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Patty Hastings

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Fire damages house in Camas

By Patty Hastings June 1, 2015 9:35 p.m.

Firefighters spent about an hour trying to knock down a house fire in Camas on Monday evening, partly because the home’s interior and yard were covered with debris.

3 injured at NE Portland street fair

By Patty Hastings May 29, 2015 10:03 p.m.

A 16-year-old suspected of shooting three people at the Last Thursday event on Alberta Street in northeast Portland appeared Friday in Multnomah County Court.

Child's hand severely injured by lawnmower in Washougal

By Patty Hastings May 28, 2015 9:22 p.m.

A 3-year-old’s arm was seriously injured by a lawn mower Thursday night at a residence in Washougal.

Police arrest boy in Washougal school bomb threat

By Patty Hastings May 28, 2015 4:45 p.m.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday on suspicion of threatening to bomb Washougal High School.

Vancouver man who stored stolen goods gets prison time

By Patty Hastings May 27, 2015 9:27 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for possessing more than $50,000 in stolen property.

Two bicyclists injured in north county crash

By Patty Hastings May 27, 2015 8:09 p.m.

Two bicyclists were significantly injured Wednesday evening in a crash near Battle Ground north of Lewisville Park.

Man arrested in credit union stabbing, robbery

By Patty Hastings May 27, 2015 4:57 p.m.

A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a customer while robbing a credit union in the VanMall Neighborhood on Tuesday.

Customer stabbed during iQ Credit Union robbery

By Patty Hastings May 26, 2015 6:15 p.m.

A customer attempting to thwart a robbery was stabbed this afternoon at the iQ Credit Union near the Vancouver mall.

2 in court in Camas, Washougal church burglaries

By Patty Hastings and Jessica Prokop May 26, 2015 5:37 p.m.

The recent burglaries of four east Clark County churches were all connected and apparently motivated by drug addiction, police said. Two people have been arrested in connection with the crimes and police anticipate additional arrests.

Agencies reflect on crime counts

By Patty Hastings May 26, 2015 6 a.m.

If you ask Vancouver police Chief James McElvain why crime occurs, the overarching reason is clear: It's human nature. You should be able to leave your wallet on a sidewalk and have nobody touch it, but that just isn't going to happen.

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