Stories by John
Man arrested a mile away; held for alleged first-degree domestic violence assault
A standoff that resulted after a report of an armed and barricaded subject at a Minnehaha-area home was resolved Thursday morning after the suspect was arrested more than a mile away.
Cold, blustery winds kept Clark Public Utilities working on Monday afternoon, but as of 6 p.m. no injuries or fires had been reported,
Firefighters have trouble finding site
Firefighters are on the scene of a fire that has damaged a large shop building.
Vancouver detective poses as 89-year-old man to learn how schemer operated
Anyone remember Johnny Cash singing, “I’ve been everywhere, man”?
She said no and kept running
Vancouver Public Schools on Friday warned parents that a sixth-grade girl was accosted by a strange man
He suffered broken leg and face and head trauma
A 15-year-old Ridgefield boy suffered extensive injuries after he stepped out into traffic on state Highway 502, aka Northeast 219th Street, near 29th Avenue on Thursday afternoon.
Suspect reportedly turned himself in
Portland police on Thursday arrested a 53-old man who reportedly turned himself in as the driver in a Jan. 28 hit-and-run that killed a Vancouver pedestrian, Jason Lee Grant.
Bag of money seized
Vancouver police about 5:25 p.m. Thursday arrested two suspected bank robbers at the Bank of America at Southeast 134th Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard, in Cascade Park not far from the police East Precinct office.
May have head injuries, says WSP
Firefighters and police were called to the area of Northeast 219th Street and 29th Avenue about 3:40 p.m. Thursday after a pedestrian reportedly walked into the side of a moving vehicle.
A reward of up to $1,000 being is offered for information leading to the arrest of a driver who hit and fatally injured a Vancouver man in Southeast Portland and fled, leaving his victim in the street.
National study seeks answers for why police life expectancy is lower
We all know that being a police officer is a dangerous job, especially when they’re kicking in a drug dealer’s door or following a tracking dog into the brush after an armed suspect.
Note to metal thieves: You don’t want to mess with the Vancouver Public Works Stormwater Maintenance and Operations Team.
Youngster, 15, was student at Summit View High School
A father and son from Vancouver were killed in a crash on Interstate 5 in Lewis County on Thursday morning, officials said.
A home in the Fisher-Mill Plain neighborhood of east Vancouver was heavily damaged by a fire early Thursday afternoon.
She, grandchild escape safely; man puts blaze out
Not only did a smoke detector save the lives of a grandmother and her grandchild, firefighters say, but it was a detector that Vancouver firefighters had installed free in October.
A La Center homeowner shot a suspected prowler early Tuesday outside his or her home, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said.
Two men were taken to a hospital Sunday after a T-bone collision at Northeast 89th Avenue and 88th Street. One of them was in serious condition Monday night.
A pair of auto accidents in east Clark County left no one hurt but a reminder for folks to be careful when roads may be slick.
Residents exit safely, two dogs die
About 7:20 p.m. Friday, firefighters rushed to a house in flames at the end of 32nd Court in Ridgefield.
Police on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old driver who allegedly hit a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk and fled the scene.
Vancouver police are hoping someone will help find a 24-year-old driver who allegedly hit a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk and fled the scene.
She was cited for allegedly driving too fast for conditions
A 52-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Thursday morning after she drove too fast into a pool of water on the Interstate 205 bridge and lost control of a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker, police said.
A Vancouver truck driver was arrested Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of a young woman in Northeast Portland that occurred the morning of Oct. 4.
An hour later, no one arrested, says 911
Vancouver police Wednesday evening were looking for a man who held up the U.S. Bank branch at 16415 S.E. McGillivray Blvd. in Fisher's Landing.
Vancouver police are hoping to speak with the drivers of two cars whose occupants may have witnessed a fatal traffic accident on East Mill Plain Boulevard in the McLoughlin Heights area on Dec. 29.
Woman gets outside safely, calls 911
Firefighters rushed about 8 p.m. Tuesday to a house fire at 23630 N.E. 232nd Avenue, several miles east of Battle Ground Lake.
Heavy snow blamed for house fire.
