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St. Patrick's Day DUI emphasis results in 10 DUI arrests (Photo) - 03/18/19

Vancouver, Wash. –On March 16, 2019, law enforcement officers from the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol, Officers from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, with dispatch support from the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA), conducted a DUI emphasis in SW Washington. Here are the results of the St. Patrick’s Day emphasis:

  • Contacts                     61
  • DUI Arrests                 10
  • Citations/Infractions    43
  • Warnings                     27
  • Other Arrests                 3

This additional enforcement was made possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

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

 

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Missing Vancouver Children Located Safe - 03/18/19

The three children (Levi Hand - age 12, Dean Johnson - age 13, and Jordan Nottingham - age 16) reported missing from Vancouver on 3/17/19 have been located and are safe.  The Vancouver Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating the missing children.  

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Missing Children (Photo) - 03/17/19

The Vancouver Police Department is requesting help from the public to return home Levi Hand (12 years old). Levi is a White male, skinny:  5' 100 lbs, with Brown hair, wearing a dark Blue sweatshirt and dark pants. He has ADHD and quite talkative. He was last seen in the area of NE 9th Street and NE 118th Ave in Vancouver WA. He was in the company of two other juveniles all from the same group home.

With Levi are the following:

Dean Johnson (13 years old) is a White male 5'10" 140 lbs, skinny with dirty blong hair. He was last seen wearing a Gray Carthart heavy jacket and Tan skinny cargo pants.

Jordan Nottingham (16 years old) is a White male 5'5", skinny with dark Brown hair  wearing a Black sweatshirt and Blue jeans.

If found please contact your local police agency or Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) at 911 for Clark County, WA.

Attached Media Files: Jordan Nottingham , Dean Johnson , Levi Hand
Vancouver Police seeking public's help to locate missing, endangered man (update:located safe) - 03/15/19

 

 

***Update***

Mr. Kinney has been located and is safe.

 

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Vancouver, Wash. –On March 15, 2019, Vancouver Police were contacted regarding Robert Kinney, 74, who was last seen approximately 10:00 p.m. at his residence  in the 8200 block of SE Lorry Ave.  Mr. Kinney has dementia and other medical issues. It is believed Mr. Kinney may be in Portland.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

 

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Increased DUI enforcements planned on St. Patrick's Day (Photo) - 03/14/19

Vancouver, Wash. – On March 16 2019, the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol will have additional officers enforcing the 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 the officers conducting these increased DUI patrols.

Once again, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) will have their Mobile Impaired Unit (MIDU) in Vancouver for this emphasis. The MIDU is a self-contained 36 foot motorhome that has been retrofitted as a mobile DUI processing center and incident command post. The MIDU is equipped with three breath testing instruments, two temporary holding cells, three computer work stations, an incident command computer terminal, and a dispatcher console with wireless access to WSP dispatch centers. This is a full service police station on wheels!  The MIDU program seeks to partner with all law enforcement agencies to assist in reaching Washington’s Target Zero Goals.

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s roads. Alcohol and drug impaired driving is the leading contributing factor in Washington fatal crashes, with alcohol and cannabis being the most common combination of intoxicants. Getting behind the wheel intoxicated can mean a DUI, if you don’t plan ahead for sober transportation. As a reminder, Uber is offering first time users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.

Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in SW Washington will have extra officers conducting DUI enforcement on strategic dates, including St. Patrick’s Day, to help keep our roadways safer.

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

The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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Regional Major Crimes Team update on Vancouver officer involved shooting - 03/08/19

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 28, 2019, at approximately 4:43 p.m., multiple citizens called 911 to report a male in the area of W 12th Street/Jefferson Street pointing handguns at passing vehicles and pedestrians. Vancouver Police responded and located the armed suspect who brandished two pistols at police. The suspect refused police officer commands and pointed a pistol at officers multiple times. Two responding Vancouver Police officers discharged their weapons, shooting the suspect, Micheal Eugene Pierce, 29, who despite receiving prompt medical aid, did not survive.

The Regional Major Crimes Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, is conducting the investigation into the officer involved shooting. Investigators from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office have determined the suspect was armed with two black and chrome replica pistols (photos of the actual replica pistols the suspect was brandishing are attached, as well as photos of similar model real firearms). 

The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses, who have not been contacted by detectives, are asked to call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, (360) 397-2120, and provide contact information.

