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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.

VPD Launches Back-To-School Road Safety Campaign

Vancouver Police are stepping up enforcement around school zones, and remind road users to slow down and pay attention as children return for another year of school. more »

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Vancouver Police search for wanted man associated to Lower Mainland gang conflict

Vancouver Police are appealing for help to find 45-year-old Romano Martodihardjo, currently wanted Canada-wide for firearms offences and possession of stolen property. more »

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VPD warns seniors about smooth-talking scammer

Vancouver Police are cautioning elderly residents to be wary of a friendly and persuasive con-man who’s been talking his way into homes throughout the city, then making off with cash and valuables. more »

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Charges Laid In Assault Against VPD Officers

Criminal charges have been laid against a Vancouver man accused of assaulting two Vancouver Police Department officers last week. more »

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VPD Seeks Witnesses To Downtown Eastside Assault

Vancouver Police are looking for witnesses to a Downtown Eastside assault that left a 49-year-old Vancouver man with life-threatening injuries last Wednesday. more »

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Downtown Eastside traffic stop leads to loaded gun, arrest of three teens

Alert VPD officers took another loaded gun off the street following a routine traffic stop in the Downtown Eastside last night.
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VPD issues warning after more distraction thefts in South Van

Vancouver Police are investigating another spate of distraction thefts targeting seniors in South Vancouver, and remind residents to be wary of the scammers. more »

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Single-vehicle crash claims life of motorcycle driver

A 23-year-old Richmond man has been involved in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash and has died from his injuries. more »

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VPD officers bitten, punched during violent West End arrest

Two VPD officers were taken to hospital with injuries after a violent arrest Wednesday evening near Sunset Beach. more »

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Vancouver masseuse charged with sex assault following VPD investigation

A VPD investigation has resulted in the arrest and charge of a Vancouver masseuse, following an alleged sex assault last week. more »

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