Vancouver Police Dept.
Emergency Messages as of 12:28 pm, Mon. Sep. 21
No information currently posted.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Vancouver Police Dept.
Primary email address for a new account:

And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Vancouver Police Dept. by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Vancouver Police Dept. to your Twitter account or create one.


Hide this Message

Manage my existing Subscription

News Release
Vancouver Police investigate fatal hit and run collision (Update 3: Suspect arrested) - 09/12/20

*** Update 3 ***

The investigation into the fatality hit and run of 56 year old Thomas Sawyer is continuing. Investigators identified the suspect driver as Harley Anderson, 21. Probable Cause was established to charge Anderson with Vehicular Homicide, Felony Hit & Run and Driving While License Suspended 3rd Degree.  

On September 11, 2020, at 8:25 p.m., Clark County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a stolen vehicle in progress call and were able to stop the car at the intersection of NE 29th Avenue / NE 170th Street.  The passenger in the vehicle was Harley Anderson. She was booked into the CCSO Jail for the above-referenced charges.

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



*** Update 2 ***

Vancouver Police Traffic Unit investigators have located the suspect vehicle involved in yesterday's fatal hit and run. 

The Vancouver Police Department wants to thank the the media for sharing information out about this incident and the members of the public who called with information, which assisted in locating the vehicle. 

More information will be released as it becomes available. 


*** Update ***

A photo of the suspect vehicle has been obtained and is attached.



Vancouver, Wash. – On September 2, 2020, at approximately 6:42 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian hit by a vehicle in the area of E. Mill Plain Blvd./Grand Blvd. The pedestrian did not survive. The suspect vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Mill Plain and is described as a silver or light tan GMC Envoy that would have right front damage.

Investigators from the Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit are investigating. Anyone with information on the location of the vehicle or with information on this collision is asked to call Vancouver Police Traffic Officer Block at (360) 869-6800.

Nothing further is releasable at this time.





View more news releases from Vancouver Police Dept..