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Vancouver Police requesting assistance in identifying a suspect in theft & robbery incidents (Photo) - 02/20/20

Vancouver Police Department and other local Law Enforcement Agencies are investigating a string of theft and robbery incidents at retail store locations in the Portland and Vancouver metro area. 

The suspect is focusing on a specific retail store chain, targeting fragrance merchandise.  There are (14) incidents so far involving the same suspect that occurred in our metro area in cities including but not limited to Vancouver (WA), Gresham, Portland, and Hillsboro.  

The suspect (pictured) appears to be an adult African-American male in his twenties, slim to medium physical build, goatee, and medium to light complexion.  

The suspect's actions have been escalating and he has threatened victim store employees at least twice during the (14) mentioned incidents.  

Investigators are requesting public's help in identifying the pictured suspect.  Citizens providing information CAN remain anonymous if they wish.

Citizens with information please leave a voice mail / text message at 360-518-4101 or contact Vancouver Police Department's West Precinct at 360-487-7355 (during business hours only).   

The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating two missing juvenile brothers. (Update: Located safe) - 02/19/20

*** Update **

Both boys have been located and are safe.

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The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two missing juvenile brothers.  They were last seen at Cascade Park Apartments (14000 SE Cascade Park Dr) on 2-18-20 at about 2100hrs.

 

16 year old Caleb King is decribed as a W/M, dirty blonde hair, blue eyes, 505/120, wearing blue jeans, black hoodie with red rose on it, black Vans with white stripe.  He has a dark green/gray Jansport back pack with him.

 

12 year old Conner King is described as a W/M, 408/95lbs, blond hair, brown eyes, wearing black pants, black Seattle hoodie and black Vans shoes.

 

VPD case 20-3055.  The community is requested to call 911 if they know the whereabouts of the two brothers.

Missing Autistic young adult (Update: Located safe) - 02/17/20

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Alex has been located and is safe. He will be reunited with his family shortly. 

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The Vancouver Police are seeking the publics assistance in looking for Alex Huynh, 22 years of age who is autistic. Alex was last seen wearing a white tee shirt, blue or dark colored sweat pants with stripes down the side and flip flops. (as depicted in the photos) Alex is 5"10 200lbs he has minimal verbal skills and may be difficult to approach. If anyone happens to see Alex do not approach and call 911. Family is the best to approach and to get him back home. His last known location was East Vancouver off of 49th st and 136th ave moving West.  911 Cresa will coordinate the family response  

Vancouver Police investigate stabbing - 02/17/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 17, 2020, at approximately 4:37 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to an assault at 13th/Main Street. When officers arrived they located an adult male with a stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for his injuries and he is currently in stable condition. The suspects were described as two Hispanic males. A search of the area, including a K9 track, was unsuccessful in locating the suspects.

Traffic in the area of 13th/Main was shut down for several hours while police were on scene. Main Street has since been reopened.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit are investigating. It is unknown at this time if the suspects and victim were known to one another or what precipitated the assault.

Nothing further is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police seek public's help identifying assault suspect (Photo) - 02/15/20

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying an assault suspect. On February 15, 2020 a youth basketball tournament was being a held in the gymnasium of Hudson’s Bay High School. A patron of the game became disruptive and was asked to leave. The patron responded by punching the victim and fleeing the scene. Numerous witnesses in attendance at the game were questioned and were unable to provide information as to the suspect’s identity. If you have any information regarding the identity of the photographed suspect please contact the Vancouver Police.

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Vancouver Police investigate residential burglary and shooting - 02/14/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 13, 2020, at approximately 10:20 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 6000 block SE Beach Drive. Initial reports indicated an unknown male broke into the occupied residence resulting in the homeowner shooting the suspect, who was located deceased at the scene when police arrived. None of the residents in the home were injured.

The Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit are continuing the investigation which indicates the male suspect forced open a rear door of the residence by kicking it and was inside the home when the homeowner confronted him. The suspect charged toward the homeowner who then fired his weapon, hitting the suspect. The suspect then fled out the door and collapsed outside the back of the residence where he was located deceased.

