Vancouver Police Department

Type: Organization
Name: Vancouver Police Department
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Phoney cops scam money from tourists in Vancouver

Vancouver police are warning visitors to be vigilant after a handful of incidents in which people dressed up like police officers stop tourists, demand to see their passports and wallets, and make off with their cash.The Vancouver Police Department said ... [Published CBC - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Vancouver police investigate man’s death in Downtown Eastside

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating a dead body in Downtown Eastside this morning.The man’s body was found on Abbott Street near Pender Avenue, and Abbott is currently shut down.Police have yet to release more details on the situation.More ... [Published Metro Canada - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Women make up 50% of VPD recruits

When Det. Julie Birtch became a police officer 17 years ago, she was often the only woman on her squad.“You had to find your way in the world,” said Birtch, who now works in recruiting for the Vancouver Police Department. “Women at first, you had to find ... [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Report: BC Local Governments Shorted by Billions

- Provincial and federal governments are balancing their books while local governments pick up the tab.Between 1995 and 2008 regional districts and municipalities in British Columbia had $4 Billion dollars less to work with than they would have had at ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Fires spark on Burnaby and Harbour Centre campuses on exact same day

Authorities are investigating two separate fires that occurred on Burnaby and Harbour Centre campuses on the same day this week.Around noon on September 16, students at Burnaby campus evacuated their classrooms and offices when a small fire erupted in ... [Published Simon Fraser University The Peak - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Stolen adaptive tricycle found damaged in Vancouver

A red Rifton adaptive tricyle, resembling the one shown here, was stolen from a 10-year-old boy with special needs last week, according to police.×A red Rifton adaptive tricyle, resembling the one shown here, was stolen from a 10-year-old boy with special ... [Published Columbian.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Vancouver Woman Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Transporting Minor for Sex

PORTLAND, OR-U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Jones sentenced Laura Lambden, 60, of Vancouver, Washington, to 48 months in federal prison, for transporting a young girl from Vancouver, Washington, to Oregon City, Oregon, for the purpose of prostitution. ... [Published Noodls - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 3 reports

Adaptive tricycle stolen from Vancouver boy

An adaptive tricycle belonging to a boy with special needs was stolen last week from the front porch of his house in the VanMall neighborhood.His mother reported the theft to Vancouver police Monday. The red Rifton adaptive tricycle was donated to the ... [Published Columbian.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bike theft remains a pressing problem on campus

Bike theft is an ongoing problem at UBC. Photo Cherihan Hassun / The UbysseyUBC is a haven for bike thieves, according to UBC Security.Every year UBC Security receives reports of 300-350 stolen bikes, and recovery rates are negligible.“There are organized ... [Published University of British Columbia Ubyssey - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 2 reports

Vancouver Police warn of phone scam‏

On September 12, 2014, Vancouver Police were contacted by a man reporting that his relative had been the victim of a scam involving someone posing as a law enforcement officer requesting payment to avoid arrest. The victim, over the course of three days ... [Published Albany Tribune - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

Vancouver woman with diminished capacity missing

Marissa L. HalbinVANCOUVER, Wash. – On Monday the family of Marissa Halbin reported her missing.Even though she’s 20 years old, her family is worried about her because they say she has diminished capacity.She hasn’t contacted her family.She was last seen ... [Published Katu.com - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Gang violence suspect arrested

View CommentsA suspect in a recent gang-related shooting was arrested on an outstanding warrant early Thursday.George Anthony Waters Jr., 23, is charged with Attempted Murder. He was arrested when a search warrant was served at his home at 2965 S.E. 92nd ... [Published Portland Tribune - Aug 28 2014]

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"After a few minutes, the passports and wallets were returned to the victims, but their money was missing" the VPD said in a written statement
"Local governments can - and do - efficiently deliver services, and are happy to take on expanded roles when given the right resources. But downloading without access to new sources of funding is stretching local government thin. It's hitting us where we live." said executive director Charley Beresford
...sex trafficking laws, whether the exploiter is male or female, pimps don't always fit the stereotype" stated U S Attorney S Amanda Marshall. "Anyone who traffics a child in the District of Oregon will be prosecuted."
In a release, The Vancouver Police Department said citizens should "...Never provide personal or financial information over the telephone. If contacted by someone claiming to be from an organization requesting personal or financial information, citizens should hang up, locate the official organization phone number online or in the phone directory, and place a call to the official number to confirm any details. If you believe you have been the victim of this, or any other scam, please contact a law enforcement agency and make a report."

