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Vancouver Police Seeks Help in Finding Missing Endangered Teen (Photo) - 04/29/16
Edit: age of youth added.

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the help of the public to find a missing teenage boy. Gustavo Mendoza, age 14, has been missing since the evening of 4/28/2016 after leaving his Rose Village residence without permission.

Gustavo is 5'3" tall, 180 lbs, with short, dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, gray pants, and white shoes. He does not wear glasses or braces.

The Vancouver Police asks that anyone with information about Gustavo's location please call 911.
Attached Media Files: Gustavo_Mendoza.jpg
Updated/Located: Two twelve year old runways (Photo) - 04/22/16
On 04/22/16 the identified runaways were contacted by local authorities and taken into protective custody to be returned to their parents. No further assistance from the media or public is necessary.

The photograph of the child in the blue hat is Brent Luyster, the other with the dark hair is Bryan Hamilton.

Brent Ward Luyster
4-10, 75 lbs, Dirty Blond Hair, Blue Eyes
LSW Black DC Brand Pants, Black Vans, and a black backpack with Skulls
Brent was on a blue Redline BMX style kids bicycle with blue flames
Was referred to as "Bubba"

Bryan Jake Hamilton
5-01, 100 lbs, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes
LSW Dark Gray/Black Hoodie, Khaki Shorts, Black HiTops with Gray Spots, and a backpack
Goes by his middle name "Jake"

The parents believed both children went to Shahala Middle School today and then found out later they did not go to school. Both have a history of running away and are believed to be together. If you have information on their location or have seen these boys, please contact 911
Attached Media Files: Luyster , Hamilton
Viktor Portanski
Viktor Portanski
Missing endangered (Photo) update - 04/06/16
Viktor has been located and returned home safe.

Missing endangered Portanski,Viktor G. Viktor is an 85 year old white male suffering from dementia. Viktor is described as 5'08" 160 lbs unknown clothing but usually wears a beige colored hat and a dark blue jacket. Viktor was last seen on 4/5/2016 around 10:40 pm going for a short walk. Viktor likes to walk to Wal-Mart area 104th Ave and Mill Plain. Please contact 911 if you see Viktor or have information of his location
Attached Media Files: Viktor Portanski
Mud run to benefit local youth charities (Photo) - 04/05/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- On April 30, 2016, the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) and CHILL Portland invite mud run enthusiasts to support them at the Race at the ROC (

This event is a 5K, 15 obstacle mud run at the Ridgefield Obstacle Course (22510 NW Cornell Dr. Ridgefield, WA). All proceeds from the event benefit the Vancouver Police Activities League and CHILL

Uniformed personnel will be starting their heats at 9am; heats for the general public begin at 10am. Registration is $60 and includes a shirt, medal, and free beverage from Heathen Brewing.

Visit the Race at the ROC website to register and for more information.


The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit
Attached Media Files: Race-at-the-ROC_Logo_Color.jpg
Vancouver Police hiring entry and lateral police officers - 04/04/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Department has current police officer vacancies and is actively hiring entry and lateral level police officers. The department will be hosting an informational meeting designed to offer prospective candidates information on the testing and background process and to answer questions. Mark your calendar for:

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Vancouver Police West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.)

Additional information on Entry and Lateral Police Officers is always available on the Vancouver Police Department Careers page:
Attached Media Files: Info_event_flyer_2016.pdf