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Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Release #4 - 02/29/24

Vancouver, Wash. – The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is continuing the investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred on February 20, 2024, which involved deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

Three involved deputies are:

 

  • Sergeant Tom Yoder is currently assigned as a Patrol Sergeant. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2006 and has 18 years of law enforcement experience.
     
  • Deputy Forrest Gonzalez is currently assigned to Central Precinct Patrol. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2018 and has 7 years of law enforcement experience. 
     
  • Deputy Holly DeZubiria is currently assigned to Central Precinct Patrol. She has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2019 and has 4 years of law enforcement experience.

The two witness deputies are:

  • Sergeant Jeff Ruppel is currently assigned as a Patrol Sergeant. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2016 and has 20 years of law enforcement experience.
     
  • Deputy Isaac Henrikson is currently assigned to Central Precinct Patrol. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2023 and has 1 year of law enforcement experience.

All five remain on critical incident leave. 

The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is continuing the investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review. 

Additional information will be released as it is available and will be sent out in a media release.

 

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Zach & Luna
Zach & Luna
Missing 6-year-old and Father (Photo)Located and safe - 02/28/24

Additional updated info - father and child were located safe. No reports of a crime at this time.

 

The child has been located safe 

 

The Vancouver Police Department and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the public’s assistance in locating 6-year-old Luna Derokey and her father, 30-year-old Zachary Landreth. On February 24, Luna and Zachary traveled from Vancouver, Washington and arrived at a family member’s residence near Berkshire Road and SE 152nd Ave, in Clackamas, Oregon. At about 5 pm, the pair left the residence in a white 2002 Jaguar X Type, likely with no license plates and possibly one taillight and headlight out. Zachary last sent a text message asking for assistance, to a family member a short time after leaving the Clackamas residence. Phone calls to that number indicate the phone had been turned off.

 

Several hours later, family contacted Vancouver Police as the pair were overdue to return to Vancouver. Vancouver Police Missing Persons detectives were also unable to reach Zachary by phone and have been coordinating efforts to locate the pair with Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. It is unknown currently if either Luna or Zachary are the victim(s) of a crime.

 

Luna is described as a mixed-race female, with brown eyes and light brown hair, about 4’3” and 50-55lbs, last seen wearing the clothing in the included photograph, leopard pants and teal “Mama’s Mini” long sleeve shirt and hooded blue jean jacket.

 

Zach is described as a white male, with blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair, about 6’1” and 160lbs, last seen wearing a Scooby Doo jacket with characters and multi-colored, unknown undershirt, blue jeans, black Air Force 1 shoes.

 

If you have any information on the whereabout of Luna and Zach please contact either 911 or Detective Dewey at james.dewey@cityofvancouver.us.

Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Release #3 - 02/27/24

Vancouver, Wash. – The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is continuing the investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred on February 20, 2024, involving deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Multiple items of evidence have been submitted to the Washington State Patrol crime lab. Results of DNA and firearms analysis are still pending. 

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

Additional information will be released as it is available and will be sent out in a media release.

 

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Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Release #2 - 02/23/24

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 20, 2024, deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 12500 block of NE 152nd Avenue in response to a 9-1-1 call from a female who was requesting a welfare check on her mother. Upon arrival, deputies learned from a female at the location that she was being held against her will and had been sexually assaulted by the male at the residence, who she said was in possession of a firearm. As deputies attempted to detain the male, there was a use of force resulting in an officer-involved shooting. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female was transported to an area hospital for medical evaluation. 

During service of a search warrant at the property, crime scene investigators with the Washington State Patrol located firearms in close proximity to the male. 

The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is continuing the investigation. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review. 

Additional information will be released as it is available and will be sent out in a media release. 

 

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Kailey no glasses
Kailey no glasses
Teenage Girl Missing Again - VPD Seeks Public Assistance (Photo) - 02/22/24

On 02/22/2024, 14-year-old Kailey Furno of Vancouver, Washington was reported missing by her grandmother this afternoon. Kailey was last seen in the evening hours of 02/21/2024 at her residence in the Burton neighborhood in Vancouver. Kailey was possibly last seen wearing a white sweatshirt with Mickey Mouse on the front, jeans, white & pink shoes, and likely carrying a light blue backpack with flowers on it. Kailey is a white female, approximately 5'06", 200 pounds, with hazel eyes and shoulder-length blonde hair. 

