sporting goods store Sunday morning and arrested the would-be thief as he allegedly tried to make off with more than $20,000 in merchandise. more »

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Info bulletin: Police provide long weekend safety tips

As the long weekend and good weather approaches, Vancouver Police are expecting more people from throughout Metro Vancouver to visit Vancouver’s parks and beaches. more »

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VPD investigates attempted child-luring outside East Van high school

Vancouver Police are appealing for witnesses after a stranger tried to coax a teenage girl into a van outside Killarney Secondary School earlier this month. more »

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VPD investigates spike in thefts from construction sites

Vancouver Police are encouraging construction companies to take extra precautions to prevent crime, following a spike in thefts on the city’s west side. more »

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VPD hopes genealogical testing can help solve cold case

Vancouver Police think modern science could provide new clues in one of the city’s oldest unsolved murders, and hope DNA from the victims can lead to a break in the case, which has puzzled investigators for nearly 70 years. more »

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