Robbery reported at Hazel Dell restaurant

By Patty Hastings July 7, 2014 9:21 p.m.

A Chinese restaurant in Hazel Dell was reportedly robbed this afternoon.

Police searching for missing Camas teen

By Patty Hastings July 3, 2014 6:42 p.m.

Deputies are searching for a teen who left her home in Clark County last month and hasn't returned.

Police: Woman assaulted at Battle Ground Wal-Mart

By Patty Hastings July 3, 2014 2:03 p.m.

A Battle Ground woman was assaulted by two people Wednesday night in the parking lot of the newly opened Wal-Mart, according to Battle Ground police.

Vancouver officer shot released from hospital, recovering at home

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 3, 2014 9:23 p.m.

The Vancouver police officer shot seven times Monday has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Fire guts bedroom in Battle Ground house

By Patty Hastings July 2, 2014 9:09 p.m.

When a 15-year-old girl smelled smoke Wednesday evening, she rounded up the five children she was babysitting and got them to safety. By the time they got out, the house was filling with smoke from a fire that apparently started underneath the single-story house. The blaze gutted a bedroom and the crawl space, said Clark County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy.

Man presumed drowned at Klineline Pond identified

By Patty Hastings July 3, 2014 3:05 p.m.

A 42-year-old Vancouver man presumably drowned Wednesday night at Klineline Pond after wading into a deep section of pond to retrieve a child’s hat, according to Clark County Fire District 6.

Smoke from Cottonwood Island fire drifts onto I-5

By Patty Hastings July 2, 2014 5:37 p.m.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is sending firefighters to a fire on Cottonwood Island, which lies on the Columbia River between Longview and Kalama.

Community joins to fortify, sustain, support

By Patty Hastings July 1, 2014 11 p.m.

While a Vancouver police officer recovered in the intensive care unit after being shot, more than 150 community members gathered on the hospital lawn Tuesday at dusk to show him their support.

Passerby's radio call helped officer

By Patty Hastings July 1, 2014 9:14 p.m.

James Bridger Jr. was driving out of his neighborhood Monday morning when he saw something that didn't make any sense to him: a police officer slumping to the ground.

Two drownings reported in north Clark County

By Patty Hastings July 1, 2014 9:49 p.m.

Two drownings were reported this afternoon in north Clark County about 20 miles apart.

Sustainable home made of straw, clay  

By Patty Hastings June 30, 2014 6 a.m.

Patricia Kent's and Dillon Haggerty's vision of a naturally built house on 7 acres is coming together, but there's still plenty of work left to do until the couple can call it a home.

Off Beat: Need the police? 911 is a better friend than Facebook

By Patty Hastings June 30, 2014 6 a.m.

Local law enforcement agencies find themselves with some 'splaining to do when they interact with people online through social media. For the Vancouver Police Department, it's reminding people that their agency is in Washington, not British Columbia. And we're part of the Clark County in Washington — not Nevada.

Road rage cited in Camas man's arrest

By Patty Hastings June 27, 2014 9:39 p.m.

A Camas man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly threatened to stab someone at the Fern Prairie Market in east Clark County.

Shots fired at Washougal home a mystery

By Patty Hastings June 27, 2014 9:38 p.m.

Deputies are puzzled as to why a remote Washougal home was struck by bullets Friday evening. The homeowner called 911 at 5:41 p.m. after three to five rounds struck the house, shattering a window. The house on Southeast 70th Street is in a densely wooded part of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, north of Steigerwald Lake.

World Cup memories

By Patty Hastings June 27, 2014 8:58 p.m.

As nearly 25 million people tuned in to watch Team USA play Portugal in the World Cup, Mallory Stonier stood on the field.

Apartment fire investigation could take weeks

By Patty Hastings June 26, 2014 9:01 p.m.

Fire investigators have finished assessing the remnants of an under-construction apartment complex in east Vancouver that was leveled by fire last week.

