Two bicyclists critically injured in north county crash

By Patty Hastings May 27, 2015 6:05 p.m.

Two bicyclists were critically injured 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.

Squatting case in Skamania

By Patty Hastings May 23, 2015 6 a.m.

A man who law enforcement officials say has been squatting in a Washougal-area house appeared in Skamania County Superior Court on Thursday on allegations that he sold the home's fencing.

125 years of help: Salvation Army marks anniversary

By Patty Hastings May 21, 2015 9:32 p.m.

In 125 years, the mission of the Salvation Army in Clark County has remained the same: Serve the community.

East Vancouver house damaged by fire

By Patty Hastings May 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Fire damaged a home in east Vancouver on Wednesday night.

2 critically injured in Brush Prairie crash

By Patty Hastings May 20, 2015 9:24 p.m.

Two people were critically injured Wednesday evening in a single-car crash in the Brush Prairie area.

State trooper involved in crash at Fourth Plain, Hwy. 503

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings May 20, 2015 7:18 p.m.

A pickup and a Washington State Patrol vehicle collided in a busy Vancouver intersection Wednesday afternoon.

Amber Alert children, dad found in Cowlitz County

By Patty Hastings May 20, 2015 3:15 p.m.

A man and two children involved in an Amber Alert out of Idaho were found by police this afternoon near the border of Lewis and Cowlitz County.

Stuffed tiger on vehicle spurs uproar, jokes in Camas

By Patty Hastings May 19, 2015 9:24 p.m.

A stuffed toy tiger tied to the top of a vehicle generated a stir and a 911 call Monday afternoon in Camas.

Toy tiger spurs 911 call in Camas

By Patty Hastings May 19, 2015 7:36 p.m.

A stuffed tiger on top of an SUV lead to a case of mistaken identity and a 911 call Monday afternoon in Camas.

Man hit by train was from Stevenson

By Patty Hastings May 18, 2015 2:50 p.m.

The man hit and killed by a train on Sunday night was a Stevenson resident.

Training grenade found at Orchards Goodwill

By Patty Hastings May 18, 2015 1:34 p.m.

Employees at Goodwill in Orchards found a realistic-looking training grenade in a box of donated goods this morning.

Warrant sweep in Vancouver results in 16 felony arrests

By Patty Hastings May 14, 2015 9:15 p.m.

Police arrested 16 people with felony warrants in Vancouver on Wednesday during a warrant sweep by neighborhood response teams, the state Department of Corrections and K-9 units.

Missing Vancouver girl found safe

By Patty Hastings May 13, 2015 10:02 p.m.

A search for a missing Vancouver girl ended Wednesday evening when the 12-year-old was found safe at a church in Camas.

Water safety takes on new urgency  

By Patty Hastings May 13, 2015 10 a.m.

More and more people are trying out paddle sports as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards become easier than ever to get.

Man admits to string of bank robberies

By Patty Hastings May 11, 2015 7:37 p.m.

A man admitted to a string of bank robberies, including a US Bank branch in Vancouver, on Monday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.

Police ID Vancouver man hurt in rollover

By Patty Hastings May 9, 2015 12:08 a.m.

Police identified the Vancouver man injured in Thursday morning's crash on Interstate 5 near the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Vancouver police looking for theft suspects

By Patty Hastings May 8, 2015 4:40 p.m.

Vancouver police identified two suspects who allegedly stole a purse and $2,000 from a local tire shop this week.

Police identify woman critically injured in crash

By Patty Hastings May 8, 2015 4:25 p.m.

Vancouver police identified the pedestrian critically injured in a crash Thursday near Hudson’s Bay High School.

Minnehaha home damaged after fire starts in flower pot

By Patty Hastings May 7, 2015 9:20 p.m.

A fire in a flower pot damaged a home in Vancouver’s West Minnehaha neighborhood early Thursday morning.

B.G. man identified as last week's drowning victim

By Patty Hastings May 7, 2015 8:53 p.m.

The body recovered from the Columbia River last week has been identified as that of a Battle Ground man, the Multnomah County (Ore.) Medical Examiner said.

Vancouver video game store robbed

By Patty Hastings May 7, 2015 5:05 p.m.

A Vancouver video game store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.

Pedestrian critically injured in west Vancouver crash

By Patty Hastings May 7, 2015 9:15 p.m.

A woman was critically injured after she was struck by a vehicle in west Vancouver this afternoon.

Man cut from vehicle in I-5 rollover crash

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings May 7, 2015 11:02 a.m.

A sedan crashed through the Interstate 5 guardrail and rolled about 30 or 40 feet down a gully this morning near the Clark County Fairgrounds.

Vancouver Police seek help to find purse snatchers

By Patty Hastings May 5, 2015 7:39 p.m.

