City of Vancouver, WA Police Blotter

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Vancouver Police arrest two in drug and weapons case - 11/19/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On November 16, 2018, Detectives from the Neighborhood Response Team and Safe Streets Task Force, with the assistance of SW Washington Regional SWAT team, served a search warrant at 1523 X St. for evidence of the crime(s) of Possession of Controlled Substance (PCS) with Intent Meth and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (UPF)/Firearms Trafficking involving Sureno gang members.  Three subjects were contacted at the residence including:

  • Javier Solis Valero, 9-25-83
  • Rene Morales, 4-13-91

Javier Solis Valero has multiple convictions for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance and an arrest for Attempt Murder out of Oregon.  Both Javier Solis Valero and Rene Morales are Sureno gang members.

During the service of the search warrant on the residence, and a 2013 Honda Accord, Detectives located ¼ pound of pre-packaged methamphetamine, user amounts of cocaine and a stolen 9mm handgun.

Javier Solis Valero was booked into the Clark County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance w/ Intent Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance Cocaine, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a stolen firearm.

Rene Morales was booked into the Clark County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine.

The investigation is ongoing and nothing further is releasable 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.

Vancouver Police looking for missing twelve year old - 11/15/18

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Mirium Smith has been located and returned home safely.

 

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The Vancouver Police request assistance in locating a missing twelve year old, Mirium Smith. She left home approximately 1415 hours and has not returned home. Mirium is a White female, 5 foot 2", 110 pounds with Brown shoulder length hair and Blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a Black hooded sweatshirt and Black pants with Burgandy Vans shoes. If located please call 9-1-1 or if in Clark County, WA 3-1-1. Mirium has no known health issues.

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Vancouver Police seeking assistance regarding donated urn (Photo) - 11/14/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 30, 2018, Vancouver Police responded to a found property call at the Goodwill located at 6425 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. An employee going through donations located an urn used to contain cremated human remains.  The urn is a wooden box with the name “Stephu Rutledge” on the bottom.

The Vancouver Police Department Evidence Unit has been attempting to locate anyone associated with the urn and is now is seeking assistance from the public so that it can be turned over to family members, as it is believed this item was inadvertently donated.

Anyone with information regarding this urn is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department Evidence Unit at (360) 487-7404.

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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 http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.

 

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Darlene Seeley
Darlene Seeley
Missing Elderly Woman (Photo) - 11/09/18

Darlene Seeley has returned home safely on her own.

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 The Vancouver Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a missing endangered woman, missing from her home in Vancouver, WA. Seeley, Darlene F (80 years old). Her son last spoke to her around 1500 hours and believes she was having a dementia episode.  She frequents the Mill Plain Blvd corridor from Andresen – the 164th Ave area.  She has poor eye sight and diminished driving abilities at night.

Darlene is a White female, 5’6”, 190-200 lbs, red short hair, and hazel eyes. May have glasses with her and often wears a teal fleece jacket.

Darlene drives a dark grey 2002 Saturn SL2  four door sedan (ACW5601 // Wa.).

If found please call the Vancouver Police Department through the Columbia Regional Emergency Services Agency at 311 or 911.

Attached Media Files: Darlene Seeley
Vancouver Police looking for missing twelve year old (Update: Returned home safe) - 11/08/18

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On November 8, 2018, Vancouver Police were notified that Miriam Smith had returned home and was safe. 

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The Vancouver Police is requesting help in locating a missing twelve year old girl, Miriam Marie Smith, missing from her home in Vancouver, WA. Miriam contacted her mother from home this afternoon however she was not there when mom arrived home later. She has no known mental or medical issues. She is five feet two inches tall, weighs approximatley one hundred and ten pounds and has Brown shoulder length hair and Blue eyes. She is believed to be wearing Burgandy Vans, a hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

If located please call the Vancouver Police Department or Columbia River Emergency Services Agency at 3-1-1 or 360-693-3111.

Vancouver Police investigate child's death - 11/03/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On November 2, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m.,Vancouver Police responded to the Madison Park Apartments, 12901 NE 28th St., to assist EMS personnel.  When officers arrived, medical personnel were preparing to transport a 5 year old female who was unconscious and had severe head trauma. The child had been in the care of her mother’s boyfriend, Ryan Burge, that evening and initial information provided to officers was the child had injured herself while having a tantrum.

She was transported to Peace Health Medical Center however, due to the significance of her injuries, she was transported to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland.  Shortly after arrival, she was declared deceased.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit and Children’s Justice Center were contacted and later arrested Ryan M. Burge, 37, for Murder II.

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

 

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Safe Streets Task Force makes arrest in Vancouver shooting - 11/02/18

On Sept. 28, 2018 Vancouver Police responded to the Brookside 112 Apartments located at 4619 NE 112th Ave for multiple 911 calls of shots fired by an unknown male subject in the complex.  The male was later identified in this investigation as Mikl Sandoval (18) of Vancouver.

On the morning of Nov. 2, 2018 the Safe Streets Task Force assisted by the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team East and SW Washington SWAT served a search warrant at Mikl Sandoval's residence located at 11111 NE 48th Cir. in Vancouver Washington.  During the course of the search warrant service at the residence two unlawfully possessed firearms were recovered.

