Sunday, February 26, 2017

Arrest made in Pedestrian Killed in Hit and run accident

ARREST MADE IN PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2017 3:03 PM
On Saturday February 25, 2017 at approximately 2335 hours the Sheriff's Office and Vancouver Fire were dispatched to what was reported as a vehicle motorcycle collision in the 2300 block of NE Minnehaha Street. Arriving units located a pedestrian that had been struck and was down in the travel lane of eastbound Minnehaha. There was a shopping cart on it side near the pedestrian.

Rescue personnel checked the pedestrian and found that he was deceased. Witnesses stated that the pedestrian was walking eastbound in the inside eastbound lane pushing the shopping cart when he was struck by a small older white import sedan that then fled at a high rate of speed eastbound. The victim was wearing dark clothing.

The pedestrian was identifies as a 44 year old male that is a transient, his name will be released once next of kin have been notified. Evidence at the scene indicates that the suspect vehicle is a mid 90's Nissan, possible a Pathfinder. The vehicle will have damage to the front passenger side. If anyone has information please contact the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit.

The investigation is continuing.

Update 02/26/2017 @ 1500 hours

On Sunday Morning 02/26/2017 at 11:17 hours Chris Ramsey, a local attorney called 9-1-1 on behalf of a client to report she was turning herself in on the Hit and Run Collision. Detectives with the Sheriff's Traffic Unit contacted 35 year old Jessica Bankhead, of Vancouver. She admitted to being the driver of the 1988 Nissan Pathfinder that struck the pedestrian. She was booked into the Clark County Jail for Felony Hit and Run. Her vehicle was located and seized as evidence. There was damage to the vehicle consistent with the collision.

The deceased is identified as Richard Waller, 44 year old male from Vancouver.
Detectives believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the collision.

The Investigation Continues...
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Pedestrian Killed in Hit and run accident

PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2017 2:05 AM
On Saturday February 25, 2017 at approximately 2335 hours the Sheriff's Office and Vancouver Fire were dispatched to what was reported as a vehicle motorcycle collision in the 2300 block of NE Minnehaha Street. Arriving units located a pedestrian that had been struck and was down in the travel lane of eastbound Minnehaha. There was a shopping cart on it side near the pedestrian.

Rescue personnel checked the pedestrian and found that he was deceased. Witnesses stated that the pedestrian was walking eastbound in the inside eastbound lane pushing the shopping cart when he was struck by a small older white import sedan that then fled at a high rate of speed eastbound. The victim was wearing dark clothing.

The pedestrian was identifies as a 44 year old male that is a transient, his name will be released once next of kin have been notified. Evidence at the scene indicates that the suspect vehicle is a mid 90's Nissan, possible a Pathfinder. The vehicle will have damage to the front passenger side. If anyone has information please contact the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit.

The investigation is continuing.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Two People in Longview

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING TWO PEOPLE IN LONGVIEW


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: February 25th, 2017 9:53 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the 2100 block of 46th Avenue in Longview, WA.

The single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Nine People in Southwest Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME DISASTER AFFECTING NINE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: February 25th, 2017 9:42 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the 7700 block of S.W. 45th Avenue in Portland.

The multi-family fire affected nine adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Cowlitz and Longview Firefighters Battle Apartment Fire -- One Burn Injury (Photo)

COWLITZ AND LONGVIEW FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE APARTMENT FIRE -- ONE BURN INJURY (PHOTO)


News Release from Longview Police & Fire
Posted on FlashAlert: February 25th, 2017 7:50 PM
Downloadable file: Back of Apartment Showing Fire Spread
Downloadable file: Living Room Damage
On February 25th at 3:54 PM Cowlitz and Longview Fire Units were dispatched to a reported apartment fire located at 2120 46th Ave. Apt #20; just outside the city limits of Longview. These are the Valley View Apartments.

While responding fire units were updated by the reporting party that "Fire was coming out the window and something blew up." When the first fire engine arrived they reported fire showing from a six-plex apartment with a well involved apartment unit located in the center of the building on the first floor, spreading to the second floor. Their initial actions were focused on fire suppression and keeping the fire from spreading to the second floor.

While making the initial fire attack the tenant from the burning apartment unit approached firefighters with burn injuries to his hands and face. Crews quickly had to tend to the victim while they aggressively fought the fire in an attempt to stop further fire spread.

The entire six-plex apartment received a full search, and was declared evacuated. Fire crews from Longview and Cowlitz Fire put the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes, and continued mopping up hot spots and conducting smoke removal of adjacent units. Of the six apartment units, only one was considered uninhabitable, the remaining units were checked for working smoke alarms and allowed to be re-occupied.

Red Cross was called to assist the displaced occupants who included the burn victim and his grandmother. The burn victim, an approximate 40 year-old male, was transported to St Johns by Cowlitz Fire for treatment.

The fire was caused when the occupant attempted to re-fuel his butane torch lighter. During the fueling process it ignited and he dropped the still burning lighter on the floor. The fire quickly ignited nearby combustible. He and his grandma quickly escaped and called 911. The entire apartment unit (Apartment #20) suffered extensive fire and smoke damage.

This fire is a great reminder of how fast a fire can ignite can spread. It's also a reminder to make sure everyone has a home escape plan which includes: Working Smoke Alarms, Two Ways Out, A Meeting Place, and a Plan to Contact the Fire Department. Today's quick call to 911 certainly helped get fire resources to the scene quickly... an extra minute could have caused much greater damage.
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Vancouver Police seek help to locate missing juvenile (Update: Located safe)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK HELP TO LOCATE MISSING JUVENILE (UPDATE: LOCATED SAFE)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 25th, 2017 6:17 PM
*** Update ***

Hayden Reyes has been located and is safe.


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Vancouver, Wash. -- On February 25, 2017, Vancouver Police were contacted regarding a missing 13 year old, Hayden M. Reyes. Hayden has Asperger Autism and left his Vancouver home at approximately 2:00 p.m. stating to friend that he was going to take the Amtrak to Moses Lake, WA where his Grandmother lives. Hayden is 5'9", 175lbs., brown hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a grey t-shirt with red lettering, dark colored track pants, black and white shoes, a black leather jacket and carrying a dark orange and grey backpack. Hayden was seen at approximately 4:00 p.m. at the Portland, Oregon Amtrak station with an unknown white male, approximately 5'5", 30 years of age, clean shaven, dark hair in a Mohawk who was trying to buy a ticket.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hayden M. Reyes is asked to call 911.



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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 http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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Vancouver Police seek help to locate missing juvenile (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE SEEK HELP TO LOCATE MISSING JUVENILE (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 25th, 2017 5:42 PM
Downloadable file: H._Reyes.jpg
Vancouver, Wash. -- On February 25, 2017, Vancouver Police were contacted regarding a missing 13 year old, Hayden M. Reyes. Hayden has Asperger Autism and left his Vancouver home at approximately 2:00 p.m. stating to friend that he was going to take the Amtrak to Moses Lake, WA where his Grandmother lives. Hayden is 5'9", 175lbs., brown hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a grey t-shirt with red lettering, dark colored track pants, black and white shoes, a black leather jacket and carrying a dark orange and grey backpack. Hayden was seen at approximately 4:00 p.m. at the Portland, Oregon Amtrak station with an unknown white male, approximately 5'5", 30 years of age, clean shaven, dark hair in a Mohawk who was trying to buy a ticket.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hayden M. Reyes is asked to call 911.



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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 http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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