By Paris Achen September 29, 2014 5:27 p.m.
A Vancouver man, with more than a decade of criminal history, appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on suspicion of robbing an east Vancouver convenience store and then ramming a police vehicle in order to evade police, prompting an hourslong search.
By Paris Achen September 26, 2014 7:36 p.m.
Candidates for Clark County's Superior Court bench faced off Friday in a forum hosted by the Clark County Bar Association.
By Paris Achen September 25, 2014 8:25 p.m.
A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges connected with a vehicle collision Sept. 10 in rural Battle Ground that critically injured a 9-year-old girl and her mother. The girl's older brother also was injured.
The homicide suspect that led Vancouver police on an hours-long manhunt Thursday is a convicted sex offender with an extensive criminal history in Washington and Oregon, according to court records.
By Paris Achen September 24, 2014 5:06 p.m.
A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison for bringing a stolen unloaded rifle into a Salmon Creek medical building in April and reportedly threatening a mental health provider.
By Paris Achen September 24, 2014 4:52 p.m.
Testimony began Wednesday in the jury trial of a Snohomish man accused of being a lookout during a home invasion robbery Dec. 19 in Ridgefield, in which a victim was tied up and several firearms were stolen.
By Paris Achen September 21, 2014 6 a.m.
The state’s grievance arbitration system was designed to protect public employees from discipline without just cause and violations of their employment contracts. Yet some arbitrator decisions reinstating police officers terminated for criminal activity or alleged criminal activity have called into question whether the arbitration system serves the interest of public trust in law enforcement.
By Paris Achen September 18, 2014 8:22 p.m.
A Vancouver man who was shot by police when officers confronted him after he allegedly threatened members of his family with a gun was sentenced Wednesday to 201 days in jail.
By Paris Achen September 18, 2014 11:10 a.m.
A 15-year-old boy was sentenced Thursday to 15 days of detention and 56 hours of community service for purposely starting a fire that destroyed a vacant warehouse in Vancouver.
By Paris Achen September 17, 2014 12:05 p.m.
A Battle Ground man, who was being pursued by law enforcement, is accused of kicking a police dog at least 10 times early Tuesday before Clark County sheriff's deputies subdued him with a Taser.
By Paris Achen September 14, 2014 6 a.m.
In her bid to oust Tony Golik as Clark County prosecutor, private lawyer Josephine Townsend, 54, of Vancouver has criticized the incumbent for alleged mismanagement of his office. Yet public documents show the Republican challenger has a record of missteps, discipline and mismanagement during her career.
By Paris Achen September 13, 2014 8:07 p.m.
Decked out in full leather and bandanna regalia, a dozen Harley-Davidson motorcyclists zoomed up to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center on Saturday with a special delivery of plush toys for alumni of the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
By Paris Achen September 2, 2014 3:41 p.m.
The boyfriend of a Hillsboro woman killed Friday appeared today in Clark County District Court on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice. Eric Christopher Petersen, 24, of Hillsboro is a person of interest in the homicide of 24-year-old Aimie Zdrantan.
By Paris Achen September 1, 2014 10:12 p.m.
A woman was stabbed on her back porch by a stranger and responding law enforcement did not find the assailant after a search.
By Paris Achen August 29, 2014 5:48 p.m.
A Vancouver man was arrested Thursday after his live-in girlfriend found child pornography on his computer, according to court documents.
By Paris Achen August 28, 2014 7:26 p.m.
A Vancouver man wanted for violating a court order to have no contact with his ex-girlfriend is accused of assaulting a K-9 and his handler during a confrontation with police late Tuesday.
By Paris Achen August 25, 2014 9:18 p.m.
A Battle Ground man is accused of robbing a 22-year-old man who was selling marijuana in the parking lot of the Brush Prairie WinCo Foods.
By Paris Achen August 25, 2014 9:06 p.m.
A former Boy Scout mentor from Vancouver was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for sexually abusing a Boy Scout over a period of at least three years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Paris Achen August 15, 2014 6:57 p.m.
A Longview man appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of attempting to lure a 15-year-old who has developmental delays through electronic communications.