Vancouver Police Department

Black Bloc Explains Motives in "Communique From Olympic Resisters"

Black Bloc's press representatives said those involved in the riot aimed to strike out at the corporate sponsors of the 2010 Olympic Games to bring attention to the "economic violence that goes on da

Black Bloc Riot at the 2010 Olympic Games Damages Hudson Bay Company Store in Vancouver's City Centre

The Vancouver Police and Integrated Security Unit officers battled with a group that inflitrated a peaceful march of 200 on Georgia Street today. The protest went awry when masked participants began...

Distraction Thefts and Robberies

Vancouver Police are issuing a public warning after investigators identified more than a dozen similar distraction thefts and robberies between October 2009 and January 2010. These events have taken...

VPD Demonstrates Prevention of Vehicle Break-Ins During Christmas Shopping Sprees

Worst case scenario: You return to your vehicle only to find the windows shattered and all of your Christmas gift purchases vanished. It doesn’t mean that remembering to lock your doors will do the...

New VPD Policy on "Homeless Kidnap Act"

Here's the new VPD policy on the Province's Assistance to Shelter Act that purports to give police the power to force homeless people to the front doors of emergency shelters by using, um, force....

Threat of Pirate Invasions in Vancouver Quelled Just in Time for Winter Games!

The Vancouver Police Department now has a new toy originally developed as a way to disperse pirates, a problem most Vancouverites were probably not aware they were suffering from. My regular...

LRAD, Police Accountability, and Vancouver Magazine's Power Broker List: The David Eby Story Continues

David Eby folded his extraordinarily long legs under a small table and took a sip of coffee. "The Paul Boyd story is going to disappear like so many other stories and that's outrageous," the...

Stabbing in Kitsilano

 A thirty-six-year-old Burnaby man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after he was stabbed overnight in the 2800 block of W. 4th Avenue. The man called 9-1-1 himself after an...

Ridiculous Scenarios: the Press, the Vancouver Police Department, and/or the ISU

A couple of weeks ago, Police Chief Jim Chu called a press conference to complain about the "dire picture" he said the press had "painted" in the recent weeks about the suppression of civil rights 201