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Vancouver Police introduce new K9 (Photo) - 09/26/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On September 28, 2016 the Vancouver Police Department will introduce the newest members of the Vancouver Police K9 Unit, Officer Chris Douville and his K9 partner Doc.

Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police East Precinct (520 SE 155th Avenue)

K9 Doc is a three year old Dutch Shepherd and was shipped to the United States from Holland. He is now certified as a dual purpose police service dog and has completed 400 hours of patrol work (tracking) training and 200 hours of narcotics detection training. Doc has not been trained to detect the odor of Marijuana.


For more information about the Vancouver Police K9 Unit visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/k9-unit.


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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 investigate serious injury collision (Update 1: Suspect ID) - 09/22/16

*** Update 1***

On September 22, 2016, Vancouver Police arrested and booked Fontella Hooper, 30, of Vancouver, for 2 counts of Vehicular Assault.

Both victims are still hospitalized, one with life-threatening injuries. The names of the victims are not being released at this time.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation.

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Vancouver, Wash. -- On September 21, 2016, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a serious injury collision in the area of E Fourth Plain Blvd. /P Street involving two vehicles. The suspect driver, victim driver and victim passenger were all transported to an area hospital with the victim passenger suffering possible life-threatening injuries. It is believed that impairment was a factor in the crash.

E Fourth Plain Blvd. is closed westbound in the area of P Street with traffic being detoured northbound onto O Street. E Fourth Plain eastbound is limited to one lane in the area of the collision. The closures and detours are anticipated to be in place for several hours while the Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit conducts the investigation.

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 first literacy events of the school year (Photo) - 09/21/16

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 the first literacy events of the new school year:

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Hockinson Heights Elementary (19912 NE 164th St, Brush Prairie)

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:a.m.
Location: Martin Luther King Elementary (4801 Idaho St., Vancouver)

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 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.

Vancouver Police substitute PIO, September 12-16 - 09/09/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will unavailable September 12-16. Taking media calls during office hours that week 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 receive investigative updates.

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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 and SWAT arrest three people on drug and gun charges - 09/09/16

Vancouver, Wash. --On September 8, 2016 Detectives from the Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) and the Neighborhood Response Team West (NRTW) utilized the SW Washington SWAT team to assist in the apprehension of a potentially armed suspect. Members of the SWAT Team conducted a high risk traffic stop in the area of NE 112th Avenue/Mill Plain Blvd. Three individuals were taken into custody and two guns and a large amount of ecstasy were also discovered.

Arrested were:

Stephanie Linke, 35, for Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm and Possession Of A Controlled Substance Heroin.

Lucas Reed, 36, for Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm and Possession Of A Controlled Substance Heroin.

Charles Smith, 20, for Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm and Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Intent To Deliver Methamphetamine.

The investigation by the SSTF and NRTW is continuing.

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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 assist BNSF with train/ car collision - 09/05/16

On September 4th, around 9:00 p.m., officers with the Vancouver Police responded near the 19700 block of SE Evergreen Highway for a report of a train versus vehicle collision. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle that appeared to have been struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. Emergency responders from Vancouver Fire, Camas Fire, BNSF Police, American Medical Response all arrived to provide assistance, but the single occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupant has been identified, but the name will not be release pending notification of family.

BNSF Police are conducting the investigation, and ask if anyone witnessed the collision they are encouraged to call their dispatch center 1-800-832-5452.

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Vancouver Police Seeking Public help in locating a Missing Child (Photo) - 09/03/16

Hawks has been located, and returned home.

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Vancouver Police are asking the public help in locating a missing 16 year old boy. Edward "Eddie" Hawks is a native American male, about 5'9" tall and around 160 pounds, and has dark brown hair. He was last seen today around 5:00 at his residence, near the intersection of NE 112th Ave and NE 9th Street.

Hawks is Autistic and non-verbal; he was last seen wearing a yellow colored t-shirt, with a blue jacket, blue colored sweat pants and slip on shoes.

Anyone with information related to this case are encouraged to call 911.

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