UPDATE: Arrest made in hit-and-run of Vancouver Police vehicle

The suspect nearly hit two other police vehicles trying to make a second escape

VANCOUVER — Update from Vancouver Police: On Thursday, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Detectives from the VPD Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) and the Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) located the below suspect vehicle in the area of Salmon Creek Avenue and NE 127th Street.

The suspect fled in the vehicle, nearly striking two VPD vehicles.  The suspect vehicle sustained flat tires after striking a curb, and the short pursuit ended when the suspect tried to flee on foot from the vehicle.  The suspect was taken into custody a short distance away and was identified as Jerry Sakkan, 27, of Vancouver.  He was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for several felony warrants, Attempt to Elude, Hit & Run Attended Vehicle, and Hit & Run Unattended Vehicle.

*ORIGINAL STORY*

Police in Vancouver are looking for a man in connection with the hit-and-run of a police vehicle.

 

Vancouver police are looking for a driver who damaged a patrol vehicle earlier today. Stock photo by Mike Schultz
Vancouver police are looking for a driver who damaged a patrol vehicle earlier today. Stock photo by Mike Schultz

The incident happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to a release from Vancouver police. An officer made contact with a man in the driver’s seat of a Kia SUV, parked at an apartment complex in the 3000 block of NE 109th Avenue.

 

During the contact, the unidentified male subject fled the scene in his SUV, striking and damaging a stopped police vehicle in the process.  The suspect was last seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

 

A photo of the suspect vehicle. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police
A photo of the suspect vehicle. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police

The suspect vehicle is a 2018 Kia SUV, silver in color, possibly the “Sportage” model.  California License plate number “7ZDS854.” The vehicle is a rental from a local car rental company.  There should be at least some minor collision damage to the vehicle’s front driver’s side corner.

 

The suspect is described as an adult Asian or Pacific-Islander male in his mid to late twenties.  He had a ponytail and several tattoos on both arms.

 

Vancouver Police investigators are requesting the public to be on the lookout for the described suspect vehicle.  If seen, please call “911” as soon as possible.

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