Photo of Paris Achen

Paris Achen

courts reporter

360-735-4551
@col_courts

Recent Stories

Man in court in I-205 injury hit-and-run

By Paris Achen December 18, 2014 11:02 a.m.

Joshua C. Frahm, 28, appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on suspicion of two counts of vehicular assault, a count of felony hit and run and a count of providing false information.

Johnson, Clark County's first woman judge, to retire

By Paris Achen December 17, 2014 7:58 p.m.

The first woman ever appointed to the Clark County Superior Court bench plans to retire in March.

Vancouver man's vehicular homicide sentence corrected

By Paris Achen December 17, 2014 6:06 p.m.

A Vancouver man who admitted to recklessly causing the deaths of Raisa Mosh, 45, and her friend, Irina Gardinant, 28, in a hit-and-run collision Jan. 19 will have to serve 18 months of community supervision instead of 12 months after he is released from prison.

Local entrepreneur gets 8 years in global drug plot

By Paris Achen December 17, 2014 6:04 p.m.

Former Vancouver entrepreneur Ryan A. "Bo" Scott was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in federal prison for leading a plot to distribute more than $5 million of synthetic designer drugs around the world, according to a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Driver in Van Mall double-fatality hit-and-run gets 8½ years

By Paris Achen December 12, 2014 6:57 p.m.

Driver in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed two mothers in a crosswalk on Vancouver Mall Drive is sentenced to 8½ years in prison.

Former foster dad pleads guilty to child porn charge

By Paris Achen December 11, 2014 6:16 p.m.

A former foster father pleaded guilty Thursday to filming a minor without the minor’s knowledge while the minor was masturbating in a bedroom.

Detective shoots pit bull during arrest

By Paris Achen December 11, 2014 3:37 p.m.

A Vancouver police detective shot and killed a pit bull when the dog attacked her during the arrest of a suspected child molester.

Two residents displaced by marijuana grow fire

By Paris Achen December 10, 2014 11:56 a.m.

Two residents were displaced Wednesday by a garage fire at a home in the Fishers Landing East neighborhood in Vancouver. An electrical malfunction in a marijuana grow lamp caused the blaze.

Charges reduced in Vancouver gun-pointing incident

By Paris Achen December 10, 2014 11:21 a.m.

A charge against a Vancouver man accused of pointing a revolver at a witness who was reporting his actions to 911 has been reduced from felony first-degree assault to misdemeanor unlawful display of a weapon. The witness saw the man pointing a gun at some teenage girls near a Safeway grocery store in Vancouver, according to court papers.

Eight people displaced when fire strikes Hazel Dell mobile home

By Paris Achen and Mark Bowder December 10, 2014 3:06 p.m.

Three adults and five children were displaced late Tuesday when a fire started at a home in Hazel Dell.

More stories