Altercation at Vancouver park leads to two arrests, one injury

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



Two Saturday-evening incidents at Vancouver’s Water Works Park led to two arrests and one injury requiring hospital treatment, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Officer Ilia Botvinnik said the incident at the park near the intersection of East Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way began at 6:02 p.m. with what was believed to be a strong-armed robbery, possibly involving a knife.

Police responding to the call found a second altercation under way.

When the dust settled, police had one adult male and one juvenile male in custody. One person suffered minor injuries and was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center, Botvinnik said.

Police were still investigating. Botvinnik said some members of a group of young adults and teens left the park. He asked that they call 911 if they were victims of a crime during the incident.

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