Man gets 22 months for high-speed chase

By Paris Achen April 16, 2014 7:09 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to 22 months in prison for a crime spree Feb. 19 that ended with a high-speed police pursuit from Salmon Creek to west Vancouver’s Uptown Village.

Vancouver woman gets 10 years for trying to kill then-husband

By Paris Achen April 16, 2014 6:01 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison for attempting to shoot her then-husband to death while he was lying in bed.

Former jail inmate sues county

By Paris Achen April 16, 2014 7:02 p.m.

A former Clark County Jail inmate has sued the county for failing to provide adequate accommodations for his hearing disability.

Man charged with attempted murder in Rose Village attack

By Paris Achen April 16, 2014 11:11 a.m.

A man accused of a racially motivated attack in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood April 6 has been charged with attempted murder.

Man may stand trial in Battle Ground library fires

By Paris Achen April 15, 2014 12:05 p.m.

A 19-year-old man has been found mentally competent to stand trial on allegations he started two fires in the Battle Ground Community Library.

Man gets more than two years for attempted stabbing

By Paris Achen April 14, 2014 9:59 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to 2½ years in prison for attempting to stab a man he found in his bed with his girlfriend.

Vancouver priest faces luring allegation

By Paris Achen April 11, 2014 4:48 p.m.

A Catholic priest is accused of luring a 14-year-old girl as she was walking home from school through Vancouver’s Image neighborhood.

Sheriff's Office: Woman struck ex-boyfriend with car

By Paris Achen April 11, 2014 7:11 p.m.

A 19-year-old Vancouver woman faces a first-degree assault charge after allegedly striking her ex-boyfriend with her car outside a party in Brush Prairie.

Police: Man arranged prostitution of minor

By Paris Achen April 10, 2014 6:43 p.m.

A Vancouver man appeared Thursday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of arranging the prostitution of a teenage girl in 2012.

Two men held in Rose Village gun assault

By Paris Achen April 10, 2014 12:23 p.m.

Zachery L. Hotchkins, 22, and Robert E. Mitchell IV, 18, both of Vancouver, appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of a racially-motivated assault in the Rose Village neighborhood Sunday.

2 accused of using guns in threats

By Paris Achen April 9, 2014 8:39 p.m.

Two Vancouver men are accused of threatening people with guns during a bonfire party early Tuesday at the city’s Wintler Park along the Columbia River.

Woman, 21, sentenced in Vancouver robberies

By Paris Achen April 9, 2014 8:38 p.m.

A 21-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to 2½ years in prison for armed robberies at two Vancouver businesses in March.

State seeks to commit violent sex offender

By Paris Achen April 9, 2014 8:43 p.m.

The state is seeking to indefinitely civilly commit a Clark County sex offender who was convicted of two child sex crimes between 1982 and 1998.

Man who allegedly attacked his mother will be evaluated

By Paris Achen April 8, 2014 5:50 p.m.

A Battle Ground man who allegedly cut his mother’s throat while she was preparing a meal has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

No charges for man who cleaned crime scene

By Paris Achen April 8, 2014 5:48 p.m.

A Vancouver man who allegedly rendered criminal assistance to two men accused of shooting at three men in a vehicle last year won’t be charged at this time.

State hospital: Alleged VA shooter competent to stand trial

By Paris Achen April 8, 2014 11:51 a.m.

The attorney for a woman accused of shooting her former supervisor at a U.S. Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver is contesting a finding that she is mentally fit to stand trial.

Vancouver rapist moved to Shelton prison

By Paris Achen April 7, 2014 11:28 a.m.

A Vancouver man, who raped an 18-year-old man in an abandoned section of a Hazel Dell motel last year, has been moved to the Washington Department of Corrections in Shelton, where he will be classified and then placed in another prison to serve his 10-year sentence

More litigants acting as their own attorneys

By Paris Achen April 6, 2014 6 a.m.

When Vancouver resident Jason Starks heard his ex-wife was considering a move to Atlanta, he hired an attorney to contest her taking their two children out of state.

