City of Vancouver, WA Police Blotter

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Missing Child FOUND SAFE. - 07/18/18

....Child found safe by Washougal Police....

Today at 3 pm Nash Modin (10 years old) left home after an argument with his mother. He has not been seen or heard from since that time. A canvas of the area met with negative results. VPD is asking for help from the public to locate Nash.

Nash is 4 foot, 89 pounds with a buzz cut a slight Mohawk stye Brown hair and Blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a Green bicycle helmet and Super Heroes Gray T Shirt and Black athletic shorts. He has brightly colored Yellow, Green and Black shoes. He is riding a boys one speeed (similar to a huffy style) bicycle.

Nash has no known medical issues at this time.

Vancouver Police Seek Public's Help with a Found Elderly Female (Photo) - 07/18/18

The female has been identified and responsible parties for her have been contacted



The Vancouver Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying an elderly female who was found wondering around the 1200 block of NE 93rd Ave earlier today.  In speaking with responding officers, the female believes her name is "Connie Rae", and she thinks she might live with others in a home near a park.  She doesn’t know anything else about herself. 

She is a White Female, around 5’5”, and weighing approximately 100 pounds.  She has long brown and grey hair.  When contacted by police, she was wearing a blue and brown colored flowered dress (see attached photo).  She was transported to an area hospital for a medical evaluation.  

Anyone who recognizes her or has information as to who she is and where she is living is strongly encouraged to contact the Vancouver Police Department. 

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Vancouver Police participates in Operation Chill this summer (Photo) - 07/16/18

Vancouver, Wash. – The Vancouver Police is excited to once again be participating in the 7- Eleven Operation Chill program. Thanks to the generosity of 7-Eleven, the department received a generous allotment of coupons for free Slurpee’s. The Operation Chill program helps law enforcement agencies across the country promote positive relationships between police and kids. The coupons allow police officers a great opportunity to interact with and rewards kids they see exhibiting positive behaviors, such as wearing their bike helmet or participating in a summer youth program.

“This program is an excellent way for police officers to have a positive connection with a young person and our officers look forward to participating every year”, says Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain.

7- Eleven is celebrating the 23nd anniversary of Operation Chill and this is the fourth year the Vancouver Police Department has been invited to participate.  



The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers

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Vancouver Police substitute PIO - 07/03/18

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will unavailable July 5 and 6, 2018.  Taking media calls during office hours those dates will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

As always, for after-hour inquiries members of the media should contact the media line through dispatch.


Increased DUI enforcement in SW Washington (Photo) - 07/03/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 4, 2018, the Vancouver, Washougal and Battle Ground Police Departments 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.  

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: .

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!



The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit




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Vancouver Police substitute PIO - 06/26/18

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will unavailable June 27-29, 2018.  Taking media calls during office hours those dates will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

As always for after-hour inquiries, members of the media should call the dispatch media line and request a call back from on-duty personnel.


Special Olympics "Flame Of Hope" Stopping in Vancouver - 06/26/18

VANCOUVER –Law enforcement officers from across the nation will escort the “Flame of Hope” torch to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg® (LETR). Law enforcement officers representing 47 states, along with six Special Olympics athletes, make up the “Final Leg” team. 

The “Flame of Hope” will make its way through Vancouver, WA on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain will be welcoming the runners and presenting gifts to the athletes at the Final Leg Vancouver event:

Date:             Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time:            10:30 a.m.
Location:       Vancouver National Historic Reserve Gazebo (1100 block of Evergreen Blvd.)

This event is open to the public.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. More than 100,000 law enforcement members in all 50 U.S. States, 12 Canadian provinces/territories, and 47 other countries contribute to LETR efforts annually as Guardians of the Flame®, ensuring the delivery of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions, state/provincial Games, and national/regional Games.

"For more than 30 years, the Law Enforcement Torch Run has been an integral part of the Special Olympics Movement and we are thrilled to be the host state, and have our local law enforcement partners welcome the Final Leg Torch Runners to our beautiful state," said Dave Lenox, Special Olympics Washington President and CEO. "We look forward to seeing Washingtonians cheer on the Final Leg Team as they bring the USA Games message of acceptance and inclusion throughout the state."

About Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run ® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “ Flame of Hope ” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games.

Annually, more than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe. Since inception, LETR has raised more than half a billion dollars and changed millions of attitudes.

About Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become included and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 5.7 million athletes and Unified partners in 172 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic type sports and over 108,000 games and competitions throughout the year.

About the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington from July 1-6, 2018. More than 4,000 participants representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement and its 50th anniversary; promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport; and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2018 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and community-building.

For more information on the 2018 Final Leg and 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, please visit: or  and follow on Facebook (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames), Twitter (@2018USAGames) and Instagram (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames).


Vancouver Police Investigate Downtown Shooting - 06/24/18

Vancouver, WA - On June 24, 2018, at approximately 2:00 am, Vancouver Police responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Broadway and 7th Street in Downtown Vancouver.  A female bystander was located at the scene with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and was treated at an area hospital.  Detectives from the Vancovuer Police Major Crime Unit and the Safe Streets Task Force are investigating, and they do not believe there is any threat to the general public.

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

East Vancouver emphasis results in 6 arrests - 06/22/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On June 20, 2018, Vancouver Police conducted an emphasis project in east Vancouver along Mill Plain Blvd from approximate NE 104th-136th Avenue.  This emphasis included 25 Neighbors on Watch (NOW) volunteers, 15 Vancouver Police Officers comprised of the Neighborhood Response Teams East and West (NRT), Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO), Traffic Officers and two Department of Corrections officers. 

The purpose of this emphasis was to observe suspicious and criminal activity in commercial parking and deter or interfere with any theft or auto prowls in commercial parking lot areas. The NOW volunteers were utilized to observe and report suspicious activity to the officers in the emphasis. NRT Detectives and NPO’s would then contact and apprehend the observed suspects committing crime. 

   Below are the results of this 4.5 hour emphasis:

  • 24 traffic stops/contacts
  • 6 arrests (2 drug arrests and 4 warrant arrests)
  • 2 stolen vehicles recovered
  • 2 vehicles seized for search warrants

Highlights of the emphasis included:

  • A traffic stop of a vehicle in which the driver had an outstanding warrant and upon search of the vehicle officers located drug paraphernalia and counterfeit currency.
  • A drug transactions observed by NOW volunteers in which two suspects were arrested.
  • A thwarted vehicle prowl in which NOW volunteers observed a subject suspiciously looking through cars in a parking lot. Upon contact by police, the subject was discovered to have two outstanding warrants.
  • A suspect vehicle associated with a burglary was spotted in a motel parking lot with the property from burglary located inside the vehicle.

This emphasis was a great collaboration between police and our citizen volunteers and their participation to assist the Vancouver Police Department in efforts such as this are much appreciated.




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Vancouver Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash - 06/22/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On June 22, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a collision in the 8000 block of NE Burton Rd. A motorcycle rider was following an acquaintance that was driving an SUV and the SUV attempted to pass the vehicle in front of them and hit a median. The motorcycle also attempted to pass, hit the same median, lost control and crashed. The male rider died at the scene.

The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is conducting the investigation.Impairment is believed to be a factor in the collision.

Burton Rd between NE 78-86th Avenue will be closed for several more hours while the Traffic Unit is on scene.

No further information is available at this time.



The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit

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