Scammers posing as police strike again

By Patty Hastings June 26, 2014 8:59 p.m.

The Vancouver Police Department recently received its second report that a scam artist posing as someone from the agency called a local person, trying to get them to divulge personal information.

Police: Woman robs Orchards bank, flees in microcar

By Patty Hastings June 26, 2014 6:17 p.m.

A woman robbed a Columbia Bank branch this afternoon in the Orchards area and fled in a tiny car, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Bears spark complaints in east Washougal

By Patty Hastings June 25, 2014 9:27 p.m.

Bears are irking east Washougal homeowners who live inside the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is fielding complaints from people who reported bears rummaging through their trash, according to enforcement Officer David Hughes.

Pedestrian struck, killed by car on Highway 99

By Patty Hastings June 25, 2014 8:29 p.m.

A man crossing Northeast Highway 99 in Hazel Dell to meet a friend at a coffee shop was struck by a car Wednesday evening and later died from his injuries, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Police keep close eye on Ridgefield

By Patty Hastings June 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Every time Officer Jason Ferriss starts his workweek, it seems like another handful of homes has cropped up somewhere in Ridgefield. The development in the small city is obvious to Ferriss, who spends his work day driving around the 7 square miles that make up Ridgefield.

Car crashes into discount store in Vancouver

By Patty Hastings June 24, 2014 4:38 p.m.

A car crashed into a discount store's front windows Tuesday afternoon in central Vancouver.

Police seek suspects in Esther Short Park assault

By Patty Hastings June 24, 2014 4:06 p.m.

Police are looking for two people who assaulted a 64-year-old man Monday night in Esther Short Park.

Fire marshal investigating apartment blazes

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 23, 2014 9:39 p.m.

The Vancouver Fire Marshal's Office continues to investigate two of the three apartment fires that sparked in the city in the past two weeks.

Vancouver man injured in tractor-trailer crash on Hwy. 14

By Patty Hastings June 23, 2014 4:41 p.m.

A Vancouver man was hospitalized after the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned on state Highway 14 Monday afternoon on the city's west side.

Woman knocked down and robbed in west Vancouver

By Patty Hastings June 23, 2014 4:35 p.m.

A woman was robbed early Monday morning in west Vancouver when four people knocked her down and stole her phone.

Long understaffed, Vancouver police working to replace retiring officers

By Patty Hastings June 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Next time you pull up to a patrol car at a stoplight, glance at the police officer behind the wheel. How old does the officer look? Maybe 43? That's the average age of officers at the Vancouver Police Department, but that might not be the case for long.

Inside a drug task force raid in Felida

By Patty Hastings June 20, 2014 8:27 p.m.

An undercover detective spit sunflower seed shells onto the pavement in the Salmon Creek Fred Meyer parking lot. Dressed in a T-shirt, jeans and a baseball hat, he looked ready for a barbecue, not a suburban drug bust.

Woman dies in Washougal crash

By Patty Hastings June 19, 2014 4:50 p.m.

An 18-year-old woman died in a late Wednesday night crash north of Jemtegaard Middle School in Washougal.

4 arrested after drug house complaints

By Patty Hastings June 18, 2014 11 p.m.

Police arrested four people Wednesday in connection with a suspected drug house in Felida.

Person jumps from I-205 Bridge

By Patty Hastings June 18, 2014 10:58 p.m.

A female jumped from the Interstate 205 Bridge on Wednesday night and was hospitalized after emergency responders pulled her from the Columbia River.

Vancouver pushes fireworks safety  

By Patty Hastings June 16, 2014 10:24 p.m.

Starting this year, personal fireworks use in Vancouver will be limited to the Fourth of July, leaving officials to wonder how people will respond to the change. In anticipation of the coming holiday, the city increased its efforts to educate locals about the new ordinance and fireworks safety.

Thousands lose power as thunderstorms hit county

By Patty Hastings June 16, 2014 9:11 p.m.

