Battle Ground Police arrest second auto prowl suspect

This information was provided by the city of Battle Ground.


Jeremy Robert Moulton, the suspect wanted by Battle Ground Police Department in the Oct. 17 auto prowl/stolen vehicle case, has been arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.


Mouton, 27, of Vancouver, was booked into Clark County Jail; charges have been forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.


The Battle Ground Police Department thanked the public for the tips and information they provided. Awareness and information sharing is key to preventing and solving crime, according to the Battle Ground Police Department release, which also reminded residents to remove valuables from and lock vehicles, and always report suspicious or criminal activity to law enforcement by calling 9-1-1.


On Mon., Oct. 17, at about 2:30 a.m., a Battle Ground police officer responded to a reported auto prowl in progress near the 1300 block of Northwest 15th Court, a residential area of Battle Ground.


As the officer arrived, the reporting party pointed out two suspects who were getting into a vehicle a couple of blocks down the street. As the officer approached the vehicle, the two male suspects exited the vehicle and ran. The officer initiated a foot pursuit and was able to apprehend one suspect, later identified as Greg John Bambrock, 35, of Vancouver, in the backyard of a home.


A records check of Bambrock found that he was the subject of a Department of Corrections felony warrant. He was taken into custody and later booked into the Clark County Jail.


The Battle Ground Police Department K9 unit was deployed to locate the second suspect, believed to be Moulton, of Vancouver, but was unsuccessful at that time.
During the investigation officers recovered several items of stolen property, including bank cards, IDs, purses, wallets and tablets from the suspects’ vehicle. They also discovered that the vehicle itself had been reported stolen from the Vancouver area.


About The Author

Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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