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Vancouver Police substitute PIO August 10-14 - 08/06/20

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will out of the office August 10-14 and will not be checking email or voicemail during that time.

Lt. Kathy McNicholas will handle PIO duties on the above dates, during office hours (8am-5pm), and can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

As always for inquiries outside of business hours or on weekends, please call dispatch on the media line and request a call back from on duty personnel.

 

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Attempt to Locate Missing / Endangered Adult (Photo) - 08/02/20

Update:

Joseph Sharp has been located.  The Vancouver Police Department appreciates the quick response and assistance from the community.

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The Vancouver Police Department is requesting assistance in locating Missing Adult, Joseph Sharp (19).  Joseph Sharp has Downs Syndrome, is non-verbal, and functions at the level of a 7 yr old.  He was last seen in the 700 Blk of 19th Ave in Vancouver at about 7:15 p.m on today’s date.  Joseph is described to be a white male, 5’07,165 lbs, with blue eyes, brown hair, and a beard.  He was last seen wearing a green shirt, shorts, and gray velco style shoes.

If Joseph Sharp is located or seen, please notify the Vancouver Police Department by calling 911.

Attached Media Files: Joseph_Sharp.jpg
Vancouver Police make arrest in weekend shooting incident - 07/29/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 25, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to an assault with a weapon call in the 4900 block of East 18th Street, involving a suspect who fired multiple rounds from a firearm into a vehicle occupied by four individuals.  The suspect was identified as Keith Williams, 29, of Vancouver. One of the victims was physically assaulted by Williams prior to the shooting but none were injured as a result of gunfire.

On the afternoon of July 29, 2020, Vancouver Police located Williams in the 11700 block of Mill Plain and he was taken into custody without incident. 

Williams was booked into the Clark County Jail for:

  • 4 counts of Assault I with a firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm II
  • A felony warrant issued by the Washington State Department of Corrections for Escape Community Custody.

Vancouver Police are looking for any additional witnesses or leads in this case.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department Tip Line at (360) 487-7399.

 

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Vancouver Police investigate drive-by shooting - 07/29/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 28, 2020. At approximately 11:58 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a multiple shots fired call in an occupied business in the 400 block of NE 112th Ave.  During the course of this investigation police located 48 shell casings of mixed calibers, to include a large amount of assault rifle casings.  The bullets entered the occupied business and surrounding vehicles.  No one was reported injured.

Vancouver Police are looking for any additional witnesses or leads in this case.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department Tip Line at (360) 487-7399.

Any victims who have not reported property damage should call 3-1-1.

 

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Vancouver Police investigators attempting to locate a missing person (Photo) - 07/23/20

Tyson Watson has been located and is safe.  Thank you for your assistance!

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Vancouver Police seek assistance to identify assault and robbery suspects (Photo) - 07/22/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 19, 2020 at approximately 6:30 a.m., in the 1300 block of NE 145th Avenue, two males approached a 60 year old male who was walking through his neighborhood.  One of the suspects produced a knife and they demanded items of value from the victim. The victim attempted to run away but the suspects pursued him till he fell to the ground and by physical force and threat of harm, stole his property.

The suspects were described as males, 20’s, 5’10” with thin builds. A nearby surveillance camera captured images of the suspects and their vehicle.

Anyone with information on the identity of either/both suspects is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department Tip Line at (360) 487-7399.

 

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Missing Juvenile (Photo) - 07/20/20

The Vancouver Police Department (WA) is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile. Mark Anthony Rojas-Resendiz (16 years old). Mark is missing from his home in Vancouver and maybe in the company of unknown non-relative juveniles or adults.

Mark is a Hispanic male, 5’7” tall, 140lbs, Black hair and Brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a Grey Nike sweatshirt and Black hat with “LA” lettering, he may have a Black Adidas back pack.

If you see Mark or have any information on his whereabouts please call 911 or your local Law Enforcement agency. VPD case 19-17244 (updated).

Attached Media Files: Mark Rojas-Resendiz
Vancouver Police investigate shooting - 07/20/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 19, 2020, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a multiple shots fired call in the 9600 block of East Mill Plain.  Shortly thereafter, a male arrived at a Vancouver hospital for medical treatment.  During this investigation, police learned the victim had been shot and stabbed during an armed robbery at the 9600 block of East Mill Plain location.  The victim’s injuries are non-life threatening. The suspects are described as three black males. 

Vancouver Police are looking for any additional witnesses or leads in this case.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department Tip Line at (360) 487-7399.

Any victims who have not reported property damage should call 3-1-1.

Nothing further is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police attempting to identify an assault suspect (Photo) - 07/16/20

On 07-15-20 Vancouver Police officers responded to report of an assault in the vicinity of the running track, located between the campus of Clark College and Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver.  (Mcloughlin Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way)

Following investigation revealed that the adult female victim became involved in a verbal altercation with an adult male (pictured suspect) while exercising at the track.  The argument was over the fact that the male was not wearing any type of a face covering or observing the "social distancing" guideline.  The female victim went to her parked vehicle and the suspect eventually followed her there.  The suspect then assaulted the victim by striking her multiple times and kicking her on the head and upper body areas when she was on the ground.  The suspect and the suspect's female associate then fled the area in a black SUV.  

Victim sustained injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  She is stable and has been released from the hospital as of this writing.  

Images of the suspect and of the suspect's female associate are attached.  Vancouver Police Department investigators are attempting to identify both pictured subjects and are requesting for any additonal witnesses to contact us and provide a statement.  

NOTE:  Image of the suspect contains an obscene gesture (we apologize!), please take that into account when posting to public view if needed.  

VPD Case #20-11279

Attached Media Files: MaleSuspect.PNG , femaleAssociate.PNG
Vancouver Police substitute PIO July 13-18 - 07/10/20

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will on furlough July 13-18 2020 and will not be checking voicemail or emails during that time. Any messages will be returned on Monday July 20.

Lt. Kathy McNicholas will handling PIO duties July 13-17, during office hours (8am-5pm), and can be reached at (360) 487-7442 or at kathy.mcnicholas@cityofvancouver.us.

As always for inquiries outside of business hours or on weekends, please call dispatch on the media line and request a call back from on-duty personnel.

 

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