Teens arrested for allegedly bear-spraying father and son in East Vancouver

Vancouver police say they arrested two teens Saturday night after they allegedly bear-sprayed a father and son and made racist remarks near the Nanaimo SkyTrain station. Police say the father and son were walking home from the Vancouver Whitecaps game around 9 p.m., when they were confronted by a group of teens. Read more: Vancouver … Read more

‘Despicable’: Another video of teen violence surfaces in Metro Vancouver – BC

WARNING: Some details in this story may be disturbing to readers. Discretion is advised.  Another disturbing video of teen violence has surfaced on social media in Metro Vancouver. The cell phone footage, shot April 16 outside a Point Grey school, appears to show two youth striking a third youth, as others film and egg on … Read more

Vancouver police raise alarm on ‘troubling and violent’ swarmings, robberies, attacks on teens

Vancouver police are urging young people who feel unsafe to call them after a series of “troubling and violent” incidents involving teens in the past few weeks. Investigations have been opened into several recent swarmings, robberies and reports of humiliating and demeaning rituals involving youth, said Sgt. Steve Addison on Tuesday. “A number of teens … Read more

CRAB Park assault declared fatal, Vancouver’s fourth homicide – CityNews

CRAB Park assault declared fatal, Vancouver’s fourth homicideCityNews Man charged in homicide at Vancouver’s CRAB ParkCBC.ca Man fatally stabbed at Vancouver park – BC NewsCastanet.net Man murdered in Vancouver’s Crab Park this weekend | NewsDaily Hive View Full coverage on Google News .

Vancouver’s top cop wants better provincial response to social issues fueling public safety concerns

Global News Hour at 6 BC With street chaos and petty crime worse than ever, the normally quiet Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association spoke up at a special council meeting on public safety this week. Kristen Robinson has more on their concerns and why the city’s police chief wants a better response from the province – … Read more

Few members of the public able to speak at Vancouver council meeting on crime, public safety – BC

Vancouver City Council held a special meeting Thursday night with a focus on public safety. The meeting was meant to offer residents a chance to voice concerns and propose solutions to violent crime and public safety issues in the city. However, after extensive statements and questions from council to key stakeholders, little time was left … Read more

Vancouver council rejects use of CCTV cameras to combat crime

Vancouver city council has voted down a controversial proposal that would have seen CCTV cameras installed in public spaces to address concerns around crime. Only Non-Partisan Association (NPA) Coun. Melissa De Genova, who introduced the motion, voted in favor of it. Her proposal came with public safety shaping up to be an election issue in … Read more

Vancouver police release suspect video in ‘takeover-style’ robbery at Gucci shop – BC

Vancouver police have released a video of the suspects in a violent robbery at a downtown Gucci store last year that left a staff member injured. Police have had the security footage for months, they said in a Wednesday release, but were unable to release it before now due to “investigative reasons.” The video shows … Read more

Community turns out to help restore defaced mural in Vancouver’s Chinatown – BC

The Vancouver artists behind a culturally significant Chinatown mural defaced with graffiti vandalism last month invited people from the community to help repair their work on Saturday, and the response was overwhelming. Between 1 pm and 5 pm, dozens lined up in the laneway at 218 East Georgia St. to repaint the ‘Eight Immortals Crossing … Read more

Vancouver police searching for high-risk sex offender wanted across Canada – BC

Vancouver police are searching for a high-risk sex offender who failed to return to his halfway house and is now wanted across the country. Kenneth Kirton, 55, has not been seen since Monday night and is a “dangerous offender,” the Vancouver Police Department said in a Tuesday news release. Kirton was convicted of sexual assault … Read more