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Vancouver Police investigate stabbing - 01/12/19

Vancouver, Wash. –On January 11, 2019, at 4:54 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a residence in the 13100 block of SE Angus Street for the report of a disturbance with a weapon. A male reported to dispatch that he had stabbed his mother. When officers arrived, they were able to detain the male caller, Brian C. Toombs, 28, without incident. Officers located Sonya L. Toombs, 57, unconscious in the living room. She had multiple stab wounds around her face and neck and was transported to an area hospital where she remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Brian Toombs was arrested for Attempted Murder I-DV and was booked into the Clark County Jail.

The investigation by the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit and Domestic Violence Unit is continuing and there is nothing further to release at this time.





Vancouver Police Investigate Fatality Collision - 01/09/19

Vancouver, Wash. – On January 9, 2019, at approximately 7:49 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a multi-vehicle collision in the 700 block of NE 136th Avenue. Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a northbound vehicle crossed the center line, hitting a southbound vehicle head-on, causing that vehicle to hit a third vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle, an adult male, did not survive his injuries. The driver of the southbound vehicle, an adult female, was transported for evaluation of injuries. The occupants of the third vehicle were not injured.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating and none of the names of the involved parties are being released at this time. The causing factors of the collision have not been determined.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.



Pandora Hertel
Pandora Hertel
Missing child UPDATE-FOUND (Photo) - 01/05/19

Pandora was located by Vancouver Police Detectives in Portland, OR.  She is safe and is being reunited with family.

We appreciate the public's help in trying to locate her.





The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing 14 year old female.

Pandora Hertel is white, 5'-05" tall, 135lbs with medium length brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen January 2nd after running away from school in Vancouver.  She was wearing a leopard print jacket, pink tee shirt, black sweat pants and red UGG style boots.  

Pandora is on the autism spectrum and has a diminished mental capacity. She is in need of medication for her condition.

If anyone sees Pandora or knows where she is, they should call 911 immediately. She may be in the Portland or Seattle areas.

Anyone who has non-urgent information on her whereabouts should email Det. David Jensen at




Attached Media Files: Pandora Hertel