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Human remains located, Vancouver Police investigating - 05/28/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 28, 2016, at approximately 1:08 p.m., Vancouver Police were dispatched to a field located at approximately the 5700 block of NE 158th Avenue. A citizen who was picking berries in the area located what appeared to be skeletal human remains and called 911.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating and is awaiting further information based on examination of the remains by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation is ongoing 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 PAL hosts literacy event (Photo) - 05/27/16
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. These events provide free books to kids, encourage reading, and create positive connections between kids and cops. Vancouver PAL will host our next literacy event at Fruit Valley Elementary School.

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.
Location: Fruit Valley Elementary School (3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd.)

This school year, Vancouver PAL literacy events focus on youth in the second, third and fourth 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 www.vancouverpal.org.


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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 man for death of dog - 05/25/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 22, 2016, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a residence at 3311 E 21st St. for a report that dog had been dragged by a truck to this location and was inside the residence. Witnesses reported hearing a dog yelping and crying loudly and saw that a dog was hanging by a leash on the side a truck driving in the area of 28th/Grand Blvd. Vancouver Police attempted contact with the occupants of the residence where the dog was taken and were unsuccessful in gaining access to check on the condition of the dog. A search warrant was executed for the residence, as well as on the truck that was allegedly involved in the incident. Once inside the residence, Vancouver Police located a deceased, female dog which was turned over to Clark County Animal control for a necropsy.

Based on witness accounts and evidence obtained as part of the investigation, on May 25, 2016, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Vancouver Police arrested David Kadow, 52, at his residence located at 3311 E 21st Street. Kadow was booked into the Clark County jail for Animal Cruelty 1st Degree and Driving While License Suspended 3rd Degree.

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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 PAL hosts 3rd annual Hoopin' With Heroes charity basketball game (Photo) - 05/17/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 20, 2016, the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) will host the 3rd annual Hoopin' With Heroes Police vs. Fire charity basketball game.

Date: May 20, 2016
Time: Tip-off 7:15 p.m.
Location: Fort Vancouver High School (5700 E 18th Street)

This event promises to serve up some friendly competition on the court between players representing the Vancouver Police Department, the Clark County Sheriff's Office, the Washington State Department Of Corrections, and the Vancouver Fire Department. Cost of entry is canned food or $5, with all food donations benefiting Treasure House and Share.

Prior to tip-off, Shoot 360 will be holding a free basketball clinic from 5:45-6:45 for 4th-7th grade youth.

Special thanks to McCord's Vancouver Toyota for their sponsorship of the event.

For more information on the Vancouver Police Activities League visit www.vancouverpal.org.



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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 Seek Help Locating Missing 7 Year Old (Photo) - 05/13/16
The child was located around 10:55 and is fine, no further assistance needed. VPD would like to thank those news outlets that arrived and were ready to assist if the situation had not changed.









Vancouver Police are currently working a missing 7 year old boy, Vincent Meadors. Vincent is about 4'3" tall, around 50 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Blue shirt, blue shorts, with blue colored shoes that light up. Vincent has dyed red hair. Vincent was supposed to return home around 7:00 pm tonight, but never showed. He was last seen in the apartment complex in the 8700 block of E Mill Plain Blvd.

Anyone with information about Vincent's location are strongly encouraged to call 911. The attached picture of Vincent is reported to be about two months old.
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Vancouver Police seek assistance from public in homicide investigation - 05/10/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 9, 2016, Vancouver Police responded to the 4500 block of Nicholson Rd. for the report of a deceased male inside a residence. Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit are investigating this as a homicide in which the victim was shot. Detectives emphasize that there is no immediate threat to the public.

Detectives are asking members of the public who may have been traveling along Nicholson Rd. and/or Falk Rd. (between Fourth Plain Blvd. and SR-500) on May 9, 2016 between the hours of 12:00 a.m. - 1 a.m., or who may have home surveillance video showing those sections of Nicholson Rd. or Falk Rd., to contact Detective Lawrence Zapata at (360) 487-7420 or Detective Tom Topaum at (360) 487-7425.

The investigation is active and ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.

The identity of the victim is not being released, pending information from the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.



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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.
Vancouver police investigating early morning death - 05/09/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 9, 2016 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Vancouver Police were called to the 4500 block of Nicholson Rd. for the report of a male who was deceased inside a residence.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit are investigating and there is no threat to the public. 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.
Vancouver bank robber arrested - 05/04/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 4th, 2016, Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit Detectives, with assistance of the Scappoose, Oregon Police Department, arrested Marx Wayne Coonrod, DOB: 5/11/1956, for Superior Court Warrants related to the following Vancouver bank robberies:

* VPD #2316-1811- February, 2016, Bank Robbery of Umpqua Bank Branch located at
10705 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.
* VPD #2316-4449-March 16, 2016, Bank Robbery of Umpqua Bank Branch located at
10705 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.
* VPD #2316-6421- April 22, 2016, Attempted Bank Robbery of Umpqua Bank Branch
located at 10705 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.

Mr. Coonrod was booked into the Columbia County Jail by Scappoose Police and is currently pending extradition to Clark County.

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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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Increased DUI enforcement planned on Cinco de Mayo (Photo) - 05/04/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 5, 2016, in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo celebrations throughout the area, Officers from both the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments will have additional officers enforcing the DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road. Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among the officers conducting these increased DUI patrols.

This Cinco de Mayo the Vancouver Police Department is once again partnering with Uber to offer first time Uber users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.

The Vancouver Police Department encourages anyone who will be celebrating with intoxicants to select a designated sober driver in advance, or call a friend, a cab, or an Uber car instead of getting behind the wheel impaired.

Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in SW Washington will have extra officers conducting DUI enforcement on strategic dates throughout the year to help keep our roadways safer.

The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Cinco de Mayo!



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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.