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Mr Aguirre
Mr Aguirre
Missing Male CANCEL (Photo) - 09/21/18

Missing Endangered - Aguirre, Juan V (88)  last seen at 9612 NE 21st Street at approximately 1145 hours, wearing a blue wool sweater, blue jeans, with mismatched shoes, one grey slipper, one brown slip on loafer, Hispanic male, approximately 6'0, 200 lbs, grey hair, brown eyes. Has early on set dementia and gets confused and lost easily. If located contact Police via 911 or 311 (in Clark County). Case 2318-14524

UPDATE: An alert viewer saw the flashnews and Mr Aguirre is now safely home.

Attached Media Files: Mr Aguirre
Suspicious Package in Esther Short Park - 09/21/18

A portion Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver was closed temporarily today while Police investigated a suspicious package.  

On Friday, September 21, 2018 at about 1 pm, Vancouver Police responded to Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA, to investigate the report of a suspicious person placing a handbag next to a tree and walking away.  Officers located the bag next to a large tree on the east side of the park but could not locate the person who left it there.  Several witnesses reported the man was wearing a mask and behaving strangely.

Due to the suspicious circumstances, and the fact that the bag was closed and could not be visually inspected by Officers, the Portland Metro Explosive Disposal Unit (MEDU) was requested for assistance.  MEDU used a robot and x-rays to inspect the item and did not detect any explosives.  As a final precaution MEDU fired a projectile into the bag to ensure it was safe to handle.

The bag was found to contain common personal items and nothing dangerous.

Esther Short Park was reopened and Police are no longer on scene.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Vancouver Police make arrest in robbery and kidnapping case - 09/17/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On September 10, 2018, Vancouver Police responded to a robbery and vehicle theft in the 3500 block of E 21st Street. The victims reported that an unknown male knocked on their door, entered their residence, pointed a gun them and took their car.

Approximately three hours later, Vancouver Police responded to the 8000 block of NW Bacon Rd. for the report of a disturbance with a weapon. The victim reported that he was working as a security guard and was near the entrance of Vancouver Lake Park when a vehicle pulled up behind him; the male driver exited the vehicle and forced the victim into the passenger side of his security vehicle at gunpoint. The suspect later forced the victim into the trunk of the vehicle. The victim was able to call 911and jump out of the trunk uninjured.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Team determined that Dominique Ray Holland, 10/22/1995, was the suspect in both incidents.

On September 14, 2018, Holland was located and was taken into custody by detectives from the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Safe Streets Task Force and Clark County Sheriff’s Office patrol.

He was booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault II – 3 counts, Robbery I – 2 counts, Kidnapping I, Burglary I, Theft of a Motor Vehicle– 2 counts, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The investigation is continuing and nothing further is available at this time. 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.

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Increased DUI enforcement in SW Washington (Photo) - 09/13/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On September 14, 2018, the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sherriff’s Office will have additional officers out enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road.  Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols.   

These additional DUI enforcements are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, which covers the overtime costs for the additional officers, as well as high visibility marketing in support of Target Zero, Washington’s strategic roadmap for eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.  

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

For more information on these DUI emphasis patrols visit our DUI Enforcement page: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement .

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.

 

Attached Media Files: DUI_Ad_500x500.jpg
Vancouver Police investigating collision involving vehicle and pedestrian (Update: ID's) - 09/13/18

*** Update***

The driver in this incident has been identified as Frank A. Genevase, 53, of Vancouver. 

The pedestrian has been identified as Dane C. Thompson, 52, of Vancouver. Mr. Thompson did not survive his injuries.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation. 

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Vancouver, Wash. –On September 12, 2018 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the area of S Andresen Rd./MacArthur Blvd. The adult, male pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver remained on scene and there are no indications of impairment of the part of the driver.

The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is investigating. One lane of northbound Andresen is closed from MacArthur to Missouri  while investigators are on scene.

 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.

Vancouver Police investigate robbery and kidnapping - 09/11/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On September 10, 2018, at approximately 2:18 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a robbery and vehicle theft in the 3500 block of E 21st Street. The victim reported that he arrived home minutes earlier and within a minute of coming home he heard a knock at the door. The victim’s girlfriend answered the door and an unknown male entered the residence, pointed a gun at the couple and demanded money and the keys to their car. The victims gave the suspect the keys to their white 1997 Volkswagen Passat and the suspect drove away in their vehicle. Neither victim was injured. The suspect was described as a white/Hispanic male, 20-25 years old, brown hair, medium build.

Approximately three hours later at 5:35 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 8000 block of NW Bacon Rd. for the report of a disturbance with a weapon. The victim reported that he was working as a security guard and was near the entrance of Vancouver Lake Park unlocking one of the gates when a vehicle pulled up behind him and the male driver exited the vehicle and forced the victim into the passenger side of his security vehicle at gunpoint. The suspect drove the victim to a residence in the county. The suspect then forced the victim into the trunk of the vehicle. The victim was able to call 911 and jump out of the trunk near the location where Vancouver Police located him initially. The victim was not injured.

