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Vancouver Police investigate fatal hit and run collision (Update 3: Suspect arrested) - 09/12/20

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The investigation into the fatality hit and run of 56 year old Thomas Sawyer is continuing. Investigators identified the suspect driver as Harley Anderson, 21. Probable Cause was established to charge Anderson with Vehicular Homicide, Felony Hit & Run and Driving While License Suspended 3rd Degree.  

On September 11, 2020, at 8:25 p.m., Clark County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a stolen vehicle in progress call and were able to stop the car at the intersection of NE 29th Avenue / NE 170th Street.  The passenger in the vehicle was Harley Anderson. She was booked into the CCSO Jail for the above-referenced charges.

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

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Vancouver Police Traffic Unit investigators have located the suspect vehicle involved in yesterday's fatal hit and run. 

The Vancouver Police Department wants to thank the the media for sharing information out about this incident and the members of the public who called with information, which assisted in locating the vehicle. 

More information will be released as it becomes available. 

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A photo of the suspect vehicle has been obtained and is attached.

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Vancouver, Wash. – On September 2, 2020, at approximately 6:42 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian hit by a vehicle in the area of E. Mill Plain Blvd./Grand Blvd. The pedestrian did not survive. The suspect vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Mill Plain and is described as a silver or light tan GMC Envoy that would have right front damage.

Investigators from the Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit are investigating. Anyone with information on the location of the vehicle or with information on this collision is asked to call Vancouver Police Traffic Officer Block at (360) 869-6800.

Nothing further is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police investigate hit and run (Update: Suspect arrested) - 09/07/20

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The investigation into Saturday’s hit and run indicates the victim and a group of friends traveled from downtown Vancouver to the bar located at 3315 NE 112th Avenue, where the assault later occurred. The suspect allegedly followed the group from downtown Vancouver and began filming the victim and his friends inside the bar, which made them uncomfortable. No verbal confrontation occurred inside the bar. The suspect stopped filming after contact from security staff and excited the bar. The victim and his friends also went outside where the parties verbally communicated with each other. The suspect got into his vehicle,drove toward the victim, hit him and then fled from the parking lot.

This afternoon, the suspect, Charles R. Holliday-Smith, 30, turned himself into Vancouver Police. He was booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault 1 and Felony Hit and Run.

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

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Vancouver, Wash. – On September 5, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a hit and run in the parking lot of a bar located at 3315 NE 112th Avenue. The victim and his friends were inside the bar when another male began filming them with his phone and the parties got into a verbal altercation inside. The suspect later left the bar and the victim and several friends also went outside. As the suspect was leaving the parking lot, he hit the victim with his vehicle and fled the area. The victim suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The suspect has not been located. The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating.

Information is circulating that the suspect and victim were part of activist groups however; the Vancouver Police Department is unable to confirm that information. 

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

 

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Vancouver Police substitute PIO September 5 - 09/05/20

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will be unavailable on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 12 noon-9 p.m.

As always for general inquiries from the media on weekends, please contact dispatch on the media line and request a return call from on-duty personnel.

For urgent media inquiries please contact Lt. Kathy McNicholas on the above date and times only, at (360) 518-2123.

 

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Vancouver Police Seeks Missing Endangered 11-Year Old Female (Photo) (Update: Located) - 08/26/20

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Maleah has been located. 

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Vancouver Police asks for the public's help in locating 11-year-old Maleah Bessinger. Maleah was last seen today at Vancouver Mall and may be in the company of an unidentified adult. She is about 5'4" feet tall with a thin build, black shoulder length hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants with holes and a gray Champion brand sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1.

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