Domestic violence incidents keep police busy

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Vancouver and Clark County police officers were busy Sunday, investigating two incidents involving domestic violence.

One incident was in the Rose Village neighborhood Sunday afternoon and the other in Orchards in the evening. Police dog teams responded both times.

The first incident occurred about 4:20 p.m. at 32nd and X streets.

At least five officers and a police dog entered the white house at the northwest corner of 32nd and X.

They found no one at home.

They were looking for a 32-year-old man with a felony domestic violence warrant, said Officer Ilia Botvinnik. He said the man is known to own weapons and police were concerned the man might have a gun.

Officers used a bull horn to ask the man to come out. At about 4:40 p.m., they announced they would be coming into the house and the police dog would bite the man if he found him.

After about 20 minutes in the house, the officers emerged, checked the garage and left. They had blocked off area streets.

A neighbor, who asked that his name not be used, said the area generally is quiet.

“No trouble at all, really,” he said. “Kinda weird.”

The suspect’s name was not available Sunday night.

Major response

The second incident happened near 49th Street and 112th Avenue in the Kevanna Park neighborhood.

Information was sketchy but police were called because of an assault, with a possibly armed man in his 30s, Botvinnik said.

At least 10 officers were on the scene.

At The Columbian’s press time, officers were searching in a wooded area near Kevanna Park, which is not far from the Washington State Patrol headquarters. No arrest has been made.

Neighbor Jason Kolstad, 39, lives about a block from the Evergreen Park Apartments, where police were looking for the man.

“They had a good quarter mile in all directions cordoned off,” Kolstad said. “They had a cop at every intersection. It was pretty crazy.”

“I saw at least 12 officers,” he added.

He talked to an officer on 112th, who asked him to leave the scene.

“My wife’s worried,” Kolstad said. “She’s making me lock the doors. My wife also is about seven months pregnant.”