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Hit and Run on a Police Vehicle (Update: suspect vehicle photo) (Photo) - 04/25/19

*** Update ***

On 4-25-19, at approximately 1815 hours, Detectives from the VPD Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) and the Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) located the below suspect vehicle in the area of Salmon Creek Avenue and NE 127th Street. 

The suspect fled in the vehicle, nearly striking two VPD vehicles.  The suspect vehicle sustained flat tires after striking a curb, and short pursuit ended when the suspect tried to flee on foot from the vehicle.  The suspect was taken into custody a short distance away, and was identified as Jerry Sakkan, DOB 7/12/91, of Vancouver.  He was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for several felony warrants, Attempt to Elude, Hit & Run Attended Vehicle, and Hit & Run Unattended Vehicle.     

*** Update***

Attached is a photo of the suspect vehicle. 


On 04-25-19 at approximately 08:30 AM, Vancouver Police Officers contacted an adult male subject who was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked Kia SUV.  This incident occurred in an apartment complex located at 3000 block of NE 109th Ave in Vancouver.

During the contact, the unidentified male subject fled the scene in his SUV, striking and damaging a stopped police vehicle in the process.  The suspect was last seen leaving the area at a high rate.

The suspect vehicle is a 2018 Kia SUV, silver in color, possibly the "Sportage" model.  California License plate number "7ZDS854."  The vehicle is a rental from a local car rental company.  There should be at least some minor collision damage to the vehicle's front driver's side corner.   

Suspect was an adult Asian or Pacific-Islander male in his mid to late twenties.  Suspect had a pony tail and several tattoos on both arms.

Vancouver Police investigators are requesting the public to be on the lookout for the described suspect vehicle.  If seen, please call "911" as soon as possible. 

Attached Media Files: Hit_and_Run_vehicle_1.jpg
Male arrested after kidnapping bus driver in Vancouver - 04/19/19

Update:  After further investigation it was learned that all passengers, other than the suspect, had left the bus prior to this incident occurring.


On April 19, 2019 at approximately 6:06 p.m. Vancouver Police were dispatched to an incident involving a male who boarded a C-Tran bus in the area of NE Covington Rd./NE Fourth Plain Blvd., implied that he had a gun and demanded to be transported to Portland. No gun was seen. The bus had passengers on board and at some point the driver was able to stop the bus and let the passengers off. The driver continued to drive the suspedt toward Portland and responding patrol officers were able to deploy spike strips in an attempt to stop the bus. The spike strips were not effective, however the bus entered heavy traffic on the I-205 bridge and officers were able to get in front of the bus and stop it.

The driver was safely removed from the bus and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect, Anthony S. Lybeck, 31, was booked into the Clark County Jail on Kidnap I.

There were no injuries. The name of the driver and the passengers is not being released.


Missing Endangered Juvenile - 03/28/19

********************************************************Juvenile Found and Returned home*****************************************

On 3/28/2019 Pandora was located at a residence in Vancouver, WA; after residents became aware of her status through social media/ flash news. Pandora was contacted and returned safely to her family.


The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the help of the public in locating a missing endangered juvenile who walked away from school today and has not returned home.

Missing: Pandora Jade Hertel (15 years old) 5'3", 150 lbs, with Brown hair and Brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a Black hoodie (with green circle screen print) Green sweatpants, white high top shoes. She is austic and afable.

If located please contact your local Law Enforcement Agency or if in Clark County (WA) call Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency at 311 or 911.