Man sentenced in violent Wy'east robbery

By Paris Achen April 4, 2014 8:06 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to nine months in jail for violently robbing an 18-year-old man on Vancouver's Wy'east Middle School campus early Feb. 28.

Man accused in Fruit Valley home invasion, assault

By Paris Achen April 4, 2014 8:05 p.m.

A Vancouver man appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on accusations that he invaded a stranger's home in the Fruit Valley neighborhood, assaulted him with a pistol and threatened to kill him.

Alleged shoplifter pepper-sprays guard

By Paris Achen April 4, 2014 8:03 p.m.

A Camas woman is accused of stealing merchandise from Vancouver's Craft Warehouse, then spraying a security officer in the face with pepper spray.

Man gets 2 months for sex chats with minor

By Paris Achen April 4, 2014 12:26 p.m.

Keven Carlson-Aguilar, 26, was sentenced today to 67 days in jail for having sexually-oriented conversations online with a 10-year-old girl from Washougal. He will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Third suspect apprehended in home-invasion robbery

By Paris Achen April 3, 2014 8:16 p.m.

The third suspect has been apprehended in a home-invasion robbery Dec. 4 at the Prairie View Apartment Homes in Vancouver's Sifton neighborhood.

Vancouver massage parlor investigated

By Paris Achen April 2, 2014 8:44 p.m.

Vancouver police are investigating whether a massage parlor in the Arnada neighborhood may be a front for an illegal brothel.

Man sentenced to 50 years in Vancouver Lake shooting

By Paris Achen April 2, 2014 11:51 a.m.

Pedro "Junior" Godinez Jr., 20, of Vancouver was sentenced today to more than 50 years in prison for the 2012 attempted murder, robbery and kidnapping of an Oregon man near Vancouver Lake. The victim, Freddie Landstrom, of Beaverton was shot five times and escaped through the Vancouver Lake Lowlands.

Judge rules to commit sex offender

By Paris Achen April 1, 2014 6:59 p.m.

A judge ruled Monday that a Clark County sex offender should be indefinitely committed as a sexually violent predator.

Prosecutor: Boy searched for "how to commit mass murder" on Internet

By Paris Achen March 31, 2014 10:22 a.m.

A prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy accused of threatening to kill students at Skyview High School may face additional charges after new information over the weekend revealed the boy searched for "how to commit mass murder" on the Internet.

Ex-WSUV faculty member files suit

By Paris Achen March 28, 2014 5:44 p.m.

A former faculty member of Washington State University Vancouver has sued the university alleging that he was discriminated against, harassed and retaliated against because of his Iranian background and Muslim faith.

Suspects in gang shooting appear in court

By Paris Achen March 28, 2014 6:16 p.m.

Three suspects who were apprehended in a Thursday raid of two Vancouver residences appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court.

Local man accused of slitting mom's throat

By Paris Achen March 28, 2014 6:14 p.m.

A local man appeared in Clark County Superior Court today, where he faces allegations he slit his mother's throat with a butcher knife.

Skyview student in court on threat allegations

By Paris Achen March 28, 2014 11:49 a.m.

A 15-year-old Skyview High School boy appeared in Clark County Juvenile Court this morning on allegations he threatened to obtain an assault weapon and shoot students and security officers.

Yacolt man sentenced after pleading guilty in drug, alleged abduction case

By Paris Achen March 27, 2014 6:38 p.m.

A Yacolt man was sentenced Thursday to five months of jail work release in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a man near Orchards Park in June in a ploy to recover stolen marijuana.

50-year sentence sought in Vancouver Lake shooting, kidnapping

By Paris Achen March 26, 2014 8:18 p.m.

A Clark County prosecutor has asked a judge to sentence Pedro "Junior" Godinez Jr. to 50 years in prison for the attempted murder of an Oregon man in November 2012 near Vancouver Lake.

Condo owners, developer clash in Camas

By Paris Achen March 26, 2014 6 a.m.

CAMAS — Residents in the Stoneleaf Condominium Owners Association say they are challenging a developer’s plan to fragment their neighborhood.

Resident surprises burglar in action

By Paris Achen March 24, 2014 6:42 p.m.

