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Vancouver Police arrest five juveniles for assaulting pedestrians (Update 2: Victim condition updates) - 08/30/16

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Updated information related to the victim in the second assault is that he remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The victim in the first assault was treated and released. The names of the victims are not being released at this time.


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Vancouver, Wash. -- On August 22, 2016 Vancouver Police responded to the report that a male who was walking in the area of E Fourth Plain Blvd./NE Stapleton Rd. was assaulted by a group of young males. Less than two hours after that assault, Vancouver Police responded to another call of a male who was assaulted by a group of young males in the area of E 18th Street/General Anderson. Both crimes were believed to be committed by the same suspects.

On August 26, 2016, Detectives from the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team (NRT)located, interviewed, and arrested one 13 year old male, two 14 year old males and two 15 year old males for 2 counts of Robbery I, 1 count of Assault I, 1 count of Assault II and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief. Additional charges may be pending. The investigation 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.

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Vancouver Police seek public's help in locating missing elderly man (Photo) - 08/28/16

John has been located and returned home.






On August 28, 2016, at approximately 8:20 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to the 5100 block of NE 121st Ave for a missing person complaint. Officers learned that 66 year old John Spencer left his address around 5:30 p.m. for a walk, and has not returned.

John is a white male, about 5'10", and around 220lbs. He is bald with brown eyes and has a short gray haired beard. A picture of John has been added to this release.

John was last seen wearing a brown colored shirt, black jeans and a blue coat described as a "pea coat" in style.

John has significant medical history and some mental health issues as well. John left his phone behind, and does not have access to a vehicle.

Anyone who knows where John is or believes they have seen him are strongly urged to call 911.

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Vancouver Police investigate fatality collision (Update: ID of victim) - 08/26/16

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The victim has been positively identified as Fabian G. Rosales, DOB 02/19/79.

No further information is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.


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Vancouver, Wash. --On August 26, 2016 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The driver reported that he was driving westbound in the 105000 block of westbound Mill Plain Blvd. when he hit something in the roadway. He stopped and discovered a man in this 20's to 30's lying in the road. The male was deceased when emergency personnel arrived. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Speed or impairment are not factors in the collision.

Preliminary indications from the investigation are that the victim was lying in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle. Westbound Mill Plain was closed during the investigation and it anticipated to re-open at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning.

The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is investigating and the name of the driver and the victim are not being released 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 Investigate Armed Robbery, Two Suspects Arrested - 08/24/16

On August 24, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 7-11 Store, located at 3200 E Fourth Plain Blvd, for an armed robbery complaint. Initial investigation reveals two males entered the store, one pointed what the clerk believed to be a handgun and demanded cash. The males then exit the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A passer-by in a vehicle sees the suspects flee the store get into a vehicle around the corner from the store. The passer-by then follows the vehicle. The vehicle then gets on State Route 500, and heads east. The suspect vehicle and the witness drive upon several Washington State Police Troopers, who were investigating an un-related traffic accident near the intersection of S.R. 500 and Falk Rd. Both vehicles are stopped, and the witness notifies a trooper about the robbery.

The vehicle's occupants are detained and at the completion of the initial investigation, 18 year old Charles Ferguson of Vancouver and 16 year old Tyrique Hardnett of Portland, were arrested for Robbery in the First Degree. Ferguson was booked into the Clark County Jail and Hardnett was booked into the Juvenile Detention Hall. The two other occupants of the vehicle were identified, interviewed and released from the scene. The vehicle was seized by police and a search warrant will be applied for to retrieve evidence related to this crime.

This investigation is still on-going, no further information is available at this time. Any updates will be made in subsequent press releases.

Vancouver Police host Girl Cops Are Awesome II - 08/19/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On September 1, 2016 the Vancouver Police Department will be hosting Girl Cops Are Awesome II.

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police East Precinct (520 SE 155th Avenue)

Last year the Vancouver Police Department hosted an event called Girl Cops Are Awesome after hearing about a local girl, Kinley Goertler, who went with her mother to buy a SWAT costume for Halloween, only to be disappointed that the packaging seemed to indicate it was a boy's costume. Based on the positive response and attendance at last year's event, the Vancouver Police Department is hosting Girl Cops Are Awesome II.

This event is open to girls of all ages who want to meet some awesome "girl cops", learn more about a career opportunities in law enforcement, check out the equipment police officers use, and have a lot of fun! This event is open to the public and boys are welcome to attend too.


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.

Attached Media Files: GirlCopsIIFlyer.pdf
Vancouver Police hiring entry and lateral police officers - 08/16/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Department has current police officer vacancies and is actively hiring both 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.

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.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: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.

Attached Media Files: Info_event_flyer_2016.pdf
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Vancouver Police seek assistance to locate missing person (Photo) - 08/15/16

Vancouver, Wash. --On August 14, 2016 Vancouver Police were contacted regarding a missing person, Richard Grady, who was last seen on August 6, 2016. Richard is recently homeless and depends on medication for a medical condition. He has no phone or vehicle and may be in the early stages of Dementia. Richard has gone missing before but has always returned home and has never been gone this long. Richard is known to stay on the west side Vancouver.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Richard Grady 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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UPDATED: Child Safe: Vancouver Police Department requests assistance locating 14-year-old runaway (Photo) - 08/12/16

8/12/2016 Update

Kayla was returned home safe and healthy late on 8/11/2016.VPD thanks those who assisted in her return.

