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Vancouver Police make arrest in homicide investigation (Update: Victim ID releasable) - 07/18/17

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The notification of next of kin for both victims has been completed.

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Vancouver, Wash. --On July 16, 2017 at approximately 1:36 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to 1900 Fort Vancouver Way for the report of an assault. When officers arrived, they located two males outside of the complex deceased with apparent stab wounds. Dustin L. Zapel, a resident of the complex, was identified as a person of interest and a photo of Zapel was released to the media. At approximately 9:00 a.m., Zapel was seen in the area of NE 94th Avenue/NE Covington Rd. and was taken into custody.

After interviews by detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit, Zapel was arrested for two counts of Murder I and one count of Attempted Murder and booked into the Clark County Jail.

Information related to the victims is not being released, pending notification of next of kin.

No additional 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 Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Person of Interest in Double Homicide (Update 1: In custody) - 07/16/17

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The person of interest, Dustin Zapel, is in custody. The Vancouver Police Major Crimes unit is continuing the investigation and nothing further is available at this time.

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The Vancouver Police are currently investigating a double homicide that occurred in the 1900 block of Ft Vancouver Way earlier this date. The investigation is in its infancy, and no more information is available to release at this time.

During the investigation, Police have identified Dustin L Zapel as person of interest. Zapel is a 35 year old white male, approximately 6'1", weighing around 185 lbs. He has brown eyes, and has a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a dark colored San Francisco 49'ers coat, black jeans and black tennis shoes. Zapel is considered armed and dangerous, and if located, should not be contacted or approached by the general public.

If you see him or now where Zapel is, please call 911 immediately.

Increased DUI enforcement Friday - 07/13/17

Vancouver, Wash. --On July 14, 2017, thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments, the Clark County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol will have additional officers out enforcing 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 those conducting these increased DUI patrols.

If you or someone you care about will be out drinking or consuming other intoxicants, please make sure to select a sober designated driver, or use mass transit, taxis, or a rideshare service to get around town. As a reminder, Uber is offering first time 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.

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

For more information about the Vancouver Police DUI enforcement efforts and DUI prevention tips visit: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement.


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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 Auto vs Pedestrian Accident - 07/09/17

On July 9th, 2017, at around 1:40am, Vancouver Police Officers were called to the 4200 block of East Fourth Plain Blvd for a vehicle versus pedestrian collision. An initial investigation confirmed that a 35 year old man driving a vehicle had struck a 31 year old pedestrian. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be a factor at this time. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Fourth Plain Blvd was shut down from Falk Rd to Caples Rd as the investigation at the scene continues. No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is on-going. Names of the parties involved are being withheld, pending notification to next of kin.

Vancouver Police seek help to locate missing man (Update: Located safe) - 07/05/17

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Mr. Robinson has been located safe and will be re-united with family.

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Vancouver, Wash. -- On July 5, 2017, at approximately 2:11 p.m., Vancouver Police were contacted regarding Robert "Bobby" C. Robinson who was last seen leaving his caregiver's home in west Vancouver on foot. Robert, 64, has early onset dementia and his family is concerned for his welfare.

Robert is 5'5", 140 lbs., long brown/gray hair, last seen wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with "Alaskan Grown" on the front, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information on Robert Robinson's whereabouts is asked to call 911.


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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 in SW Washington (Photo) - 07/05/17

Vancouver, Wash. --On July 8, 2017, thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal Police Departments and the Washington State Patrol will have additional officers out enforcing 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 those conducting these increased DUI patrols.

If you or someone you care about will be out drinking or consuming other intoxicants, please make sure to select a sober designated driver, or use mass transit, taxis, or a rideshare service to get around town. As a reminder, Uber is offering first time 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.

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

For more information about the Vancouver Police DUI enforcement efforts and DUI prevention tips visit: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement.


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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 substitute PIO, July 6-7 - 07/05/17

Vancouver, Wash. -- Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will unavailable July 6 & 7. Taking media calls during office hours that day 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 have investigative updates.

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Found Endangered Person Identified - 07/03/17

Vancouver Police have identified the male who was found wandering along the roadway on Sunday. He is being reunited with his family. No further information is available and his identity is not being released.

Vancouver Police arrest robbery suspects - 06/29/17

Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 29, 2017, Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department and the US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Jarid R. Hyde, 28, for two counts of Robbery I related to two robberies that occurred on May 26, 2017.

On June 28, 2017, Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Neighborhood Response Team arrested Andrew J. Pablo, 25, for two counts of Robbery I and one count of Robbery II related to two robberies that occurred on May 26, 2017 and one that occurred on June 5, 2017. Information related to the robberies is detailed below.

* On May 26, 2017, two suspects entered the Shell located at 16320 SE Cascade Park Drive, displayed a handgun, assaulted the clerk, and robbed the store. A few hours later, another robbery occurred in Clark County in which detectives believe the same suspects robbed a Minit Mart.

* On June 5, 2017, two suspects entered the Comfort Inn located at 4714 NE 94th Avenue and robbed the clerk of money.

Both suspects are currently lodged in the Clark County Jail.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation and nothing further 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.