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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 Remind Public That Thieves Will Steal Anything

Vancouver Police arrested a known property crime offender in downtown Vancouver on Thursday after they observed him smash the window of a parked car and steal bags that were visible inside. more »

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Vancouver Police Investigate Stranger Sex Assault

Vancouver Police are asking for witnesses and dash-cam footage after a teenaged girl was pulled into a wooded area and sexually assaulted on Tuesday in East Vancouver. more »

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Vancouver Police Renew Appeal for Victims and Witnesses In Historical Sexual Assault Case

Vancouver Police are renewing their appeal for victims and witnesses to come forward in a historical sexual assault investigation involving forty-six-year-old Prince George resident Kevin Alexander Roberts, also known as “Drifter.” more »

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Vancouver Police Make Arrest in City’s Latest Homicide

Vancouver Police have arrested a man in relation to the murder of 87-year-old Elizabeth Poulin. The suspect, a 23-year-old Surrey man, was arrested yesterday in Surrey, and he is in custody. more »

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Vancouver Police Have Identified the City’s 15th Homicide Victim

Vancouver Police have determined that the suspicious death reported over the weekend is the city’s 15th homicide. The victim has been identified as 87-year-old Elizabeth Poulin. more »

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Vancouver Police Investigate Suspicious Death of an Elderly Woman

Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s 15th homicide after a woman’s body was found in her East Vancouver apartment Saturday morning. more »

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Vancouver Police Investigate Historical Sexual Assault, Seek Additional Victims

Vancouver Police have arrested a Prince George resident for alleged historical sexual offences involving a young girl. Police believe there are more victims and witnesses and are asking them to come forward. more »

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Vancouver Police Investigate Early Morning Assault

Vancouver Police are investigating an assault that occurred early this morning in the West End that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries. more »

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Vancouver Police Make Arrest in Weekend Assault

Vancouver Police have arrested a 34-year-old Vancouver man in relation to an assault in an apartment building in the West End on Saturday morning. more »

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Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Struck in a Crosswalk

An elderly woman has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in an unmarked crosswalk, just before 1 p.m. today at Oak Street and West 8th Avenue. more »

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