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Cops catch crook on Craigslist
With the victim’s help, the VPD have caught another person selling a stolen bike on Craigslist. On October 17th, a 64-year-old Kitsilano resident discovered someone had stolen his bike. He reported...
Oct 21st, 2016
Vancouver's newest police officer has very big feet
Watch out criminals - the VPD's newest big-footed member is coming to get you.
Feb 9th, 2016
Three die from fentanyl overdoses
Three Vancouverites are dead after overdosing on fentanyl within the last 24 hours.
Dec 23rd, 2015
HARJIT SAJJAN: Why Canada's new Defence Minister is a badass
Canada's new Minister of National Defence is some kind of next-level Spy vs Spy war hero, writes columnist Sandy Garossino.
Nov 5th, 2015
Vancouver police board dismisses complaint about pot-shop enforcement
VPD accused of failing to "maintain law and order" by not shutting down all pot shops.
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Sep 17th, 2015
VPD Chief Jim Chu swears in his last recruits before retirement
This morning, Vancouver's outgoing police chief Jim Chu presided over the swear-in ceremony of eight new recruits to the department. Chu told the crowd gathered at police headquarters this would be...
Apr 23rd, 2015
Warning for Ecstasy users from Vancouver Police Department
A recent death of one local man has police warning drug users of the potential consequences and dangers of ingesting street drugs.
Dec 31st, 2014
Man steals purse, then taxi cab in Yaletown, makes getaway to Fairview
A 25-year-old man who had barricaded himelf in an apartment on West 12th Avenue near Ash Street has been taken into custody. At about 9:30 last night, the man allegedly robbed a woman...
Oct 15th, 2014
Cops Release Sketch of West Side Sex Assault Suspect
Vancouver Police are releasing a composite sketch and are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a sexual assault that took place on Vancouver’s west side. At about 8:00 a.m...
Jan 9th, 2013
Three women in hospital following series of assaults
Vancouver Police have a man in custody following a series of assaults this morning and are working on confirming his identity. An elderly woman believed to be in her 70s is in serious condition in...
Dec 7th, 2012