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VPD issues warning after man exposes himself to young girl

Vancouver Police Department is warning the public after a 13-year-old girl was the focus of a sexually motivated incident at English Bay.

Bizarre knife attack at popular Main Street restaurant

A man walks into a bar. Oh, and he has a knife.
Police Training

Vancouver students train with police officers in VPD Student Challenge 2013

Vancouver students train with Vancouver police officers.

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...

Chinese senior citizens being scammed

Vancouver Police are issuing a warning to the public about a scam targeting Chinese senior citizens. Since June of 2012, there have been seven reports of a serial fraud in which elderly Chinese women...

Shooting on East 5th Avenue

A shooting in East Vancouver happened early this morning.

Police warn of high-risk offender Robert Trice on the loose

Vancouver Police are requesting the public’s help to find a high risk offender wanted Canada-wide for breaching his conditions of a long-term supervision order. Robert John Trice, 48, who also goes...

Odd Squad Productions celebrates 15th anniversary in style

The Vancouver Convention Centre was overflowing with black ties and evening gowns at the OSP 15th Anniversary Gala, with everyone looking chic as they mingled and sipped on a glass of wine.

Human remains sent to Vancouver schools

Police are investigating two disturbing incidents in which human remains were discovered in separate packages mailed to two local area schools this afternoon.

Cyclist hit at 12th Avenue succumbs to injuries

  A  crash at the intersection of East 12th Avenue and Windsor Street has left one cyclist dead.  The 32-year-old female bicyclist was travelling northbound on Windsor...