Suspect located, arrested and booked into Clark County Jail.
On June 20, 2021, at approximately 9:20 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the report of a stabbing in the 3300 block of E 18th street. The victim was taking a walk in the area when an unknown male approached him unprovoked, stabbed him in the back with knife and fled on foot. The suspect has been identified as Joshua A. Ryan, 29.
The victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive. The investigation indicates this was a random act of violence.
A City of Vancouver project to pave Columbia Street, Mill Plain Boulevard to 45th Street, will get underway the week of June 21, weather permitting.
The city’s contractor, Granite Construction of Vancouver, will begin the project by removing the existing traffic circle at 24th Street, repairing the underlying road base where needed, and grinding off the top few inches of existing pavement along Columbia Street.