crime

Statement from Mayor Robertson on VPD Hostage Rescue

“Last night, a very disturbing and rare event took place with a hostage incident at Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre. I’m sure I speak for everyone in the city when I say how relieved we are that the...

Larry Skopnik, wheelchair-bound Commercial Drive hero, foils robbery (VIDEO)

It's all caught on surveillance camera and talked about in different languages around the world. A guy from my neighbourhood, Larry Skopnik, stopped a would-be robber from assaulting a store clerk on

Gunfire injures three in Gastown

Three women and a man were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a multiple shooting early Sunday morning in Gastown. Two of the victims have since been...

Anti-hate crime rally creates hope in the community

Rain didn’t deter hundreds of people from gathering outside Vancouver City Hall on a stormy Saturday night to rally against hate crime. Mayor Gregor Robertson joined a diverse crowd of speakers and...

Man carrying fake gun assaults cab driver

A 25-year-old Vancouver man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a taxi driver after the cab he was a passenger in collided with another.  The two cabs were driving in the 900-block of...

Homeless man charged after robbing bookstore with kitchen knife

A homeless man appeared in court Monday morning after being arrested for allegedly robbing a bookstore on Oct. 22 in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Spartacus Books, a volunteer run bookstore, was...

Throat slashing in East Vancouver apartment

A 31-year-old Vancouver man is in hospital after his throat was allegedly slashed during a violent confrontation in the 2100-block of Wall Street on Sunday afternoon. The man sustained non-life-...

Possible homicide on Gladstone St.

Vancouver Police are in the area of the 3900 block of Gladstone Street investigating a possible homicide. According to unconfirmed reports from the CBC one person is dead and one person is in custody...

VPD Chief Chu urges government to create independent investigation office to handle complaints against police

 Vancouver Police Department Chief Constable Jim Chu doesn’t believe the proposed model of an Independent Investigation Office (IIO) goes far enough to eliminate the perception of police bias...

Police find Oakridge Mall heist-related van and thank public for help

The van that police were looking for in connection to the robbery of a store at Oakridge Mall on September 30th has been located in southwest Vancouver and has been turned over to our forensic...