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Vancouver Police asking for help on a Missing Person case (Photo) - 08/05/18

CORRECTION: Robert was last seen by his son around 7:00 P.M., not 1:15 A.M. as previously noted.  He is still missing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact 911.

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On 08/05/2018 at about 01:15 AM, Robert Robinson was riding a bicycle ( black "Kona" brand bike ) with his adult son on I-5 Fwy bridge to Vancouver.  Robert became separated from his son and has not been seen since.

Robert is approximately 5'5" tall and weighs 115 lbs.  Robert has long brown hair and wears glasses.  Robert was also wearing a baseball style hat that reads "local 302" on the front, rust-orange short sleeve shirt, blue jeans, gray sneakers, and a watch.  

Robert goes by "Bobby."  At time of this report Robert suffered from a medical condition which affects his memory and thinking abilities.  

Anyone with information on whereabouts of Mr. Robinson are asked to call Vancouver Police Department's dispatch center as soon as possible.  

Missing Person:  Robert C. Robinson the 3rd, born on July 9th, 1952.  ( Photograph is attached )

 

 

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Armed Robbery in Vancouver - 08/04/18

On 08-04-2018 at approximately 11:00 AM, multiple Vancouver Police Department units were dispatched to radio call of "Robbery Just Occurred" at "House of Smoke" specialty store, located at 6700 block of NE Fourth Plain Blvd in Vancouver.

Investigation revealed that an adult male suspect was involved in a robbery at the store.  Suspect was armed with what appeared to be a handgun during the robbery.

Suspect fled the area in a cream colored 2007 LINCOLN "MKX" SUV, WA Lic # BCC8512.  This vehicle was stolen from the scene. 

Vancouver Police Department's investigators is asking the public to be on the lookout for the listed vehicle.  If spotted, please call the local police dispatch office and report it immediately.  For safety reasons, do not approach or attempt to contact anyone associated with the car.

Suspect was wearing a mask during the robbery; no further description of the individual is available at this time. 

Noone was injured during this incident.  This investigation is active and no further details are available at this time. 

Increased DUI enforcement in SW Washington - 08/03/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On August 4, 2018, the Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments will have additional officers enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road.  Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols.   

These additional DUI enforcements are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, which covers the overtime costs for the additional officers, as well as high visibility marketing in support of Target Zero, Washington’s strategic roadmap for eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.  

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

For more information on these DUI emphasis patrols visit our DUI Enforcement page: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement .

 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.

 

 

 

 

Vancouver Police arrest subject after 3 hour standoff - 08/01/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On August 1, 2018, at approximately 8:04 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a call of a disturbance with a weapon at 301 SE 166th Avenue. According to the caller, a male entered one of the units and was threatening the resident with a gun. It appears that the suspect and the victim/resident are known to one another. The resident was able to safely exit the apartment unit but the suspect remained inside the apartment unit and refused police commands to exit.

The Southwest Regional SWAT Team responded to attempt to get the suspect to surrender. Multiple residents of neighboring units were evacuated and SE 1st Street was closed for a few blocks, during the police activity.

At approximately 12:00 p.m. the suspect exited the apartment and was taken into custody. John C. Picanco, 4/1/73, was arrested and will be booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault I, Burglary I, and Felony Harassment. Additional charges may follow.

SE 1st Street is now open and SWAT is clearing the scene.

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

 

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SW Washington DUI emphasis results in 3 DUI arrests - 07/30/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 27, 2018, the Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments and Clark County Sheriff’s Office participated in a DUI emphasis.

Here are the results of that effort: 

Contacts: 117

DUI Arrest: 3

Citations/infractions: 16

Warnings: 29

Other Arrest: 2

These DUI enforcement efforts are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

For more information, visit the Vancouver Police Department DUI Enforcement page: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement

 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.

Vancouver Police Investigating Explosion that Injured a Child - 07/29/18

On July 28th, around 7:40 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the area of Fort Vancouver Way and E 26th St for a report of a small explosion.  When officer arrived, they discovered that a 13 year old girl had sustained significant injuries to her hands and arm.  She was transported by medical personnel to an area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

 

A canvas of the neighborhood, as well as statements by the child, indicate a green colored SUV was traveling on E 26th St when an occupant in that vehicle threw a small plastic bottle on the ground, then drove off.  The child witnessed this, went to collect the bottle to discard it when it exploded in her hands.

