The recent burglaries of four east Clark County churches were all connected and apparently motivated by drug addiction, police said. Two people have been arrested in connection with the crimes and police anticipate additional arrests.
With Memorial Day events this weekend, reporter Tom Vogt takes a closer look at four Clark County veterans who sacrificed it all for their country. Also in the news this weekend: Things got heated at Sen. Rivers, Rep. Vick's town hall meetings, a Washougal-area squatting case takes a twist, and get started on your summer reading list with the libraries' most popular list.
Memorial Day turned out pleasant in the late afternoon with a few sunbreaks and almost-seasonal temperatures. At least there was no rainfall. So the long holiday weekend followed the weather forecast for once with lots of marine clouds and spotty drizzle.
If you ask Vancouver police Chief James McElvain why crime occurs, the overarching reason is clear: It's human nature. You should be able to leave your wallet on a sidewalk and have nobody touch it, but that just isn't going to happen.