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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 Search for Good Samaritan, Who Intervened After a Male Exposed Himself and Threatened a Woman

Vancouver Police have made an arrest following an indecent act in Marpole, and are asking a Good Samaritan to come forward. On February 21, just before 7:30 p.m., a man allegedly exposed himself and threatened a woman walking near the area of Granville Street and West 71 Avenue. more »

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Update: Chronic Offender Charged with Break-In and Theft of Wigs

Fifty-two-year-old Martin Weigelt has been charged in relation to a break-and-enter in September at a Westside wig store, in which 150 wigs slated for BC Children’s Hospital were stolen. more »

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Vancouver Police introduce End Gang Life initiative to Vancouver students

The Vancouver Police Department has teamed up with the Vancouver School Board and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU- BC), to introduce the End Gang Life program into Vancouver schools.  more »

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Better Business Bureau’s Top 10 Scams of 2018

The Better Business Bureau has released their top 10 scams for 2018. more »

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Joint Taskforce Leads To Additional Arrests And Charges Of Gang Members And Associates

Vancouver Police today announced additional arrests and charges against four men through Project Territory – a key element of Taskforce Tourniquet, which has proven to be one of Metro Vancouver’s most successful multi-agency gang crime investigations and has resulted in a total of 209 charges against 38 individuals. more »

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Vancouver Police Investigate Serious Collision

Vancouver Police are investigating a serious collision tonight that has sent two pedestrians to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.  more »

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Vancouver Police Release 2018 Crime Data: Theft From Vehicles Continues To Drive Property Crime Rate

Vancouver Police today released year-end crime statistics for 2018 that show a decrease in violent crime in Vancouver, but an increase in property crime, driven mostly by theft from motor vehicles.   more »

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Update: Vancouver Police Investigate Fatal Collision

Vancouver Police are asking for additional witnesses to come forward and for dash-cam footage in Saturday’s fatal crash in South Vancouver. more »

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Update: Wanted Federal Offender Arrested in Quebec

Joseph Davis, fourth-time federal offender, who failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house on February 11, has been arrested in Eastern Canada.  more »

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Vancouver Police Investigate Fatal Collision

Vancouver Police are investigating a serious collision on Cambie Street at West 57th Avenue that has claimed the life of a man in his 20s. more »

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