Kailey suffers from a health condition which will worsen the longer she is away from home and not receiving treatment/medication. Kailey may also be drawn to bus and train stations which might facilitate her flight from the Portland Metro area. Kailey had previously been reported as missing earlier this month and was located in California.

If Kailey is seen, please call 911 and reference this bulletin. Please submit non-exigent information to Det. Carlow 24/7 at jake.carlow@cityofvancouver.us

Vancouver Police seek assistance in locating missing endangered adult (Update: Located safe) - 02/20/24

*** Update ***

Ms. Dunevant has been located and is safe. 

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The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating Nettie Dunevant (72) a.k.a. Nettie House, a missing elderly woman. Nettie was last seen February 16, 2024 in the area of Extended Stay America, 300 NE 115th Ave in east Vancouver. Nettie has several mental health issues and impaired cognitive abilities. 

Nettie is a black female, 5'8", 160 lbs., with a hunched posture. She was last seen wearing a white cardigan sweater, dark-colored pants, light-colored hat and in possession of a red suitcase, plaid purse and black purse. Nettie does not have a phone or a vehicle.

Please call 311 or 911 with any information. 

 

Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Release #1 - 02/20/24

Vancouver, Wash. – The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is conducting the Independent Investigation of the Officer-Involved Use of Force incident which occurred on February 20, 2024, at approximately 12:05 a.m., in the 12500 block of NE 152nd Avenue in Clark County. 

Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location to conduct a welfare check on a female who family members believed was being held against her will by a male family member. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies attempted to detain the male subject who produced what appeared to be a firearm, which led to an officer-involved shooting. The male subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response Team is assisting with processing evidence.  The investigation of the officer-involved shooting is being led by the Vancouver Police Department. Investigation of any crime(s) associated with the initial call for service will be investigated by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

Additional information will be released as it becomes available and will be sent out via media release.

 

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Vancouver Police investigate fatality collision - 02/20/24

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 18, Vancouver Police responded to the 8100 block of NE Parkway Dr. for a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. The driver was pulling out of a parking lot, making an eastbound turn onto Parkway Dr. when he struck a pedestrian who was either walking on the sidewalk or along the edge of the roadway. According to the driver, he did not see the pedestrian as he pulled out into the roadway. The pedestrian, a 37-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital where he later died.  The driver remained on scene and there were no signs of impairment. 

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation. This is the second fatal traffic crash investigated by the Vancouver Police Department in 2024. 

 

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knife.jpg
Vancouver Police arrest man armed with a samurai sword (Photo) - 02/05/24

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 4, at approximately 5:34 p.m., multiple 9-1-1- callers reported a male in the 400 block of SE 192nd Avenue walking in traffic, armed with a samurai sword. The male continued toward a Walmart (430 SE 192nd Avenue) parking lot and was screaming and threatening to hurt people. The male suspect entered the Walmart just prior to police arriving. 

Officers immediately began evacuating the store and quickly located the suspect inside the store. Officers were able to gain compliance from the suspect who surrendered to police. In addition to the samurai sword, the suspect also had a 5-inch knife in his pocket. There were no injuries during this incident.

The suspect, Ravi Saxena,43 years of age, was arrested for Felony Harassment, Dangerous Weapon and Displaying a Weapon.  

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Vancouver Police investigate homicide (Update: Arrest) - 02/01/24

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On February 1, 2024, around midnight, the suspect in this case, Abel R. Rodriguez, 35 years of age, was located by the Sunnyside Washington Police Department and taken into custody.

Assistance in this apprehension was provided by the Sunnyside Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.  

Rodrigez has been booked into the Clark County Jail for Murder II, Assault I and Drive By Shooting. 

The investigation by the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is continuing. 

 

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Vancouver, Wash. – This morning at approximately 3:20 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the intersection of E 18th St/Bryant St. for the report of gunshots heard and a person on the sidewalk that had been shot. When officers arrived, they located a 22-year-old male unresponsive. Despite lifesaving efforts from officers, the victim was pronounced deceased. 

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes team is investigating. The identity of the victim will be released by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. Nothing further is releasable at this time. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department Tip Line at (360) 487-7399. 

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