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Paris Achen

courts reporter

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Recent Stories

'Short Stack' robbery suspect appears in court

By Paris Achen August 22, 2014 7:53 p.m.

A suspected serial robber appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court in connection with a robbery last October at the iQ Credit Union in the VanMall neighborhood.

Man gets 6 years in drug debt stabbing

By Paris Achen August 22, 2014 7:52 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced to more than six years in prison today for robbing and stabbing a friend who owed him a drug debt.

Woman accused in string of bank, other robberies

By Paris Achen August 21, 2014 7:40 p.m.

A Vancouver woman appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday in connection with a string of robberies that began in early April.

Two Vancouver men get a year each for assault, robbery

By Paris Achen August 21, 2014 5:36 p.m.

Two Vancouver men will go to prison for a year for assaulting the ex-boyfriend of one of their daughters when they went to recover some disputed belongings from the ex-boyfriend's residence in Battle Ground in June 2013.

Utility officials warn of electric-bill scam

By Paris Achen August 20, 2014 8:35 p.m.

Clark Public Utilities is warning customers not to fall for an ongoing phone scam in which fraudsters call businesses and tell them they’re past due on their electric bill.

New developments in 'Joe Biden defense' case

By Paris Achen August 19, 2014 8:30 p.m.

Clark County's prosecutor said Tuesday he will dismiss a firearms-related charge against a Vancouver man who said he was merely taking Vice President Joe Biden's advice on how to defend his property from car prowlers. Instead, the man will be prosecuted for obstructing a police officer.

Washougal man a suspect in home invasion robbery

By Paris Achen August 19, 2014 7:51 p.m.

A Washougal man is accused of participating in a home invasion in Camas where a 51-year-old man was held hostage in an attempt to force payment for a debt.

Court records: Attempted robbery suspect has mental health, drug problems

By Paris Achen August 19, 2014 11:30 a.m.

A Portland woman accused of trying to rob two gas stations Friday in east Vancouver has a history of mental health and drug problems, according to court records. She appeared in Clark County Superior Court Monday on suspicion of two counts of second-degree attempted robbery.

Man arrested after standoff with police appears in court

By Paris Achen August 18, 2014 5:44 p.m.

A Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Monday in connection with a six-hour standoff with police who were responding to reports that he was armed and threatening to harm a family member and himself.

Driver in fatal I-205 rollover appears in court

By Paris Achen August 18, 2014 5:45 p.m.

Court records say Ryan J. McGuinness was using his 1992 Subaru Legacy to mimic a skateboarding maneuver just before a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 205 and the Southeast Mill Plain exit early Saturday.

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