The suspect has not been identified. Identification and notification of next of kin will be conducted by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Nothing further is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police investigating Home Invasion - 02/14/20

Vancouver Police responded to a possible residential burglary in progress in the 6000 block of SE Beach Drive. Initial reports indicated an unknown suspect broke into the occupied residence. The homeowner confronted the suspect with a firearm and shot him. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. The homeowner and his family were not injured. The Major Crimes Unit responded and is continuing to investigate.

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Missing Twelve year old (Photo) - 02/13/20

Update:

Both missing juveniles were found safe and returned home.

 

 

The Vancouver Police Department requests the assistance of the public to locate a missing child.

Missing is: William Mendez (12 years old) (5’7 170 pounds) was last seen wearing a red sweat shirt and grey sweat pants. Hispanic male with black hair. He was last seen in the area of NE 136th Ave and NE 4th Street Vancouver WA. He maybe in the company of;

Alexis Santiago-Turk (14 years old) 4’10 140 pounds and last  seen wearing red tank top and black jeans with holes in them. Hispanic Female with black hair. She is also listed as a missing person. 

Attached Media Files: Alexis Santiago-Turk , William Mendez
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Vancouver Police Requests Silver Alert for Missing Woman (Photo) - 02/10/20

***UPDATE ON 2/10/2020 3:45 PM***

Charlene was located safe. The Silver Alert has been canceled.

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On 2/10/2020 around 2 PM Charlene Stivison departed a local car dealership driving her husband's gray 2006 Toyota RAV4 while there with him for some business. Charlene suffers from advanced dementia and should not drive. She left in the car leaving her husband stranded at the dealer. Charlene is a 76-year-old Caucasian female with long, brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5-05 tall with a medium build. She was last seen wearing a dark plaid top and dark leggings. VPD contacted WSP for a Silver Alert to be issued.

If seen, please call 911.

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Vancouver Police arrest felon for firearms possession and seize 5 weapons (Photo) - 02/10/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 10, 2020, Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Property Crimes Unit, Safe Streets Task Force and Neighborhood Response Teams, with assistance from the Southwest Regional SWAT Team, served a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of SE 146th Court.

This case was initially developed by a VPD Property Crimes detective who learned the resident of the home, Fred Ignacio Anthony Munoz Jr., a convicted felon, was in possession of multiple firearms.

The search of the residence resulted in seizure of 4 pistols, 1 rifle, various associated ammunition, rifle-building parts, and evidence of controlled substance possession.  Five people were located inside the residence. Two were arrested on the following charges and booked into the Clark County Jail:

  • Fred Ignacio Anthony Munoz Jr. (DOB: 10-27-1980) – Arrested for 5 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
  • Matthew J. Cook (DOB: 1-30-1982) – Arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant

 

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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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The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public with locating a missing endangered 79 year old female. (Photo) - 02/09/20

****UPDATE****

Judith MacClean was located and is safe.  Thank you for the public's assistance. 

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The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public with locating a missing endangered 79 year old female. 

Judith MacClean is a white female adult aged 79 years old with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Judith walks with a lean. Last seen wearing a red sweater, black sweatpants, aqua blue and black tennis shoes, and black framed glasses with a confetti design on the sides. 

Judith was last seen at Touchmark at 2911 SE Village Loop in Vancouver, Washington on 020/9/2020 at approximately 1645 hours. An unidentified employee of the Chevron at 16406 SE 26th St. saw a possible matching subject walking northbound at approximately 1700 hours. 

If you have information or knowledge of where Judith may be at this time please call 911. 

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Vancouver Police warn public of phone scam - 02/06/20

Vancouver, Wash. – Over the past few days, several citizens have contacted the Vancouver Police Department regarding a phone message they received from a “Lt. Michael Knotts”. Citizens report that the caller requests a call back to discuss an “urgent legal issue”.  This is a scam call. Although a Lt. Michael Knotts does work for the Vancouver Police Department, he did not make these calls. Vancouver Police personnel do not make phone calls to solicit funds, request money to resolve legal matters or request financial or other sensitive information from citizens.

