Vancouver Missing Man (Photo)

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Vancouver Missing Man (Photo)03/01/22

On February 3, 2022, Ricardo Espinoza-Dominguez was reported as missing to the Vancouver Police Department. Close friends and family report last having communication with Ricardo in October and November of 2021. He does not have family in the Vancouver/Portland area. Ricardo is described as a very private person and little information is known about his personal life, last known clothing description or address. Ricardo is a 37-year-old Hispanic male, 5’8”, 190lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

It is likely Ricardo was living in his vehicle, a red 2018 Nissan Altima with a Washington State license plate of BSC9299.

If you have had any contact with Ricardo from December 2021 to the present, or can provide information helpful to locating Ricardo, please contact Detective Jensen at [email protected] or Sgt. Ballou at [email protected].

Public Assistance02/28/22

The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with the investigation of a potential kidnapping. 

At 6:44 pm, on 2-28-2022, several callers reported a kidnapping had occurred at the intersection of SE Mill Plain Blvd and SE 164th Ave. 

The suspect was described as a shorter White or Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a white shirt. The suspect’s vehicle is a newer model 4 door full size truck that maybe gray in color.  The victim was a female described as having a shorter stature with dark colored hair, wearing a puff jacket. An extensive area check was conducted and the suspect and victim could not be located. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has video of the incident is asked to call 311.

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Vancouver robbery and attempted murder suspect taken into custody in Portland (Photo)02/26/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 26, 2022, at approximately 4:48 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store located at 2721 E Fourth Plain Blvd. The suspect displayed a firearm, robbed the store, and fled in a vehicle. Vancouver Police located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit. During the pursuit, the suspects fired shots at a pursuing VPD officer in the area of NE 86th/NE Burton Rd. 

The suspect continued into Portland where they were taken into custody by Portland Police in the area of NE 33rd Ave/NE Broadway (photo attached). No police officers were injured during this incident. 

During the pursuit, the suspect threw the firearm from the vehicle, which was later recovered by police. 

The suspect is being held in Multnomah County and will be extradited to Clark County for Robbery I and Attempted Homicide I. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Missing child Located. (Photo)02/12/22

Jay O. HUNTER DOB: 05/24/2009 was located and returned home safe.  

Case number 2022-3762.

Vancouver Police Seek Video of Missing Teen (Update: Located safe)02/10/22

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On February 10, 2022 Vancouver Police were notified that Antonio returned home and is safe. 

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On January 24th between 1am-2am, 15-year-old Antonio Martinez-Underwood left his residence around 49th Street and 112th Avenue in an unknown direction. He was not observed leaving but was believed to be wearing a black jacket with a hood, a gold chain, sweatpants and sneakers. He is 5’5”, 165lbs with brown eyes and black hair.

Police are seeking the assistance of the community for leads. If you were in the area of 49th Street/112th Avenue between 1am-2am and saw a subject matching Antonio’s description, please contact the Vancouver Police. For citizens in the area who have doorbell or video surveillance, please check your footage to see if a subject matching Antonio’s description is observed from 2am on January 24th and on.

Based on information as part of this case, investigators believe Antonio likely planned on being gone only a short period of time. Detectives have not ruled out any scenarios for his disappearance to include an abduction, vehicle versus pedestrian accident, or another crime. Investigators are also seeking assistance from the community by searching your business and residential surroundings in the event Antonio is injured and needs medical assistance.

If you have any information or believe you have video footage of Antonio please contact Detective David Jensen at [email protected]us or 360-487-7446 or call 911.

Media parking lot change02/08/22

Members of the media attending the memorial sevice at ilani are being asked to park in lot 8 which is the west end of the parking lot you were initially instructed to park in. 

Officer Donald Sahota memorial service streaming location and link02/07/22

Vancouver, Wash. –The memorial service for Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota will be held on Tuesday February 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at ilani. The service is open to the public. Information on the procession, the service and the COVID-19 protocols for attendance can be found here: Memorial Service scheduled for Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota | City of Vancouver, Washington, USA

For those that are not able to attend the in-person event, New Heights Church – Central Vancouver Campus (7913 NE 58th Avenue) will be live streaming the event in their main auditorium. The church will open their doors at 12:00 p.m. and the live stream will begin at 1:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the live streaming event and face coverings are required to be worn through the duration. 

For those outside the local area, or who want to watch the memorial service online, the live feed will be streamed at: https://bit.ly/Sahotamemorial. The feed to the memorial service will begin on February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

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Vancouver Police investigating drive-by shooting02/06/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 5, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m., 9-1-1 received calls of shots heard in the 500 block of SE 123rd Avenue. While Vancouver Police officers were responding to that location, an area hospital contacted police that a male with gunshot wounds had just arrived at the hospital. The male victim, 17 years of age, is expected to survive. Multiple shell casings were recovered at the 123rd avenue location. Two other vehicles were hit by gunfire during the incident but there were no additional injuries reported. 