Once the investigation is completed it will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review.

Nothing further is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police detectives involved in shooting involving gang member - 03/07/19

Vancouver, Wash. –On March 7, 2019, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Detectives from the Safe Streets Task Force, conducting an investigation involving narcotics trafficking involving a gang member, attempted a traffic stop of their suspect in the 2500 block of NE 78th Street. The suspect was uncooperative and was armed with a hand gun. Detectives engaged the suspect, which resulted in two Vancouver detectives shooting the suspect, who did not survive. No officers were injured.

The Regional Major Crimes Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Camas Police Department, will be conducting the officer involved shooting investigation.  

Any witnesses, who have not been contacted by detectives, are asked to call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, (360) 397-2120, and provide contact information.

Nothing further is expected to be released today regarding this incident.

 

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Vancouver Police host basic crisis/hostage negotiator training, media invited to attend - 03/06/19

Vancouver, Wash. –The Vancouver Police Department has been hosting basic crisis/hostage negotiator training for law enforcement. The training began March 4 and runs through March 8. The training is presented by Crisis Systems Management LLC and approximately 12 law enforcement agencies from around the region are participating.

This course is designed to prepare law enforcement personnel to work as part of a coordinated negotiation team and handle a variety of crisis situations including hostage takers, barricaded subjects, and potential suicide victims.

The course includes team-oriented, scenario-driven practical exercises which will be conducted on Wednesday, March 6, from 1pm-4:30 .pm. and Thursday March 7 from 1-4:30 p.m.

The class is not open to the general public; however members of the media are invited to attend the scenario portions today (March 6) and tomorrow (March 7). There will be some great visuals as part of the scenario training and interview opportunities from participants.

The training is being held at Compass Church (1812 Main Street, Vancouver WA). Any interested members of the media who would like to come to the scenarios either today or tomorrow are asked to contact VPD Officer Brian Schaffer at (360) 772-2099.

 

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Vancouver Police Officers involved in shooting identified - 03/02/19

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 28, 2019 at approximately 4:43 p.m. multiple citizens called 911 to report a male in the area of W12th/Jefferson Street pointing handguns at passing vehicles and pedestrians. Vancouver Police responded and located the armed suspect who brandished firearms at police. Vancouver Police engaged the suspect and two Vancouver officers discharged their weapons, shooting the suspect, who did not survive. No officers were injured.

The involved officers are Officer Chrisopher Douville and Officer Andrew Dunbar.

Officer Douville, 34, was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in April 2013. Previously Officer Douville was a police officer with the Spokane Police Department from August 2008-April 2013. Officer Douville has been assigned to Patrol and has been a K9 handler since July 2016. Officer Douville is currently assigned to the Special Operations Division.

Officer Andrew Dunbar, 28, was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in September 2017. Previously, Officer Dunbar was a police officer for the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department from May 2013-September 2017. Officer Dunbar is currently assigned to West Precinct Patrol.

Following standard department protocol, both officers are on critical incident leave.

The officer involved shooting investigation is being handled by the Regional Major Crimes Team and nothing further is releasable at this time.

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Vancouver officer involved shooting investigation update - 03/01/19

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 28, 2019 at approximately 4:43 p.m. multiple citizens called 911 to report a male in the area of W12th/Jefferson Street pointing handguns at passing vehicles and pedestrians. Vancouver Police responded and located the armed suspect who brandished firearms at police. Vancouver Police engaged the suspect and two Vancouver officers discharged their weapons, shooting the suspect, who did not survive. No officers were injured.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer involved shooting and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency.

Any witnesses, who have not been contacted by detectives, are asked to call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, (360) 397-2120, and provide contact information.  

The suspect identity will be released by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Following standard department protocol, the officers are on critical incident leave.

No additional information is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver officers involved in shooting - 02/28/19

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 28, 2019 at approximately 4:43 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance with a weapon call in the area of W 12th/ Jefferson Street. Callers to 911 reported a male waving a gun and pointing it at passersby. Vancouver Police arrived and engaged the suspect. Two Vancouver officers discharged their weapons, shooting the suspect, who did not survive. The officers were not injured.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer involved shooting.

Following standard department protocol, the officers are on critical incident leave.

Nothing further is releasable at this time and nothing further is anticipated to be released this evening.

