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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 2018, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.


Update: VPD helping Ontario police locate wanted man

Marcel “Marc” Lawson, subject of a VPD media release earlier this week, was recognized by a member of the public on Granville near Davie Street just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday. more »

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VPD Helping Ontario Police Locate Wanted Man

Update: June 28, 2018 Vancouver Police are assisting Ontario police in their search for a man wanted Canada-wide for breaching a long-term supervision order, and who may be in Vancouver. Marcel “Marc” Lawson, aged 36, is Indigenous, 5’10” tall, 210 lbs., … more »

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Vancouver Police Arrest Purse Snatcher

Vancouver Police arrested a robbery suspect Sunday evening after he allegedly pushed a woman to the ground and ran off with her purse in Vancouver’s West End. more »

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Stabbing Leaves Man in Critical Condition

Vancouver Police are investigating a serious stabbing that occurred this morning in the Downtown Eastside. more »

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Update: CRA scam evolves to include fake police

Vancouver Police have confirmed that the victim in the CRA fraud reported this week exaggerated her report, and at no time was she physically approached by people claiming to be police officers. The VPD issued a public warning on Thursday … more »

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CRA scam evolves to include fake police

Vancouver Police are warning the public after a woman was defrauded out of $6,000 by scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) personnel and as police officers who “arrested” her as part of the scam. more »

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Vancouver Police make arrest in 2017 homicide

The VPD’s Homicide Unit has arrested Ranjit Sangha for the 2017 murder of 33-year-old Vancouver resident Joseph Jandrew. more »

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Vancouver Police Clarify Details About BC Place Incident

On Saturday evening, just before 9 p.m., a fan was escorted out of BC Place after he ran onto the field, disrupting the play at the BC Lions home opener. more »

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Vancouver Massage Therapist Charged With Sexual Assaults

A registered massage therapist, based in Vancouver, has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting his clients. Vancouver Police are appealing to any other victims to come forward. more »

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Update: Targeted Double Shooting

The vehicle believed to be associated to the May 18 double shooting in East Vancouver has been identified and determined to have been stolen at the time of the incident. more »

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