SWAT team responds to Hazel Dell incident

Robbery report leads to chase, collision, standoff




At about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, a female subject approach a shopper at the Westfield Mall and demanded shopper give the subject her purse. The suspect in this even went far enough to tell the victim that she had a gun and was willing to use it. The victim surrendered her purse and the suspect fled the mall. The suspect was seen getting into a red Nissan SUV by a witness. The witness was also able to get a partial license plate.

A short time later patrol personnel from the Vancouver Police Department located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled and was able to elude capture. Patrol units from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle on NE Hazel Dell ave. When deputies tried to stop the vehicle it again fled the scene. During the pursuit both the suspect vehicle and the pursuing patrol car collided.

The vehicle was then located in a garage at 303 NE 107th st in west Hazel Dell. Unit surrounded the house and began making P.A. announcements for the subject to come out. When she would not come out of the house SWAT was activated. Eventually the subject came out of the house and was arrested.

Crystal Lynne Schweizerhof 27 years of age living in Vancouver was booked into the Clark County Jail for:

One count first degree robbery.

Two counts of eluding.

One count of felony hit and run.