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News Releases
Missing person - 06/17/19

The Vancouver Police Department is asking for the publics assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

Nikolas (Nikki) G. Kunhnhausen 07/06/2001, is a transgender male who identifies as female.  "Nikki"  was last seen leaving home on 06/05/19. 

Nikki is 5-8/120 with black hair.  There are no known medical or mental health issues.

Anyone with urgent information about Nikki's whereabouts should call 911.  If you have non-urgent information please contact Det. David Jensen at


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Media invited to Vancouver Police scenario based training - 06/17/19

Vancouver, Wash. –The Vancouver Police Department will be holding scenario based training for members of our Chief’s Diversity Advisory Team (CDAT).  CDAT is made up of community members representing the Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander, Slavic, Native American, Islamic, Sikh, African American, Vietnamese, Korean, Jewish, and LGBTQ communities, as well as organizations that serve many people throughout Vancouver. This group meets monthly with the Chief and other department staff.

As part of the April and May CDAT meetings, the VPD Training Unit presented information on Legal Justifications for Use of Force and Less Lethal Use of Force. As a follow up to the Training Unit presentations, CDAT members requested some scenario based training to apply what they learned as a way to better understand what officers experience when faced with making split-second decisions. 

This training is NOT open to the general public however, members of the media are invited and encouraged to stop by the scenario based training.  

          Date:  Saturday, June 29, 2019

          Time:  1pm-3pm

          Location:  17701 NE Union Rd, Ridgefield WA 98642 (the old Jollie’s Restaurant)

During the training, members of CDAT will be participating in 2-3 scenarios. Refreshers on what they learned during the presentations, as well as how to handle the equipment, will also be covered.  

Media may stop in any time during the 2 hour window. 

Everyone entering the training, including media, will undergo a safety check to make sure no live weapons are being brought into the training area (NO EXCEPTIONS.)  This means you will be patted down, but not searched. 

Please RSVP to Kim Kapp via email no later than Thursday, June 27th if you are planning on sending a reporter or photographer.





Vancouver Police substitute PIO - 06/06/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver Police Public Information Coordinator Kim Kapp will unavailable June 7, 2019. Taking media calls during office hours that day will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

As always for afterhours inquiries please call dispatch on the media line and request a call back from on duty personnel.



Vancouver Police seek publics help locating missing elderly couple (Update: Located Safe) - 06/03/19

*** Update***

Mr. and Mrs. Cherry were found near the US/Canada border and are safe. 



The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public’s help locating a missing elderly couple. Wesley and Crystil Cherry were last seen leaving their east Vancouver Home on the evening of June 1, 2019. Wesley wears glasses and is described as a white male, 81 years old, 6’00” tall, 300lbs, with gray hair and blue eyes. Crystil is described as a white female, 72 years old, 5’03 “tall, 210lbs, gray hair and blue eyes. The couple is together in a 2000 white Honda CRV bearing Washington license plate 654-YVM. Wesley and Crystil may be in need of medical assistance. The community is requested to call 911 with any information as to their whereabouts.

Missing Child (Update:Located safe) - 05/23/19

*** Update ***

Levi has been located and is safe.



The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the help of the public, with locating a missing twelve year old child. Levi Hand. He is a White male, approximately 4'11 75lbs  with Brown eyes and Brown hair. He was last seen wearing a Red T Shirt Blue jeans and sneakers.  He was last seen leaving home at approximatley one hour ago from a group home. He has no known medical or mental health issues. Has frequented parks around NE 9th Street between NE 112th and NE 137th ave in Vancouver, WA.

Missing Child - 05/21/19


Fiona Belden was found and returne home along with her friend Desiree Collazo-Romayor



The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the help of the public, with locating a missing twelve year old child. FIONA RIAN BELDEN is a White female, approximately 507 175lbs  with Blue eyes and Blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a Black hoodie with (possibly blue jeans)  She was last seen leaving home at approximatley 8:30 P.M. to pick up coffee at a Dutch Bros on NE 138th Ave.  She has no known medical or mental health issues. She is likely in the company of another reported missing twelve year old; Desiree Collazo-Romayor.

Missing Child FOUND - 05/21/19

****UPDATE 2.0********

Desiree Collazo-Romayor was found along with her friend Fiona Belden. Both were returned home.

*******END UPDATE*******



A second missing twelve year old has been reported missing and is likely in the company of Desiree Collazo-Romayor. Her name is BELDEN, FIONA RIAN. A separate Newsflash is to follow.

**********END UPDATE*******

The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the help of the public, with locating a missing twelve year old child;  DESIREE M. COLLAZO. She is of Hispanic descent with light skin. She is approximately 5'4...130 lbs with Brown curly frizzy hair and Brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a Black sweater and Black leggings. She was last seen leaving home at approximatley 7:45 P.M. She has no known medical or mental health issues.