Vancouver Police canvassed the area in NW Vancouver where the victim was located. Several schools were placed on lockdown while the search for the suspect was occurring. While police were canvassing the area, a resident reported a vehicle crashed in front of their home on Creston and 43rd Street, and the driver fled northeast on foot.  The vehicle that crashed was the stolen security vehicle. After an extensive search, including a K9 track, the suspect was not located. Officers recovered the stolen Volkswagen at Vancouver Lake park.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit are investigating and nothing further is available at this time.

Anyone with information on the suspect or these incidents is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department.

 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.

Vancouver Police warn public of dangerous fugitive - 09/07/18

Vancouver, Wash. –Vancouver Police received notification that fugitive Tony French, who is wanted for attempted murder and domestic violence related crimes and has threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend may be in the Portland/Vancouver area. French is a convicted felon with a violent past and his current whereabouts are unknown.

French is a black male, 39 years old, 5’11” 240 lbs., brown eyes / black hair. He may be associated with a Black 2014 Toyota Camry Washington Plate BGH0472 or a Gray 2005 Toyota Camry Oregon Plate 955HEE.

Tony French should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to make contact with him.

Call 911 immediately if Tony French or his vehicles are seen in your area.

Please see the attached photo and flyer for additional information.

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Attached Media Files: Tony_French_Public_Flyer.pdf
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Vancouver Police make two arrests in heroin distribution case (Photo) - 09/06/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On September 5, 2018, Detectives from the Safe Streets Task Force and the Neighborhood Response Team served search warrants at 15305 NE 4th Street and 1115 Keys Rd #C1 related to an ongoing investigation involving heroin distribution and unlawful firearms possession by multiple suspects.

Ofc. Epperson and K9 Koa assisted at both locations for their first deployment (they just completed their K9 academy on September 4, 2018). They located two pounds of heroin,, evidence indicating a heroin distribution operation, a rifle and 100’s of rounds of ammunition. Additional evidence seized for forfeiture: $2460 in U.S. currency and a 2012 Chrysler 300.

Booked Suspects:

-Fidel Cordero-Pineda, 9-1-97, booked into the Clark County Jail for 2 counts Possession of Controlled Substance- Heroin, 2 counts Distribution of a Controlled Substance- Heroin, with additional counts of Possession of Controlled Substance-Heroin and Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent-Heroin pending.

-Jose C. Pineda-Guerrero 5-23-97, booked into the Clark County Jail for 2 counts Possession of Controlled Substance- Heroin, 2 counts Distribution of Controlled Substance- Heroin, with additional counts of Possession of Controlled Substance-Heroin and Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent- Heroin pending.

The investigation is still ongoing and nothing further is releasable at this time.

The amount of heroin seized in this case equates to 2000 doses. The heroin epidemic in the Vancouver metro area contributes to increases in property related crimes and causes devastation to families impacted by drug addiction.  Anyone suffering from drug addiction is encouraged to seek medical advice for rehabilitation options. 

 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.

Attached Media Files: Epperson_Koa.jpg
Vancouver Police substitute PIO - 09/05/18

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will unavailable September 6. Taking media calls during office hours those dates will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

 

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SR-14 Closed for man threatening to jump from overpass - 09/02/18

On Sunday, September 2nd at about 8:30 am, an unknown man threatened to jump from the Evergreen overpass onto SR-14.  Washington State Patrol and Vancouver Police responded and contacted the man.  For safety, Police closed the eastbound lanes of SR-14 and the Evergreen overpass for about 25 minutes to keep vehicles out of the area.  The man eventually moved away from the edge of the overpass and was detained by Officers.  The man could not be identified and was later transported to the hospital for treatment.  

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*Update - Located* Vancouver Police Department seeks assistance locating missing person (Photo) - 08/29/18

The Vancouver Police Department is asking for assistance locating Summer Morrison.  Summer is a 26 year old white female, approximately 5'08" tall, with a small build, brown hair, and brown eyes.  Summer was last seen on August 24th in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver.  At that time she was wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, and gray tennis shoes.  Summer takes medication for a medical condition and her family is asking for help in locating her.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Summer Morrison is encouraged to call 911 as soon as possible.  A photograph of Summer has been attached to this news release.

 

*Summer Morrison was located this morning by an alert citizen in Hazel Dell.  Thank you to all who called with tips and updates.*

Attached Media Files: 2318-12969
Vancouver Police investigate collision - 08/27/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On August 27, 2018 at approximately 5:15 a.m. a Vancouver Police officer responding to a call for service was involved in a collision involving a bicyclist in the area of E Evergreen Blvd./Grand Blvd.

The bicyclist, a 64 year old male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which appear to be serious but non-life threatening. The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is investigating the collision and the intersection is shut down in all directions while officers are on scene.  

Nothing further is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing. 

 

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