Home burglary prompts lockdown at Columbia River High

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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Updated: December 18, 2012, 8:19 PM

 

The report of a burglary in progress Tuesday prompted a lockdown at Columbia River High School a few minutes after students were being released.

A disturbance with weapons was reported at 1104 N.W. 99th St. — a block west of River — at 2:08 p.m., according to emergency dispatch logs.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Neiman said deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress and looked for a suspect who fled on foot. A rock was thrown through a window of a home, but the suspect did not make it into the residence, Neiman said.

Neiman said no weapons were seen; the suspect was wearing a “large jacket.” Deputies and a police dog searched the area but did not find the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s who is 5 foot 11 inches tall and was wearing a blue rain jacket.

Vancouver Public Schools spokeswoman Pat Mattison said the school was locked down at 2:10 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies determined there was no threat to students and the lockdown was lifted at 2:25 p.m., Mattison said.