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.
A former Washington State Patrol lieutenant accused of rape has been transported to Clark County Jail. Kenneth S. Garrison is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Friday in Clark County Superior Court.
The Vancouver man who was the alleged driver in a hit-and-run that killed two women earlier this month is in court this morning to face charges including vehicular homicide.
By Paris Achen January 29, 2014 7:27 p.m.
Brandon Smith, the alleged driver in a Jan. 19 fatal hit-and-run collision in Vancouver, has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of hit and run injury, one count of vehicular assault and one count of tampering with physical evidence.
Before a Jan. 19 fatal crash that killed two Vancouver women in a crosswalk, the suspected driver's girlfriend told a neighbor that Brandon Smith is an alcoholic. She told another neighbor that Smith "frequently drives under the influence."
By Paris Achen January 28, 2014 7:20 p.m.
A California man is accused of sexually preying on a 10-year-old girl in an online chat room and later starting a relationship with the girl's mother before moving into their Washougal home.
By Paris Achen January 28, 2014 12:25 p.m.
A Portland man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of stealing Native American artwork worth more than $300,000 from the home of an elderly Vancouver woman where he worked as an in-home care provider.
Despite posting bail, the girlfriend of the alleged driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash will not be released from jail until she lets a judge know where she will stay.
By Paris Achen January 27, 2014 7:17 p.m.
Clark County Superior Court Judge Rich Melnick on Monday dismissed a perjury case against convicted child rapist Steven Dillon because a former judge improperly sealed court records in the case. Melnick also ordered that the records be unsealed.
The girlfriend and mother of the alleged driver in a fatal hit-and-run made their first appearances in Clark County Superior Court this morning for allegedly trying to keep people from speaking to investigators.
By Paris Achen January 24, 2014 6:55 p.m.
A fugitive who allegedly abandoned a boy and a dog in his car's back seat Thursday when he ran from Vancouver police, appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court.
By Paris Achen January 18, 2014 6 a.m.
After Multnomah County sheriff's Detective Keith Bickford joined the Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force, the first call he received came from a mother whose 16-year-old daughter had disappeared two weeks after starting a relationship with a new boyfriend.
By Paris Achen January 14, 2014 8:08 p.m.
A Portland couple are accused of stealing Native American artwork worth more than $300,000 from the home of a Vancouver woman where they worked as in-home care providers.
By Paris Achen January 10, 2014 7:35 p.m.
Legal maneuvering is slowing an attempted murder case against a 12-year-old boy who has been in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center since his arrest in October.
By Paris Achen January 8, 2014 6:46 p.m.
Two men from Clark County and one from Cowlitz County are seeking a governor's appointment to the state Court of Appeals.
By Paris Achen January 7, 2014 7:14 p.m.
A 19-year-old man with multiple mental health challenges appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of starting a fire Monday in a bathroom in Battle Ground Community Library.
By Paris Achen January 6, 2014 1:45 p.m.
A Vancouver man was sentenced today to eight years in prison for striking and killing a 26-year-old motorist while driving drunk April 11 in the Rose Village neighborhood and then fleeing the scene on foot.
By Paris Achen January 1, 2014 6 a.m.
A Clark County Juvenile Court employee who assaulted a man during a September dispute at a Washougal boat launch has been allowed to return to his duties at the courthouse following an internal investigation into his conduct.
By Paris Achen December 27, 2013 12:57 p.m.
The city of Washougal has filed notice with the Washington Court of Appeals that it will continue to challenge the reinstatement a police officer convicted of assaulting a mentally ill man restrained in the back of his patrol car in July 2012.
By Paris Achen December 24, 2013 12:27 p.m.
A Vancouver man was arrested Friday on suspicion of participating in a human trafficking operation at a Beaverton, Ore., adult entertainment venue.
By Paris Achen December 23, 2013 3 p.m.
A Vancouver woman who was arrested last month on suspicion of controlled substance homicide is accused of threatening to kill a witness who allegedly saw her sell a fatal dose of methamphetamine to a Skamania County man, court records reveal.
By Paris Achen December 23, 2013 12:53 p.m.
A Snohomish man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of participating in a home-invasion robbery in Ridgefield Thursday in which a victim was tied up and several firearms were stolen.
By Paris Achen December 22, 2013 6 a.m.
A Clark County senior deputy prosecutor was placed on paid administrative leave Dec. 11 in connection with his conduct during a Dec. 5 re-sentencing hearing for convicted child rapist Steven Dillon, according to a personnel letter recently released to The Columbian.
By Paris Achen December 20, 2013 7:44 p.m.
The four men accused of fleeing on foot during a traffic stop Thursday in Ridgefield allegedly had plotted to travel from their homes in the Puget Sound area and steal firearms from a Ridgefield couple in a home-invasion robbery, according to a Clark County prosecutor. Ridgefield High School was locked down for more than an hour as a precaution during a subsequent police pursuit.
By Paris Achen December 19, 2013 8:28 p.m.
Five children who were abused by their parents in Vancouver have filed a $54 million claim against the state that alleges a failure to adequately respond to at least 26 separate complaints about their welfare over an eight-year period.
By Paris Achen December 19, 2013 11:44 a.m.
A Vancouver man is accused of kidnapping a stranger late Wednesday outside a Hazel Dell Walmart and then violently raping him at a nearby hotel.
By Paris Achen December 18, 2013 7:52 p.m.
Two Vancouver residents and two Oregon residents were indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland in connection with a global conspiracy in which more than $1.2 billion in illegal drugs were sold online to buyers around the world, according to the Justice Department.
By Paris Achen December 18, 2013 5:18 p.m.
A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in prison for an August 2012 drive-by shooting in which another man was struck twice in the right ankle in Vancouver's Maplewood neighborhood. A Vancouver woman, who was the driver during the shooting, was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison.
By Paris Achen December 18, 2013 2:46 p.m.
A federal jury in Calfornia on Tuesday awarded $1.5 million to the parents of a 23-year-old man shot to death in March 2009 by two former Fresno Police Department officers, one of which is now a Vancouver police officer.
By Paris Achen December 18, 2013 12:24 p.m.
A Clark County judge Wednesday found a 12-year-old boy competent to stand trial for attempted murder. Quincy J. Tuttle is accused of bringing 400 rounds of ammunition and a pistol to Vancouver’s Frontier Middle School to kill a peer who may have bullied his friend.
By Paris Achen December 17, 2013 1:58 p.m.
A Camas man committed suicide Friday on the same day he was scheduled to be sentenced for threatening a Camas employee with a gun after the employee informed him that he had painted a city fire hydrant the wrong color.
By Paris Achen December 16, 2013 9:10 p.m.
A 61-year-old man was sentenced Monday by a federal judge to 2.5 years in prison for a March 2003 arson-for-hire that gutted an adult video store under construction in Vancouver.
Aaron J. York of Vancouver faces charges at a Dec. 30 arraignment of drive-by shooting, unlawful discharging of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, obstructing a public servant, third-degree theft and reckless endangerment.