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Update - Located / Vancouver Police seeking public's help in locating missing 12-year-old (photo) (Photo) - 09/27/23

Update: Evangeline has been located and returned home. Thank you for your assistance.  


The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old girl, Evangeline Nebeker. 5'4", 120 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red crop top with a black sweater, gray pants, birkenstock shoes, carrying a red backpack. May be in the area of East Vancouver, WA. If you have any information related to Evangeline's whereabouts, please contact 911.

Attached Media Files: Evangeline_Head_Shot.png
Dexter Hinson
Dexter Hinson
**Updated** Vancouver Police Seek Assistance in Familial Child Abduction (Photo) - 09/26/23

**On September 26, 2023, Coeur d'Alene sheriffs contacted Joel Long, Angelina Hinson, and her sons, Dexter and Braxton in an unrelated non-criminal contact. Dexter and Braxton were taken into protective custody. No arrests were made but criminal investigations are active.


Angelina Hinson is the mother of Dexter (7) and Braxton (15) Hinson. As September 2023, lawful custody of Angelina’s children has been awarded entirely to their father. Angelina has no claim to guardianship of either child and a protection order is in place barring her from contacting them. On 9/15/23, it’s believed Angelina abducted her two children from outside their school in Vancouver, Washington. She was aided by her romantic partner, Joel Long. There is now an open Kidnapping and Custodial Interference investigation into Joel Long and Angelina Hinson (respectively) and both children are considered missing persons. There is currently no articulable risk of imminent danger to either child, or to the community, but efforts are underway to locate them. 

Recent photographs of Angelina, Joel, Braxton and Dexter are attached. They may be associated with a Chevy Sonic bearing WA plate BXZ0985 or a dark gray Hyundai Elantra with dealer temporary plates. The attached photographs depict the children in the clothing from the day of their abduction. Angelina and Joel’s clothing is unknown, but they are likely making efforts to avoid detection. 

Angelina June Hinson - 40yo white female. 5'3" 170 pounds, brown hair, bleached blonde hair.

Joel Matthew Long - 39yo white male. 5'10" 180 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes.

Dexter Hinson - 7yo white male, approx 4'6", green eyes and brown hair

Braxton Hinson - 15yo white male, approx 5'4", brown eyes and brown hair

If you have any information related to Braxton and Dexter’s whereabouts, please contact Det. Jason Nicholson ( or Sgt. Julie Ballou (

Vancouver Police begin installation of in-car cameras - 09/25/23

Vancouver, Wash. – On September 26, 2023, the Vancouver Police Department will begin the process of installation of front-facing and rear passenger cameras in all Vancouver Police patrol vehicles and several detective vehicles. This process is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete and involves camera installations in approximately 120 vehicles. This is the second and final phase of implementation of the department camera program. 

In March 2023, the department launched the first phase of the program by issuing body worn cameras to all sworn personnel. 


Law enforcement warn of increased Kia and Hyundai thefts - 09/20/23

Vancouver, Wash. – The Vancouver Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office have seen recent spikes in of thefts of Kia’s and Hyundai’s over the past several weeks. Most of the suspects are juveniles and several witnesses to the car thefts have been threatened with violence by the suspects. Several firearms that were inside vehicles at the time of the thefts were also stolen. 

This national trend effects multiple models of both Kia’s and Hyundai’s built between 2011-2021. Below is a list of models that may be more vulnerable to theft: 

Hyundai Models

2011–2022 Accent

2011–2022 Elantra

2013–2017 Elantra GT

2013–2014 Elantra Coupe

2011–2012 Elantra Touring

2011–2014 Genesis Coupe

2018–2022 Kona

2020–2021 Palisade

2011–2012, 2019–2022 Santa Fe

2013–2018, 2019 Santa Fe, Santa Fe XL

2013–2018 Santa Fe Sport

2011–2019 Sonata

2011–2022 Tucson

2012–2017, 2019–2021 Veloster

2020–2021 Venue

2011–2012 Veracruz

Kia Models

2011–2021 Forte

2021–2022 K5

2011–2020 Optima

2011–2021 Rio

2011–2021 Sedona

2021–2022 Seltos

2010–2022 Soul

2011–2022 Sorento

2011–2022 Sportage

Law enforcement is encouraging anyone with one of the make/models above to check with their local Kia or Hyundai dealer to see if their vehicle is eligible for a manufacturer security software update; consider using a steering wheel lock device; park in well-lit areas, preferably with visible security cameras; consider putting a tracking device in the vehicle; consider installing an alarm system. Also, please do not leave firearms or other valuables inside your vehicle.