An armed burglar, who entered a family's home late Sunday while a woman and her grandson slept upstairs, might have gotten away with the home invasion had the sleeping woman's son not gotten off work early that night from his job as a cook at Vancouver's Easy Street Bar & Grill.

Man pleads guilty to online dealings with girl

By Paris Achen March 19, 2014 5:32 p.m.

A 26-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge related to an online relationship he had with a 10-year-old girl from Washougal.

Cellphone recording spurs attempted murder charge

By Paris Achen March 17, 2014 6:22 p.m.

An inadvertent cellphone recording has resulted in an attempted murder charge against a Vancouver man, who was initially arrested in June on suspicion of beating his wife.

5 apply to fill Superior Court vacancy

By Paris Achen March 17, 2014 6:12 p.m.

Five candidates have applied to succeed former Clark County Superior Court Judge Rich Melnick, who's now on the state Court of Appeals.

Father gets 17 months in baby snatch case

By Paris Achen March 14, 2014 2:26 p.m.

A Vancouver father was sentenced Friday to 17 months in prison for running off with his 5-month-old son in November when a social worker attempted to take him into protective custody.

Man accused in hit-and-run asked wife to report SUV as stolen, prosecutor says

By Paris Achen March 14, 2014 4:56 p.m.

A Yacolt man accused of crashing into a pedestrian and then fleeing the scene early Thursday morning allegedly called his wife to ask that she report his vehicle as stolen.

Suspected gunman in downtown shooting appears in court

By Paris Achen March 14, 2014 10:12 a.m.

The Portland man accused of shooting someone outside a downtown Vancouver nightclub before he was shot by Vancouver police early Thursday morning appeared in court today to face charges of attempted murder and assault.

Tuttle gets 2 years juvenile detention in weapons case

By Paris Achen March 13, 2014 4:10 p.m.

Twelve-year-old Quincy Tuttle pleaded guilty today to charges related to accusations that he brought a handgun and ammunition to Vancouver’s Frontier Middle School.

Mental evaluation ordered for Mill Plain hit-and-run suspect

By Paris Achen March 13, 2014 11:07 a.m.

A Clark County judge today ordered a mental health evaluation for a Camas woman accused of the hit-and-run death of a 65-year-old man using a walker to cross Mill Plain Boulevard in October.

Mental evaluation delayed for suspect in VA shooting

By Paris Achen March 13, 2014 10:34 a.m.

A mental competency evaluation for a woman, who's accused of shooting her former supervisor at a VA office in Vancouver, has been delayed until Friday.

Charges dropped against homeowner who killed teen

By Paris Achen March 12, 2014 2:10 p.m.

A Clark County judge today dismissed all charges against a Vancouver homeowner who shot and killed an alleged car prowler in January 2013.

Vancouver man guilty in attempted murder, kidnapping case

By Paris Achen March 12, 2014 7:44 p.m.

A Clark County jury has found a Vancouver man guilty in the kidnapping, robbery and shooting of a Beaverton man in 2012.

Vancouver Lake shooting case heads to jurors

By Paris Achen March 11, 2014 8:03 p.m.

Pedro "Junior" Godinez Jr. not only planned to murder Freddie Landstrom in November 2012 near Vancouver Lake, he attempted to carry out the plan with "deliberate cruelty" and then showed a lack of remorse for the crime, a Clark County prosecutor argued Tuesday.

Longshoreman wants court records sealed

By Paris Achen March 10, 2014 6:31 p.m.

A former longshore worker accused of sabotaging operations at a Vancouver grain export terminal during a labor dispute in December 2012 is seeking to seal a variety of court records in a related civil lawsuit against him.

Subway, smoke shop robbery suspect appears in court

By Paris Achen March 10, 2014 11:38 a.m.

A 21-year-old woman said she robbed two Vancouver businesses at gunpoint last week because she owed money for past drug debts, according to a court affidavit.

Man who killed roommate near Vancouver Lake sentenced to 23 years

By Paris Achen March 7, 2014 10:37 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to more than 23 years in prison for the premeditated murder of his roommate in a field in the Vancouver Lake Lowlands in 2012.