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Team and Safe Streets Task Force are continuing the investigation.

Nothing further is releasable at this time. 

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Memorial Service scheduled for Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota02/05/22

Vancouver, Wash. –The memorial service for Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota will be held:

Date:             Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Time:              1:00 p.m.

Location:         ilani Casino Resort (1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, WA)

This service is open to the public. 

All attendees will be required to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines detailed below. Verification tables to confirm vaccination status or negative COVID testing proof will be set up outside the event space.  Once verification has been confirmed, attendees will receive a wristband which will allow entrance to the event space. Each attendee will need to have their own wristband issued and no one will be admitted without a wristband. There will NOT be COVID testing conducted at the event site.  

COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

Proof of being fully vaccinated (does not need to include booster) against COVID-19:

  • original vaccination card 
  • printed copy of original vaccination card or digital copy of original vaccination card (picture on phone or other device). 
  • Washington State Digital COVID-19 Verification Record QR code
  • Final dose of vaccine must be administered two weeks prior to the show. Card must include the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccination provided, and the date of the final dose was administered.

         OR

Provide proof of negative COVID-19 diagnostic (Rapid Antigen or PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of the event. 

AND

To slow the spread of COVID-19, face masks are required. KN95’s will be available on-site.

Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change. Children 11 years and younger do not need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

MEMORIAL PROCESSION ROUTE INFORMATION

The following is the official route for the emergency vehicle procession for fallen Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota.  The anticipated start time for the procession will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

The vehicle procession will consist of as many as 400 emergency vehicles from law enforcement and EMS agencies from around the state and neighboring states. 

The procession will start on NE 78th Street, in front of Crossroads Community Church and end at the ilani Casino Resort. Again, anticipated start time will be 10:30 am.

  • proceeds from Crossroads Community Church, west on NE 78 Street, turning north (right) on NE Andresen Road; 
  • proceeds north on NE Andresen Road, turning east (right) on NE Padden Parkway;
  • proceeds east on NE Padden Parkway, turning north (left) on NB Interstate 205 on-ramp; 
  • Proceeds north on Interstate 205, merging north on Interstate 5 to La Center/Cowlitz Way exit (Exit 16);
  • Officer Sahota’s motorcade will join the procession at 179th Street;
  • Honorary Fly Over just north of 179th Street as Officer Sahota’s motorcade joins the procession;
  • proceeds west (via roundabout) on La Center Road/Cowlitz Way;

Procession will end at ilani Casino Resort.

PROCESSION SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

Any members of the public wishing to view the procession are encouraged to do so at any point along the procession route, with the following exceptions:

  • Congregating along Interstate 5 is prohibited by law and is generally discouraged due to hazards and narrow shoulders;
  • If motorists encounter the procession on Interstate 205 or Interstate 5 they are requested to pull over to the right side of the roadway and stop until the procession passes.  Please do not attempt to cut into or interfere with the procession;
  • There are numerous overpasses that will be along the procession route.  If citizens wish to view the procession, please do not park vehicles or stand in the roadway;
  • During the procession, motorists should expect short delays along northbound on-ramps along Interstate 205 and Interstate 5 as the procession moves towards the LaCenter/Cowlitz Way exit (Exit 16).

The Vancouver Police Department appreciates your continued support and cooperation as we honor the life and service of Officer Donald Sahota.  

A bank account has been set up for monetary donations for the Sahota family. Anyone wishing to make a donation can visit a Chase bank branch donate to the Officer Sahota Memorial Fund. 

Cards or letters can be mailed to:
Vancouver Police HQ
605 E Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

Cards or letters to the Sahota family sent to the Vancouver Police Department will be forwarded to them. 

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Media Walk-through for Officer Sahota memorial02/04/22

Vancouver, Wash. – An in-person briefing/walk-through for media covering/attending the Officer Don Sahota Memorial Service will occur on:

Date:             Monday, February 7, 2022

Time:               2:00 pm 

Location:         ilani Resort Casino (1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, WA)

Media members attending this briefing will meet the PIO team at the entrance to the event center at the ilani Resort. The briefing will cover event expectations and protocols.  Verification stations will also be available the day of the event. There will NOT be any COVID testing onsite. 