An estimated 14,325 customers are out of power in the Camas and Washougal area.

Man who died in Vancouver apartment fire identified

By Patty Hastings June 16, 2014 12:44 p.m.

The Clark County medical examiner identified the man who died last week in an east Vancouver apartment fire.

Fire damages home in Sunnyside neighborhood

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 13, 2014 9:45 p.m.

Investigators are looking into a house fire in Clark County’s Sunnyside neighborhood that started Friday afternoon in multiple spots throughout the home’s first floor.

Shooting victim remains in critical condition

By Patty Hastings June 11, 2014 9:31 p.m.

As Vancouver police continued to investigate Monday’s triple shooting in the North Image neighborhood, the shooting’s only survivor remained in critical condition Wednesday.

Fire damages cars, house in Brush Prairie neighborhood

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings June 11, 2014 7:08 p.m.

Fire destroyed two classic cars and gutted the garage of a home in Brush Prairie Wednesday afternoon.

Troopers pursue stolen vehicle on Hwy 503

By Patty Hastings June 9, 2014 5:17 p.m.

Two people were booked into jail Monday after a high speed pursuit on state Highway 503 that ended in the Brush Prairie area.

Husband and wife dead, son injured in shooting in North Image neighborhood  

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 9, 2014 8:54 p.m.

A married couple died and a their son was injured in a shooting early this morning in an east Vancouver neighborhood.

911 on the night shift  

By Patty Hastings June 8, 2014 6 a.m.

On a Monday night, just after sunset, streetlights cast West 13th Street in yellow. There are no cars, no people coming and going from the Clark County jail nearby, save for the occasional cop. Televisions are on inside the Dragonfly Cafe at the Clark County Public Service Center, but no one's around to watch them.

Causes determined for Thursday kitchen fires

By Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 9:23 p.m.

The Clark County Fire Marshal's Office determined the causes of two Thursday kitchen fires.

Two injured in crash that closed Hockinson road

By Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 6:20 p.m.

The main thoroughfare through Hockinson was blocked for about three hours while detectives investigated a serious rollover crash that sent two people to the hospital this afternoon.

Vancouver police seek stolen Medal of Honor memorabilia

By Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 4:44 p.m.

A local U.S. Navy lieutenant’s commemorative watch, given to him as part of his Medal of Honor award during World War II, is missing.

Occupants of stolen car held at gunpoint on I-5

By Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 4:39 p.m.

Police held the occupants of a stolen car at gunpoint Friday morning near the Interstate 5 bridge. The car, a 2007 Ford Focus, was apparently taken without permission by the owner's 15-year-old daughter, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.

Two-alarm fire destroys shop in Daybreak area

By Craig Brown and Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 7:01 p.m.

A spectacular fire reported just before 4 p.m. brought more than a dozen firetrucks and firefighters to rural property in the Daybreak area of Clark County.

Fire destroys kitchen of Salmon Creek home near WSUV

By Patty Hastings June 5, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Fire destroyed the kitchen and dining room of a home this afternoon in Salmon Creek near Washington State University Vancouver.

Stevenson nightclub hit with emergency liquor license suspension

By Patty Hastings June 5, 2014 2:19 p.m.

The liquor license for Pauly's Nightclub in Stevenson was suspended Wednesday by the Washington State Liquor Control Board while police investigate an alleged drug trafficking organization operating out of the nightclub.

Ridgefield woman’s condition stable after crash on I-5

By Patty Hastings June 4, 2014 8:41 p.m.

A Ridgefield woman injured in a Friday night crash is recovering at a local hospital.

Vancouver woman injured in Oregon crash improving

By Patty Hastings June 3, 2014 9:02 p.m.

The health of a Vancouver woman critically injured last month in a head-on collision is improving.

Man arrested in east county metal theft case

By Patty Hastings June 3, 2014 4:26 p.m.

Washougal police arrested a 30-year-old transient accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of metal bridge parts in east Clark County.