Suspect detained about 11:30 p.m. Monday
A man was detained by Vancouver Police officers late Monday night after allegedly assaulting some of his family members and fleeing into a field, according to emergency radio traffic monitored by The Columbian.
No injuries reported
Icy conditions in north Clark County late Monday afternoon helped at least six cars into ditches in the area of Munch, Reid and Grantham roads around Fargher Lake, and Kelly Road, which runs north of Lucia Falls Road, a few miles west of Yacolt.
Woman, 72, cited for driving too fast for conditions
About 3 p.m. Monday, a 2000 Nissan pickup driven by Vera M. Nelson, 72, of Vancouver crashed into the rear of a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Mark J. Waldrop of Lacey, officials said.
David Suetta, a junior at Battle Ground High School, committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot, Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Kevin Allais confirmed Friday.
Metal bucket with tight lid necessary, and take it outside, says fire marshal
The cause of a two-alarm fire that caused extensive damage to a house south of Battle Ground on Wednesday morning was fireplace ashes left in a plastic bucket in the garage, an official said.
He spent 33 years protecting residents, property
The Ridgefield City Council and folks in a packed community center honored Larry Bartel on Thursday night for serving as fire chief for 27 years — and another six before that in other areas of the fire service.
Counselors made available Thursday and Friday
BATTLE GROUND High school student dies off campus
About 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, a one-car accident was found off Northwest Carty Road a half-mile east of Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield.
Grand Central eatery evacuated after fire breaks out in rooftop flue
A fire that may have started in a flue has forced evacuation of Lapellah Restaurant.
The new Vancouver Community Library in downtown Vancouver is a way-cool, updated place that beckons everyone, for free, with five floors and a lot more to offer than folks might think.
The whole third floor of Vancouver’s new main library is for kids of all ages, beginning with small bright-colored lights in the floor that young children like to follow.
A disabled Vancouver woman is hoping someone will spot her stolen car and call 911. The burgundy 1997 Nissan Altima was stolen from the woman’s driveway in the Rose Village neighborhood between 12:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
The Oregon Department of Transportation warned at 4:30 p.m. Thursday that a boat fell off a trailer on the Interstate 205 Bridge southbound, south of Government Island.
Vancouver police are asking the public to help find Ariana McGuckin, a 20-year-old woman who suffers from autism and has been missing since Monday.
She had been missing since Sunday night and an incident of domestic violence was feared
Skamania County sheriff’s deputies say a missing Stevenson woman and her baby have been found safe.
A woman who jumped from the Interstate 205 Bridge died at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after a rapid rescue attempt by operators of a Port of Portland rescue boat and others.
Crosswalk on Mill Plain 'just not effective,' says clerk
A middle-aged man was in “extremely critical condition” Thursday night after he was struck by a vehicle on East Mill Plain Boulevard west of Andresen Road. The injuries were “potentially life-threatening,” a fire department official said.
Troopers with Washington State Patrol District 5, which serves Clark, Lewis, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat counties, arrested 14 drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over Christmas weekend, officials said.
Gleaners harvest farmers’ surplus crops, with most of it going to hungry families
Kim Hack, a 23-year-old VISTA volunteer who’s targeting poverty, knows there’s plenty of fresh food hidden in the ground and dangling from trees.
A La Center man was recovering in a local hospital on Tuesday after being rescued from a minivan that ended up on its side after a crash Monday night.
Stopped in Portland, he was bound for La Center
Portland police say an allegedly impaired Coos Bay, Ore., man had his three children in his 1994 Saturn on Monday when he stalled at the base of Portland’s Sellwood Bridge in the fast lane on Macadam Avenue.
Is there anything thieves won’t take? “Can you believe it?” asked Christine Hansen, office manager of Cascade Park Animal Hospital. “It was a Dalmatian outside of our clinic.”
Salvadore Flamenco, 38, became dizzy and lost consciousness in 2nd day of boxing
Vancouver police say Salvador Flamenco, 38, a Chicago flight attendant, met a local resident on a fighting website and came here to spar at the Vancouver resident's home.