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Vancouver Police Officer Involved Shooting (01/09/22) identification of involved officers. - 01/17/22

The Clark County Regional Independent Investigation Team is identifying the involved officers in the officer involved shooting on 01/01/22 as the following:

 

Officer Monica Hernandez, 42 years of age, was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in December 2009. Prior to working for VPD, Officer Hernandez was a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department from July 2002- September 2008.  From September 2010- July 2011 Officer Hernandez worked for the Camas Police Department. She was re-hired by the Vancouver Police Department in July 2011. Officer Hernandez has held assignments with the Vancouver Police Department as a detective in the Children’s Justice Center and is currently assigned to East Graveyard Patrol. 

Officer Timothy Pfeifer, 41 years of age, was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in November 2011. Prior to working for VPD, Officer Pfeifer was a reserve officer for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office from January 2010-November 2011. Officer Pfeifer is currently assigned to East Graveyard Patrol. 

Officer Christopher Bohatch, 37 years of age, was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in August 2016. He is currently assigned to East Swing Patrol. 

Officer Ryne Briley, 32 years of age, was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in February 2017. Officer Briley has held assignments with the Vancouver Police Department in the East Neighborhood Response Team. He is currently assigned to East Swing Patrol. 

 

This investigation is ongoing.

 

No further information at this time.

Clark County Sheriff's Office respond to attempted robberies. - 01/11/22

At approx. 0654 hours, Clark County Sheriff’s deputies respond to attempt robbery with gun at the Semar clinic 14508 NE 20th avenue.  Two males in a red jeep displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s purse.  The victim was in the parking lot.  The males left the area after the victim refused to give them her purse.

A short time later at approx. 0705 hours at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital at 2211 NE 139th street, two males displayed a handgun in a robbery attempt in the parking garage.  The victim refused to give any items to the suspects.  The vehicle left the area.

 

A description of the vehicle and occupants was provided to area law enforcement agencies.  The Vancouver Police located a possible suspect vehicle which left southbound on I-5 at a high rate of speed.  Due to traffic and suspect vehicle speed, Vancouver Police lost sight of the suspect vehicle.  It was determined the suspect vehicle continued south into Portland.

 

Portland Police located the vehicle, and a suspect was taken into custody.  Portland Police can provide information and possible further criminal charges from the incident in Portland.

 

Clark County Sheriff’s office Tactical Detective Unit will be conducting the follow-up investigations of the robberies in Clark County and be coordinating with Portland Police.

 

No further information at this time.    

Armed Vehicle Prowl Suspect Arrested in Hazel Dell - 12/23/21

On 12/23/21, at approximately 05:07am, deputies were dispatched to a report of a vehicle prowl in progress in the area of NE 88th Street and NE 21st Ave in Vancouver, WA.  The caller reported a male in a red sweatshirt was attempting to gain access to numerous vehicles in the area and that those attempts were captured on the caller's Ring camera.  

As Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived in the area they located a male matching the description walking down the street from the location described by the caller. 

The suspect, later identified as 27-year-old David Massman of Vancouver, Wa., initially attempted to flee the location but was taken into custody by deputies. As he was being taken into custody, he was found to be armed with a loaded Walther 9mm semi-automatic pistol which was discovered to have been stolen in a previous vehicle prowl from 12/20/21. 

Massman had also been previously identified as the suspect from another vehicle prowl in November, in the Salmon Creek area, where credit cards were stolen and later used to make unlawful purchases at several area retailers. 

Massman was booked into the Clark County Jail on Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Theft II, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Attempted Vehicle Prowl II, and Possession of Stolen Property II charges.

Homeowner Shot at after Interrupting an Auto Prowl - 12/22/21

Around 0324 hours on 12/22/2021 in the area of NE 165th Avenue and 32nd Street, a homeowner observed a man on his surveillance camera prowling cars in his driveway.  The homeowner exited his house to confront the prowler.  The prowler began to run away with the homeowner following on foot.  The suspect fell down in the street, and while getting back up, turned and fired a single round at the homeowner.  The suspect then took off on foot through the neighborhood.  During investigation and contact with some of the neighbors, other surveillance videos showed there was up to three suspects prowling cars in the area.  Deputies suspect there are other victims of auto prowl and theft in the neighborhood.  If citizens have information regarding this case, or surveillance video which could assist in identifying a suspect(s), please contact Deputy Currier at michael.currier@clark.wa.gov.