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Vancouver man on trial in stabbing death of his girlfriend
After Dennis Wolter was found covered in blood on May 26, 2011, he maintained during a nearly two-hour interrogation at the Camas Police Station that the blood belonged to his injured black Lab dog, Charlie.
Vancouver man faced child molestation accusations in 2010
Beaverton police Officer Christopher R. Warren, 33, appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on accusations he raped a 5-year-old relative. Oregon prosecutors declined to charge him with child molestation in a separate case in 2010.
Woman was stabbed multiple times, her body dumped
Camas police Officer Stefan Hausinger thought he was about to write just another routine speeding ticket in the early morning hours of May 26, 2011, when he pulled over Dennis Wolter, who was driving a blue Dodge pickup on Southeast Evergreen Highway.
Trio used taxi as a getaway car
A 22-year-old Vancouver man who, along with two accomplices, used a taxi as a getaway car was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for the April 11 robbery of the Salmon Creek branch of iQ Credit Union.
Two Vancouver men and a woman have pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to a variety of crimes related to the April 11 robbery of the Salmon Creek iQ Credit Union.
Vitaliy Yaremkiv, 25, of Vancouver pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to conspiracy to traffick counterfeit goods. He sold counterfeit airbags online to mostly independent garages.
Robert A. Luyster, 31, his brother, Brent. W. Luyster, 32, and Donald H. McElfish, 62, appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on accusations of a hate crime against black patrons and their friends March 18 at Vancouver's QuarterDeck Bar.
Bail set at $250,000, half of what prosecutor asked
Sergio J. Leon, 21, and Aaron B. Davey, 24, both of Vancouver, are accused of unlawfully imprisoning and raping a woman on Thursday.
Police say he led shoplifting ring
A Vancouver man known for volunteering has been accused of knowingly selling nearly $700,000 in stolen gift cards over a three-year period.
He is being held on $20,000 bail
A 47-year-old Vancouver man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of viewing, possessing and dealing child porn.
Man, 62, has reportedly been unemployed for a decade
A 62-year-old bank robbery suspect inadvertently revealed his identity to police by using a pay slip with his name and address for his robbery note, court records say.
Retiree plucks them from trees after they get stuck
Perched more than 30 feet high in a red maple tree, Tom Croley lowers a squirming canvas bag down a rope to the safety of Jake Bennett's arms.
Civil settlement doesn't vindicate mother of accusations she stole blind son's debit card
Hazel E. Trent of Vancouver thought her legal troubles were over when a celebrity judge ordered her in an episode of CBS' "Swift Justice with Jackie Glass" to pay her blind son $5,000 for allegedly stealing his debit card and spending his money without his permission.
Suzan Clark has already filed to run for job in November
Clark County's newest Superior Court judge will be sworn into office on May 31.
Vancouver police conduct seven-month investigation
A man and woman face charges of prostituting a 14-year-old girl in Vancouver, ending a seven-month investigation by the Vancouver Police Department.
Ex-Ridgefield resident used Vancouver building to get loan
A former Ridgefield man pleaded guilty Monday in Portland to multiple crimes related to a September 2008 sham refinancing of an office building in Vancouver, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Arraignment set for Friday
A 38-year-old man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on accusations he robbed the Grand Central Fred Meyer store in Vancouver and stabbed a security guard on Saturday.
Prosecutor needs more time to review evidence
Brian Murray, accused of felony reckless burning in an April 30 fire that destroyed his parents home, won't be charged at this time. Prosecutor says he needs more time to review evidence before reaching a decision. Charges are still possible.
Suzan Clark will succeed Diane Woolard on Superior Court
Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed the president of the Clark County Bar Association to succeed retired Judge Diane Woolard on the county's Superior Court bench.
Prosecutor won't decide until Monday whether to charge Brian Murray, 19, with felony reckless burning related to the Monday fire at his parents' house in Camas.
His sentencing is June 6
Troy Fisher of Brush Prairie will continue to represent himself in the sentencing phase of his murder conviction. He was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder of his dad, Edward "Bud" Fisher.
Delay will allow prosecutors to decide on criminal charges
A Clark County judge Friday delayed a civil lawsuit against a former union worker accused of sabotaging operations at United Grain Corp. during a labor dispute in December.
Shooter and another accomplice already serving time
The driver and another accomplice have pleaded guilty and been sentenced for an Aug. 16 road-rage shooting near Fort Vancouver High School. Two others are already serving prison terms.
19-year-old son of homeowners was allegedly burning bank papers
A 19-year-old Army recruit, injured and displaced Monday by a fire at his parents' Camas home, may be charged with felony reckless burn for allegedly starting the fire while trying to destroy bank documents.
Two males were assaulted, robbed
A Legacy High School senior appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on accusations he participated in a gang assault and robbery of two male victims.
Her Facebook page says baby is due in fall
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, and her husband are expecting a baby, according to her Facebook page.
