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Vancouver police west precinct temporarily closing to the public during construction project (Photo) - 06/24/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- Beginning July 1, 2016, the Vancouver Police Department West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.) will be temporarily closed to public access due to construction related to the Vancouver Police records unit project. This temporary closure is anticipated to last through the month of July. During the temporary closure, the doors to the lobby of West Precinct will be locked and there will be no public access to the building allowed. All Vancouver Police front counter services normally available at the West Precinct location will be available at the Vancouver Police Department East Precinct (520 SE 155th Avenue), Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Police Service Technicians from West Precinct will be temporarily transferred to East Precinct to provide additional staff available to take in-person police reports at that location.

Unwanted medications will not be accepted at the West Precinct during the temporary closure but may be dropped off at the Vancouver Police East Precinct as well as these other locations:

* Clark County Sheriff Headquarters, 707 W. 13th Street
* Clark Sheriff Central Precinct, 11608 NE 149th Street
* Clark County Sheriff West Precinct, 505 NW 179th Street
* Washougal Police Department, 1302 A Street
* Camas Police Department, 2100 NE Third Avenue
* Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW First Street
* La Center Police Department, 105 W 5th Street
* Ridgefield Police Department, 116 N. Main (8:30 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday)

Vancouver Police personnel normally assigned to West Precinct, with the exception of the above-mentioned Police Service Technicians, will continue working out of that facility during the temporary closure and no disruption to police services is anticipated due to the construction project.

The Vancouver Police Department will send out information on the anticipated re-opening of the West Precinct to the public once the records unit construction project is nearing completion.

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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 wanted felon after standoff - 06/22/16

Vancouver, Wash. --On June 22, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Vancouver Police attempted to locate a wanted subject at 11614 NE 49th Street. The subject refused to exit the apartment and made threats to shoot officers. The SW Washington Regional SWAT Team was called to the scene to assist with taking the suspect into custody. During the incident several neighboring apartment units were evacuated and traffic was shut down in the area.

At approximately 8:50 p.m., SWAT officers were able to access the apartment and take the suspect, Ryan Boyce, 40, into custody without incident. Boyce was arrested on Felony Harassment, Malicious Mischief II-DV and also had several outstanding felony warrants. After evaluation by medical personnel. Boyce will be booked into the Clark County Jail.

There were no injuries related to the incident. Several residents of the apartment complex are temporarily displaced from their apartments due to the police activity and police are working with the apartment management to find temporary alternative placement for those residents this evening.



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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 arrest protesters blocking train tracks - 06/18/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 18, 2016 at approximately 9:00 a.m. a group of protesters gathered at 9th St. and Daniels St. and then walked toward the Amtrak Station. They arrived at the train tracks in the area of W 11th/Lincoln Street around 10:00 a.m. and began sitting on the tracks in an attempt to block train traffic. Police officers from Burlington Northern Santa Fe issued trespass notifications to approximately 19 individuals who remained sitting on the tracks. Those individuals who have been issued a trespass notification and are continuing to trespass are now being arrested for Criminal Trespass II and will be taken to the Clark County Jail. Law enforcement Officers from Burlington Northern, the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff's Office responded with the goal to maintain safety, protect property and minimize the impact to the community and commerce.




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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 advise drivers of road closures and traffic congestion due to marathon - 06/17/16

Vancouver, Wash. --On Sunday, June 19, 2016, Vancouver Police are advising that there will be several road closures or restricted access to areas in west Vancouver between the hours of 6:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. due to the Vancouver USA Marathon. Travel will be restricted/closed for the following areas:

- Eastbound on Mill Plain BL from I-5
- Southbound on Ft. Vancouver Way from McLoughlin Blvd.
- Officers' Row
- C ST to Franklin ST, from Mill Plain Blvd. to 6th St. (downtown corridor)
- Franklin St. from 8th St. to Mill Plain Blvd.
- Restricted travel out to Vancouver Lake and Frenchman's Bar
- The riverfront from downtown to Wintler Park
- Access to Pearson Air Field will be restricted

Police will be at certain barricades and intersections to monitor pedestrian and vehicle traffic as well as flaggers to assist with traffic control.

Drivers should exercise attentiveness and anticipate additional pedestrians, not including runners, in areas near the route of the marathon and can expect some traffic congestion on the west side of Vancouver.



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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.

Free bicycles being distributed to Vancouver PAL participants - 06/15/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On Saturday, June 18, 2016, thanks to a partnership with McCord's Vancouver Toyota, the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) will be giving brand new bicycles and helmets to 16 youth who participated in PAL activities at these eight schools throughout the school year: Orchards, Crestline, Ogden, Fruit Valley, King, Sarah J Anderson, Harney, and Marshall.

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: McCord's Vancouver Toyota (10455 NE 53rd Street)


All the youth being recognized were involved in PAL activities during the school year, kept their grades up, and attended school regularly and this event is a way to say 'thank you' for their efforts.

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 and SWAT respond to alleged barricaded subject (clarification on SWAT call out justification) - 06/14/16

*** Clarification***

SWAT responded based on the information at the time that subject was holding his wife and child hostage, not based on any mental health issues the subject may have been experiencing.

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Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 14, 2016, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Vancouver Police were notified that a citizen had called 911 to report that they received a text from an acquaintance stating he had tied up his wife and child, had barricaded his family and himself in their home, and was making threats to harm himself. There were also indications that he may have been suffering some type of mental health crisis. The citizen reporting this did not have an address where this was allegedly occurring. Vancouver Police attempted to locate a valid address for the subject and eventually located an address in the area of NE 86th Avenue/Burton Rd. Attempts were also being made to conduct a welfare check on the wife and child. Both of them were located safe at another location and confirmed that they had not been the victim of a crime and there was never a threat to their safety.

