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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Feb. 27, 2024

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Two arrested in Nakia Fire evacuation zone

Suspects accused of burglarizing home

By , Columbian Editor

Two burglary suspects were arrested Thursday morning in the evacuation zone of the Nakia Creek Fire, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 7500 block of Northeast Lessard Road after a caller reported seeing two trespassers at their home via a surveillance camera. The home was located in a Zone 2 “get set” evacuation zone of the fire.

When officers arrived, they saw a suspicious vehicle in the neighbor’s driveway. They also spotted the trespassers, a man and a woman, who ran from them.

They soon arrested Christina M. Pfeifer, 28 of Vancouver, but did not find her companion.

The car appeared to be full of stolen items and was seized pending a search warrant.

After several hours of searching and investigation, including making sure neighboring houses were secure, detectives cleared the scene.

Then, about 7:40 p.m., Department of Natural Resources firefighters reported they came across a man with a medical problem in the 6900 block of Northeast Lessard Road. Deputies and paramedics responded and found the man alleged to be Pfeifer’s companion. He was identified as William V. Golyshevsky, 31, of Vancouver.

Golyshevsky was transported to a hospital for treatment and will be discharged to the jail, deputies said.

Both he and Pfeifer are being held on suspicion of residential burglary and second-degree theft.

The Nakia Creek Fire evacuation zones are no longer in effect as firefighters made progress and rain was in the forecast.