Media attending the Officer Don Sahota Memorial will be required to follow COVID-19 Guidelines:

Ilani Resort COVID-19 Guidelines

 Proof of being fully vaccinated (does not need to include booster) against COVID-19: 

  • Original vaccination card  
  • Printed copy of original vaccination card or digital copy of original vaccination card (picture on phone or other device).  
  • Washington State Digital COVID-19 Verification Record QR code 
  • Final dose of vaccine must be administered two weeks prior to the show. Card must include the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccination provided, and the date of the final dose was administered.  

OR  

 Provide proof of negative COVID-19 diagnostic (Rapid Antigen or PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of the event. If agency has internal testing ability or home test kits, those can be utilized. 

AND 

 To slow the spread of COVID-19, face masks are required. KN95’s will be available on-site. 

Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change. Children 11 years and younger do not need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. 

  

Information related to the specifics on the procession and route will be sent in a separate communication. 

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Vancouver Police Chief statement on Officer Donald Sahota02/03/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On January 29, 2022, Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota was killed while off duty at his home but was acting within his authority as a police officer at the time of his death. Since his death, the Vancouver Police Department has been working with Officer Sahota’s family, with assistance from the Behind the Badge Foundation, to plan for a memorial service to honor and respect Officer Sahota and his life. 

This is the first line of duty death for the Vancouver Police Department since the department was established in 1883. 

“Over the past few days, I have been in many conversations with Sheriff Atkins and I know that he and his people are also hurting”, said Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain. “The circumstances around the death of Officer Sahota have, of course, been extremely painful and emotional for our department, as well as the greater law enforcement community in our area, including for those at the Gresham Police Department and the Port of Portland Police Department where Officer Sahota worked prior to joining the Vancouver Police Department”. 

As part of the planning process for Officer Sahota’s memorial service, a team has been assigned as liaisons to Officer Sahota’s family and I want to share statements from both Don’s wife and kids and Don’s mother. 

The following is a statement from Officer Sahota’s wife and kids, “While police officers are heroes, they are also human.  Being a law enforcement family, we understand that this is one of the hardest jobs in the world, often involving split-second decisions that mean life or death.  We would like everyone to know that we hold no ill feelings toward the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, or the deputy involved in this tragedy, and hope others can show them grace as well.  The fact remains that one person is ultimately responsible for the death of Officer Donald Sahota — the suspect in custody.  If this individual hadn’t made poor decision after poor decision, and ended up inside our home, we wouldn’t be where we are now.” 

This is the statement Don’s mother would like to share: “Don was really just a great man. Honest, kind, loved to help people. He was a great son, wonderful father and husband. He loved his job and loved serving his community.”

The memorial service for Officer Sahota will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., at Ilani (1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield WA). Specifics will be sent out in a separate communication, which will include COVID guidelines and procedures that will need to be adhered to.

A bank account has been set up for monetary donations for the Sahota family. Anyone wishing make a donation can visit a Chase bank branch donate to the Officer Sahota Memorial Fund. 

Cards or letters can be mailed to:

Vancouver Police HQ

605 E Evergreen Blvd.

Vancouver, WA 98661

Cards or letters to the Sahota family sent to the Vancouver Police Department will be forwarded to them. 

Officer Sahota’s memorial vehicle will be parked at the VPD Headquarters through Monday and will be moved to the Memorial Service site on Tuesday. 

Additional information on the memorial service will be sent as soon as it is available

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Vancouver Police news conference02/03/22

Vancouver, Wash. –Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain will be holding a news conference to express the appreciation the department has received following the death of Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota. Preliminary details regarding the memorial service will also be discussed. 

Date:             Thursday, February 3, 2022

Time:              2:00 p.m.

Location:         Vancouver Police Department Headquarters (605 E Evergreen Blvd)

Information regarding the investigation regarding Officer Sahota’s death will not be discussed. 

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Missing Person from Vancouver, WA (Photo)02/01/22

The Vancouver Police Departing is asking for assistance with locating a missing person. 

Michele D Sanchez, 44 years old, White/Hispanic female, 4’11”, 120lbs, Brown eyes, and black hair. (Photo attached) Michele was last seen and heard from on 1/24/2022. Michele suffers from several medical conditions and didn’t take he prescribed medications with her when she left her home. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 911. 

******Michele has been located and is safe. Her family has been notified and they are thankful for the help with locating Michele.*********

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Vancouver Police Looking for Missing Teen (Photo)01/31/22

The Vancouver Police Department is looking for a teenage male last seen on 1-24-2022. 15-year-ol Antonio Martinez-Underwood left his residence in Vancouver sometime between 12 and 1 AM. Antonio is 5’5″ tall and has brown hair and brown eyes. He has a prominent scar on his bridge of his nose. He is believed to be wearing a black jacket and a gold chain. Anyone with information about where Antonio is should call 911.

Article Source: Vancouver Police Department