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Search warrant results in three arrests (Photo) - 11/22/17

Vancouver, Wash. -- On November 22, 201at 4:40 a.m., the Safe Street Task Force, with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team and Southwest Washington SWAT, served a Clark County District Court search warrant at a residence located at 12814 NE 34th Street in Vancouver. The search warrant was for Distribution of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Firearms and wanted fugitives.

During the service of the search warrant nine people were contact inside the home, three were arrested on warrants and new felony charges to include:

* Lucas L. Reed, 9-28-84: Reed was wanted on a felony warrant by Washington State Dept. of Corrections for Escape Community Custody as well as another felony warrant out of Kennewick Washington for Elude and Possession of a Controlled Substance. During the search warrant service this morning, Reed was found in possession of a 9mm semi-auto handgun and numerous bags of suspected heroin and methamphetamine for distribution. New charges for Reed include Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, and Escape Community Custody.

* Tyler L. Davis, 7-27-88: Davis was wanted on a felony warrant by the Washington State Dept. of Corrections for Escape Community Custody. Davis was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine during this investigation and will be charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Escape Community Custody.

* Jeffery A. Moore, 12-20-86: Moore was wanted on a felony warrant by the Washington State Dept. of Corrections for Escape Community Custody. Moore will be charged with Escape Community Custody.

All three individuals were booked into the Clark County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and nothing further is releasable 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 Police investigating a shooting - 11/20/17

On 11-20-2017 at approximately 4:00 pm Vancouver Police officers responded to radio call of "Assault with a Weapon" in vicinity of Walgreens pharmacy, located at SE Mill Plain Blvd and 97th Ave in Vancouver.

Upon arrival officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Victim was transported to a local hospital.

As of this writing victim was at the hospital and undergoing a surgery procedure.

VPD's Major Crimes Unit detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.



There is no further information available on this incident, including suspect's identity or description.

Noone has been arrested in relation to this incident as of this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this shooting are asked to call Vancouver Police Dispatch.

Missing Adult - 11/19/17

Courtnie Roll, has been located and is safe. Thank you for everyone's help.

Vancouver PAL hosts literacy event - 11/15/17

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 throughout the county. These events provide free books to kids, encourage reading, and create positive connections between kids and cops. Vancouver PAL will host the next literacy event:

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Mill Plain Elementary School (400 SE 164th Avenue)

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 Investigate a Shooting - 11/09/17

At around 10:40pm, Vancouver Police Officers were called to an establishment in the 5300 block of Fourth Plain Bl. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Police are gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses at the scene. The investigation is on-going.

Vancouver Police Investigate Shooting - 11/07/17

At around 8:10pm today, Officers were called to the 7800 block of a northeast 51st St. A victim was located with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to an area hospital. No suspects have been located at this time. An investigation into the matter is on-going.

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Vancouver Police looking for owner of photo album (Update: Owner Located) (Photo) (Update: Date correction) - 11/06/17

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On November 3, 2017, Vancouver Police were contacted by a woman who recognized the photo album as having belonged to her mother. Several relatives had seen the media and social media posts and contacted her and she was able to positively identify it as a family heirloom. She was unaware the album had been taken and is appreciative to have it back in the family.

Thank you to the media and members of the public for sharing the photos so that the album could be returned to the rightful owner.



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Vancouver, Wash. --On October 26, 2017, Vancouver Police were contacted to retrieve a suitcase that was located in some bushes. The suitcase had numerous items inside, including an old photo album that had photos inside that appear to have been taken from the 1940's-1970's. There are several names on the photos including Pitts, Peterson and Rabenstein. The Vancouver Police Department would like to return the photo album to the rightful owner and have not been able to match the album to any reported incidents.

If you are the owner of the photo album please contact the Vancouver Police Department Evidence Unit at (360) 487-7404.



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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 awarded grant to enhance sexual assault services - 11/01/17

Vancouver, Wash. --On October 25, 2017, the Vancouver Police Department received notification from the Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) that the department has been selected for a new grant program to enhance sexual assault services. The grant award totaling $74,389 will allow the Vancouver Police Department to begin a pilot program in 2018 to enhance police response to victims of sexual assault. Vancouver is one of just 10 agencies statewide to receive this grant, and the only police department funded.

