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Vancouver Police inundated with calls regarding recovered property - 04/27/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Police Department has been inundated with calls from citizens who have been the victim of a past burglary inquiring about whether their property was among the stolen property recovered on April 24 and 25.

At this time Detectives are still doing inventory, cataloging the property, contacting individuals that can be identified as the owners, and are returning the identified property as quickly as possible. As more property is identified, owners will be contacted. Police are asking citizens not to call dispatch, evidence, or the department directly at this time since the process of cataloging the recovered property is not yet complete and staff are unable to manage the volume of phone calls coming in.

Throughout the next few days the Vancouver Police Department will be posting the property that has yet to be connected with an owner on our website. That page will be up later this week with photos of the property, along with the process to claim property. A link to that page will be sent out to media and through social media as soon as it is established.

We appreciate the patience of those who are wondering if their property has been recovered and assure the public that the detectives involved in this case are working as quickly and thoroughly as possible to identify and contact the rightful owners.

Although over $50,000 of stolen property was recovered in this case, this is just a small percentage of what is reported stolen annually. Often property is not able to be reunited with the owner. The Vancouver Police Department reminds property owners to log serial numbers of valuables, store that information in a secure location, and make a detailed police report in the event of a theft or burglary. These details greatly assist in the return of property to the rightful owner in the event it is ever stolen and later located.



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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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Investigation results in recovery of over $50,000 worth of stolen property (Photo) - 04/25/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On April 23, 2015 the Vancouver Police East and West Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT) served a search warrant on a storage unit located at 505 SE Hearthwood Blvd. as part of an ongoing investigation into stolen property. A subsequent search warrant was served on April 24, 2015 on a vehicle belonging to the suspect. Due to the amount of property, a U-Haul was brought in to move the property. Numerous high-end bicycles (valued at several hundred to several thousand dollars), power tools, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, firearms, musical instruments, and hand tools were among the items recovered.

Approximately $36,500 worth of stolen property has been identified and is in the process of being reunited with owners. Another approximate $20,000 of property is still being researched in an attempt to locate victims.

Dustin P Medeiros, 30, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for:
* PCS-Meth with Intent to Deliver
* PCS Suboxone
* Possession of Stolen Property First Degree (2 counts)
* Possession of Stolen Property Second Degree (2 counts)
* Possession of Stolen Property Second Degree (17 counts)
* Possession of a Stolen Firearm (3 counts)
* Possession of an Unlawful Firearm (short barrel shotgun) (1 count)
* PCS Meth (1 count)
* PCS Heroin (1 count)

The investigation is ongoing.


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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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Investigation results in recovery of over $50,000 worth of stolen property (Photo) - 04/25/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On April 23, 2015 the Vancouver Police East and West Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT) served a search warrant on a storage unit located at 505 SE Hearthwood Blvd. as part of an ongoing investigation into stolen property. A subsequent search warrant was served on April 24, 2015 on a vehicle belonging to the suspect. Due to the amount of property, a U-Haul was brought in to move the property. Numerous high-end bicycles (valued at several hundred to several thousand dollars), power tools, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, firearms, musical instruments, and hand tools were among the items recovered.

Approximately $36,500 worth of stolen property has been identified and is in the process of being reunited with owners. Another approximate $20,000 of property is still being researched in an attempt to locate victims.

Dustin P Medeiros, 30, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for:
* PCS-Meth with Intent to Deliver
* PCS Suboxone
* Possession of Stolen Property First Degree (2 counts)
* Possession of Stolen Property Second Degree (2 counts)
* Possession of Stolen Property Second Degree (17 counts)
* Possession of a Stolen Firearm (3 counts)
* Possession of an Unlawful Firearm (short barrel shotgun) (1 count)
* PCS Meth (1 count)
* PCS Heroin (1 count)

The investigation is ongoing.


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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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Investigation results in recovery of over $50,000 worth of stolen property (Photo) - 04/25/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On April 23, 2015 the Vancouver Police East and West Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT) served a search warrant on a storage unit located at 505 SE Hearthwood Blvd. as part of an ongoing investigation into stolen property. A subsequent search warrant was served on April 24, 2015 on a vehicle belonging to the suspect. Due to the amount of property, a U-Haul was brought in to move the property. Numerous high-end bicycles (valued at several hundred to several thousand dollars), power tools, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, firearms, musical instruments, and hand tools were among the items recovered.

Approximately $36,500 worth of stolen property has been identified and is in the process of being reunited with owners. Another approximate $20,000 of property is still being researched in an attempt to locate victims.

Dustin P Medeiros, 30, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for:
* PCS-Meth with Intent to Deliver
* PCS Suboxone
* Possession of Stolen Property First Degree (2 counts)
* Possession of Stolen Property Second Degree (2 counts)
* Possession of Stolen Property Second Degree (17 counts)
* Possession of a Stolen Firearm (3 counts)
* Possession of an Unlawful Firearm (short barrel shotgun) (1 count)
* PCS Meth (1 count)
* PCS Heroin (1 count)

The investigation is ongoing.