Mikl Sandoval was booked into the Clark County Jail on three counts of Assault I, two counts of Unlawful Possession of Firearms and one count Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

 

Vancouver Police make two additional arrests in kidnapping and robbery investigation - 10/29/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On October 29, 2018, Vancouver Police made two additional arrests related to an October 25 kidnapping and robbery investigation.

Francisco Javier Hernandez Reyes, 18, and a 15 year old male were each booked for two counts of Kidnapping I and one count of Robbery I.

Reyes was booked into the Clark County Jail. The juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Justice Center.

Nothing further related to this ongoing investigation 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.

Saturday night enforcement results in 4 DUI arrests - 10/29/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On October 27, 2018, the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments and Clark County Sheriff’s Office conducted DUI enforcement in SW Washington. Here are the results of that effort:

  • Contacts: 58
  • DUI Arrests: 4
  • Citations: 21
  • Warnings: 43
  • Other Arrests: 5

As part of our continued Halloween safety emphasis, law enforcement in SW Washington will be conducting a pedestrian safety emphasis on Wednesday October 31.

These efforts are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Division as part of Target Zero.

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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 make arrest in kidnapping and robbery - 10/28/18

Vancouver, Wash. - On October 25, 2018, Vancouver Police were contacted after a passerby located a male Jose Orellana-Gomez, 23, in the area of 3409 NE 62nd Ave in Vancouver. Mr. Orellana-Gomes, when contacted by police, explained that he had been invited to the apartment of acquaintance Esmeralda Lopez- Lopez, on the premise of helping her by providing a ride to Centralia, WA.  Shortly after he arrived at her apartment, three unknown males appeared, bound him to a chair, told him they were taking his car and demanded his credit card PIN. The victim was later able to free himself, escape the apartment and seek help.

While Vancouver Police were in the process of executing a search warrant on the apartment of Lopez-Lopez, officers on scene were approached by a CPS worker who reported that his client, Esmerelda Lopez-Lopez had fled with her child, Aranza Ochoa Lopez, during a supervised visit earlier that morning at the Vancouver Mall.

Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit and Digital Evidence Cyber Crime detectives began investigating and learned that Ms. Lopez-Lopez was likely on her way to Mexico with her daughter.

October 27, 2018, Vancouver Police investigators were able to confirm that Ms. Lopez-Lopez, her daughter, and a female teen, who had also been  seen with Lopez-Lopez at the mall, had been spotted driving Mr. Orellana-Gomez’ Red Chevy Cobalt – WA license BLK1552. The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert once the vehicle Lopez-Lopez was driving was confirmed.

On October 28, 2018, Vancouver Police arrested Erick Garcia-Valdovinos, 18, with two counts of Kidnapping I and one count of Robbery I for his involvement in these incidents.

Ms. Lopez-Lopez has not yet been located but authorities in California are working closely with Vancouver Police on this investigation.

The investigation is ongoing 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.

Halloween DUI enforcement and pedestrian safety emphasis planned - 10/26/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On October 27, 2018, the Vancouver Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will have additional officers 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 the officers conducting these increased DUI patrols this weekend.

Halloween, and the weekend surrounding it, is traditionally one of the most dangerous holidays for impaired driving. But, thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in SW Washington will have additional officers out conducting DUI enforcement on October 27 and a pedestrian safety emphasis on October 31 to help keep our community safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

The Vancouver Police Department encourages anyone who may be attending Halloween parties, and may also be consuming intoxicants, to select a designated sober driver in advance, call a sober friend, or use a car service instead of getting behind the wheel impaired.  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 https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.  

For anyone trick or treating, be sure to use sidewalks, crosswalks, obey all traffic signals, and wear reflective clothing. 

Have a safe and happy Halloween and be sure to check out the Vancouver Police Department’s Halloween safety tips for additional information: http://bit.ly/vpdhalloween.

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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 http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.

 

 

 

Esmeralda
Esmeralda
Vancouver Police Searching for 4-Year Old Girl Abducted (Update:Child welfare agency correction) (Photo) - 10/26/18

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The previous release listed DSHS as an involved child welfare agency. The correct agency involved in this case is Child Protective Services (CPS), which is part of the Department of Children, Youth and Families. 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in finding a 4-year-old female named Aranza Ochoa Lopez. Aranza has been in foster care since being removed from her home in 2017. Aranza was abducted by her mother, Esmeralda Lopez Lopez, during court-supervised visitation at the Vancouver Mall on Thursday afternoon. Based on the history of the mother, Vancouver Police and Child Protective Services (CPS) have reason to fear for the safety of the child.

Aranza was last believed to have been wearing a long-sleeve dark blue shirt with a bulldog on the front, pink pants, and "paw patrol" shoes.

Esmeralda is a person of interest in a kidnapping/robbery that occurred overnight in Vancouver.The suspect was last seen wearing a red and white striped soccer jersey.

Esmeralda usually drives a 2007 Toyota Carolla with Washington license plate number BIW7067.

If anyone has seen Esmeralda, do not approach her. Please call 911.

Attached Media Files: Esmeralda , Aranza , Aranza

Content retrieved from: https://www.flashalert.net/id/VancouverPD.

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