Fishing license check nets wanted woman

Portland sting catches Clark County fugitive

By Craig Brown, Columbian Metro Editor



A check of fishing licenses has netted a Portland woman wanted on Clark County charges.

Kimberly Lynn Staats, 40, was asked for her fishing license Tuesday morning on the Willamette River at Sellwood Riverside Park, according to an Oregon State Police news release.

A further inquiry led the game warden to check into the Southeast Portland woman’s background, and he discovered she had several warrants for her arrest.

Among the warrants was one from Clark County, where she is a fugitive from justice after being charged with forgery.

She also had Oregon felony warrants for five counts of identity theft and second-degree forgery, and misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear on assault, harassment and attempted coercion charges.

She was arrested and taken to the Multnomah County Justice Center.