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.
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.
By Paris Achen March 7, 2014 7:28 p.m.
Five children who were abused by their parents in Vancouver have filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the state alleging that the Department of Social and Health Services failed to adequately investigate dozens of complaints about their welfare over an eight-year period.
By Paris Achen March 7, 2014 11:29 a.m.
A Vancouver woman was sentenced today to 180 days in jail for running off with her then 5-month-old son in November when a social worker attempted to take him into the custody of Washington Child Protective Services.
By Paris Achen March 6, 2014 7:52 p.m.
The former girlfriend of Pedro "Junior" Godinez Jr. changed her story Thursday, testifying that she was solely responsible for robbing a Beaverton, Ore., man in November 2012. She told the courtroom that Godinez had nothing to do with it.
By Paris Achen March 5, 2014 7:44 p.m.
While Pedro "Junior" Godinez Jr. allegedly forced Freddie Landstrom to drive around Vancouver at gunpoint, Landstrom spotted a patrol officer's vehicle somewhere on Mill Plain Boulevard.
By Paris Achen March 4, 2014 6:36 p.m.
Just before repeatedly shooting Freddie Landstrom near Vancouver Lake Park, Pedro Godinez Jr. forced him to his knees and made the sign of the cross, a prosecutor said today during opening arguments in Godinez's trial in Clark County Superior Court.
By Paris Achen February 27, 2014 7:02 p.m.
A 21-year-old mother was sentenced to 21 days in jail and 30 days on a work crew in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a man near Orchards Park in June in a ploy to recover stolen marijuana.
Court records say a Camas woman accused of vehicular homicide was texting when she struck a 65-year-old man as he crossed Mill Plain Boulevard using a walker last October.
By Paris Achen February 24, 2014 1:40 p.m.
A niece of a Vancouver man suspected of organizing a multistate crime ring has been accused of helping him to flee to Mexico while he was free on bail.
By Paris Achen February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark County judges routinely impose fines and fees on felony defendants during sentencing that exceed both what's required by law and the state average, according to a recent study by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. When felons don't pay the debt, they may be arrested on a warrant, brought to court and face the option of either making a payment immediately or spending a few days in jail.
By Paris Achen February 19, 2014 11:38 a.m.
Two men accused of being accomplices in a fatal shooting earlier this month in the VanMall neighborhood pleaded not guilty today to first-degree murder charges.
By Paris Achen February 18, 2014 7 p.m.
A Vancouver man is accused of imprisoning and raping a woman he knew inside a room at a Hazel Dell motel Friday and Saturday.
By Paris Achen February 18, 2014 6:58 p.m.
A Vancouver man appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of being the gunman in three armed robberies in January in Vancouver.
By Paris Achen February 14, 2014 3:22 p.m.
The live-in girlfriend of the man accused of killing two women in a crosswalk in a hit-and-run collision in Vancouver will be allowed to live with a couple related to his family.
By Paris Achen February 14, 2014 11:46 a.m.
A 14-year-old boy will spend a week in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center in connection with a threat to bomb Battle Ground’s Chief Umtuch Middle School in September.
By Paris Achen February 13, 2014 7:32 p.m.
When an elderly woman who had lived frugally for years to save $500,000 suddenly couldn't make her rent after giving her son power of attorney, Bellingham police called Vancouver forensics accountant Tiffany Couch to track down what happened to the money.
By Paris Achen February 11, 2014 11:34 a.m.
The woman accused of shooting her former supervisor at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver, will be sent to Western State Hospital for a competency evaluation.
By Paris Achen February 10, 2014 7:41 p.m.
A Vancouver man is accused of attempting to stab a man he found in his bed with his girlfriend.
By Paris Achen February 10, 2014 6 a.m.
A brother of Alan Harvey, a Clark County senior deputy prosecutor being investigated for alleged professional misconduct, has filed a state bar complaint accusing Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik of violating professional standards.
By Paris Achen February 7, 2014 5:15 p.m.
Brandon Smith pleaded not guilty today to charges related to the hit-and-run crash that killed two Vancouver women in a crosswalk in the VanMall neighborhood.
By Paris Achen February 6, 2014 5:46 p.m.
Zacheriah A. Douglas, 22, was arrested about 4 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Grove on a parole violation. He is suspected of being the gunman in the murder of Craig Moritz, 21, early Tuesday.
Clark County District Court records show that the victim in Tuesday's shooting at Vancouver's Veterans Affairs had sought a protection order against the alleged shooter, Deborah A. Lennon, a former employee of the agency.
Two men appeared this morning in Clark County Superior Court to face charges of first-degree murder in the suspicious death of a Vancouver man whose body was found in the VanMall area early Tuesday morning. A third suspect remains at large.
By Paris Achen February 3, 2014 6:38 p.m.
A 19-year-old man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for a December armed robbery of a Washougal convenience store. His underage brother and another juvenile pleaded guilty last month to participating in the Dec. 14 robbery of the E Street Market.