Suspicious behavior leads to man’s arrest

By Patty Hastings and Paul Suarez

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Police on Wednesday morning arrested a man on suspicion of driving without a license after he allegedly parked outside two central Vancouver gas stations wearing a bandana over his face.

The man, who did not give his name to police, was booked into the Clark County Jail, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department. His identity was still not known as of Wednesday evening.

The suspicious activity was first reported just before 11 a.m. by a gas station clerk, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

The man was first spotted outside the Shell station near Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive and Fourth Plain Boulevard. He was later seen outside a Chevron station across the street. He took off when he noticed the clerk watching him, Kapp said.

Vancouver police responded to investigate. An officer contacted the man at the nearby Roadway Inn at 9201 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive. He didn’t give his name and didn’t have a drivers license or ID on him but was positively identified by witnesses as the man with the bandana, Kapp said.

He was driving a rental car, which he said was not rented in his name, Kapp said.