By Bob Albrecht May 21, 2011 6 a.m.
A spokesman with the Washington State Patrol said a man working at a Clark County sawmill stopped a man who had fled police in Portland. Lonnie Sahm, 32, of Tigard, Ore., allegedly took off when Portland police and Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies tried to pull him over near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street at about 11 p.m. Thursday.
By Bob Albrecht May 19, 2011 8:18 p.m.
It’ll be nothing like the mighty, roaring Mississippi River wreaking havoc in the South, but the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Thursday that the Columbia River is on the verge of flooding. In some places, it already has.
By Bob Albrecht May 19, 2011 9:55 p.m.
A motorcyclist suffered multiple broken ribs late Wednesday when he failed to merge onto Northeast Padden Parkway, from northbound Interstate 205, and had to lay down his bike.
By Bob Albrecht May 19, 2011 6 a.m.
A 16-year-old boy who allegedly set a fire Friday that destroyed his family’s Sifton neighborhood home is due in court May 31 for a hearing to decide whether he’ll be tried as an adult. Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson will request at the 9 a.m. hearing that Alex Michael Smith be tried as an adult. In Washington, cases involving 16- and 17-year-olds charged with seriously violent offenses can be moved out of juvenile court.
By Bob Albrecht May 17, 2011 9:14 p.m.
A four-vehicle collision on the Interstate 5 bridge over the North Fork of the Lewis River near Woodland claimed the life of one man and prompted a search that saved a woman from the river, authorities said.
By Bob Albrecht May 17, 2011 6 a.m.
A Vancouver woman was arrested after a rollover accident Monday morning. Sheila Palmer, 40, rolled her Mitsubishi about 9:45 a.m. on the southbound 39th Street off-ramp of Interstate 5.
A fast-moving fire destroyed a home on Northeast 129th Avenue in the Sifton neighborhood Friday morning.
By Bob Albrecht May 12, 2011 1:13 p.m.
The Portland metro area garnered a top 10 spot in a nationwide ranking. It’s not exactly an occasion to celebrate.
By Bob Albrecht May 12, 2011 6:07 p.m.
The so-called “River Rat” bandit’s getaway driver is going to prison for 18 years in connection with four armed robberies in Portland.
By Bob Albrecht May 12, 2011 6 a.m.
Police have a message for burglary victims and would-be targets in east Vancouver: Wake up. In two separate incidents that occurred in the last week, burglars boosted items from residences in which people were sleeping on a couch and in a bedroom, respectively.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the death of a dog killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday southeast of La Center — and another dog shooting in March.
A Camas man has improved from serious to fair condition in a Boise, Idaho, hospital following a single-vehicle wreck Monday that killed his wife.
By Bob Albrecht May 9, 2011 6:39 p.m.
A 31-year-old woman died of a gunshot wound to the head suffered Sunday afternoon near Larch Corrections Center.
By Bob Albrecht May 9, 2011 7:48 p.m.
The black plume of smoke Laurie Sharpe spotted during her morning walk Monday looked like it could be billowing from a backyard burn. It was what she noticed next — thick orange flames reaching into the sky above a home at 10813 N.E. 38th Ave. — that sent her rushing to see if anyone at a threatened ranch-style house needed help.
By Bob Albrecht May 5, 2011 5:02 p.m.
After letting out two “yelping, growling” sounds, Clark County K-9 Deputy Kane, his normally smooth gait thrown off by stab wounds, ran into the arms of his handler, Deputy Rick Osborne, who hurried to the team’s nearby patrol car and then drove to a veterinary hospital.
By Bob Albrecht May 5, 2011 8:35 p.m.
A woman died of smoke inhalation after being trapped in her attic last month during a fire at her home in Vancouver’s Harney Heights neighborhood.
By Bob Albrecht May 5, 2011 8:37 p.m.
Two men allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting in Portland last month were arrested in Clark County on Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder.
Firefighters swiftly put out a small blaze confined to the attic of a house in Salmon Creek, north of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, today. Crews from Clark County Fire District 6 and the Vancouver Fire Department rushed to 2304 N.E. 144th St. about 11:06 a.m. Tuesday. The first unit from Vancouver fire arrived minutes later.
By Bob Albrecht May 3, 2011 1:48 p.m.
The body of a deceased male recovered early this morning from the Columbia River has been tentatively identified.
By Bob Albrecht April 30, 2011 6 a.m.
A man reportedly exposed himself Thursday to students who were in at least one school bus leaving Tukes Valley Primary School in Battle Ground.
By Bob Albrecht April 30, 2011 6 a.m.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of an assault rifle and other items from the covered bed of a La Center police sergeant’s pickup truck.
By Bob Albrecht April 28, 2011 9:36 p.m.
A Battle Ground man admitted to stealing a cash box on Wednesday used to collect donations at the city’s community center, police say. Micah Crowson, 23, was located by Battle Ground police and allegedly admitted to the 12:30 p.m. theft. The box contained more than $100, according to a police news bulletin. When police located Crowson, he led police to the missing donation box.
On the day police revealed a Vancouver father intentionally set the fire that killed him and his five children, disturbing new details surfaced about a violent outburst that led his wife to seek a restraining order weeks earlier. Tuan Dao, 37, allegedly threw a clothes iron, a packed duffle bag and a water bottle at his wife, Lori Dao, during a March 29 argument inside their home at 15304 N.E. 13th Circle, according to a police report. Officers arrested Tuan Dao on suspicion of assault and reckless endangerment. A judge subsequently ordered him to stay at least 500 feet away from his wife.
By Bob Albrecht April 27, 2011 9:18 a.m.
A Vancouver man was apparently so distraught about his bankruptcy and failed marriage that he set the Easter morning house fire that killed him and five of his children, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told The Oregonian on Tuesday.
By Bob Albrecht April 24, 2011 6 a.m.
One doesn’t have a sign. The other is known by its large sign promising cheap overnight lodging. Separated by about a mile of Highway 99, Callaham’s Mobile Estates and the Value Motel are regular fixtures on a list produced annually by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office that tracks calls-for-service.