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Vancouver Police investigate shooting and assault (Update: Suspect name revision) - 05/20/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On May 19, 2022, at approximately 4:39 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to reports of a shooting and a large physical fight in the parking lot outside an apartment complex at 4619 NE 112th Ave. In addition to the initial crime scene location, a possible suspect vehicle was reported to be fleeing the area and multiple involved subjects were reported to be walking away from the area.  The suspect vehicle was stopped at a nearby business and three males (one 18-year-old and two 17-year old’s) were detained. 

The investigation revealed that Laufilitonga K.Tamoua, 18 years of age, allegedly had an altercation earlier in the day with two juvenile males and pointed a firearm at them. The two juveniles and another 18-year-old male showed up in the afternoon at Tamoua's apartment to confront him and he armed himself with a firearm. The three males threw rocks and/or used a slingshot to project ball bearings toward Tamoua, in response he fired the gun at them. Tamoua gave the gun to another male, who took off in the vehicle that was later located by police. The apartment complex property sustained damage from both firearm and slingshot projectiles. There were no serious injuries reported. 

Laufilitonga K. Tamoua, was arrested for Assault I and booked into the Clark County Jail. 

Additionally, charges were referred for Assault II and Malicious Mischief for an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old who were also involved in the incident. 

The investigation is continuing. 

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Vancouver Police is seeking assistance in locating missing child (Photo) - 05/19/22

VPD Case# 2022-013309

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old male. Pablo E. Lopez-Simon was last seen on 5/18/2022 near the 3200 block of E Mill Plain Blvd. Pablo is a Hispanic male with brown hair shaved on the sides and long and styled in a ponytail on the top, and brown eyes. He is 5’0” tall and weighs about 90 lbs. He was last seen carrying a backpack and wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white and black shoes. 

Anyone with information about Pablo is asked to call 911.   

UPDATE:
Child returned home safely.

 

Attached Media Files: Photo of Pablo 2 , Photo of Pablo 1
  Vancouver Police investigating child luring incident - 05/17/22

Vancouver, Wash. – On May 17, 2022, at approximately 9:28 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to Covington Middle School where a 13-year-old female student reported that earlier this morning as she was walking to school in the area of NE 49th Street/NE 112th Avenue, she was approached by an unknown male who emerged from some bushes, attempted to engage her in conversation and “loosely” grabbed her to get her into the bushes with him. The female was able to break away from him and continued to walk away. The male was last seen in the area of NE Fourth Plain Blvd./NE Gher Rd. 

The suspect is described as 20-30 years of age, Hispanic male, short “buzz” cut black hair, thin build, 5’5”-5’7”, wearing a black tank top and tan work boots, he also had tattoos on both arms. 

Anyone with information on this incident, or the identity or location of the suspect, is asked to call Vancouver Police Detective David Jensen, david.jensen@cityofvancouver.us.

    

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Vancouver Police seek victims in Assault II contamination case - 05/14/22

The Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit at the Vancouver Police Department began an investigation into Stephen Sharp possessing and dealing in dozens of photos and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children. It was learned on at least one account, child exploitation imagery was downloaded within proximity to Arby’s at 221 NE 104th Ave, Vancouver WA. 

 

On May 10, 2022, Stephen Sharp was contacted by detectives and confessed in an interview to downloading and distributing child pornography and having a sexual interest in children. He confirmed employment as the night manager at Arby’s. A search warrant was executed on Stephen Sharp’s digital devices located on his person and at his residence. A preliminary search by a DECU digital forensics investigator revealed a video of a subject later identified as Stephen Sharp urinating in a container confirmed to be milkshake mix from Arby’s. Stephen Sharp confessed to detectives he urinated on at least two occasions into the milkshake mixture for sexual gratification.

 

Police are asking if you purchased a milkshake from the Arby’s located at 221 NE 104 Ave, Vancouver WA on October 30 & 31, 2021 and you have a receipt or verified transaction information to confirm the purchase, please contact Detective Robert Givens at obert.givens@cityofvancouver.us">robert.givens@cityofvancouver.us. The Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit has not located evidence that Arby’s or its franchisee were aware of the abhorrent actions of Stephen Sharp.

 

Stephen Sharp was booked into Clark County jail on 4 counts (charging max) of Possession of Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct, 4 counts (charging max) of Dealing Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct and Assault II. The content on Stephen Sharp’s digital devices is still under investigation.

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Vancouver Police seek information on missing man on one year anniversary of his disappearance (Photo) - 05/12/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On May 24, 2021, Brandon Thomas Majors (DOB: 4-5-1986) was reported missing by his mother, after not hearing from him since Mother’s Day 2021 (May 9, 2021). After being reported missing, Vancouver Police Detectives began an investigation into Brandon’s whereabouts/disappearance.

Detectives developed a timeline of Brandon’s whereabouts on May 12, 2021, when he was last seen by acquaintances.

The timeline is as follows:

  • Brandon was last observed on the evening of May 12, 2021, in the Rose Village neighborhood in Vancouver, Washington.
  • Brandon left the Rose Village neighborhood on the evening of May 12, 2021, in a gray BMW SUV.
  • Approximately one hour after Brandon left in that vehicle, VPD Officers responded to reports that a BMW had driven into the Columbia River.
  • Vancouver Police, along with partnering agencies, searched the area of the crashed vehicle; however, no one was located.
  • Witnesses reported seeing multiple people flee the area of the BMW.