 

A VPD Arson Investigator was brought to the scene, and processed the evidence.  Some video footage was also provided to the Police. 

 

This incident is still being actively investigated, but anyone with information is still strongly encouraged to contact the Vancouver Police Department.  No other information is being released at this time due to the investigation still being active. 

Vancouver Police make arrest in 2017 homicide - 07/26/18

Vancouver, Wash. – On December 30, 2017 Vancouver Police responded to the 12500 block of NE 28th Street, for a report of shots fired.  Arriving officers located a deceased male lying on the sidewalk that was identified as Vincent R. Trevino. The cause of death was multiple gunshots and his death was investigated by the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit as a homicide. 

On July 26, 2018, Vancouver Police arrested Devin D Schultz-Morrison, (03/18/95), for Murder II. Schultz-Morrison was already incarcerated in the Clark County Jail on unrelated charges at the time of his arrest.

The investigation is still active and nothing further related to the case is being released at this time.

 

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Increased DUI enforcement in SW Washington - 07/26/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 27, 2018, the Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will have additional officers enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road.  Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols.   

These additional DUI enforcements are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, which covers the overtime costs for the additional officers, as well as high visibility marketing in support of Target Zero, Washington’s strategic roadmap for eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.  

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

For more information on these DUI emphasis patrols visit our DUI Enforcement page: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement .

 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.

 

SW Washington DUI weekend emphasis results in 6 DUI arrests - 07/23/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 20 and 21, 2018, the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office participated in a DUI emphasis.

Here are the results of the July 20 emphasis: 

Contacts: 123

DUI Arrest: 1

Citations/infractions: 13

Warnings: 59

 

Here are the results of the July 21 emphasis:

Contacts: 35

DUI Arrest: 5

Citations/infractions: 10

Warnings: 28

Other Arrest: 1

These DUI enforcement efforts are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

 

For more information, visit the Vancouver Police Department DUI Enforcement page: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement

 

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.

 

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Increased DUI enforcement in SW Washington (Photo) - 07/19/18

Vancouver, Wash. –On July 20 and 21, 2018, the Vancouver and Washougal Police Departments and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will have additional officers enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road.  Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols.   

These additional DUI enforcements are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, which covers the overtime costs for the additional officers, as well as high visibility marketing in support of Target Zero, Washington’s strategic roadmap for eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.  

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

For more information on these DUI emphasis patrols visit our DUI Enforcement page: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/dui-enforcement .

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit https://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/how-do-i-become-vancouver-police-officer.

 

 

 

 

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Missing Child FOUND SAFE. - 07/18/18

....Child found safe by Washougal Police....

Today at 3 pm Nash Modin (10 years old) left home after an argument with his mother. He has not been seen or heard from since that time. A canvas of the area met with negative results. VPD is asking for help from the public to locate Nash.

Nash is 4 foot, 89 pounds with a buzz cut a slight Mohawk stye Brown hair and Blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a Green bicycle helmet and Super Heroes Gray T Shirt and Black athletic shorts. He has brightly colored Yellow, Green and Black shoes. He is riding a boys one speeed (similar to a huffy style) bicycle.

Nash has no known medical issues at this time.

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Vancouver Police Seek Public's Help with a Found Elderly Female (Photo) - 07/18/18

The female has been identified and responsible parties for her have been contacted

 

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The Vancouver Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying an elderly female who was found wondering around the 1200 block of NE 93rd Ave earlier today.  In speaking with responding officers, the female believes her name is "Connie Rae", and she thinks she might live with others in a home near a park.  She doesn’t know anything else about herself. 

She is a White Female, around 5’5”, and weighing approximately 100 pounds.  She has long brown and grey hair.  When contacted by police, she was wearing a blue and brown colored flowered dress (see attached photo).  She was transported to an area hospital for a medical evaluation.  

Anyone who recognizes her or has information as to who she is and where she is living is strongly encouraged to contact the Vancouver Police Department. 

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