Arrest made in Battle Ground thefts

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



A Battle Ground man was arrested Wednesday in connection with multiple thefts from vehicles.

Over the last couple of weeks, 11 residents have had GPS units, a handgun and other belongings stolen from their vehicles.

Joshua Maltby, 18, was booked into the Clark County Jail on Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a stolen firearm. Police have identified at least one outstanding juvenile suspect and are continuing their investigation. The handgun and several of the GPS units were recovered during the investigation.

Anyone with information relating the to thefts is asked to contact Detective Joshua Phelps at 360-342-5242 or

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