SWAT was called out to the address of the suicidal subject in an effort to make contact with him based on the information that he was possibly holding his wife and son hostage.Vancouver Police and SWAT were able to locate the subject and confirm that he was not any threat to himself or his family. He admitted he sent a text to a friend who was ignoring him as a way to get a response. It was also determined that there was no crime committed and no arrests were made.


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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 bank robbery suspect identified - 06/14/16

Vancouver, Wash. --The suspect in yesterday's bank robbery has been identified as Kenneth Allen Pointer, 43, of Portland. Mr. Pointer was transported to an area hospital following an officer involved shooting that occurred when he was located by law enforcement officers; he did not survive his injuries.

The Clark County Medical Examiner's Office will release further information related to manner and cause of death once those findings are available.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is continuing the officer involved shooting investigation and at this time there is no further information being released.



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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.

Physical fight ends in gunshots being fired - 06/13/16

On 6/13/16 at around 5:40 p.m. two groups of juvenile males met up at Washington Elementary School and got into a physical fight. After the fight had ended, an individual in one of the two groups pulled a gun out, pointed it in the direction of the opposite group and fired multiple shots. The suspects then got into a car and drove away. The car was stopped by VPD officers and the suspects detained. After conducting the investigation, two juvenile males and one adult male was arrested for Assault - 1st degree. No one was injured and the car was seized pending a search warrant as it is believed the gun is inside the car.

There is no additional information as the investigation is still on-going.

Vancouver bank robbery results in officer involved shooting - 06/13/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 13, 2016, at approximately 1:59 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to an alarm call at the US Bank located at 1607 Main Street for the report of a robbery. A male suspect entered the bank and robbed it of an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing. The cash had a tracking device located in it and law enforcement officers from the Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff's Office, and Washington State Patrol were able to track the vehicle as it traveled through the city limits of Vancouver and into Clark County. At approximately 14:16 in the area of NE 219th Street/NE 10th Avenue, a deputy from the Clark County Sheriff's Office was able to conduct a PIT maneuver on the suspect vehicle, in an attempt to stop the vehicle; the deputy also fired his weapon. The suspect was transported to an area hospital and his condition is unknown. No law enforcement personnel or citizens were injured during the incident.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer involved shooting and the name of the deputy and is not being released at this time.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.



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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.

Man hits multiple Vancouver Police vehicles before being arrested - 06/13/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 13, 2016, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Vancouver Police were called to check on a subject who was slumped in the driver seat of a car which was idling in the roadway in the 13500 block of SE Mill Plain Blvd. The first officer arriving attempted to speak with the male driver, who then gunned the engine and smashed directly into a patrol vehicle. Other Officers who were responding also had their cars smashed into by the suspect before the suspect fled in his vehicle. After a brief pursuit, the suspect hit a tree and was boxed in by patrol vehicles and taken into custody.

The suspect, Montgomery A. Hedges, 21, was arrested for Vehicular Assault and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation of injuries. Once he is released he will be booked into the Clark County Jail.



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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 Assistance in Locating Missing Child (update: located safe) - 06/09/16

***update***

Treyson has been located and is safe.

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On 6/9/2016 at approximately 1845 hours, Vancouver Police responded to the Jim Parsley Center, which is located at 4100 Plomondon St, for a missing person. 12 year old Treyson Jones of Vancouver was supposed to be picked up by a family member at that location. Personal property belonging to Treyson was located at the center but he was not. Treyson is an Asian male, approximately 5' tall and very thin. His hair is medium length and covers his ears. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, dark top, blue jeans and camouflage colored shoes with orange in them. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call 911.

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Vancouver Police recover camera, looking for owner (Photo) - 06/07/16

Vancouver, Wash. --On February 17, 2016, Vancouver Police recovered a stolen vehicle which contained numerous items, which are believed to be stolen property. One of the items was a camera that contained numerous, unique photographs. Vancouver Police have been unable to locate the camera's rightful owner and are releasing some of the photos with the hopes to find the owner.

Anyone who believes the camera belongs to them should contact the Vancouver Police Department Evidence Unit at (360) 487-7404 to provide identifying information related to the camera.



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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 PAL hosts final literacy event of the school year (Photo) - 06/06/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 9, 2016, the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) will host the final literacy event of the school year.

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Burton Elementary (14015 NE 28th Street)

Vancouver PAL hosts literacy events each month during the school year in elementary schools in both the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts. These events provide free books to kids, encourage reading, and create positive connections between kids and cops.

This school year, Vancouver PAL literacy events focused on youth in the second, third and fourth 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 just need to check in at the school office to receive a visitor badge. Be prepared for great visuals and high energy. This is the last chance of the school year to see Green Eggs and Ham performed live!

For more information on the Vancouver Police Activities League visit www.vancouverpal.org.

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Vancouver Police is asking for the Public's help (Update: Located safe) - 06/03/16

*** Update ***

Vancouver Police have located Nataly Charles and she is safe.

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The Vancouver Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing, possibly endangered, female named Natalya Charles. She is a 15 year old black female, about 5 feet 2 inches tall. Natalya wears glasses and was last seen wearing her hair in a ponytail. The clothing she was last seen wearing was a white jersey with "Loss Angels" on it, white capris with "Cali" print on the leg, white sandals, blue jean jacket, and a black purse. Natalya has a diamond shaped scar on her right hand. She was last seen in the 1600 block of Fourth Plain Blvd, in Vancouver around 4:00 p.m. today.
If anyone has information about Natalya's current whereabouts, they are encouraged to call 911 immediately.