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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 2021, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.


VPD investigation leads to charges in stalking case

A Vancouver Police investigation has led to approved criminal charges in an alleged stalking case. more »

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Downtown Vancouver protest leads to arrests

Vancouver Police had to arrest eight people for mischief and obstruction in relation to two protests held at two different Downtown Vancouver buildings today, after hours of attempted negotiation. more »

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Missing teen found safe

Kurtis Wong, the 14-year-old who went missing earlier today, has been located safe and sound. more »

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VPD identifies victim in Downtown Eastside homicide

Vancouver Police have identified the victim in the city’s fourth homicide of 2021 more »

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High risk sex offender to reside in Vancouver

Vancouver Police are warning the public that a convicted sex offender, John Ambrose Seward, will be residing in Vancouver and poses a significant risk to women in the community. more »

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VPD searches for man wanted for hate crime at Chinese Cultural Centre

Vancouver Police investigation has led to charges against a man in relation to hateful graffiti that was discovered on the Chinese Cultural Centre last year. more »

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Additional charges laid against alleged Masonic Hall arsonist

Crown counsel has approved five more criminal charges against a man accused of setting fire to three Masonic Halls in Vancouver and on the North Shore, following a Vancouver Police investigation. more »

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Easter weekend keeps VPD officers busy

Vancouver Police were kept busy over the Easter weekend, responding to 1,854 calls for service over a four-day period. more »

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VPD investigates multiple long-weekend arsons

Vancouver Police are investigating after a series of fires were deliberately set on the city’s north side over Easter weekend. more »

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VPD investigates Downtown Eastside homicide

Update: April 9, 2021 Vancouver – Vancouver Police are investigating the murder of a 37-year-old man last night in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Police were flagged over in the unit block of West Hastings Street for reports of a man possibly … more »

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