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Second Vancouver fast food restaurant robbed (UPDATE: ARRESTS) - 07/29/15
*** UPDATE ***

On July 29, 2015 a Vancouver Police patrol officer spotted a vehicle and two males matching the description of the robbery suspects in both the Jack in the Box and Subway robberies. Both males were detained, interviewed by Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit, and were later arrested.

Stephen D. Landry, 5/26/79, no address available, and Destin Carter Gilyard, 2/1/92, no address available, were booked for two counts each of Robbery I and booked into the Clark County Jail.

The investigation is continuing and there is no further information available.


Vancouver, Wash. - On July 29, 2015 at approximately 3:26 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the Jack in the Box located at 7650 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. for a report of an armed robbery. Two males entered the restaurant, armed with handguns, and robbed the restaurant of an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspects are similar in description to the suspects in an armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in Vancouver that occurred on July 27.

Suspect #1 is a black male, 5'8"- 5'9", approximately 160 lbs.
Suspect #2 is a white male, 6'2", approximately 300 lbs.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating both robberies. Anyone with information on the identity of either or both suspects is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Tom Topaum at (360) 487-7425 or


The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit
Vancouver Subway robbed (Photo) - 07/28/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On July 27, 2015 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the Subway restaurant located at 2702 NE 114th Ave for the report of a robbery. The employee stated she was robbed at gun point be two male suspects, both displaying a handgun.

Suspect #1 is a thin, tall, black male.
Suspect #2 is a heavy-set white male, 6' 1", 350 to 400 lbs.
Both suspects were wearing red bandanas on their faces.

The employee was not injured in the incident.

Anyone with information on the identity of either or both suspects is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Tom Topaum at (360) 487-7425 or
Apply to be a Vancouver Police NOW citizen patroller (Photo) - 07/28/15
Vancouver, Wash. - If you have four hours a month to help the Vancouver Police Department fight crime, canvass for missing people, find stolen automobiles, and conduct evidence searches, apply for the Neighbors On Watch (NOW) citizen patrol program by July 31, 2015.

NOW is a non-confrontational, highly visible, crime detection and prevention program. Citizens interested in partnering with the Vancouver Police Department to prevent crime are encouraged to apply. All training is free and hosted by VPD. NOW volunteers patrol city neighborhoods on foot, bike, or by vehicle and act as additional "eyes and ears" for the police department.

If you live in the city limits of Vancouver, are at least 21-years old, can successfully pass a background investigation, and are tired of crime, this may be a great fit for you. Contact Volunteer Services Coordinator Kelly Cheney at (360) 487-7467, or, for more information on participating in this very successful community oriented policing program.

Additional details and a printable volunteer application can be found at

Police can't be on every corner, but you can!

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Barricaded suspect in Vancouver - 07/26/15
On 07-26-15 at approximately 3:37 pm Vancouver Police units were dispatched to a disturbance occurring at 8500 block of NE 36th Cir. Per initial comments of the call, a naked adult male was out on the street and armed with a knife. Investigation confirmed that the male had assaulted a family member.

Suspect subsequently barricaded himself in a residence in that area. Noone else was inside the house at that time. Vancouver Police units maintained the perimeter and deployed various resources such as on-duty SWAT officers, a K-9 Unit,and hostage negotiators.

Suspect was eventually taken into police custody. Noone was injured during this incident. Suspect was arrested on a felony assault charge and lodged at Clark County Jail. Suspect is an adult male ( Andrew Helmsworth ) & resident of Vancouver, WA.

Investigation continues and there is no further information available at this time.
Vancouver Police investigating a possible kidnapping attempt IN CUSTODY (Photo) - 07/26/15
The suspect in this case is in custody. Steven W. Hayes, 01-05-70, was arrested in SE Portland and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
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Vancouver Police investigate shooting (Update 2: Suspect arrest charges) - 07/22/15
*** Update 2 ***

The juvenile suspect was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center for Attempt Murder I and Reckless Endangerment. He made first appearance in court this morning. His next scheduled court date will be Friday July 24,2015.

*** Update 1***

The suspect in this case is currently in custody and being interviewed by detectives.

No further information is expected to be released related to this case tonight.


Vancouver, Wash. - On July 21, 2015 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 3400 block of NE 130th Avenue. The incident involved a 16 year old male who got into a dispute with his step-father and subsequently shot the stepfather through a bedroom door and fled the residence. The victim's injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Vancouver Police are attempting to locate the suspect, who is believed to still be armed. He is a 16 year old black male last seen wearing black and red shorts and no shirt.

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
Vancouver Police substitute PIO, July 9-19 - 07/08/15
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Police PIO Kim Kapp will unavailable July 9-19. Taking media calls during office hours July 9-14 will be Cmdr. Dave King who can be reached at (360) 487-7512. Taking media calls during office hours July 15-17 will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

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

All investigative updates are always sent out in the form of a media release and on duty personnel will not release investigative updates.


The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit
Vancouver Police hosting hiring information event - 07/08/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Police Department has current police officer vacancies and is actively hiring entry and lateral level police officers. The department will be hosting an informational meeting designed to offer prospective candidates information on the testing and background process and to answer questions. Mark your calendar for:

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.)

Additional information on Entry and Lateral Police Officers is always available on the Vancouver Police Department Careers page:
Attached Media Files: Info_event_flyer_2015.pdf