Vancouver police chase suspect into Camas neighborhood

Officers brought K9 unit in to locate the man after he abandoned his car in the 700 block of NW 20th Avenue

A police chase led officers from Vancouver to a Northwest Camas neighborhood this morning.

Vancouver Police Department spokesperson Kim Kapp said the incident began at 10:23 a.m. today, after Vancouver police were dispatched to a call of an erratic driver traveling at high speeds in a 1990s gray Honda near 18th Street and 162nd Avenue in Vancouver.

The driver led police to Camas, finally abandoning his vehicle in the 700 block of Northwest 20th Avenue.

“Neighbors reported seeing a male jumping fences and running through the neighborhood,” Kapp said.

The police brought in a K9 dog to help locate the suspect, but did not find him.

Kapp said police cleared the containment area at 1:09 p.m., and have impounded the Honda.

There were no injuries reported and Kapp said social media reports that the man was carrying a firearm were unfounded.

Vancouver police are still investigating, but have cleared the Camas neighborhoods and say they do not believe the suspect poses a threat to the public at this time.