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VPD asks for the public's assistance in locating a missing 14-year-old female runaway, Kayla Lynn Donohue. Kayla ran from her residence in eastern Vancouver on 8/10/2016. Kayla is 5'7" and has a medium build. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She wears hair hair long and straight, about 3 inches below the shoulders. It is unknown what she was last wearing, but she took with her a small skateboard and black backpack with unknown accent colors. If anyone sees Kayla or knows where she is, please call 911.

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Vancouver and Battle Ground police conducting DUI enforcement this weekend (Photo) - 08/11/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On August 13, 2016, Officers from 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.

The Vancouver Police Department encourages anyone who may be attending summer parties or events and will be consuming intoxicants to select a designated sober driver in advance, call a sober friend, or use a car service instead of getting behind the wheel impaired. 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.

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

The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe summer!



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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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UPDATE: Child located...Vancouver Police seeking the public's help locating missing 12-year-old (Photo) - 08/09/16

The missing 12 year old was located and returned to his family on 8/9/2016 by the Portland Police Bureau. VPD thanks all those who submitted tips and watched for the missing child.


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8/8/2016 Update

The Vancouver Police Department would like to renew its request that the public in the Portland-Vancouver metro area continue to keep an eye out for 12-year-old Rodrigo Alexander Quintanilla. He has been gone from his residence since 8/5/2016. Rodrigo was spotted late in the evening of 8/7/2016 in a NE Portland area retail store. He was alone.

Rodrigo was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with khaki colored pants. He has with him a gray with black pattern Columbia brand jacket. He is also carrying a white and multi-colored Skullcandy brand backpack.

Rodrigo may attempt to seek shelter in retail stores, fast food restaurants, and other public places.

If you see Rodrigo, please call 911.

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8/5/2016 Update:

Vancouver Police are seeking the public's help again in finding a missing 12-year-old runaway, Rodrigo Alexander Quintanilla. Rodrigo ran from his Delaware Lane home in Vancouver early on 8/5/2016. Rodrigo is a Hispanic male with brown eyes, black hair, and is 5'2" and 120lbs. His clothing description is unknown. VPD requests that anyone with information about Rodrigo's whereabouts please call 911.

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Previous Update:

The missing 12 year old, Rodrigo QUINTANILLA has been located safely. His family was notified of his whereabouts. Thanks to the public for their assistance.

Vancouver Police Seeks Assistance in Locating a Missing Elderly Female (Update:Located) - 08/07/16

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Ms. Napoleon-Nunn has been located and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

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The Vancouver Police Department is asking the public to help locate "Mary" Janet R. Napoleon-Nunn. Mary is a 71-year-old Alaskan Native. She is 5 feet tall, weighs about 110 lbs, has short, dark brown hair, and brown eyes. Mary disappeared on Saturday night while camping outside with her daughter in east Vancouver. Mary suffers from Parkinson's disease, and is able to communicate well with others. Anyone with information about Mary is asked to call 911.

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Increased DUI enforcement planned this weekend (Photo) - 08/05/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On August 6, 2016, Officers from 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.

The Vancouver Police Department encourages anyone who may be attending summer parties or events and will be consuming intoxicants to select a designated sober driver in advance, call a sober friend, or use a car service instead of getting behind the wheel impaired. 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.

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

The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe summer!



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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 West precinct re-opens for public access (Photo) - 08/05/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On Monday, August 8, 2016, the Vancouver Police Department West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.) will re-open for public access. The precinct has been temporarily closed to public access since July 1, 2016 due to a construction project at that facility. Additional construction work will continue over the next few weeks but should not impact public access to the building.

All front counter services are available at the Vancouver Police Department West Precinct and East Precinct (520 SE 155th Avenue) during normal office hours, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Unwanted medications are also accepted at both precincts during regular business hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience the temporary closure caused. The construction project was necessary to prepare for the Vancouver Police Records Unit which will start operating on January 1, 2017 out of the West Precinct location. Several staff members for the Records Unit have already been hired and will be immediately occupying the space that was re-configured as part of the construction project.

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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 suspect for Attempt Murder (Update 2:) - 08/04/16

*** Update 2***

On Aug. 4th, 2016 Detectives with the Safe Streets Task Force assisted by the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team and Southwest Washington Regional SWAT arrested 18 year old Vancouver resident, Robert Deanda, for the shooting that occurred at the Springfield Meadows Apartment complex on the evening of July 31th. Deanda was booked into the Clark County Jail for Attempt Murder, Assault I and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.




*** Update 1 ***

The victim in this incident is 21 years of age and the injuries sustained are believed to be non-life threatening. The name of the victim is not being released. No suspect has been identified or arrested and the investigation is ongoing.

No further information is being released at this time.

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On July 31, at approximately 10:18 p.m., officers with the Vancouver Police and Clark County Sheriffs Office responded to a disturbance with a weapon complaint in the 4300 block of NE 66th Ave. Upon arrival, officers located a male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound; he was transported to an area hospital and the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

Officers as well as Detectives with the VPD Major Crime Unit are still interviewing persons, and processing the area for evidence. Suspect information is still being learned, but it is believed the suspect fled the scene before police arrived.

No other information regarding this incident is available at this time, as information is confirmed, subsequent press releases will be generated.