Vancouver Police Detectives have conducted dozens of interviews, none which have resulted in information on what happened to Brandon. Based on interviews with Brandon’s acquaintances, many believe that foul play was involved with Brandon’s disappearance; however, no one has reported having firsthand information of what occurred.  Several people that Brandon was last observed with have refused to cooperate with the investigation. 

In July 2021, Vancouver Police submitted the case to Crime Stoppers of Oregon. No tips from that have resulted in information that led to locating Brandon or determining what happened to him. The investigation and Crime Stopper case remain active.  

Throughout the investigation, Vancouver Police Detectives assigned to this case have maintained a close relationship with Brandon’s family, who are seeking answers and closure as to what happened to him.  The attached photographs of Brandon were provided by his mother, Beverly Bagley. 

If you, or someone you know has information regarding the location of Brandon Thomas Majors, or information related to his disappearance, please contact Vancouver Police Detective Zachary Ripp at 360-487-7391,  y.ripp@cityofvancouver.us">zachary.ripp@cityofvancouver.us. Information can also be provided, including anonymously, through Crime Stoppers of Oregon at: Missing Persons - Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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Missing Endangered Person (Photo)***UPDATE*** FOUND - 05/11/22

***UPDATE***

Richard was located and reunited with his family. 

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Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 86-year-old male. Richard Wagner was last seen in the Vancouver area on 5/11/22 around 1500 hours driving a 1996 green, Dodge Ram 1500 bearing Washington plate C51441C.

Richard is a White male, with thinning grey hair, and green eyes. He is 6’2” tall and weighs about 140lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black jeans, and black shoes. 

Richard has been diagnosed with dementia and may have difficulty finding his way home. 

Attached Media Files: 2022-012735
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Vancouver Police arrest male after two-hour negotiation (Photo) - 05/06/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On May 5, 2022, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a business in the 2600 block of Falk Rd. for a male who was passed out in a vehicle parked outside their pharmacy. Prior to calling 9-1-1, an employee attempted to wake up the individual by knocking on the window of his vehicle and saw a loaded firearm magazine on the passenger seat of the vehicle, along with gloves and a mask. 

Due to the likelihood of an involved gun, responding officers attempted a high-risk traffic stop. The male accelerated away and became high-centered on a curb, where he refused to exit the car for over two hours despite efforts of negotiation, de-escalation and offers of medical aid, as it was believed the subject had ingested Fentanyl. The subject eventually surrendered without incident. A search warrant for the vehicle resulted in recovery of a stolen firearm. 

Casey S. Keith, 43, was booked into the Clark County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and DUI.

 

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Vancouver Police is seeking assistance in locating missing child (Update: Located) - 05/03/22

*** Update ***

Hayden has been located and has been reunited with his family. 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old male. Hayden Davis was last seen on 5/2/2022 near the area of the Wal-Mart (221E NE 104th Ave, Vancouver, WA).  Hayden is a White male with short brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5’3” tall and weighs about 140 lbs. he was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and white shoes. 

Anyone with information about Hayden is asked to call 911.   

Vancouver Police Department investigate kidnapping and auto theft (update: vehicle located ) - 04/27/22

*** The vehicle has been located, unoccupied. The investigation is continuing.

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Vancouver, Wash. –On April 26, 2022, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a kidnapping and auto theft in the 4700 block of NE 119th Avenue. A woman parked, with her vehicle running, in the driveway of her babysitter’s home and left her 3-year-old daughter inside the vehicle, buckled into her car seat, while she took her other children inside the house to drop them off. When she came out, her vehicle with her child inside was gone. The woman called 9-1-1 to report the incident. While she was on the phone with dispatch, and police were converging on the area, another call came into dispatch from a SeaMar clinic located at 11801 NE 65th St. stating a male subject got out of a vehicle, removed a child still sitting in a car seat and left her sitting by their front door. After dropping off the child, the male got back into the vehicle and drove off. The child was reunited with her mother shortly thereafter. 

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 40-50 years old, heavier set with brown hair and a facial beard. 

The vehicle is a 2022, gray Volkswagen Atlas, WA CCC3903 which has not been located (attached photo is not the actual vehicle).

Anyone with information on the location of the vehicle or the suspect should call 9-1-1. Do not approach the vehicle or the suspect. 

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Vancouver Police Detective David Jensen at (360) 487- 7446; david.jensen@cityofvancouver.us or Sgt. Julie Ballou at (360) 487-7386; allou@cityofvancouver.us">julie.ballou@cityofvancouver.us.

Nothing further is releasable at this time. 

 

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Vancouver Police investigate fatality collision - 04/22/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On April 22, 2022, at approximately 5:32 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to 7803 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. (SeaMar Clinic parking lot) for the report of a motorcyclist who had been hit by an SUV. According to witnesses, they overheard the motorcyclist and other individual(s) in the parking lot possibly getting into some type of confrontation, they heard a crash and saw a dark-colored SUV driving out of the parking lot and the motorcyclist laying on the ground. The motorcyclist, a 57-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital and did not survive his injuries. 

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Team are investigating. 

No further information is available at this time. 

 

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