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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 closes suspicious Marople incident file

A Vancouver Police investigation into a disturbance in the Marpole neighbourhood on October 28 has come to a close as investigators deemed the incident not suspicious. more »

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VPD investigates Downtown Eastside double stabbing

Vancouver Police are investigating a double stabbing this afternoon on the Downtown Eastside. Two men have been taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. more »

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Information bulletin: VPD responds to Halloween mayhem

Vancouver – Vancouver Police responded to over 800 calls for service during a 24 hour time period over the Halloween weekend. A new call for service was generated every one minute and 11 seconds between 7 p.m. on October 31 … more »

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VPD investigates suspicious incident in Marpole

Vancouver Police are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred early Wednesday morning in the Marpole neighbourhood and would like to speak to those involved. more »

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VPD investigates hit-and-run as pedestrian clings to life

Vancouver Police are trying to identify the driver and find the vehicle involved in a serious, early morning hit-and-run collision that took place near Hastings and Columbia streets. more »

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VPD identifies homicide victim

Vancouver Police have identified the victim in the city’s 15th homicide as 57-year-old Vancouver resident Douglas Wanke.
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Information bulletin: New statistics show violent crime levels holding steady

Vancouver Police today released a new report with crime statistics for the first nine months of the year. more »

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VPD project targets slew of crime in Downtown Vancouver

In response to reports of break-ins and thefts in Yaletown, Vancouver Police officers initiated a project to locate, identify, and arrest the suspects involved. more »

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Charges approved in South Vancouver sexual assault

Crown counsel approved charges on Saturday against a Vancouver man after he was arrested last week by Vancouver Police following a sexual assault investigation. more »

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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder in the downtown eastside

A suspect has pled guilty this week after an extensive Vancouver Police investigation of attempted murder last year. more »

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