Search Results

vancouver police department

27 posts

Suspect who stabbed Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown charged in 2nd attack on stranger

  • Dennis Prasad, the suspect arrested and charged for stabbing an Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown, has been charged in a second unprovoked attack.
  • On Sept. 10, Prasad allegedly attacked a 55-year-old man and left him with life-altering injuries.
  • On Sept. 11, Prasad allegedly approached a 22-year-old Afghan refugee from behind and stabbed him in the throat and chest.
  • Prasad is charged with one count of aggravated assault for each of the stabbing incidents.
  • He remains in police custody.

The suspect arrested and charged for stabbing an Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown has been charged in a second unprovoked attack.

Dennis Amanand Prasad, 43, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault for each of the stabbing incidents that took place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

Afghan refugee stabbed in the throat in unprovoked attack in Vancouver’s Chinatown

chinatown stabbing

An Afghan refugee was stabbed in the throat and chest in an unprovoked attack in Vancouver’s Chinatown. 

The 22-year-old victim was locking his bicycle to a street pole on Gore Avenue near East Pender Street at around 6 p.m. local time on Sunday when a man approached him from behind and stabbed him, according to Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison.

Woman arrested for ‘sickening assault’ of 89-year-old man out for a walk in Vancouver’s Chinatown

chinatown assault
  • An 89-year-old man was walking in Vancouver’s Chinatown on Aug. 13 when he was approached by Patricia MacDonald, 58, who knocked him to the ground.
  • The senior suffered minor injuries such as cuts and scrapes.
  • MacDonald has been charged with assault and released from custody by the court, according to police.
  • Vancouver Police Department officials said patrols in Chinatown have been increased in response to the community’s concerns regarding hate incidents and rising violence.

Police arrested a woman who assaulted an 89-year-old man in Chinatown in Vancouver, Canada.

The senior was walking alone along Main and Keefer streets in Chinatown when he was approached by Patricia MacDonald, 58, who knocked him to the ground at around 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 13, according to the Vancouver police.

Family of Vancouver cop who died by suicide after alleged blackmail by her superiors sues city

The family of former Vancouver cop Nicole Chan, the officer who died by suicide after being blackmailed into an inappropriate intimate relationship with her superiors, filed a lawsuit against the city and its police department.

The lawsuit, which was filed by Chan’s sister Jennifer Chan and mother Lai Ching Ho in January but only recently came to light, claims that Chan was coerced into having an intimate relationship with her superior, Sgt. David Van Patten.

87-year-old man bear-sprayed in the face in Vancouver Chinatown racist attack

  • The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is searching for a man who reportedly bear-sprayed an 84-year-old victim in Vancouver’s Chinatown on Friday at around 11:40 a.m.
  • The victim was standing at the bus stop near Pender Street and Columbia Street when the suspect "came up to him, made racist comments, then bear-sprayed him in the face," according to the VPD.
  • Constable Tania Visintin said the assault, which “may have been fuelled by anti-Asian hate,” was witnessed by at least one passerby.
  • On Saturday, the VPD released a picture of the attacker, describing him as a 6-foot-tall man between 30 and 40 years old. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark-colored pants and gray shoes with red trim and white soles. He also had a gray baseball cap and a black backpack.
  • Authorities are investigating whether the Friday attack is connected to last week’s vandalism incident that occurred nearby at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is searching for a man who reportedly bear-sprayed an elderly victim in Vancouver’s Chinatown last week.

The assault occurred on Friday at around 11:40 a.m. at the bus stop near Pender Street and Columbia Street. The victim, an 87-year-old Chinatown resident, was standing at the bus stop when the suspect “came up to him, made racist comments, then bear-sprayed him in the face,” the VPD said in a news release.

Vancouver police seek witnesses to ‘disturbing attack’ on young Asian woman

Vancouver Attack
  • Surveillance footage released by the Vancouver Police Department shows a 22-year-old woman strolling outside of Hotel Georgia on West Georgia Street when a man walking in the opposite direction grabs her.
  • The young woman can be seen on camera being thrown against the wall outside of the hotel and held down, but police said she managed to break away from the attacker.
  • The suspect is described as a white, middle-aged man wearing gray pants, a black jacket over a black shirt that has a logo in the middle of it and a black toque.

Police in Vancouver, Canada, are seeking the public’s help to identify a man involved in an “unprovoked and random” attack on a young Asian woman on New Year’s Eve.

Surveillance footage released by the Vancouver Police Department shows the 22-year-old woman strolling outside of Hotel Georgia on West Georgia Street when the man walking in the opposite direction grabs her at around 3:30 p.m. 

Man sentenced for vandalizing Vancouver’s Chinese Cultural Centre with ‘kill all’ message

Vancouver Chinese Cultural Center Vandalism

A man who pleaded guilty to vandalizing Vancouver’s Chinese Cultural Centre with racist graffiti will spend 240 days in jail after being sentenced an additional 79 days this week.

What he did: Yves Castonguay, 47, defaced four windows facing the courtyard of the Chinatown-based center with “disturbing, racist remarks” on April 2, 2020. Vancouver police released surveillance images nearly a month after the incident, according to CTV News.