VANCOUVER, B.C. — Vancouver police have released the results of their investigation into the recent spike in the number of violent crimes in the city.
The police department said Wednesday that they had received a report from the victim of a violent crime last month that was not properly investigated.
It’s unclear why the victim’s name has not been released.
VPD is also conducting a review of its police communications.
In response to the spike, the department is encouraging all officers to use a phone or computer as their primary means of communication.
While the department did not release any details about the officer who was involved in the recent incident, it said it is actively investigating the matter.
On March 26, police said they had a call to a home in Vancouver’s west where a female was seen smashing a window with a large hammer.
That same day, the police said a man was seen using a hammer to smash a car window at an apartment complex in the same neighbourhood.
More recently, police arrested a man who allegedly stabbed another man at a gas station in the Downtown Eastside, injuring him.
Police said the alleged attacker has since been released on bail.
At this time, it’s unclear if the man was charged.
The investigation into Stack smashing began in December after the victim reported a violent assault at his home in March.
Officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the home, which was later determined to be unfounded.
Investigators said the victim was seen on surveillance footage smashing the front window of his apartment.
He was later found unconscious and in a vehicle at the scene.
Following the discovery, police searched the home and located a large collection of stolen jewelry.
As part of their investigations, officers conducted surveillance of the suspect’s home, and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
According to the VPD, the suspect had a history of violence and was convicted of assault causing bodily harm.
“Stack smashing” is a term that refers to an act of breaking and entering that is done by one person to gain entry to another person’s home without their consent, and is often followed by a physical attack, including stabbing, shooting, and other physical acts.
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