Vancouver police look to identify two people who allegedly stole a purse belonging to one of the owners of a local tire shop.

Motor home destroyed by fire in Camas

By Patty Hastings May 5, 2015 7:37 p.m.

A motor home went up in flames Monday night in rural Camas.

Cause unknown in Monday boat fire in Vancouver

By Patty Hastings May 5, 2015 7:35 p.m.

Investigators aren't sure what caused a boat to catch fire Monday afternoon in Clark County.

Window shot out at Grand Central Fred Meyer

By Patty Hastings May 4, 2015 5:26 p.m.

Somebody shot out a window at Grand Central Fred Meyer in west Vancouver this evening.

Body of Portland hiker found under waterfall

By Patty Hastings May 4, 2015 4:05 p.m.

A Portland hiker was found dead this morning under a waterfall along a tributary of the Washougal River.

Man arrested in Battle Ground standoff

By Patty Hastings May 4, 2015 5:57 p.m.

A man barricaded himself inside a Battle Ground residence this afternoon, prompting a multi-agency police response that lasted more than four hours.

Man observed in parking lot eludes police in bi-state chase

By Patty Hastings May 2, 2015 8:28 p.m.

A man, who police believe was intoxicated, led officers on a pursuit Saturday morning from Sportsman’s Warehouse in Orchards down Interstate 205 into Oregon.

Deputies get two-hour lesson on autism

By Patty Hastings May 2, 2015 8:14 p.m.

When Carole Kaulitz asked a roomful of law enforcement officers if they had ever had a personal experience with someone with autism, nobody raised their hand.

Illustrating the science of an active volcano  

By Patty Hastings May 2, 2015 8:04 p.m.

"Trashcano?"

Vancouver police sort loot worth $50,000

By Patty Hastings May 1, 2015 10:43 p.m.

Hundreds of items were organized and labeled — everything from power tools to musical instruments, bicycles, golf clubs, televisions, watches and weapons (both legal and illegal). But these things weren't part of a garage sale.

Regional fire service plan losing in early results

By Patty Hastings April 28, 2015 9:57 p.m.

Voters appear to have rejected a measure to create a regional fire-service authority in north Clark County and the city of Woodland, according to early election results released Tuesday night.

Alleged car scam interrupted by off-duty detective

By Patty Hastings April 28, 2015 7:10 p.m.

An off-duty Clark County sheriff’s detective interrupted an alleged scam last week in the east Vancouver Home Depot parking lot.

Fire officials anticipate "challenging summer"

By Patty Hastings April 28, 2015 6 a.m.

The state Department of Natural Resources is getting a jump start on the wildfire season by enlisting and training firefighters earlier than usual.

Hockinson High School alumnae in Nepal during quake

By Patty Hastings April 27, 2015 9:47 p.m.

A pair of friends with ties to Clark County were volunteering in Kathmandu, Nepal, when the magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck.

Police swamped by calls about stolen items

By Patty Hastings April 27, 2015 4:02 p.m.

The Vancouver Police Department has been inundated with calls since announcing Saturday that investigators had recovered more than $50,000 worth of stolen property.

False bomb threat reported at downtown Vancouver bank

By Patty Hastings April 27, 2015 1:24 p.m.

Someone called 911 this morning and said there was a bomb at the Chase bank in downtown Vancouver. The report, called in at 11:43 a.m., turned out to be false.

2 arrested in Clark County in North Portland homicide

By Patty Hastings April 24, 2015 9:08 p.m.

Two teenagers have been arrested in Clark County in connection with a North Portland homicide.

Search for missing Vancouver plane yields wreckage

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings April 24, 2015 3:06 p.m.

Searchers looking for a missing Vancouver plane found wreckage and a dead body this afternoon on a mountain in Linn County, Ore.

Pilot of missing plane bound for Vancouver identified

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings April 23, 2015 9:29 p.m.

A Vancouver man was identified as the pilot of the private plane headed for Pearson Field that has been missing since Tuesday.

Man safe after threatening to jump off overpass

By Patty Hastings April 22, 2015 8:29 p.m.

Southbound traffic on Interstate 205 was blocked for about a half hour tonight after police responded to a suicidal man on the 63rd Street overpass.

Plane headed to Vancouver's Pearson Field missing

By Patty Hastings April 22, 2015 8:14 p.m.

An airplane that was heading to Vancouver from Creswell, Ore. was reported missing last night.

Man's death, truck crash vex Washougal police

By Patty Hastings April 22, 2015 4:46 p.m.

A man who was found dead by a jogger in Washougal and a crash that happened nearby have puzzled local police.

Man killed in Woodland crash identified

By Patty Hastings April 22, 2015 2:14 p.m.

The driver who died after he was thrown from his car in Woodland and impaled by a deer antler was identified today by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.