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Police Blotter


Armed man keeping police at bay

Traffic is blocked at Kingsway and Joyce this morning, as police continue negotiations that began at 11:30 last night with a man believed to be armed.

Dramatic hostage rescue

Twenty nine year old victim.

Woman with machete arrested on Commercial Drive

Numerous people along Commercial Drive witnessed a dramatic incident this morning when a 49 year old woman brandishing a machete was taken into custody, following a short but tense standoff...

Barry Carl Hinchcliff reported missing; police seek information

Police  are asking for the public’s help to find a missing 44 year old Vancouver man, an email alert from the Vancouver police department to the city's news media just said.   Barry...

Dick Cheney Vancouver Club protest erupted into small acts violence, police report says

Approximately 250 protesters gathered at the Vancouver Club in the 900 West Hastings Street last night to protest former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's attendance at a local book club event,...

Police chief to take questions from public on "Tweet the Chief"

On the evening of Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 7 p.m., a new chapter in the history of the Vancouver Police Department will be written when Chief Constable Jim Chu faces the public in a precedent...

Burnaby man murdered in car on Victoria Drive

A 24 year old Burnaby man was allegedly stabbed by another passenger inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of Victoria Drive around 12:30 a.m. this morning. The driver, fearing for his safety...

Woman's dead body found on sidewalk in front of Regis Hotel

Police say the woman fell from the sixth floor window and are investigating the possibility that the woman was murdered.

Charges laid in Vancouver’s fifth homicide of 2011

A charge of manslaughter has been laid against 30-year-old Jermaine Anthony Carby in relation to   Vancouver’s 5th homicide of 2011. 50 year old Gerald David Haakmat had been...

Lancy Hu's body found in suitcase, husband charged with murder

How could police have ruled out the most obvious suspect?
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