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WASHOUGAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

1320 A Street Washougal, WA 98671

(360) 835-8701

Welcome to Public Safety Citizens Service Portal


Welcome to the Washougal Police

Welcome to the Washougal Police Department Online Reporting System. If this is an Emergency please call 911 immediately. Using this online citizen police reporting system allows you to submit a report immediately to the Washougal Police Department. The following conditions must be met to be eligible for online reporting.

 

File a Crime Report

 

The Online Citizen Police Reporting System makes it easy to report most non-violent crimes that occurred within the incorporated city of Washougal.

 

Can I file a report online?

  

If you answer NO to all of the following questions, you may file your report online. 

• Is this an emergency? If so, dial 911.
• Did the incident happen outside the city limits of Washougal? Click Here if unsure you are in the city limits of Washougal.
• Do you know the suspect(s) or where to find the suspect(s) who committed the crime?
• Do you know the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in?
• Did the incident occur on a state highway?
• Did the incident involve firearms (used by a suspect or taken in a theft)?
• Did the incident involve theft of a motor vehicle or licensed trailer?

If you answered YES to any of the questions, please refer to our frequently asked questions for more information on filing a report.

 

Getting started

 

The following incident types are available to begin your report. Click the "Next" button at the bottom of the screen to start.

• Burglary of an open garage
• Burglary of an unattached garage or shed
• Vandalism, Graffiti or tagging
• Hit and run - unattended property or vehicle
• Identity theft or fraud
• Lost property (NOT to include a firearm or material threatening to public safety)
• Malicious mischief
• Telephone harassment
• Theft (NOT to include a firearm or material threatening to public safety)
• Vehicle prowl
• Vehicle prowl - Motor home

Upon completion of this process you will:

• See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your report is complete.
• Be given a police report reference number.
• Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.
 

  

Please Note:

 

• All cases filed through the Online Crime Report System will be reviewed by Washougal Police Department personnel.
• In some cases you may be contacted for clarification or minor changes needed.
• In some cases the report may be rejected and you will be contacted by an on duty police officer to complete the report.
• After the report is approved a case number will be assigned.
• Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted by an on duty police officer.
 

 

Filing a false police report is a crime


A person who knowingly makes a false or misleading material statement to a public servant is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. "Material statement" means a written or oral statement reasonably likely to be relied upon by a public servant in the discharge of his or her official powers or duties. (RCW 9A.76.175)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FILING A CRIME REPORT 

 

How do I check the status of my online report?

 

Click “Check Status” below and enter the email address and reference number used to file your online report.

What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?


If this is an emergency, call 911. For non-emergency law enforcement assistance, please call 311. Dispatchers will prioritize your call and forward it to the best response unit.


What if this happened in another city; can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?


No, if a crime took place within the unincorporated area of Washougal or the city limits of a city in Clark County, please dial 311 to be directed to the appropriate agency. Some agencies within Clark County also have online reporting. Click Here if unsure you are in the city limits of Washougal.

 

What if this happened on a state highway, freeway, or route?

 

If this took place on a state highway, freeway, or route, please call 911 or the Washington State Patrol direct at (360) 449-7999


What are you Reporting?


Please SELECT from the list below by clicking the row that best reflects the type of report you want to file.

