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Vancouver Police Looking for Endangered Runaway - 09/20/14
Vancouver Police are asking for the public's help in finding 12 year old Liliana Badillo-Martinez. She was last seen yesterday riding the bus home from McLoughlin Middle School. Liliana is a Hispanic Female, 5 ft and 90 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and heart earrings.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vancouver Police and/or 911.

UPDATE: Liliana has been found safe and will be returned homely shortly. Thanks to all that assisted. (12:28 hours)
Attached Media Files: 2014-09/385/78040/2499_001.pdf
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Specialized tricycle stolen from Vancouver residence (Update 1: Returned) (Photo) - 09/17/14
*** Update ***

On September 17, 2014, a citizen brought in a tricycle matching the description of the stolen property to the Vancouver Police West Precinct, stating they found it in the area of NE Stapleton Rd/SR-500. The owners of the tricycle were contacted and when they arrived they noted significant damage to the tricycle. According to their assessment, the tricycle is not able to be used by their son, based on the extent of the damage.

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Vancouver, Wash. - On September 15, 2014, Vancouver Police were contacted regarding the theft of a specialized tricycle in the 5700 block of NE 85th Avenue. The Rifton Adaptive -Medium Tricycle belongs to the victim's ten year old son and was donated to the family by Shriner's Hospital based on the special needs of their son. (the image attached is a sample of the tricycle and not a photo of the actual tricycle).

Anyone with information on the theft, or the whereabouts of the tricycle is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department.


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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.
Attached Media Files: 2014-09/385/77843/V14-14224.jpg
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Vancouver Police seek help in locating missing adult. (Update: Located) (Photo) - 09/17/14
*** UPDATE ***

Mr. Dillard was located today in Skamania County. He is safe and will be reunited with family.

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On 9/16/14 at approximately 700 PM, 79-year-old Kinnard Dillard left his residence in the 500 block of Miami Way in Vancouver driving his white 4-door 1991 Buick Park Avenue with Washington plates AEN4830. He told his wife he was going shopping, but he did not return. Mr. Dillard is in the early stages of dementia and is sometimes forgetful. If located, please call 911 for a welfare check on Mr. Dillard. Mr. Dillard is described as a black male, 5'10'' tall and about 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, khaki pants and white shoes.
Attached Media Files: v14-14333
Vancouver Police warn of phone scam - 09/13/14
Vancouver, Wash. - On September 12, 2014, Vancouver Police were contacted by a man reporting that his relative had been the victim of a scam involving someone posing as a law enforcement officer requesting payment to avoid arrest. The victim, over the course of three days from Sept 9-12, purchased numerous pre-paid credit cards, totaling over $10,000 and provided the card information to the person claiming to be the law enforcement officer.

The Vancouver Police Department is currently investigating this incident and at this time has not confirmed any other similar cases.

The Vancouver Police Department reminds citizens to never provide personal or financial information over the telephone. If contacted by someone claiming to be from an organization requesting personal or financial information, citizens should hang up, locate the official organization phone number online or in the phone directory, and place a call to the official number to confirm any details. If you believe you have been the victim of this, or any other scam, please contact a law enforcement agency and make a report.


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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.
O'Rourke
O'Rourke
Vancouver Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Adult (Photo) UPDATE : Located this afternoon - 09/12/14
UPDATE: O'Rourke was located this afternoon, near downtown Vancouver.



The Vancouver Police Department is actively searching for Sondra O'Rourke, a 68 year old female. O'Rourke was discharged from an area hospital early this morning and was supposed to return to her home in the 7000 block of Carolina Ln in Vancouver, but she never arrived.

The investigation to this point has determined that O'Rourke appears to have boarded a C-TRAN bus from the Fisher's Landing Transit Center in East Vancouver to a bus stop in the Parkrose area of Portland OR and her whereabouts now are unknown.

O'Rourke is described as White female, about five feet tall and about 250 pounds. She has Brown hair and Brown eyes and wears prescription glasses. She was last seen wearing a long sleeve purple colored sweatshirt and blue jeans.

