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Grant to help fund gun violence prevention in Clark County

October 15, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The Department of Justice awarded $268,192 to the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program in the Western District of Washington, which funds community efforts to address rising gun violence. Read story

A Vancouver man and a Milwaukie, Ore., man were arrested Wednesday while allegedly negotiating the sale of more than 300,000 fentanyl pills. Law enforcement investigators seized the pills. (Photo contributed by the U.S.

Vancouver man charged in federal fentanyl investigation

A Vancouver man and a Milwaukie, Ore., man were arrested Wednesday while allegedly negotiating the sale of more than 300,000 fentanyl pills. Law enforcement investigators seized the pills. (Photo contributed by the U.S.

October 14, 2022, 11:44am Clark County News

A Vancouver man and a co-defendant are facing federal charges for allegedly running a local drug trafficking ring responsible for making and distributing hundreds of thousands of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. Read story

James D. Mattson, 38, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of 137 counts of first-degree voyeurism. He is accused of secretly recording in female staff restrooms at Skyview High School while he worked for Vancouver Public Schools as a custodian.

Former Vancouver schools custodian in court facing 137 counts of voyeurism

James D. Mattson, 38, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of 137 counts of first-degree voyeurism. He is accused of secretly recording in female staff restrooms at Skyview High School while he worked for Vancouver Public Schools as a custodian.

October 14, 2022, 10:47am Clark County News

A judge set bail Friday at $500,000 for a former custodian at Alki Middle School who appeared in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of 137 counts of first-degree voyeurism. Read story

Vancouver police Officer Andrea Mendoza escorts a suspected shoplifter into a patrol car Wednesday at the Fred Meyer store in Cascade Park. The woman was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of third-degree theft and later released. The agency says this is a growing problem and has begun patrol shifts emphasizing retail theft.

Vancouver police put special emphasis on retail theft

Vancouver police Officer Andrea Mendoza escorts a suspected shoplifter into a patrol car Wednesday at the Fred Meyer store in Cascade Park. The woman was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of third-degree theft and later released. The agency says this is a growing problem and has begun patrol shifts emphasizing retail theft.

October 14, 2022, 6:04am Business

Vancouver police Detective Jason Nicholson sat in an unmarked car in a parking lot across the street from the Cascade Park Fred Meyer on Wednesday afternoon and waited for a radio signal from his sergeant. Read story

Skyview High School in Vancouver Public Schools.

Vancouver schools custodian arrested on 137 counts of voyeurism

Skyview High School in Vancouver Public Schools.

October 13, 2022, 3:02pm Clark County News

An Alki Middle School custodian, who’s the subject of an ongoing voyeurism investigation, was arrested Thursday after investigators reported finding 137 videos he had allegedly secretly filmed in female staff restrooms at Skyview High School since at least 2013. Read story

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Clark County deputies subdue man with less-lethal round in Orchards

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October 13, 2022, 11:02am Clark County News

Clark County sheriff’s deputies used less-lethal rounds to subdue a man who they say was threatening to shoot people Wednesday night in Orchards. Read story

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

Alki custodian investigated in voyeurism case

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

October 12, 2022, 3:30pm Clark County News

A custodian is the subject of the ongoing voyeurism investigation at Vancouver’s Alki Middle School. According to court records, the investigation, which came to light last week, began after his live-in girlfriend said she discovered a video on his computer of a girl changing clothes in a locker room. Read story

Kelso, Woodland OK resolutions supporting Southwest Washington law enforcement training campus

October 12, 2022, 7:49am Courts & Crime

Cowlitz County cities are supporting a state proposal to create a law enforcement training campus in Southwest Washington so incoming officers can train closer to home. Read story

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Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigates after real estate agent finds dead woman

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October 11, 2022, 5:21pm Clark County News

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an apparent homicide after a woman was found dead Sunday at a rural property north of Camas. Read story

Vancouver woman killed in Sunday night jet-ski crash ID’d by Clark County Medical Examiner

October 11, 2022, 11:50am Clark County News

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Vancouver’s Kira D. Donovan as the woman who died in a jet ski crash Sunday night on the Columbia River near the Waterfront Vancouver. Read story