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East Vancouver emphasis results in 6 arrests - 06/22/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On June 20, 2018, Vancouver Police conducted an emphasis project in east Vancouver along Mill Plain Blvd from approximate NE 104th-136th Avenue.  This emphasis included 25 Neighbors on Watch (NOW) volunteers, 15 Vancouver Police Officers comprised of the Neighborhood Response Teams East and West (NRT), Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO), Traffic Officers and two Department of Corrections officers. 

The purpose of this emphasis was to observe suspicious and criminal activity in commercial parking and deter or interfere with any theft or auto prowls in commercial parking lot areas. The NOW volunteers were utilized to observe and report suspicious activity to the officers in the emphasis. NRT Detectives and NPO’s would then contact and apprehend the observed suspects committing crime. 

   Below are the results of this 4.5 hour emphasis:

  • 24 traffic stops/contacts
  • 6 arrests (2 drug arrests and 4 warrant arrests)
  • 2 stolen vehicles recovered
  • 2 vehicles seized for search warrants

Highlights of the emphasis included:

  • A traffic stop of a vehicle in which the driver had an outstanding warrant and upon search of the vehicle officers located drug paraphernalia and counterfeit currency.
  • A drug transactions observed by NOW volunteers in which two suspects were arrested.
  • A thwarted vehicle prowl in which NOW volunteers observed a subject suspiciously looking through cars in a parking lot. Upon contact by police, the subject was discovered to have two outstanding warrants.
  • A suspect vehicle associated with a burglary was spotted in a motel parking lot with the property from burglary located inside the vehicle.

This emphasis was a great collaboration between police and our citizen volunteers and their participation to assist the Vancouver Police Department in efforts such as this are much appreciated.




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Vancouver Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash - 06/22/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On June 22, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a collision in the 8000 block of NE Burton Rd. A motorcycle rider was following an acquaintance that was driving an SUV and the SUV attempted to pass the vehicle in front of them and hit a median. The motorcycle also attempted to pass, hit the same median, lost control and crashed. The male rider died at the scene.

The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is conducting the investigation.Impairment is believed to be a factor in the collision.

Burton Rd between NE 78-86th Avenue will be closed for several more hours while the Traffic Unit is on scene.

No further information is available at this time.



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Vancouver Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Missing Person (Photo) - 06/18/18


Mr Smith returned home safe on Monday afternoon. VPD thanks the public for the assistance and information that was offered.


The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating 47 year old Scott Smith.  He is described as a white male, 6'2", 200 lbs., with short gray hair and brown eyes.  Smith is said to have last been wearing a blue jacket, gray long-sleeve dress shirt, blue jeans, and athletic shoes. 

Smith was last seen on 6-17-18, when he left his home in his green 1997 Ford Ranger pickup, WA license plate B87768T.   He has not been seen or heard from since.  He may be in the Chelatchie mountain area around Cougar, WA.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are encouraged to call 911.

Attached Media Files: smith_pic.jpg
Two arrested during early morning search warrant - 06/08/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On June 8, 2018, Detectives from the Safe Streets Task Force and Neighborhood Response
Team East, with assistance from the SW Washington Regional SWAT team, served a search warrant for heroin distribution and unlawful possession of a firearm at 5410 NE 34th St #H. During the warrant service, cocaine and heroin distribution was located inside the residence along with an unlawfully possessed handgun.

Salvador Anguiano, 10-10-96 was booked into the Clark County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance Cocaine / Heroin and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver Heroin and Cocaine.

Vanessa Anguiano, 1-3-00, was booked into the Clark County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance Heroin.

Nothing further is available for release at this time.




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Increased DUI enforcement in SW Washington (Photo) - 06/08/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On June 8, 2018, the Vancouver, Washougal and Battle Ground Police Departments, 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 those conducting these increased DUI patrols.   

These additional DUI enforcements are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, which covers the overtime costs for the additional officers, as well as high visibility marketing in support of Target Zero, Washington’s strategic roadmap for eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.  

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

For more information on these DUI emphasis patrols visit our DUI Enforcement page: .




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Attached Media Files: DUI_Ad_500x500.jpg
Norman Glenn III
Norman Glenn III
Missing Child: Norman Glen III (Photo) - 06/02/18

**Update from 6/2/18 at 0952**

Missing alert canceled for Norman Glen III.  He returned home today and is safe with his parents. 


The Vancouver Police is asking for assistance in locating a runaway by the name of Norman Glen III (12 years old), who ran away from home today and has not returned home. He frequents the Walmart on SE Mill Plain Blvd and the area around Chkalov Dr and SE Mill Plain Blvd in Vancouver. He has no known medical issues, takes no medication and returns home sporadically. He is 5'7"- 5'9" and 120 lbs. He has short Brown hair, Blue eyes and was last seen wearing Black basketball shorts, Black Hooded Sweatshirt and a Dave and Busters logo on the front. He was last seen at school today but did not return home. The appear to be no suspicious elements with this missing child.

If found please call local Police or Sheriff or the Vancouver Police Department or by 9-1-1.

Attached Media Files: Norman Glenn III