All posts tagged Crime

Dirty money fears at casinos overblown: former BCLC president (in BC Politics)

Revelations in the media earlier this month that gamblers in B.C. casinos are exchanging hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash for betting chips raised suspicions among law enforcement authorities that the gaming centres are lax about preventing m…

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Dirty money fears at casinos overblown: former BCLC president (in BC Politics)

Revelations in the media earlier this month that gamblers in B.C. casinos are exchanging hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash for betting chips raised suspicions among law

Coquitlam man stabbed by woman in DTES

 A 45 year old Vancouver woman is in custody and a 20 year old Port Coquitlam man has been released from hospital and is recovering

Police warn drug users

 Two people have already died from what police fear is potentially fatal heroin in circulation. Two women, one 19 years old and one 26 years old,

VPD to use criminals’ marijuana profits and assets to fight crime

At a press conference yesterday, Chief Jim Chu and Inspector Brad Desmarias talked about new million dollar crime fighting assets.


Blood-covered man screams for help on West 4th

 Vancouver Police Robbery/Assault Detectives are investigating a serious assault that has resulted in a 31 year old man being taken to hospital with critical injuries.

A cruel hit and run and a sex choking public warning

Police released a video statement today from the family of 72 year old Bhajan Hayer who was critically injured in a pedestrian collision on December 25th while crossing

VPD Issues Public Warning After Woman Sexually Assaulted


Shots fired on West Georgia Street at 2 a.m.

 Vancouver Police are searching a park near Denman and W. Georgia for any discarded evidence after a shot was fired in the area overnight.

Guns, gangs and steel

Last Saturday night, just two weeks before Christmas, ten young people were gunned down with AK47s on the streets of Vancouver just one block from where our Mayor

Mayor Robertson “outraged” by weekend gang shooting

Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke out against the gang-related weekend shooting this morning, calling the assault "despicable" and "scary." At a City Hall press conference he said that Vancouver

Mayor Robertson heard gunshots last night from home

"Like many people in the neighbourhood, I too heard gunshots while I was at home early this morning," Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a statement

Gang shooting injures ten on Oak Street

Several people are in custody this morning in connection with a gang-related shooting overnight on Oak Street. Six men and three women are being treated for

Fighting crime, 140 characters at a time

Fighting crime turned a sharp curve as the Vancouver Police Department posted every call they received on Thursday, in a plan that is meant to promote social networking

Child hostage back home

  The three year old boy injured during a dramatic hostage taking overnight is back home with his family after undergoing surgery to repair a five-inch

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

Government spent a hundred million to investigate Pickton

The figures are in and they’re heartbreaking. $103,000,000 to investigate and prosecute serial killer Robert Pickton, a man that preyed on women that lived on $185

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

Vice arrests 26 year old for attempting to lure underage girls for sex via internet

 A 26 year old Surrey resident is the latest man to be arrested by the VPD Vice Unit for allegedly attempting to meet underage girls for

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

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

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

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

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

Online video game insults lead to beating, victim alleges

Vancouver Police are investigating after a student at Eric Hamber Secondary School was allegedly assaulted in connection with comments made during an online video game. Around 12:30 p.m.

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