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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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Investigation results in recovery of over $50,000 worth of stolen property (Photo) - 04/25/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On April 23, 2015 the Vancouver Police East and West Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT) served a search warrant on a storage unit located at 505 SE Hearthwood Blvd. as part of an ongoing investigation into stolen property. A subsequent search warrant was served on April 24, 2015 on a vehicle belonging to the suspect. Due to the amount of property, a U-Haul was brought in to move the property. Numerous high-end bicycles (valued at several hundred to several thousand dollars), power tools, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, firearms, musical instruments, and hand tools were among the items recovered.

Approximately $36,500 worth of stolen property has been identified and is in the process of being reunited with owners. Another approximate $20,000 of property is still being researched in an attempt to locate victims.

Dustin P Medeiros, 30, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for:
* PCS-Meth with Intent to Deliver
* PCS Suboxone
* Possession of Stolen Property First Degree (2 counts)
* Possession of Stolen Property Second Degree (2 counts)
* Possession of Stolen Property Second Degree (17 counts)
* Possession of a Stolen Firearm (3 counts)
* Possession of an Unlawful Firearm (short barrel shotgun) (1 count)
* PCS Meth (1 count)
* PCS Heroin (1 count)

The investigation is ongoing.


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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 Police looking for owner of electric wheelchair (Photo) - 04/21/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On April 16, 2015, Vancouver Police responded to the 1700 block of SE Ellsworth Road regarding an electric wheelchair that was abandoned on the side of the roadway. No reports of stolen property matching this description have been received and the Vancouver Police Department is hoping to find the owner of this property.

Anyone with information on the possible owner should contact the Vancouver Police Department Evidence unit at (360) 487-7404.



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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 Police arrest male after attempted rape near trail - 04/19/15
On April 19, 2015, Vancouver Police were dispatched to an attempted rape of a female who as walking on the Burnt Bridge Creek trail. The 26 year old victim was on the trail, just west of NE 86th Avenue, when she was grabbed by an unknown black male who attempted to pull her off the trail and pull her clothing off. The victim screamed and her boyfriend, who was nearby, ran to the scene. With the assistance of another witness they were able to detain the suspect, Tremaine S. Rambo, 20, until police arrived. Rambo was transported to the Clark County Jail and booked on one count of Attempted Rape 1.

Detectives are actively investigating this incident and no further information is available 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 http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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Vancouver massage therapist arrested, police searching for more possible victims (Photo) - 04/09/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On April 2, 2015, the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit arrested massage therapist Valentin Delgado, owner of Massage by Valentin, located at 5501 NE 109th Court in Vancouver (http://www.massagebyvalentin.com). Delgado was charged with three counts of Indecent Liberties, a crime involving sexual contact with another person.

This arrest stemmed from three separate complaints filed by previous clients who reported inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact during their massages. During this investigation, it was determined Delgado worked at several spas in the Clark County area to include:

* Bridge Chiropractic, Salmon Creek, July 2014- present
* Estetica Day Spa, Longview, WA, September 2013 -August 2014
* Elements Therapeutic Massage, Vancouver, WA, June 2013- December 2013
* Spoiled Spa and Salon, Vancouver, WA, October 2011- September 2013
* Hand and Stone Vancouver, WA, October 2011- April 2013


The Vancouver Police Department, during contact with these salons, learned there are possibly other clients with complaints who never officially came forward. At this time, Detectives are asking persons who have received a massage from Valentin Delgado, during which time inappropriate touching or other questionable behavior occurred, to contact the Vancouver Police Department.

No other therapists in the office where Delgado currently works, or anyone employed with the list of previous employers, are under investigation or otherwise associated with this criminal case.

Comments or complaints related to Valentin Delgado should be directed to the Vancouver Police Tip Line at 360-487-7399. Callers are asked to leave a detailed message for Detective Carole Boswell regarding case number V15-3284.

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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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Suspect arrested for Attempt Murder, temporary closure on Mill Plain between Ft. Vancouver Way / E. Reserve for Police Investigation - 04/01/15
On 3-31-15 at 2341hrs Vancouver Police were dispatched to a single car rollover accident on Mill Plain between E. Reserve and Ft. Vancouver Way. The driver of the vehicle, 29 year old Vancouver resident Robert Souza, was contacted by police blocks away from the vehicle. At the time of the crash two adults and a child were in the vehicle. Both adults sustained minor injuries, the child was uninjured.

During the course of the accident investigation police learned the driving actions of Souza were not an accident, but intentional. At the completion of the criminal investigation Robert Souza was booked into the Clark County Jail on two counts of Attempt Murder 1-Domestic Violence and Felony Hit and Run. The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit and Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate this matter.

It is anticipated that the section of Mill Plain between Ft. Vancouver Way and E. Reserve will be blocked for the next few hours.