 

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Update on Vancouver officer involved shooting investigation - 02/24/19

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 19, 2019 Vancouver Police responded to a domestic disturbance involving a male and a female at an apartment complex located in the 1200 block of SE Ellsworth Rd. Witnesses also reported that two males then became involved in some altercations in the parking lot and that both were possibly armed. When officers arrived, they encountered one of the males who brandished a knife at the officers and refused commands to drop his weapon. One officer discharged his weapon, shooting suspect, who did not survive his injuries.

The Regional Major Crimes Team has been investigating the officer involved shooting and the investigation has revealed additional details regarding what transpired prior to police arrival and what precipitated the shooting. According to witnesses, who were residents of the complex, a male later identified as S. Mate Joseph, 22, had assaulted a pregnant female in the parking lot area of the complex. Witnesses reported that the female was barefoot, screaming, crying and attempting to get away from the male. Several residents called 911 to report this domestic violence assault. While waiting outside for police to arrive, two adult residents of the complex were confronted by a second male, later determined to be 16 year old Clayton Joseph.  The suspect slashed at them and threatened them with a knife, allegedly angry that they had called the police. These victims expressed to police they feared for their lives and one of the victims reported that he had to jump out of the way to avoid being stabbed. Arriving Officers located the suspects at the scene.  One suspect sustained a Taser application and was taken into custody for Assault IV – Domestic Violence.  The second suspect was armed with a knife which he continued to brandish and refused police commands to drop.  One Vancouver Police Officer discharged his weapon, shooting the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing and nothing additional is available for release at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police Officer involved in shooting identified - 02/21/19

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 19, 2019 at approximately 11:05 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the report of a disturbance involving a male and a female at an apartment complex located in the 1200 block of SE Ellsworth Rd.  Witnesses reported that two males then became involved in some type of altercation in the parking lot and that both were possibly armed. When officers arrived, they encountered one of the males who brandished a knife at the officers and refused commands to drop his weapon. One officer discharged his weapon, shooting the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital and did not survive his injuries. The officer was not injured.

The involved officer is Corporal Roger Evans, 48. Corporal Evans was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in May 1998. He previously worked as a police officer for the Gatlinburg Tennessee Police Department from May 1995 - May 1998. Corporal Evans has been assigned in Patrol, Special Operations and as a K9 handler with the Vancouver Police Department. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in December 2018. He is currently assigned to West Precinct Patrol.

Following standard department protocol, he is on critical incident leave.

The officer involved shooting investigation is being handled by the Regional Major Crimes Team.

 

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Robbery Carjacking - 02/20/19

On February 20, 2019, at about 1:09 pm, a resident of Vancouver WA was robbed of his car at gunpoint by two unidentified black male suspects.  The incident occurred in the 1100 block of NE 142nd Ave, Vancouver, WA.  The victim was sitting in his parked car on the street in front of his home when he was approached by the two suspects who were on foot.  The men entered the back seat of the victim’s vehicle, pointed a black handgun at the victim and demanded he hand over the car.  The victim gave up his car without resistance and the suspects fled in the stolen Malibu.  Nobody was injured during the incident. 

 

The suspects are described as black males in their 30’s, thin builds and about 5’9” tall.  The stolen vehicle is a 2009 silver Chevy Malibu, Washington license plates AXK3381.

 

If located call 911 immediately.  Do not approach or attempt to detain anyone associated with this vehicle.

 

The investigation is ongoing and no further information available at this time.  

 

Vancouver Officer involved in shooting (Update 1) - 02/20/19

*** Update 1 ***

The suspect, a 16 year old male, did not survive his injuries.

The involved officer is on critical incident leave, which is standard department protocol. 

The investigation by the Regional Major Crimes team is ongoing and nothing further is releasable at this time.

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Vancouver, Wash. –On February 19, 2019 at approximately 11:05 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the report of a disturbance involving a male and a female at an apartment complex located in the 1200 block of SE Ellsworth Rd.  Witnesses reported that two males then became involved in some type of altercation in the parking lot and that both were possibly armed. When officers arrived, they encountered one of the males who brandished a knife at the officers and refused commands to drop his weapon. One officer discharged his weapon, shooting the suspect. The male was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and medical treatment, the officer was not injured.

The Regional Major Crimes Team will be investigating the officer involved shooting. No additional information is expected to be released tonight.

SE 10th Street is closed to all traffic from SE Ellsworth and Nancy Rd. while investigators are on scene.

 

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