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Patty Hastings

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Identity theft on the rise in Clark County

By Patty Hastings April 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark County sheriff’s Detective Tom Mitchum said he isn’t surprised that identity theft, fraud and forgery increased by nearly one-third from 2012 to 2013 in the county and in Vancouver.

Clark County neighborhood crime count

By Patty Hastings April 19, 2014 11:17 p.m.

Vancouver has made strides in revitalizing its city center. Each year, there are more downtown events, and more residents and retailers are expected in the years to come.

Man pleads guilty to sharing child porn

By Patty Hastings April 18, 2014 8:43 p.m.

A former Vancouver man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Friday to distributing child pornography.

Search teams targeted homes in theft case

By Patty Hastings April 18, 2014 8:39 p.m.

Law enforcement officials served search warrants at multiple residences in Vancouver Friday morning, as part of an ongoing theft investigation.

WSP: Driver falls asleep, rolls car on I-5

By Patty Hastings April 18, 2014 5:42 p.m.

A single-car rollover collision is clogging traffic on Interstate 5 northbound, near Milepost 13.

Vehicle thefts hit Hudson's Bay neighborhood

By Patty Hastings April 17, 2014 9:46 p.m.

Car thefts are on the rise in the Hudson’s Bay neighborhood, with five vehicles stolen during the past two weekends.

Crash briefly knocks out power in Battle Ground area

By Patty Hastings April 17, 2014 8:56 p.m.

A 10-minute power outage in Battle Ground impacted area businesses Thursday evening.

Fire destroys vacation trailer at Lake Merwin campground

By Patty Hastings April 16, 2014 6:21 p.m.

Fire destroyed a travel trailer Wednesday afternoon at Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway in Amboy.

Bank robbery reported in east Vancouver

By Patty Hastings April 16, 2014 8:12 p.m.

A man robbed a Riverview Community Bank Wednesday evening in east Vancouver.

WSP: Tractor trailer driver falls asleep, crashes near La Center

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings April 16, 2014 5:26 p.m.

The driver of a tractor trailer fell asleep at the wheel, driving his rig off of Interstate 5 near La Center, according to Washington State Patrol.

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