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Vancouver Police Investigate Shooting - 01/30/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On January 30, 2015, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3300 block of E Fourth Plain Blvd. after citizens called 911 to report hearing gunshots in the area. Officers located one male victim with a non-life threatening injury to the leg. That individual was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Currently, police have two individuals detained. Detectives from the Safe Streets Task Force are investigating this incident. There is not believed to be any threat to the general public.

No further information is available at this time.


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Vancouver Police Seeking Assistance to Locate Missing Woman (found) (Photo) - 01/28/15
The Vancouver Police Department have located Kristine Bousquet and her one year-old child, Chase Bousquet and found them safe.

The police would like to thank the community for their assistance in this event and express appreciation for the many tips received by citizens.
Vancouver Police Investigate Pedestrian Hit By Train (Update 1) - 01/26/15
*** UPDATE 1 ***

The Vancouver Police Department has identified the male as a 17 year old Vancouver resident.

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


Vancouver, Wash. - On January 26, 2015 at approximately 2:42 a.m., Vancouver Police were dispatched to a fatality collision involving a male pedestrian that was hit by a train in the area of SE 164th Ave/SE Rivershore Drive.

The Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit and Traffic Unit are investigating and no further information, including identity of the male, are being released at this time. Additional information may be available later this morning as the investigation progresses.

Hit and Run/Theft of Vehicle - 01/25/15
On 1/25/15 at approximately 3:30 p.m., a car was stopped at a stop sign when another car rear-ended the car stopped. The accident occurred in the 1400 block of NE 104th Ave. The parties from both cars exited to assess the damage. The male driver who caused the accident then got into the car he hit and sped away. No words were exchanged between the parties when this occurred. After he sped away in the victim's car, the suspect crashed into a curb while driving northbound on NE Burton Rd. from NE Fourth Plain Blvd. The suspect then ran on foot eastbound along NE Fourth Plain Blvd. A K-9 track was conducted but due to the heavy foot and vehicle traffic it the area, it was unsuccessful.
The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties. Additionally the male was described as having a thin build with a scraggly beard and brown hair. The investigation into the identity of the suspect is on-going.

Additonal information:

The first car the male was driving when he hit the other car is stolen out of Portland.
Vancouver Bank robbed (Photo) (updated contact info) - 01/13/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On January 12, 2015, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a male subject entered the US Bank branch located inside the Fred Meyer at 2500 Columbia House Blvd., approached a teller, presented a note and robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot. The suspect was not located by police but surveillance cameras captured images of him.

The suspect was described as an Hispanic male, 5'7", wearing a red hat and sunglasses. Suspect also wore a wedding ring and has tattoo on his left ring finger.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Neil Martin at(360) 487-7423.


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Attached Media Files: US_Bank_Rob__2.jpg , US_Bank_Rob_1.jpg
Apply to be a Vancouver Police Neighbors On Watch (NOW) volunteer (Photo) - 01/13/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Police Department is recruiting citizen volunteers interested in becoming part of the Neighbors On Watch (NOW) program. If you have four hours a month to help the Vancouver Police Department fight crime, canvass for missing people, and find stolen automobiles, apply for the Neighbors On Watch (NOW) citizen patrol program by January 28, 2015.

NOW is a non-confrontational, highly visible, crime detection and prevention program. Citizens interested in partnering with the Vancouver Police Department to prevent crime are encouraged to apply. All training is free and hosted by VPD. NOW volunteers patrol city neighborhoods on foot, bike, or by vehicle and act as additional "eyes and ears" for the police department.

If you live in the city limits of Vancouver, can successfully pass a background investigation, and are tired of crime, the NOW program may be a great fit. Additional details and a printable volunteer application can be found at Residents who live outside the city limits of Vancouver can apply for the Clark County Sheriff's Office NOW program by calling 397-2211 x3380.

Police can't be on every corner, but you can!

Contact Volunteer Services Coordinator Kelly Cheney at (360) 487-7467, or, for more information on participating in NOW.


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Attached Media Files: now_trio_in_park.jpg
Vancouver Police investigate shooting, seeking witnesses - 01/07/15
*** Update***

Based on the ongoing investigation related to this incident,Detectives from the Safe Streets Task Force believe on January 1, 2015, sometime between 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m., a fight occurred near 8th/ Main Street in downtown Vancouver, which may have started in the Q night club located at 704 Main Street. The fight escalated to a shooting near this intersection in which several people were involved.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information related to this incident, or who may have been in this area and witnessed the shooting to contact Vancouver Police Detective Tim Martin at (360) 759-2624.


Vancouver, Wash. - On January 1, 2015, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Vancouver Police were contacted by Portland Police regarding a victim at a Portland area hospital with a gunshot wound. It appears that the shooting occurred in Vancouver in the area of 8th/Main Street sometime during the early morning hours. There are no other known victims.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Team are investigating and do not believe there is any imminent danger to the community.

The investigation is continuing and there is no additional information at this time.


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Vancouver Police investigate fatal non-traffic incident - 01/07/15
Vancouver, Wash. - On January 6, 2015 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to 2423 Rossiter Lane for a fatal, non-traffic incident involving an adult male that had been crushed by his vehicle, which had been parked on the property. When emergency personnel arrived, the male was deceased. The circumstances surrounding how the incident occurred are still under investigation by the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit and there is no further information at this time.


The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit