City of Vancouver, WA Police Blotter

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Vancouver St. Patrick's Day enforcement results in 16 DUI's - 03/19/18

Vancouver, Wash. -- On March 17, 2018, the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments, Clark County Sheriff's Office, and Washington State Patrol, with support from Washington State Patrol's Mobile Impaired Driving Unit, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board and CRESA conducted increased DUI enforcement. Here are the results of that emphasis:

Contacts: 62
DUI: 16
Citations: 14
Warnings: 46
Other Arrests: 3

These efforts are made possible through a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission as part of the Target Zero Plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.

For more information on the grant and DUI prevention please visit


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Vancouver Police seek assistance locating a missing juvenile - Update: Located (Photo) - 03/17/18

Vancouver, Wa -- The Vancouver Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to locate 16 year old Dakota Z. Wesley. Dakota has not been seen since March 14th, 2018 in the 3400 block of NE 62nd Avenue in Vancouver.

Dakota is an African American male, 5'11", 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Dakota was last seen wearing a green jacket, blue jeans, a blue t-shirt, and black Jordan basketball shoes. Dakota suffers from a medical condition requiring medication, and his family is asking for the public's help to find him.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Dakota is asked to call 911.

Update: Dakota has been located and is back home with family.

Attached Media Files: 2318-4020
Vancouver Police seek assistance to locate missing, endangered male (Photo) - 03/16/18

Vancouver, Wash. --The Vancouver Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to locate Ricky D. McIntyre, 60, who was reported missing from an area hospital where he was receiving care. Mr. McIntyre has several medical conditions and takes medication. He was last seen on March 16, 2018 in the 900 block of NE Minnehaha St at approximately 9:20 a.m.

Mr. McIntyre is a white male, 5'11", 163 pounds, shaved head, long white goatee, last seen wearing red long sleeve shirt, dark colored jeans, black sunglasses, and a wallet chain.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ricky D. McIntyre is asked to call 911.


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Increased DUI enforcement planned on St. Patrick's Day (Update: Date correction) (Photo) - 03/15/18

Vancouver, Wash. -- On March 17 2018, in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day celebrations throughout the area, the Vancouver, Ridgefield and Battle Ground Police Departments and the Washington State Patrol, will have additional officers enforcing the 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 the officers conducting these increased DUI patrols.

This year the Washington State Patrol (WSP) will have their Mobile Impaired Unit (MIDU) in Vancouver for the holiday emphasis. The MIDU is a self-contained 36 foot motorhome that has been retrofitted as a mobile DUI processing center and incident command post. The MIDU is equipped with three breath testing instruments, two temporary holding cells, three computer work stations, an incident command computer terminal, and a dispatcher console with wireless access to WSP dispatch centers. This is a full service police station on wheels! The MIDU program seeks to partner with all law enforcement agencies to assist in reaching Washington's Target Zero Goals.

Whether it's green beer, or another type of green, getting behind the wheel impaired could mean a DUI, so don't plan on luck, just plan ahead. Any St. Patrick's Day party plan should start with selecting a designated, sober driver in advance, using mass transit, or hiring a car service to get you around town. As a reminder, Uber is offering first time users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at

Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in SW Washington will have extra officers conducting DUI enforcement on strategic dates throughout the year to help keep our roadways safer.

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

The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day!


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Missing Person (Update: Located Safe) - 03/13/18

*** Update ***

Mr. Morgenthaler has been located and is safe.


On 3/12/18 about 9:00 a.m. Mark Lee Morgenthaler,age 60, left his mother's residence near 4500 block NE 66th Ave. There are concerns about his well being due to medical problems. At this time there has been no further location updates. It is unknown what Mark was last wearing, but Joyce thought he might have been wearing gray sweat pants. He may be on foot in the area. If located please call 911 so his well being can be checked.
VPD case 2318-3798

Vancouver Police Department hosts recognition and award ceremony - 03/13/18

Vancouver, Wash. -- On March 13, 2018, the Vancouver Police Department will host our annual recognition and awards ceremony. Awards including Department Recognition, Team Commendation, Lifesaving, Meritorious Service and Medal of Valor will be presented along with several Citizen Recognition awards and Career Service awards.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Joseph Catholic Church-Parish Hall (400 S Andresen Road)

This event is open to the public.


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The Vancouver Police Department Seeks the Public's Help to Locate a Missing Woman (Photo) - 03/12/18

Ashanti A. Conde was last seen by family on 2/19/2018, but was reported missing on 3/11/2018. Conde was last seen by associates on or about 2/22/2018 leaving a residence in the Brush Prairie area with Michael A. Conley. Conley and Conde were riding together in a silver 2002 Cadillac Seville.

Conley was reported as a missing person on 2/27/2018. His remains were discovered on 3/8/2018 on a back road in Skamania County. The vehicle he had been driving was found disabled in heavy snow about two miles from Conley's remains.

Conde is still missing. She is a 27-year-old African-American female. She is 5'1" tall, and weighs 145 lbs. She has green eyes and long, black hair.

Ashanti Conde is not a suspect in any criminal investigation at this time. Anyone with information about Conde's whereabouts since 2/22/2018 is encouraged to call the Vancouver Police Department or email Detective David Jensen directly at

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Vancouver Police warn public of warrant scam - 03/12/18

Vancouver, Wash. --The Vancouver Police Department has recently received multiple inquiries from citizens who claim they received a call from what appears to be the Vancouver Police Department regarding an outstanding warrant and fines owed. This is a scam. In this particular scam the caller has also created a fake caller ID number (caller ID Phishing scam) showing the actual Vancouver Police Department main phone number. The Vancouver Police Department does not notify people about arrest warrants by phone and does not accept money to clear them.

If you receive a call such as this, hang up, do not provide any financial information to the caller, and do not call any numbers the person calling may provide.

The FBI website has a list of many of the common and emerging frauds:

If you believe you have been the victim of identity theft or fraud related to a scam please contact your local law enforcement agency and make a police report.


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Safe Streets Task Force arrests two in weapons and drug investigation (Photo) - 03/02/18

Vancouver, Wash. --On March 1, 2018 Detectives with the Safe Streets Task Force, with the assistance of SW Washington Regional SWAT, located fugitive and Sureno gang member Raul Martinez. Martinez was believed to be in possession of multiple firearms and was wanted on a felony warrant. Martinez was located and arrested after a brief foot pursuit and K9 contact by Vancouver Police K9 Enzo. A search warrant of Martinez's vehicle yielded a sawed off shotgun.

Martinez was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Meth, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun and Escape Community Custody. Martinez's girlfriend, Virginia Renteria, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with additional charges pending. Both were booked into the Clark County Jail.

The Safe Streets Task Force conducted an investigation on Martinez in December 2017 for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent. Martinez was out on bail from that case when he was arrested Thursday.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Vancouver Police Investigate Homicide - 02/26/18

Vancouver, Wash. --On February 26, 2018 at approximately 12:16 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 2800 block of SE Columbia Way for the report of a male on the ground. When officers arrived they located a male deceased from what appears to be homicidal violence. The male was an on-duty security guard for a business in the area. His identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Team is investigating. Nothing further is available at this time.


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