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Vancouver Police investigate downtown shooting, three arrests (Update: Names) - 02/21/15
*** UPDATE ***

The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the area of 8th/Main Street. Vancouver Police patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired in that area and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with three occupants who were arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. There were no reported injuries or property damage.

Shalon D. Freeman, 22, of Portland; Adrian L. Marshall, 22, of Portland; and Howard D. Washington, 21, of Portland were booked into the Clark County Jail.

No further information is available at this time.


Vancouver Police are investigating another shooting that occurred in downtown Vancouver on the morning of 2-21-15. During the shooting investigation three adult males from the Portland area were arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm. Vancouver Police continue to investigate this shooting. Citizens with information reference this incident are encourage to contact Vancouver Police.
Vancouver Police investigate report of shooting - 02/21/15
On February 20, 2015, officers from the Vancouver Police Department responded to a report of a possible shooting inside a residence located in the 11300 block of SE 14th Ct. Initial information received through 911 indicated one victim was reported to have been shot, and was still believed to be inside the house. It was reported the alleged shooter's whereabouts were unknown.
After officers arrived, attempts were made to contact anyone inside. After a few minutes, an adult female came out of the house and informed officers that no one was shot or hurt inside her home. Officers were given permission to search the house and confirmed no one was inside, and no indications of a shooting were present.
The person who called 911 was contacted by police during this same time as this incident was developing. It became clear to officers in speaking to the adult male he was displaying indications of having significant mental health issues. The male was subsequently transported to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.
There is no indication at this time of any criminal intent on behalf of the caller, and no charges are going to be pursued.
Vancouver Police Host Swearing In and Award Ceremony - 02/09/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On February 11, 2015, the Vancouver Police Department will host a promotion and award ceremony. This event will include the promotion of a new Sergeant and Lieutenant, and numerous citizen and department personnel awards including Department Recognition, Department Citation, Team Commendation, Lifesaving, Meritorious Service, Medal of Distinction, and Purple Heart.

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Water Resource Education Center (4600 SE Columbia Way)

This event is open to the public. Parking is limited in the main lot and additional parking is available in an adjacent lot to the west of the Water Resource Education Center.


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Vancouver Police seeking information on anniversary of homicide (Photo) - 02/04/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On February 4, 2007, Donald Brown was found deceased in his Vancouver, Washington home. His death was the result of homicidal violence.

Today is the 8th anniversary of Mr. Brown's death and the investigation remains open. The Vancouver Police Department is asking anyone with information related to the murder of Donald Brown to contact Vancouver Police Detective Darren McShea at (360)487-7431 or


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Vancouver Police Investigate Shooting (Update 1: Arrests) - 01/31/15
*** UPDATE 1 ***

The Safe Streets Task force arrested two individuals related to this incident. Shawn Crawford, 08/21/92, and a 16 year old male. Crawford was booked into the Clark County Jail on three counts of Assault I and the juvenile was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on the same charges.

This incident involved two crime scenes where shots were fired; 2300 Neals Lane and E. Fourth Plain Blvd./Grand Blvd. (3300 block).

The Safe Streets Task Force is continuing the investigation and due to the sensitive nature of the incident and safety considerations for others, no victim information, to include hospital location, is being released. Media are asked to consider discretion on release of any information related to witness or victim information that may become available through other documents as well as this is an ongoing investigation.


Vancouver, Wash. - On January 30, 2015, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3300 block of E Fourth Plain Blvd. after citizens called 911 to report hearing gunshots in the area. Officers located one male victim with a non-life threatening injury to the leg. That individual was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Currently, police have two individuals detained. Detectives from the Safe Streets Task Force are investigating this incident. There is not believed to be any threat to the general public.

No further information is available at this time.


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Vancouver Police Seeking Assistance to Locate Missing Woman (found) (Photo) - 01/28/15
The Vancouver Police Department have located Kristine Bousquet and her one year-old child, Chase Bousquet and found them safe.

The police would like to thank the community for their assistance in this event and express appreciation for the many tips received by citizens.