Brush Prairie resident fatally shot his father
Troy Fisher of Brush Prairie was convicted Tuesday in the murder of his father, Bud Fisher.
Standby attorney says defendant isn't competent
Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson began deliberations today in the trial of a 43-year-old Brush Prairie man accused of murdering his father in August 2011 and withdrawing thousands of dollars from his dad's bank account.
'I need a lawyer,' Fisher says in court
Pro se defendant Troy Fisher of Brush Prairie asks for an attorney in the fifth day of his trial on charges he murdered his father, Edward "Bud" Fisher. Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson denied the request.
Brush Prairie man accused of fatally shooting his father
Jason Cook, a friend of murder victim Bud Fisher of Brush Prairie, reveals tensions between the victim and his son, Troy Fisher, now accused of his murder.
A forensic anthropologist testified today that a Brush Prairie murder suspect's story that he cremated his father's body in a trash pile in their yard is impossible.
Troy Fisher is defending himself
When Edward "Bud" Fisher of Brush Prairie didn't respond to several voice messages left on his phone in early September 2011, his sister, Mary Jane Newman, knew something was amiss.
He now faces more charges in Oregon
A Vancouver man was sentenced today in Clark County Superior Court to nearly two years in prison for stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint Oct. 19 in a parking lot at Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley, Ore.
The suspect in the Feb. 28 bomb threat at Battle Ground High School will undergo a mental evaluation by Western State Hospital to determine if he is competent to stand trial.
Three remain in custody in lieu of $200,000 bail for alleged robbery
Three suspects pleaded not guilty Friday in Clark County Superior Court to robbing the Salmon Creek iQ Credit Union April 11 and fleeing in a taxi.
Victim will remain in a vegetative state for the rest of her life
Vancouver father of three Gabriel Lomeli Orozco was sentenced today Clark County Superior Court to more than nine years in prison for nearly strangling his wife to death in June 2011.
Phish frontman Anastasio tells teens program 'is a gift'
The kids in Clark County Juvenile Recovery Court don't have the fame of rock stars. But on Wednesday, they found out they have something in common with rock star Trey Anastasio.
Agreement means no prison time, but contact still limited
A 30-year-old Battle Ground father was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail for assaulting his infant son last year after the baby didn't stop crying.
Two others await sentencing in Aug. 16 incident
Shooter Ted. W. Washington III, 17, and Kenneth G. Kirkland, 21, both of Vancouver pleaded guilty earlier this month to an Aug. 16 road-rage shooting near Fort Vancouver High School.
Vancouver man killed in Thursday collision
A 20-year-old man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of a vehicular homicide Thursday of a Vancouver man.
Clark County's 9-month resolution rate is 91.4%
Clark County Superior Court's criminal caseload has climbed for a second consecutive year, while the court's overall number of cases declined, according to an annual report on Washington state courts.
His alleged accomplice in theft of guns is accused of an Oct. 1 murder
A 23-year-old Vancouver man who is linked with a local murder suspect was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for burglarizing a Battle Ground home Sept. 24 and trafficking a stolen revolver.
The trio is accused of using a taxi van as a getaway vehicle.
Vancouver residents Frank J. Barnard, 40, Lonnie B. Barnard, 22, and Esmeralda C. Velazquez, 23, face first-degree robbery charges at their April 19 arraignment. They have been held on $200,000 bail.
Lori M. Kingrey, 50, of Vancouver pleaded not guilty today in Clark County District Court to gross misdemeanor harboring a minor. Kingrey is accused of hiding runaway Isabella Castillo, 16, for 15 days as her family and authorities frantically searched for her. Kingrey's son, who is Castilla's boyfriend, is scheduled to appear Friday in Juvenile Court on an identical accusation.
United Grain claims he sabotaged operations
A former union worker accused of sabotaging operations at United Grain Corp. during a labor dispute in December has asked Clark County Superior Court to delay the company's civil lawsuit against him until a criminal investigation is resolved.
A former instructor at Washington State University Vancouver faces charges of producing and possession child pornography in Virginia.
Speaking in court, he continued to maintain innocence and accused investigators of not seeking truth
Vancouver lawyer Ryan D. Whitaker was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison for sexually molesting a 9-year-old girl in 2011 in a Sunday school class he taught at the St. Johns Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bryan Onderdonk, 28, of Tigard has been indicted on charges related to the Washington County, Ore. hit-and-run crash that killed Marcos Castillo, 50, of Vancouver.
Clark County Superior Court Commissioner Carin Schienberg is local lawyers' favorite among nine candidates who have applied to succeed retired Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard, according to results of a Clark County Bar Association preference poll.
Prosecuting Attorney's Office wants more investigation
Matthew M. Evans, 34, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of dealing a fatal dose of heroin to Jamie L. Cortez, 33, of Vancouver. The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has declined to charge him with that crime until more investigation is completed. He was exonerated Wednesday.