Select Report Type Definition Example Property Vehicles
Bias Incident Bias incidents involve actions committed against a person or property that are motivated, in whole or part, by bias against race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion. Verbal or written slurs, derogatory remarks, jokes or comments.
Burglary Business When closed for business, every person who enters a shop, warehouse, store, or other building with the intent to commit a crime. An unknown person to you enters your closed business without permission and takes items from inside.
Burglary Residential Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, shop, warehouse, store, or other building with the intent to commit a crime. An unknown person to you enters your house without permission and takes items from inside.
Financial ID Theft Someone other than you obtains credit, goods or services using your Social Security number, Driver’s License number, credit card numbers, or other identifying information. Someone opens a credit card account or phone service using your S.S.N., Driver License, credit card or other personal identifying information.
Harassing Phone Call Unwanted phone calls of an annoying, harassing or threatening nature. An “unknown” person calls and immediately hangs-up or uses obscene language.
Harassment Incident Harassment by another person. A person persistently annoys you or creates an unpleasant situation either verbally or in writing. Note: This is “documentation” of an “incident” that has occurred and does not rise to the level of a crime. If you are injured or your property is damaged select the appropriate crime classification to file a “crime” report.
Hit/Run Property A hit and run is an accident where the driver of a motor vehicle does not stop after being involved in a collision with your property. Damage caused by another vehicle in which the driver should have left information or fled the scene without stopping to exchange information. Note: Online reporting is available when there are no injuries and you do not have the license plate number of the other vehicle or you do not know the current location of the other vehicle.
Hit/Run Unattended A hit and run is an accident where the driver of a motor vehicle does not stop after being involved in a collision with another vehicle. Damage caused by another vehicle in which the driver should have left information or fled the scene without stopping to exchange information. Note: Online reporting is available when there are no injuries and you do not have the license plate number of the other vehicle or you do not know the current location of the other vehicle.
Illegal Dumping The depositing of rubbish, waste matter, or garden refuses in City streets in any manner other than those authorized by the City of Washougal. Placing appliances on a city street where the individual does not live or during any time other than a neighborhood pickup day, dumping green waste or other household garbage on city streets.
Informational Report You have miscellaneous information you want the police to know and are not concerned about documenting the information in a report for others to know about. You have information that your neighbor may be involved in criminal activity and you are not concerned for your safety or the neighbor knowing you reported this to the police.
Lost Property Your property is lost or missing and you want the police to be aware. Items such as a purse or wallet is missing and you are unsure if it was stolen or lost. Lost property is not a theft.
Mail Theft Theft of US mail from a mailbox or receptacle. Letters, bills, etc. stolen from a mailbox or receptacle. Note: If any of your personal information or checks were used after the mail theft, please include this in the narrative portion of your report.
Non Injury Accident Non-Injury Accident where information was exchanged. You and another person were involved in a non-injury accident and exchanged information. Your insurance company wants you to file a report. If you have already contacted police dispatch and were informed the police were coming, please do not file on our online system. Note: Any driver, pedestrian, pedal cycle or property owner involved in a collision within the state – with $1000 or more damage to any one unit and/or injury to any person – must complete a Motor Vehicle Collision Report. However, if a police officer is present and indicates he/she will submit a collision report, then you are not required to submit one.
Theft Your property is taken without your permission. Items such as a bicycle from a yard, purse from shopping cart, taking property from a building/residence by someone that had permission to be there and took the property without owner’s permission. Lost property is not a theft.
Theft – Shoplifting Your property is taken without your permission during business hours. Items such as alcohol, groceries and other goods are stolen from your business during business hours or by someone that had permission to be there and took the property without owner’s permission. Lost property is not a theft.
Theft FROM Vehicle Property is stolen from your locked/unlocked vehicle. Items such as clothes, books, purse, garage door opener taken from inside your locked or unlocked vehicle.
Threats Incident Threats made in person, in writing or over the telephone. Threats made in person by someone you don’t know, in writing or over the telephone. No specific date or time known. Note: The threat must be believable, and not just something said in anger.
Vandalism Graffiti Defaces or damages property with graffiti or other material. An unknown person spray paints the side of your fence or house, writes or draws on a building, sidewalk, fence, etc.
Vandalism Other Defaces or damages property by any other means. An unknown person knocks down your mailbox, breaks a window, key’s a vehicle, etc.
Type Bias Incident
Definition Bias incidents involve actions committed against a person or property that are motivated, in whole or part, by bias against race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.
Example Verbal or written slurs, derogatory remarks, jokes or comments.
Type Burglary Business
Definition When closed for business, every person who enters a shop, warehouse, store, or other building with the intent to commit a crime.
Example An unknown person to you enters your closed business without permission and takes items from inside.
Type Burglary Residential
Definition Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, shop, warehouse, store, or other building with the intent to commit a crime.
Example An unknown person to you enters your house without permission and takes items from inside.
Type Financial ID Theft
Definition Someone other than you obtains credit, goods or services using your Social Security number, Driver’s License number, credit card numbers, or other identifying information.
Example Someone opens a credit card account or phone service using your S.S.N., Driver License, credit card or other personal identifying information.
Type Harassing Phone Call
Definition Unwanted phone calls of an annoying, harassing or threatening nature.
Example An “unknown” person calls and immediately hangs-up or uses obscene language.
Type Harassment Incident
Definition Harassment by another person.
Example A person persistently annoys you or creates an unpleasant situation either verbally or in writing. Note: This is “documentation” of an “incident” that has occurred and does not rise to the level of a crime. If you are injured or your property is damaged select the appropriate crime classification to file a “crime” report.
Type Hit/Run Property
Definition A hit and run is an accident where the driver of a motor vehicle does not stop after being involved in a collision with your property.
Example Damage caused by another vehicle in which the driver should have left information or fled the scene without stopping to exchange information. Note: Online reporting is available when there are no injuries and you do not have the license plate number of the other vehicle or you do not know the current location of the other vehicle.
Type Hit/Run Unattended
Definition A hit and run is an accident where the driver of a motor vehicle does not stop after being involved in a collision with another vehicle.
Example Damage caused by another vehicle in which the driver should have left information or fled the scene without stopping to exchange information. Note: Online reporting is available when there are no injuries and you do not have the license plate number of the other vehicle or you do not know the current location of the other vehicle.
Type Illegal Dumping
Definition The depositing of rubbish, waste matter, or garden refuses in City streets in any manner other than those authorized by the City of Washougal.
Example Placing appliances on a city street where the individual does not live or during any time other than a neighborhood pickup day, dumping green waste or other household garbage on city streets.
Type Informational Report
Definition You have miscellaneous information you want the police to know and are not concerned about documenting the information in a report for others to know about.
Example You have information that your neighbor may be involved in criminal activity and you are not concerned for your safety or the neighbor knowing you reported this to the police.
Type Lost Property
Definition Your property is lost or missing and you want the police to be aware.
Example Items such as a purse or wallet is missing and you are unsure if it was stolen or lost. Lost property is not a theft.
Type Mail Theft
Definition Theft of US mail from a mailbox or receptacle.
Example Letters, bills, etc. stolen from a mailbox or receptacle. Note: If any of your personal information or checks were used after the mail theft, please include this in the narrative portion of your report.
Type Non Injury Accident
Definition Non-Injury Accident where information was exchanged.
Example You and another person were involved in a non-injury accident and exchanged information. Your insurance company wants you to file a report. If you have already contacted police dispatch and were informed the police were coming, please do not file on our online system. Note: Any driver, pedestrian, pedal cycle or property owner involved in a collision within the state – with $1000 or more damage to any one unit and/or injury to any person – must complete a Motor Vehicle Collision Report. However, if a police officer is present and indicates he/she will submit a collision report, then you are not required to submit one.
Type Theft
Definition Your property is taken without your permission.
Example Items such as a bicycle from a yard, purse from shopping cart, taking property from a building/residence by someone that had permission to be there and took the property without owner’s permission. Lost property is not a theft.
Type Theft – Shoplifting
Definition Your property is taken without your permission during business hours.
Example Items such as alcohol, groceries and other goods are stolen from your business during business hours or by someone that had permission to be there and took the property without owner’s permission. Lost property is not a theft.
Type Theft FROM Vehicle
Definition Property is stolen from your locked/unlocked vehicle.
Example Items such as clothes, books, purse, garage door opener taken from inside your locked or unlocked vehicle.
Type Threats Incident
Definition Threats made in person, in writing or over the telephone.
Example Threats made in person by someone you don’t know, in writing or over the telephone. No specific date or time known. Note: The threat must be believable, and not just something said in anger.
Type Vandalism Graffiti
Definition Defaces or damages property with graffiti or other material.
Example An unknown person spray paints the side of your fence or house, writes or draws on a building, sidewalk, fence, etc.
Type Vandalism Other
Definition Defaces or damages property by any other means.
Example An unknown person knocks down your mailbox, breaks a window, key’s a vehicle, etc.

