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Vancouver men facing federal drug charges after undercover officers uncover meth deal

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January 5, 2024, 6:29pm Clark County News

Two Vancouver men are facing federal drug charges after undercover officers say the pair arranged to buy more than $100,000 worth of methamphetamine from them. Read story

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Vancouver police didn’t make any DUI arrests New Year’s Eve, despite increased patrols

Police lights flash on the roof of a Vancouver police vehicle.

January 4, 2024, 1:09pm Clark County News

Vancouver police increased traffic enforcement over the New Year holiday weekend but officers did not make any DUI arrestsNew Year’s Eve, according to the agency. Read story

Michael Luyster, brother of convicted triple murderer Brent Luyster, is accused of burglarizing the Orchards home of the five family members who were killed in a December murder-suicide.

Brother of triple murderer accused of burglarizing site of murder-suicide in Orchards

Michael Luyster, brother of convicted triple murderer Brent Luyster, is accused of burglarizing the Orchards home of the five family members who were killed in a December murder-suicide.

January 4, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of burglarizing the Orchards home of the family of five killed in a December murder-suicide. Read story

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Washington State Patrol investigates hit-and-run on Interstate 5 north of Woodland

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January 3, 2024, 5:36pm Clark County News

Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating a hit-and-run Wednesday after a pedestrian walking on the shoulder of Interstate 5 north of Woodland was struck by a car. Read story

Washington County, Ore., sheriff&rsquo;s deputies pinned a BMW between patrol vehicles after the driver, a 30-year-old Vancouver man, allegedly sped away from police in Astoria, Ore., leading Oregon law enforcement on a chase Friday morning.

Vancouver man arrested in Oregon; officials say he led multiple police agencies on chase that began in Astoria, Ore.

Washington County, Ore., sheriff&rsquo;s deputies pinned a BMW between patrol vehicles after the driver, a 30-year-old Vancouver man, allegedly sped away from police in Astoria, Ore., leading Oregon law enforcement on a chase Friday morning.

December 29, 2023, 4:24pm Clark County News

Deputies in Oregon arrested a Vancouver man who they said led multiple police agencies on a chase that began in Astoria, Ore., early Friday morning. Read story

Suspected fentanyl pills and illegally owned guns investigators seized from a motel room in connection with a drug investigation Thursday during an area-wide stolen vehicle sting. The suspected owner, a 35-year-old Vancouver man, was one of several people arrested during the operation.

Vancouver police’s stolen-car sting nets drug and felony warrant arrests

Suspected fentanyl pills and illegally owned guns investigators seized from a motel room in connection with a drug investigation Thursday during an area-wide stolen vehicle sting. The suspected owner, a 35-year-old Vancouver man, was one of several people arrested during the operation.

December 29, 2023, 11:37am Clark County News

Vancouver police arrested a suspected car thief and others accused of a variety of crimes during a stolen vehicle sting. Read story

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Battle Ground man gets 60 days in theft of three travel-trailers taken from a storage area

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December 28, 2023, 7:29pm Clark County News

A judge sentenced a Battle Ground man to 60 days in jail — half of which he may be able to serve on a work crew — in connection with the theft of three travel-trailers in August 2022 from a storage area near Walnut Grove. Read story

Billy Albertson begins to prepare a latte while working at The Verdict, the deli and cafe at the Clark County Courthouse in downtown Vancouver. Albertson is visually impaired and explained the techniques he&rsquo;s used to operate the cafe for nearly seven years.

Clark County Courthouse cafe The Verdict keeps it consistent

Billy Albertson begins to prepare a latte while working at The Verdict, the deli and cafe at the Clark County Courthouse in downtown Vancouver. Albertson is visually impaired and explained the techniques he&rsquo;s used to operate the cafe for nearly seven years.

December 27, 2023, 6:06am Business

When Billy Albertson made a latte on a recent Monday morning at the Clark County Courthouse’s first-floor cafe, The Verdict, he started by reaching for a 12-ounce cup, which he knew to be in the stack on the farthest left on top of the espresso machine. Read story

MJ Joker, 20, of Portland makes a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant for attempted first-degree murder. Joker is accused of shooting a family member of a woman he had dated. A judge set his bail at $1.5 million in that case.

Portland man accused in Nov. 30 shooting in east Vancouver; victim was shot 6 times

MJ Joker, 20, of Portland makes a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant for attempted first-degree murder. Joker is accused of shooting a family member of a woman he had dated. A judge set his bail at $1.5 million in that case.

December 26, 2023, 6:36pm Clark County News

A Portland man is accused in a Nov. 30 shooting at an east Vancouver apartment complex. Investigators say he shot the cousin of a woman he had dated as retaliation for their breakup and her moving away. Read story

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Clark County Medical Examiner identifies 30-year-old man whose body was found on fire on downtown Vancouver sidewalk

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December 21, 2023, 5:56pm Clark County News

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a 30-year-old man as the person whose burning body was found Wednesday morning on a sidewalk in downtown Vancouver. Read story