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Vancouver Police Officer wins national award - 05/14/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On May 14, 2018, Vancouver Police Officer Edward Letarte will receive the Honorable Mention Award from the National Association of Police Organizations in Washington, D.C. at the 25th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner. The purpose of the TOP COPS Awards® is to educate the American public about our nation’s heroes and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers in federal, state, county, tribal and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding year.

Officer Letarte is receiving this award for his involvement in an incident in which he rescued four children and an adult from an armed intruder on February 10, 2017. Officer Letarte was also awarded the Vancouver Police Department Medal of Valor in for his actions during this incident at the department’s annual award ceremony in March 2018.

For more information on the National Association of Police Organizations visit http://www.napo.org/ .

 

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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.

Fatal traffic collision in Vancouver - 05/12/18

On 05-11-2018 at approximately 10:20 pm, Vancouver Police and Vancouver Fire units responded to report of a traffic collision in area of E Evergreen Blvd and Grove St.  Arriving units located a heavily damaged BMW sedan with significant property damage in the vicinity.  Vehicle was occupied by four individuals. 

Two occupants were unfortunately pronounced deceased on scene.  Two other occupants were transported to a local hospital.  One of the transported individuals was unfortunately pronounced deceased at the hospital facility.  Fourth passenger is currently listed in critical condition. 

Speed was an obvious factor in the collision.  It is unknown at this time if driver was under influence of alcohol or drugs.

All four occupants of the crashed vehicle were males.  Their names are not being released at this time, pending positive identification and notification of family members. 

Vancouver Police Department's Traffic Unit's investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

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Increased DUI enforcement in SW Washington (Photo) - 05/10/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On May 12, 2018, the Vancouver, Washougal and Battle Ground Police Departments, 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 those conducting these increased DUI patrols.  Enforcement officers from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board will also be participating in this emphasis.

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.

 

 

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Missing Endangered Person (Update: Located Safe) - 05/09/18

*** Update ***

Mr. Reynolds was located this morning safe. 

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Missing Endanger Adult Male, Ernest Reynolds, age 25, was last seen this morning at around 0545 hours in the area of Portland OR (10200 block N Vancouver Way). Ernest lives at and left from east Vancouver WA he may be driving a white 08 Suzi SX4 (WA/130YRM) – Ernest has a significant  medical issue and takes medication. Ernest may be presently  confused and attempting to make his way to Medford, OR. Ernest may have a gun in his possession but no threats have been made to harm himself or anyone else at this time. Ernest Reynolds is described as a mixed race male,509, 120 lbs, Bro, and Bro. Ernest was last seen wearing black work pants, black shoes with Levi on them and a black shirt with pictures  of little shoes on them. Ernest wears glasses and has a scar type mark above his left eye. If seen call 911.

 

 

 

 

Vancouver Police investigate collision involving a skateboarder - 05/08/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On May 8, 2018, at approximately 2: 40 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to a collision involving a dump truck and a skateboarder. Initial information indicates the skateboarder was traveling northbound on D Street from 13th and entered traffic at Mill Plain and was hit by the truck. The skateboarder, a 32 year old male, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck is cooperating and there are no indications of impairment on the part of the driver. No names are being released at this time.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating and two lanes of eastbound Mill Plain are anticipated to be closed for approximately two hours while investigators are on scene.

Nothing further is available for release 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.

Cinco de Mayo DUI emphasis results in 3 DUI arrests - 05/07/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On May 5, 2018, the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s had extra officers out conducting DUI enforcement.

Here are the results of that emphasis: 

  • CONTACTS:                                 69
  • CITATIONS/INFRACTIONS:         20
  • DUI ARRESTS:                               3
  • WARNINGS:                                  28

These DUI enforcement efforts are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

For more information, visit the Vancouver Police Department 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 http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.

 

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Increased DUI enforcement this weekend in SW Washington (Photo) - 05/03/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On May 5 and 6, 2018, the Vancouver Police Department, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol 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 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.  

The Vancouver Police Department reminds anyone who may be out this weekend celebrating Cinco de Mayo or enjoying the warm spring weather, and who may also be consuming intoxicants, to designate a sober driver in advance, use mass transit, or hire a car service to get to around town, but don’t get behind the wheel.

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. 

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

The Vancouver Police Department wishes a safe and enjoyable weekend!

 

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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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Vancouver teen found - 04/27/18

During the early morning hours of April 27, 2018, 18 year old Armando Urgate was found safe and returned home.

Vancouver Police investigate shooting - 04/23/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On April 23, 2018, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the report of a shooting at 2900 Caples Avenue. A male was located at that location with a non-life threatening injury. The investigation revealed that the shooting took place inside a residence there and was not a drive-by shooting, as originally reported.

Several schools in the area were placed on a short lockdown. 

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit and the Safe Streets Task Force are investigating. They do not believe there is any threat to the general public.

Nothing further is available at this time and the investigation is continuing.

 

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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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Vancouver Police Department K9 Enzo retires (Photo) - 04/23/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On April 18, 2018, the Vancouver Police Department retired K9 Enzo. He went into service for the Vancouver Police Department on October 24, 2012 and his handler is Officer Brian Viles. During his service with the Vancouver Police Department, K9 Enzo was responsible for:

  • Total Suspect deployments – 662
  • Total Drug searches – 159
  • Total evidence searches – 35
  • Total captures – 149              
  • SWAT deployments – 76
  • Public demonstrations – 81

With the retirement of K9 Enzo, Officer Viles is also transitioning out of the K9 Unit. He has been a member of the K9 Unit since 2007; Enzo was Officer Viles’ third K9. The Vancouver Police Department will be selecting K9 handlers and purchasing new K9’s to fill vacancies in the unit.

Enzo was originally purchased thanks to a donation from the Westfield Shopping Center to the Vancouver Police K9 fund. The K9 Fund accepts donations to purchase K9’s, cover equipment and other expenses of the unit. Donations to the K9 Fund may be sent to the Vancouver Police Department K9 Fund, 605 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver WA 98661.

Enzo will continue living with the Viles family. We wish K9 Enzo many happy years of retirement!

 

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

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