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Vancouver Police investigate shooting (UPDATE 2: Victim Information) - 01/23/17

*** Update 2***

The victim in this incident has been identified as Ian Patrick McKay, 37, of Vancouver.

No additional information is available at this time.


*** Update ***

The suspect in this case, TJ Patrick Ferres, 55, was booked into the Clark County Jail on Murder II.

No further information on this investigation will be released this evening.


Vancouver, Wash. -- On January 22, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 14900 block of NE 5th Street. When officers arrived, they located an adult male deceased. Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit are currently conducting interviews and have an adult male in custody.

The parties involved are all known to one another and detectives do not believe there is any threat to the general public.

The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of next of kin and the name of the male in custody will be released upon booking into jail.

There is no further information at this time.


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Vancouver Police Arrest 5 After home invasion robbery investigation - 01/20/17

On January 19th, at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers with the Vancouver Police Department responded to an apartment complex in the 3700 block of NE 109th Ave for a report of a home invasion robbery. Initial information reported to police was that four males entered an apartment with firearms, and told the victim to get on the floor. After the suspect's left, the victim was able to see them drive off in a white colored four door vehicle.

A responding officer sees a vehicle matching that description near the intersection of Chkalov and Mill Plain. The officer catches up to the vehicle and initiates a stop on the north end of the Glen Jackson Bridge; multiple police units arrived to assist. Due to the nature of the crime alleged, southbound traffic on I-205 was temporarily closed until all four occupants were taken into custody without incident. Once the scene was safe, all traffic lanes were opened up without any incident. The vehicle stopped by police appeared to contain evidence related to the robbery; it was seized and towed to a police precinct for application of a search warrant.

The four suspects were transported to the Vancouver Police East Precinct, where they were interviewed by detectives with the Neighborhood Response Teams and the Safe Streets Taskforce. Eventually all of the following were arrested for one count each of Robbery in the First Degree and one count each of Burglary in the First Degree, both Class A Felony's in the State of Washington:

Bulambo, Sammy 1/1/1999
Jones, Kelyn C.L. 1/8/1998
Lockett, Savion I 10/23/1997
Sinner, Mason 8/17/1997
Mott, Sierra J 12/14/1996

All of the suspects were booked in the Clark County Jail. The investigation is still on-going at this time.

Vancouver Police launches new online crime map (Photo) - 01/19/17

Vancouver, Wash. -- On January 19, 2017, the Vancouver Police Department launched a new crime mapping tool to provide the public a way to stay informed about crime in Vancouver. The Vancouver Police Department partnered with LexisNexis Risk Solutions for the online crime map which can be accessed from the Vancouver Police Department website at or by visiting

The crime map geocodes the crime data, then displays incidents on a map along with basic information about the incident, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time. This tool maps and analyzes crime data and allows residents the ability to sign up for alerts about crimes in their area. The crime map automatically syncs with the Vancouver Police Department's records system and is updated daily.

Sex offenders will not be included on this map. To search for sex offenders in Clark County please visit the Vancouver Police Department Sex Offender page or the Clark County Community Notification page

The Vancouver Police Department is very excited to re-launch a new-and-improved crime map to provide increased access to information to the residents of Vancouver.


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 investigate death of couple - 01/12/17

Vancouver, Wash. -- On January 11, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a residence in the 3100 block of NE 115th Avenue for a report of an assault with a weapon. Family members located the bodies of a 43 year old male and a 39 year old female, husband and wife, in the residence and called police.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit are investigating this incident and at this time indications are this appears to be a murder-suicide The identities of the individuals are not being released and the investigation into the cause of death is being conducted by the Clark County Medical Examiner's office.

No further information is available at this time.


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Police volunteer program looking to grow in 2017 (Photo) - 01/05/17

Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Department is actively recruiting citizen volunteers for its very successful Neighbors On Watch (NOW) program in 2017. Applicants should apply by January 19 to be considered for the Spring Training Academy.

NOW volunteers receive specialized training to conduct citizen patrols in the City of Vancouver, observe and report suspicious activity, and support the department's important public safety mission. In 2016, NOW volunteers assisted with evidence searches, patrolled hundreds of hours, helped canvass for missing people, documented speeding and stop sign violations, and located stolen vehicles. The crime prevention patrols are highly visible and non-confrontational -- volunteers serve as "extra eyes and ears" only. Many team members walk and ride bikes for exercise while patrolling, or drive their personal vehicles.

Applicants must be at least 21-years old, pass a thorough background investigation, successfully complete 40 hours of training over eight weeks, and commit to four hours of volunteer service per month. Training includes radio communications, observation skills, CPR, searching for evidence, and citizen patrol procedures.

To apply or find out more information visit or contact Volunteer Service Coordinator Kelly Cheney at or 360-487-7467.


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Vancouver Police seek assistance to locate missing adult (Update: Located safe) - 01/05/17

**** Update***

Mr. Morales was located this morning and is safe.

Vancouver, Wash. -- On January 4, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m. Vancouver Police were notified that Alfonso Flores Morales, 72, left his assisted living home at 3007 NE 117th Ct. and did not return. Attempts to locate Mr. Morales have been unsuccessful. Mr. Morales suffers from dementia and takes regular medication. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black beanie cap, blue jeans, and black leather shoes.

Anyone with information on the location of Alfonso Flores Morales is asked to call 911.


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Vancouver PAL hosts literacy event (Photo) - 01/03/17

Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Activities League hosts literacy events each month during the school year in elementary schools in both the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts throughout the county. These events provide free books to kids, encourage reading, and create positive connections between kids and cops. Vancouver PAL will host the next literacy event:

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Fruit Valley Elementary (3301 Fruit Valley Rd.)

This school year, Vancouver PAL literacy events will focus on youth in the second and third grades. Each literacy event includes a safety presentation from the Vancouver Police Department, or Clark County Sheriff's Office, (depending on the location of the school), time for kids to pick out a free book, reading time with police officers, and a tour of specialty police vehicles. These literacy events are fun for both the officers and the kids. Literacy is one of the key educational programs the Vancouver Police Activities League focuses on.

Members of the media are always invited to attend any PAL events to see first-hand the positive impact that programs such as PAL can have on a community. Members of the media who want to attend a literacy event should check in at the school office to receive a visitor badge. Be prepared for great visuals and high energy!

For more information on the Vancouver Police Activities League visit


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