Police arrest four in Monday evening robbery

By Katy Sword, Columbian staff writer and Andy Matarrese, Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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Police arrested four people Monday evening after officers responded to reports of someone brandishing a weapon, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said officers were dispatched to the 13000 block of Northeast Sixth Street about 10 p.m. The suspects were seen leaving the area in a white Honda. Police noticed a vehicle matching the description while en route to the location.

According to court records, two men walked up to someone sitting in a car, drew a gun on him and had him exit the vehicle. They stole some items from the victim’s vehicle, and one of them also struck the victim in the face. The two left in the white Honda with two others.

Police stopped the vehicle at Northeast 28th Avenue and 112th Street, Kapp said.

Police arrested Alejandro Paz-Espinoza, 18; Jesus Prado, 36; Tommy Lee Edwards Davis Jr., 20; and Josiah Christopher Lindsey, 17, on suspicion of first-degree robbery. The four made their first appearances in court Tuesday morning.

Prado was also held on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, Paz-Espinoza for unlawful possession of a firearm and Lee for third-degree possession of stolen property.

Prado, Paz-Espinoza and Lindsey were being held on $75,000 bail each, and Lee, $50,000, according to court records.

Their next court dates, an arraignment where they may be formally charged, was set for Friday.