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Vancouver Police investigate stabbing (update: suspect deceased) - 07/15/24

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The suspect in this incident did not survive his injuries. 

The Clark County Medical Examiner will release this identity, cause and manner of death. 

Nothing further is releasable at this time.

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Vancouver, Wash. – On July 7, 2024, at around 7: 45 p.m., Vancouver Police were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of SE 160th Avenue. Callers reported that a male had stabbed a female and had also stabbed himself. Officers rendered medical aid to the female, who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers also rendered medical aid to the male, who was later transported to an area hospital for additional treatment. His condition is unknown at this time. 

The male and female were known to one another and there are no outstanding suspects. 

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating this as a homicide. Nothing further is releasable at this time. 

 

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Vancouver Police Seek Assistance in Online Child Predator Investigation (Photo) - 07/11/24

The Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit (DECU) at VPD is seeking the public’s assistance as it relates to an ongoing criminal investigation.

 

On July 9, 2024, DECU arrested Christopher “CJ” Bradshaw who was booked into jail for 3 counts of Dealing in Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct 1st degree, 3 counts of Possession of Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct 1st degree, 1 count of Child Molestation 1st degree, and 1 count of Incest 2nd degree.

 

An analysis of Bradshaw’s devices, by VPD digital forensic investigators, revealed troubling chat with another subject residing in Vancouver, WA. The person was identified by DECU detectives as Brandon Richardson. On July 11, 2024, DECU arrested Richardson for 4 counts of Possession of Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct 1st degree, 1 count of Possession of Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct 2nd degree, and 1 count of Criminal Conspiracy (Rape of a Child) and booked into jail.

 

Based on the chats between CJ and Brandon, there could be unidentified child victims. If you have any information you believe could be relevant to this investigation, please contact Detective Givens at robert.givens@cityofvancouver.us or Detective Carlow at jake.carlow@cityofvancouver.us.

Vancouver Police investigate vehicular homicide - 07/10/24

Vancouver, Wash. – On July 9th at around 9: 20 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a physical disturbance involving two males in a parking lot in the 13200 block of NE Leroy Haagen Memorial Drive. One of the males got into his RV, hit and ran over the other male before fleeing the area. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died. 

A Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy and detectives from the Vancouver Police Crime Prevention Unit located the RV and the suspect in the area of NE Fourth Plain Blvd./NE 162nd Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  

Andrew R. Roberts was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for Vehicular Homicide and Felony Hit and Run. 

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit and Traffic Unit are continuing the investigation and nothing additional is being released at this time. 

 

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Vancouver Police investigate fatal hit and run (update: arrest) - 07/08/24

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The suspect in this case, Luella F. Roberson, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for Vehicular Homicide and an outstanding Washington State Department of Corrections warrant. The victim has not yet been positively identified. 

The investigation is continuing and nothing further is releasable at this time. 

 

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Vancouver, Wash. – Today at approximately 1:10 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 2100 block of NE Andresen Road for a welfare check of a male under a tree. When officers arrived, they located a deceased male who appeared to have been killed, possibly when a vehicle hit him while he was sitting under the tree. Officers located the involved vehicle nearby, unoccupied. Video obtained by officers showed a white female, with distinctive clothing leaving the scene. A K9 track was conducted, and a female matching the suspect description was located nearby and detained pending further investigation.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes team and Vancouver Police Traffic Unit are currently investigating this incident and conducting interviews. Nothing further is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police Department requests help to find missing endangered 11-year-old male. (Photo) - 07/05/24

****UPDATED****       Trenton Orcutt has been located and reunited with his family.

 

The Vancouver Police is seeking the public's assistance with locating a high-risk missing juvenile.

Missing juvenile is Trenton Wayne Orcutt, eleven years old. Trenton is described as a Male Black, with brown eyes and black short afro hair.  He is approximately 5’ 7" tall and 250 lbs.  Trenton was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, black or yellow shoes.

He was last seen walking away from 2404 SE 161st Court at about 0100 hours. 

If anyone has information about his whereabouts, they are asked to call 911. 

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Vancouver Police Department statement on sentencing in Sahota murder trial - 06/27/24

Vancouver, Wash. – “Today’s sentencing of 29 years in prison for the defendant in the murder of Officer Donald Sahota provides the family and friends Don left behind the opportunity to start healing from what has been an excruciatingly painful 2 ½ years”, said Vancouver Police Chief Jeff Mori. “The Sahota family will remain in our prayers and the memory of Don Sahota and his contributions to the law enforcement profession, his community and the Vancouver Police Department will continue to live on”. 

As they begin to move forward from the grief of Don’s senseless death and the grueling pain of the trial, the Sahota family asks for continued privacy.

 

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Vancouver Police release critical incident video - 06/25/24

Vancouver, Wash. – On June 17, 2024, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) was involved in an officer-involved shooting. Four officers were placed on Critical Incident Leave. Four officers discharged their firearm, and multiple officers witnessed the incident. All officers were wearing body worn cameras (BWC) at the time of the incident and the patrol vehicles were equipped with front-facing in-car cameras. 

Following an officer-involved shooting involving the Vancouver Police Department, the department will release a Critical Incident Video, which includes portions of video captured from department body worn cameras and patrol vehicle cameras. The release of these videos is at the discretion of the Chief of Police and is separate from the Independent Investigation Team (IIT) investigation.

The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, is conducting an independent investigation of this incident. The Vancouver Police Department is not involved in the officer-involved shooting investigation. VPD will conduct an administrative investigation/review after the SWIIRT investigation is completed.

The Critical Incident Video can be viewed on the Vancouver Police Department website: Critical Incident Videos -The City of Vancouver, WA

The Vancouver Police Department will not be commenting on the investigation or the content in the Critical Incident Video. Release of the video is to provide some visual context of the incident as the Vancouver Police Department understands the events to have occurred, according to the video and incident information at the time.  

The Vancouver Police Department values the sanctity of human life and the dignity of all persons, and any loss of life is tragic. 

Please be aware the video contains graphic images and viewer discretion is strongly advised.

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Vancouver Police involved in shooting - 06/17/24

Vancouver, Wash. – This morning at approximately 12:51 a.m., a Vancouver Police Officer driving in the 2800 block of NE Andresen Rd. was flagged down by several people who reported that a male pointed a gun at them, and the suspect was walking southbound on Andresen. Additional officers responded and located the suspect at approximately the 2400 block of NE Andresen Rd. The suspect refused police commands to stop. One of the responding officers deployed his K9 partner to contact the suspect. The suspect pointed a gun at the officers and four officers discharged their firearms, striking the suspect. During the shooting, the VPD K9 was also shot in the tail. Officers rendered medical aid to the suspect at the scene and he was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. The VPD K9 was transported to an emergency veterinary hospital where he underwent surgery on his tail.                                                                                                                                                                              

Other than the VPD K9, no Vancouver Police Officers or bystanders were physically injured during the incident. 

Four involved officers are on critical incident leave, per standard protocol.

The information being released is preliminary, and this is an ongoing investigation. The Vancouver Police Department notified the Washington State Office of Independent Investigations. The SW Washington Independent Investigation Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, will be investigating the shooting. 

As part of the Vancouver Police Department’s Body Worn Camera (BWC) Program, video captured by body-worn cameras and in-car cameras will be reviewed and released at a later time. 

In compliance with WAC 139-12, Vancouver Police Department personnel will not be involved in the independent investigation.

•           All future communications will be sent via the SWIIRT.

•           The SWIIRT will release the names of the involved officers.

•           The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased.

•           Once the SWIIRT investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office for review.           

No further information is available currently.

 

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