This is the first year this new competitive grant program has been made available by the Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA), with federal pass-through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

The Vancouver Police Department is currently working with our local partners and OCVA to establish collaborative expectations, roles and responsibilities.


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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 Looking for Runaway Autistic Teen (Photo) - 11/01/17

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Kaleb L. Guenther, a teenage male with Autism missing since October 28th. He ran from his residence in Vancouver.

Kaleb is a white male, 6'2" and 175 lbs. He has blue eyes and medium length brown hair. He was last seen wearing an orange jersey. Due to the weather he will likely try to acquire other clothing.

Police believe Kaleb is most likely in the Portland area. He ran previously in late August and was found in Portland after being missing for nearly a month.

If you see Kaleb or know of his whereabouts, please call 360-487-7446.

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Vancouver Police seek assistance to locate missing, elderly female (Update: Located Safe) - 10/30/17

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Ms. Figley has been located and is safe. She is being reunited with her family.


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Vancouver, Wash. --On October 30, 2017, Vancouver Police were contacted regarding Susanne Figley, 85, who left her residence to meet friends this morning and never arrived. Ms. Figley suffers from memory issues. She is wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and sneakers and drives a green, Toyota Tercell that was last seen at Fourth Plain Blvd./NE 137th Avenue.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Figley 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.

SW Washington pre-Halloween DUI emphasis nets 11 arrests - 10/30/17

Vancouver, Wash. --On October 28, 2017, seven officers from the Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments, the Clark County Sherriff's Office, with support from the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA), worked a total of 57 hours in a multi-jurisdictional emphasis focused on impaired driving.

The results of the emphasis were:
Contacts: 192
DUI Arrests: 5
Citations: 16
Warnings: 27
Other Arrests: 6

Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, these impaired driving patrols occur throughout the year and cover the overtime for the additional officers working these emphasis events.

For more information on this effort visit: https://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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Missing Person Case in Vancouver (Photo) - 10/27/17

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Essence was located and returned home with her parents on Friday evening after calling them to be picked up. The coverage in the news outlets and social media contributed significantly to getting her home safe. The Vancouver Police thanks all those who called in with tips, as well as the Neighbors on Watch volunteers and other concerned citizens who assisted with getting the word out.

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Vancouver Police Department's investigators are requesting public's help in locating a missing eighteen year old Essence Bryant.

Essence was last seen leaving her place of work ( McDonalds restaurant ), located in area of Gher Rd and NE Fourth Plain Blvd in Vancouver, WA. Essence left work on Monday October 23rd at around 8:00 pm. She was expected to walk towards her residence, located in East Vancouver. Essence has not been seen or heard from since.

Essence Bryant is an African-American female, approximately 5'5" tall, and weighing approximately 160 pounds. Essence's current haircut is similar to what is shown in attached photograph. Essence was last seen wearing a black jacket with "Thrashers" word on back in white letters, a regular McDonalds uniform, and unknown at this time shoes.

Anyone with information on Essence's whereabouts are asked to call Vancouver Police Dispatch.

Vancouver Police Department's case # 17-15575.

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Halloween DUI enforcement and pedestrian safety emphasis planned - 10/27/17

Vancouver, Wash. -- On October 28, 2017, the Vancouver, Battle Ground, and Washougal Police Departments, the Clark County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol will have additional officers 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 the officers conducting these increased DUI patrols this weekend.

Halloween, and the weekend surrounding it, is traditionally one of the most dangerous holidays for impaired driving. But, thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in SW Washington will have additional officers out conducting DUI enforcement on October 28 and a pedestrian safety emphasis on October 31 to help keep our community safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

The Vancouver Police Department encourages anyone who may be attending Halloween parties, and may also 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. For anyone trick or treating, be sure to use sidewalks, crosswalks, obey all traffic signals, and wear reflective clothing.

Have a safe and happy Halloween and be sure to check out the Vancouver Police Department's Halloween safety tips: http://bit.ly/vpdhalloween.


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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.