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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 provide free rear address plates to Strathcona neighborhood

Vancouver Police have launched a new initiative aimed at getting residents to display their laneway address to make it easier for first responders to locate their home, if needed. more »

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Police identify homicide victim 

The VPD has identified the city’s fourth homicide victim as 30-year-old Vancouver resident Manoj Kumar. Just after 8:30 p.m. on April 16, the VPD received several 9-1-1 calls reporting shots being fired in the area of West 4th Avenue and Burrard … more »

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VPD prepares for upcoming 4/20 event

Vancouver Police are preparing for the upcoming 4/20 event and are asking parents to have a conversation with their children about the risks of attending a large, unsanctioned cannabis event. more »

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Vancouver Police investigate shooting in Kitsilano 

Vancouver Police are investigating after a man was shot this evening at around 8:30 in the area of West 4th Avenue and Burrard Street. more »

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VPD catches alleged break-in suspect in the act

Vancouver Police arrested a man early Friday morning, after keen-eyed officers allegedly observed him breaking into a house near West 16th Avenue and Ontario Street, where two people were sleeping inside. more »

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Vancouver Police Search For Man Missing Since February

Vancouver Police need the public’s help to locate a 46-year-old man missing for more than a month. more »

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Vancouver Police secure additional charges against Langara arson suspect

Crown counsel has approved additional charges against Langara arson suspect Nasradin Abdusamad Ali. more »

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Vancouver Police Explosives Disposal Unit called to safely dispose of suspected dynamite

At around 2 p.m. today, the VPD were called to an apartment building on East 37th Avenue near Victoria Drive when someone cleaning out a deceased family member’s storage locker located a box of old ammunitions and explosives. more »

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Vancouver Police encourage drivers to leave phones alone

The Vancouver Police Department issued more than 2,100 violation ticket to drivers in March alone for distracted driving month more »

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Charges Laid in Langara Incidents

Crown counsel has approved charges against 23-year-old Nasradin Abdusamad Ali in relation to an incident at Langara College on Monday. more »

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