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Phoney cops scam money from tourists in Vancouver [Published CBC - Sep 20 2014]
Phony cops scam money from tourists in Vancouver [Published CBC - Sep 20 2014]
High cruise passenger volumes expected Septembe... [Published Noodls - Sep 19 2014]
Vancouver police investigate man’s death in Dow... [Published Metro Canada - Sep 19 2014]
Women make up 50% of VPD recruits [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Sep 19 2014]
Report: BC Local Governments Shorted by Billions [Published 4 Traders - Sep 18 2014]
Fires spark on Burnaby and Harbour Centre campu... [Published Simon Fraser University The Peak - Sep 18 2014]
Stolen adaptive tricycle found damaged in Vanco... [Published Columbian.com - Sep 18 2014]
Special tricycle stolen from boy’s home found d... [Published KOIN Local 6 - Sep 18 2014]
Vancouver Woman Sentenced to Four Years in Fede... [Published Noodls - Sep 17 2014]
Adaptive tricycle stolen from Vancouver boy [Published Columbian.com - Sep 16 2014]
Washington man sentenced to 12 years for distri... [Published U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Sep 16 2014]
Thieves take special tricycle from Vancouver bo... [Published KOIN Local 6 - Sep 16 2014]
Specialized tricycle stolen from Vancouver home [Published Oregonian - Sep 15 2014]
Bike theft remains a pressing problem on campus [Published University of British Columbia Ubyssey - Sep 15 2014]
Vancouver Police warn of phone scam‏ [Published Albany Tribune - Sep 14 2014]
Vancouver Police warn of phone scam [Published Portland Tribune - Sep 13 2014]
Press Talk: Of dancing and those goof-ups [Published Columbian.com - Sep 13 2014]
Abbotsford Police Department names new deputy c... [Published Abbotsford News - Sep 12 2014]
Police searching for missing Vancouver man [Published Columbian.com - Sep 11 2014]
Vancouver fire attacks blamed on gangs [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Sep 10 2014]
Shooting spurs lawsuit against local SWAT [Published Columbian.com - Sep 08 2014]
Death of man found in recycling center ruled an... [Published Columbian.com - Sep 08 2014]
Vancouver Police Bust Marijuana Dispensary for ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Sep 07 2014]
SWAT: Under scrutiny, focused on safety [Published Columbian.com - Sep 07 2014]
Press Talk: Yes ... it's showtime, baby!!! [Published Columbian.com - Sep 06 2014]
Vancouver police searching for missing 8-year-o... [Published Columbian.com - Sep 06 2014]
Body found inside Vancouver recycling center [Published KOIN Local 6 - Sep 04 2014]
Senseless legal action by City... again [Published Penticton Herald - Sep 04 2014]
Vancouver woman with diminished capacity missing [Published Katu.com - Sep 03 2014]
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Vancouver man, devastated over lost bike, goes ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 04 2014]
An alert Vancouver resident had his bike stolen, then returned, all within an hour, thanks to some citizen sleuthing and the Vancouver Police Department K-9 unit. Chris Hilliard was asleep in his condo at 4:30 a.m. Friday when he awoke to the sound ...
Anti-pipeline activists disgusted by wave of in... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jun 10 2014]
Vancouver Police graffiti investigators appear to be closing in on a crowd of anti-pipeline anarchists who, to local chagrin, have spent months repeatedly vandalizing one of the most anti-pipeline neighbourhoods in Canada. “There is no respect,” said ...
John Ivison: Harper pitched new prostitution bi... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Jun 06 2014]
When the Conservative caucus met on Parliament Hill in the last week of May, MPs were given a thorough explanation of the new prostitution bill — not only by Justice Minister Peter MacKay, but also by the prime minister. Stephen Harper’s intervention ...
Criminalizing johns endangers sex workers, B.C.... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jun 03 2014]
A B.C. study suggests criminalizing johns endangers sex workers and fails to eradicate the demand for paid sex. Thirty-one Vancouver sex workers were interviewed for the study, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open, following the ...
Digital Sherlocks wanted: Vancouver cold case w... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Apr 30 2014]
VANCOUVER — Thirty-two years ago, a petite woman with blue eyes and brown frizzy hair packed all she could fit inside a suitcase and set off to find a haven after being kicked out of a low-rent Vancouver apartment building in the middle of the night. ...
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