Anyone with questions regarding the legitimacy of calls from people claiming to represent the Vancouver Police Department should contact us directly at (360) 487-7355 or (360) 487-7500 during regular business hours. After hours, citizens may call 3-1-1 and request a call back from on-duty personnel.

The Federal Trade Commission has information on a variety of common phone scams: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0208-phone-scams.

 

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Missing 12 Year Old Female (Photo) - 02/05/20

***Update 2-5-20, 4:50 pm, Naleiyah returned home and is no longer missing***

The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a twelve year old missing female, Naleiyah Redford. Naleiyah was last seen in 7600 block of Vancouver Mall Drive in Vancouver at approximately 7:00 am on February 4, 2020.

Naleiyah is an African-American female, 5'06”, 150 lbs, black hair, and brown eyes.  It is unknown what type of clothing she is wearing.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Naleiyah Redford is urged to call 911.

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Vancouver Police make arrest in shooting - 02/04/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 4, 2020, at approximately 2:24 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 5200 block of E Fourth Plain Blvd. When officers arrived they located an 18 year old male,  Trevonta Billie Steven Burks, who had been shot and was deceased at the scene.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to an urgent care clinic for a male, Antoine Steven Archer, 20, who had a gunshot wound to his hand.  Archer was later transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The investigation revealed that Archer and Burks, who were known to each other, had a verbal altercation that turned physical which resulted in Archer shooting Burks and also accidentally shooting himself in the hand.

Antoine Steven Archer was arrested for Murder II and booked into the Clark County Jail.

Nothing additional is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police investigating shooting - 02/04/20

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 4, 2020 at approximately 2:24 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 5200 block of E Fourth Plain Blvd. When officers arrived they located a male victim who had been shot and was deceased at the scene. The identity of that victim is not being released at this time.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crimes unit are investigating and are attempting to identify and locate the suspect(s) involved.

Nothing further is releasable at this time.

 

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Vancouver Police investigate injury collision - 02/02/20

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 2, 2020, at approximately 2:47 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a motorcycle vs.vehicle collision at SE 164th Ave and SE 15th St.  The motorcyclist, a 38 year old male, was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on SE 164th Ave, approaching the intersection of SE 15th St.  Early indications are the motorcyclist attempted to stop at the red light, lost control, and collided with a vehicle traveling westbound on SE 15th St. through the intersection at SE 164th Ave.

The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital for life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle remained on scene and was cooperative with investigation. At this time, speed on the part of the motorcyclist appears to have been a factor in the collision.

Southbound SE 164th Ave and east and westbound 15th Street were closed while emergency personnel were on scene.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating. Nothing further is releasable at this time

 

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Missing Child - 12 Year Old Male - 02/01/20

**UPDATE**

Jovanni was located safe on 2/12020. VPD thanks the public for their attention and assitance.

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The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a twelve year old missing male, Jovanni Chavez. Jovanni was last seen in 3200 blk of Grand Blvd in Vancouver at about 1:00 pm on January 30, 2020.

Jovanni is a Hispanic male, 5'08”, 170 lbs, black hair, and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a tiger on it and black jeans.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jovanni Chavez is urged to call 911.

Evergreen High School false news release - 01/28/20

On 01/27/2020 around 2200 hours the Vancouver Police Department were made aware of a social media post via Snapchat and Facebook about a news release involving Vancouver Police Department and threats made to Evergreen High School.  The fake news release indicated that Vancouver Police Department had two juveniles in custody after making threats of a school shooting at Evergreen High School. 

Working with Evergreen School District Security and several reporting parties, officers with the Vancouver Police Department made contact with a juvenile suspect who was cooperative with the investigation.  The juvenile advised that they created the fake news release and sent it person who then took a screen shot of it and disseminated it without their knowledge or permission on social media.  At this time there are no credible threats known by the Vancouver Police Department toward Evergreen High School.