UPDATE: Vancouver Police arrest assault suspect

Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

Salvador Aguilar, 31, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail in the investigation following a stabbing incident at Clark College Tuesday

VANCOUVER – On Thursday (May 16) at about 10 a.m., Vancouver Police were in the 2600 block of St. Johns Blvd. following up on a possible location of the suspect in the assault that occurred at Clark College earlier this week.

Patrol Officers and Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit responded and located a male matching the description sleeping in a vehicle at the residential property. The male, identified as Salvador Aguilar, 31 years of age, was arrested and subsequently booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault I and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

On Tuesday (May 14), Vancouver Police responded to Clark College for the report of a disturbance with weapons call. Police located a female with a stab wound to the neck. 

The victim reported that while she was sitting outside the Archer Building, an unknown male approached her, screaming and asking for help. The female thought the male had punched her, but she saw blood and realized she had been stabbed. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect fled on foot and was last seen heading northbound toward Water Works Park. Police were unable to locate him. 

Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect who was described as East Asian or Middle Eastern, 30-40 years of age, medium build with a beard. 

During the investigation, Vancouver Police learned that another incident occurred on May 13 in one of the college parking lots involving a male suspect that matched the description of the suspect in the stabbing incident. 

In the May 13 incident, a female was sitting inside her car and an unknown male approached the driver’s door trying to talk to her. The female opened the driver’s door and the male pulled on the door attempting to get into the vehicle. The female screamed and the male ran off. This incident was reported to Clark College security who later followed up with Vancouver Police.  

Police are asking anyone who may know the identity of the suspect to contact Detective Dustin Goudschaal; dustin.goudschaal@cityofvancouver.us or Detective Max Musich; michael.musich@cityofvancouver.us.  

Also, police are encouraging increased vigilance when in areas where you may be isolated or alone and to report suspicious behaviors to 9-1-1 immediately. 

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department.

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