Who is Making this Report?


Please provide your information below.

Information that is required to complete this report are marked with a red label.

Personal Information:

First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:

Sex:

Race:

Date Of Birth

DL Number:

DL State:



Contact Information:

If possible, please provided the following:

  • The best address to contact you at.
  • The best phone number for each one listed.
  • The best e-mail address to reach you at.

Address :

Apt #:

City:

State:

Zip Code :


Home Phone :

Cell Phone :

Work Phone :

Email Address :




If you are reporting for a business enter the Business Name:







Where did the Incident Happen?


Please let us know where the incident occured.

Information that is required to complete this report are marked with a red label.

Location:

If the location of the incident is the same as the address entered on the previous page, click here.

Address :

Apt #:

City:

State:

Zip Code :


Time Occured:

When did the incident take place? Please provide the closest time when the incident occurred.

If you know how long the incident lasted, please enter that as well.


Manual Input Range Selector

Start Date:

End Date:

Start Time:

End Time:

AM/PM:

AM/PM:


Was Personal Property Involved?


If any Personal Property was involved, please describe each item below. You can enter as many items as necessary. If you are unsure about what a field means, please click the help button in the bottom left.

Property Information:

Reason for Report:

Type of Property:

Quantity:

Reported Value :

Brand Make :

Model:

Color:


Serial Number:

Applied Number:

Description of Item:

Comment:





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Vehicle Information


If any Vehicles were involved, please describe each item below. You can enter as many items as necessary. If you are unsure about what a field means, please click the help button in the bottom left.

Vehicle Information:

Make:

Model:

Vehicle year:

License Plate Number:

LP State:

Vin Number:

Vehicle Style:

Vehicle Type

Damage Amount:

Color Top:

Color bottom:


Description of Item:





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Tell Us What Happened


Please describe the crime and provide as much detailed information as you can about the case and any other information that you feel is important to the investigation of the case.



Description:


Upload Images


If there are any images that can be associated with this report, the images can be included by clicking the Choose File button.

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Summary of Incident


Please review the summary of the case, and verify that the information is correct.

If any information is not correct, click the edit button above the information you want to edit.

If you start a new report without submitting this one, you will have to re-enter the information.

If all of the information shown is correct click the "Submit Report" button. You will be shown your case reference number and be able to print the report.



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Your report has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed by the agency. If you would like a printed copy of the preliminary report please select the "Print Report" button.