Stories by Bob
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.
A dump truck slammed into a power pole in east Vancouver, leaving lines down across the intersection at Southeast 172nd Avenue and Southeast 1st Street.
Clark County Fire & Rescue will conduct the first of two live-fire training exercises this weekend beginning at about 10 a.m. today.
Conference promotes value of Twitter to public agencies
Even with speakers on stage, the audience’s attention shifted between the real world and the digital mere clicks away. Anywhere else, it might have been considered rude. On Thursday, not so much.
High water isn’t expected to wreak much havoc; harbor likely to surpass flood stage next week
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.
A three-vehicle collision Thursday morning on westbound state Highway 14 near Southeast 164th Avenue clogged traffic merging onto Interstate 205.
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.
Affidavit: 16-year-old confessed to setting blaze in family home
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.
Oregon resident was visiting sister, suffers from dementia
Fire District 6 firefighters and rescue swimmers used a boat Wednesday morning to pull a 66-year-old Salem, Ore., man suffering from dementia from Vancouver Lake.
Man, 40s, treated and released from hospital
Vancouver police say one man suffered non-life threatening injuries Tuesday during a gang shootout in which at least two people displayed weapons.
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.
Vancouver police are delivering an important message: Kids, wear your helmets.
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.
Patrols by the Vancouver Police Department’s Traffic Unit will focus increasingly on making sure all bicyclists are complying with a city ordinance requiring helmets be worn at all times, said Kim Kapp, a spokeswoman.
Accident blocks southbound 39th Street offramp
Emergency responders have been called to a report of a car rolled over on the southbound 39th Street offramp from Interstate 5.
A motorcyclist who received CPR from two sheriff’s deputies and was airlifted to a hospital after a serious crash Friday has been upgraded to satisfactory condition.
Fire marshal and sheriff's investigators on the case
A fast-moving fire destroyed a home on Northeast 129th Avenue in the Sifton neighborhood Friday morning.
Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life on Friday to free a woman from a mangled car involved in a head-on collision in Vancouver’s Parkside neighborhood.
The Portland metro area garnered a top 10 spot in a nationwide ranking. It’s not exactly an occasion to celebrate.
He’s expected to plead guilty to Clark County charges
The so-called “River Rat” bandit’s getaway driver is going to prison for 18 years in connection with four armed robberies in Portland.
Police urge all residents to be more vigilant
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.
Following this morning's commute-interrupting fog, today is likely to be partly sunny with highs in the lower 60s.
Roger, an American Eskimo, helped owner recover from stroke
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.
Wife killed on I-84 near Ontario
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.
The Port of Portland is running a drill today to test its readiness to respond to a plane crash.
A Camas man remains in serious condition in a Boise, Idaho, hospital following a single-vehicle wreck Monday that killed his wife.
A disabled adult who left home around noon Monday was found safe this morning, according to a Vancouver police news release.
Kara Leonard fought long battle with drug abuse
A 31-year-old woman died of a gunshot wound to the head suffered Sunday afternoon near Larch Corrections Center.
Out for a morning walk, passing pastor helps her evacuate home threatened by RV fire
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.
Consider Wednesday’s sunshine and blue skies a trailer for a blockbuster movie you can’t wait to see — and one that isn’t arriving this weekend.
Memorial service held for dog killed pursuing suspect
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.
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.
Vancouver police are using money from a Department of Justice grant to fill 10 vacant officer positions.
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.
A Longview woman was pronounced dead Wednesday at the scene of a single-vehicle wreck.
Woman smelled smoke, went outside and called 911, officials say
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.
The body of a deceased male recovered early this morning from the Columbia River has been tentatively identified.
He operated asphalt maintenance, repair firm with his father
A Vancouver man who operated an asphalt maintenance and repair company with his father died in a work-related accident Friday.
A man reportedly exposed himself Thursday to students who were in at least one school bus leaving Tukes Valley Primary School in Battle Ground.
A state parks ranger was transported to an area hospital Thursday after his firearm accidentally discharged and he suffered a gunshot wound at a Vancouver firing range.
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.
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.
A one-hour lockdown at five Evergreen Public Schools campuses has been lifted.
Stepping outside today could be an adventure: Forecasters are calling for cool temperatures, rain, possible thunderstorms and wind gusts as high as 22 mph.
Police believe he later set fire that killed five of his children
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.
The doctor’s orders for a cat rescued after spending 13 hours trapped inside a burning apartment are a lot like what a doctor might tell you: Stay off your feet for a few days.
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.
Washougal firefighters have knocked down a fully involved fire inside a chicken coop that spread to a nearby tree.
The Vancouver man and woman accused of keeping two autistic boys in a caged room will be arraigned today in Clark County Superior Court on unlawful imprisonment charges.
A look at the top places Clark County sheriff’s deputies were most frequently called to in 2010
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.