A photo of O'Rourke has been attached; it was taken after she was discharged and before she boarded the bus.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department or their local law enforcement agency so O'Rourke can be contacted and her welfare checked.
Attached Media Files: O'Rourke
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Vancouver Police Seeking Assistance to Locate Missing Man (Update 1) (Photo) - 09/10/14
***Update 1***

Vancouver Police have received information that Mr. Elford may possibly be in possession of a firearm. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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Vancouver, Wash. -On September 10, 2014 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 9100 block of NE Vancouver Mall Drive for the report of a missing, endangered person. A family member reported that they were concerned about the immediate welfare of their relative, Victor Elford, 84. Mr. Elford's vehicle was in the parking lot and it appears he is on foot. Victor Elford is a white male, 5'7", 150 lbs., grey hair, blue eyes, unknown clothing.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Victor Elford 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.
Attached Media Files: 2014-09/385/77685/Elford_1.jpg
Zach Dickie
Zach Dickie
Vancouver Police Seek help locating missing 8 year old (Photo) - 09/05/14
Child has been found and is back with his family. Thanks to all the help from the media and the public.







The Vancouver Police Department is actively working a missing child investigation and is seeking the public's help. 8 year old Zachary Dicke (pronounced decay), was last seen at Illahee Elementary School, near SE 192nd Ave and SE 1 St Street in Vancouver. Zachary is about 52" tall, with Brown Hair and Hazel Eyes. He was last seen wearing a black T shirt with a dragon design and unknown color pants and a back pack. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911. Picture of Zach has been attached to this release.
Attached Media Files: Zach Dickie
Body Found at Recycling Center - 09/04/14
On 9/4/2014 at 8:36 PM Vancouver Police responded to the West Van Materials Recover Center located at 6601 NW Old Lower River Road. Workers at that location discovered a deceased male on the sorting conveyor built of one of the machines. It appeared he had been transported to the facility in a load of refuse. Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The deceased is described as an white, adult male between the ages of 45 and 55. He was transported from the scene to the Clark County Medical Examiner's office for autopsy. His identity has yet to be determined.

Persons with information regarding the identity of this male are asked to contact Vancouver Police Major Crime Detective Stefan at (360)487-7425

****UPDATE**** ****UPDATE****

The deceased male found at the Waste Connections Materials Recovery Center in Vancouver, Washington on 9/3/2014 has been identified as 51 year old Vancouver resident, Craig A. Mays. Identification was made after conducting a fingerprint examination.

Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit detectives have found no indication of foul play in the death of Mr. Mays. No suspects are being sought in connection with this investigation.

The post-mortem examination is scheduled to be conducted by the Clark County Medical Examiner on 9/5/2014. The Major Crime Unit does not anticipate further information releases regarding this investigation.
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Vancouver Police seek help finding missing girl (Photo) - 09/02/14
Marissa Halbin has been located and is safe.

On September 1, 2014, Vancouver Police were advised a 20 year old female named Marissa L Halbin, was reported missing by her family. Marissa has some diminished capacity, and her failure to contact family has them concerned. Marissa was last seen in the area of NE 112th Ave and NE 49th Street in Vancouver.

Marissa is a white female about 5'6" tall with brown hair. Marissa was last seen wearing a black T shirt and black stretch pants with a silver belt.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call the Vancouver Police Department or their local law enforcement agency.
Vancouver Police Alternate PIO, Sept 2-6 - 09/01/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Police PIO Kim Kapp will be out of the office September 2-6, 2014. Taking media calls during office hours Tuesday-Friday of those dates will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

As always, for after hour 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.

I will not be available by cell phone or email so all messages sent to me while I am out will be returned on September 8.

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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 start school zone enforcement Sept. 3 (Photo) (correction to child passenger info) - 08/28/14
Vancouver, Wash. -On September 3, 2014, schools starts in both the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts and Vancouver Police will begin conducting extra enforcement in-and-around schools. Here are a few reminders to make sure the school year starts off safely.

* Speed in school zones is 20 m.p.h.
* Obey all crosswalk signals (both pedestrians and drivers) and crossing guards.
* Drivers must stop, and must not pass, a school bus with paddles out.
* No texting, talking and driving.
* All occupants of a vehicle must wear a seat belt and kids must be in an appropriate car seat or booster seat. Kids under 13 must ride in the back seat, when practical.
* Everyone (adults included) riding a bike, skateboard, scooter, or roller blades, must wear a bike helmet. Vancouver has a helmet ordinance.


The Vancouver Police Department has additional information on these topics on our website. Please visit us online:
Traffic Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/traffic-safety
Child Passenger Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/child-passenger-safety
Bicyclist Safety http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/bicyclist-safety


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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.