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COVID outbreak at Larch Corrections Center down to 2 cases

March 17, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

A COVID-19 outbreak at Larch Corrections Center that peaked at 97 active cases among incarcerated individuals last month had dropped to two cases as of Wednesday, according to the state Department of Corrections. There were no active cases among staff. Read story

Duane C. Abbott, the driver who struck and killed 7-year-old Cadence Boyer as she was trick-or-treating Halloween night 2014 in Vancouver, walks through the hallway of the Clark County Courthouse in November 2015.

Vancouver driver in 2014 fatal Halloween crash resentenced to 15 years in prison

Duane C. Abbott, the driver who struck and killed 7-year-old Cadence Boyer as she was trick-or-treating Halloween night 2014 in Vancouver, walks through the hallway of the Clark County Courthouse in November 2015.

March 16, 2022, 6:15pm Clark County News

The driver who struck and killed 7-year-old Cadence Boyer while she was trick-or-treating Halloween night 2014 in east Vancouver was resentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison — about 1½ years less than his original sentence. Read story

A Clark County Sheriff's Office vehicle responds to a crime scene in 2018.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office commanders’ letter knocks county council, manager

A Clark County Sheriff's Office vehicle responds to a crime scene in 2018.

March 16, 2022, 5:37pm Clark County News

Commanders within the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said in a Wednesday letter addressed to the county council and county manager that they can no longer encourage deputies to stick around in hopes of competitive pay and incentives. Read story

The Clark County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild said in a Tuesday statement a lack of funding from county leadership for hiring incentives has led to a severe sheriff’s office staffing shortage and meant deputies have left the agency for bonuses from other local departments.

Clark County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild: Council bears responsibility for staffing shortages

The Clark County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild said in a Tuesday statement a lack of funding from county leadership for hiring incentives has led to a severe sheriff’s office staffing shortage and meant deputies have left the agency for bonuses from other local departments.

March 15, 2022, 5:49pm Clark County News

The Clark County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild says a lack of funding from county leadership for hiring incentives has led to a severe staffing shortage at the sheriff’s office and deputies leaving the agency for bonuses from other local departments. Read story

State provides funding to store sex assault kits

March 15, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Three local law enforcement agencies are among 53 across the state that will receive funding from the Washington Attorney General’s Office for refrigeration units to store sexual assault kits. Read story

COVID-19 outbreak at Larch Corrections Center nearly over

March 15, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

The Washington Department of Corrections on Monday reported three active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals at Larch Corrections Center. Read story

James Naramore, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement with the CCSO, makes a stop on Carty Road in 2015.

Clark County sheriff announces cutback in call response

James Naramore, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement with the CCSO, makes a stop on Carty Road in 2015.

March 14, 2022, 6:32pm Clark County News

Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins announced Monday that deputies will no longer respond to certain calls for service by the end of the month due to staffing shortages in all branches of the agency. Read story

Vancouver man accused in fatal pellet-gun shooting

March 14, 2022, 4:28pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of fatally shooting a man in the torso with a pellet gun in July during an argument in east Vancouver. Read story

Short police pursuit on Fourth Plain ends in suspect’s arrest

March 13, 2022, 7:23pm Clark County News

A suspect wanted on several domestic violence charges was arrested after a short vehicle pursuit on Sunday in Vancouver. Read story

Vancouver man convicted of sex trafficking teens

March 11, 2022, 5:15pm Clark County News

A federal jury in Portland found a Vancouver man guilty Friday in a teen sex-trafficking scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Read story