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Recruit officer Seth Anderson, right, with the Vancouver Police Department apprehends ???suspects??? Chad Sommerfield, foreground, a recruit with the Everett Police Department and Junior Alvidrez, second from left, a recruit with the King County Sheriff's department after a mock fight during an academy class at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Washington on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 where recruits are learning and using less-than-lethal force alternatives.  At left is Steve Woodward, a TAC officer with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, who is watching the operation and then giving advice and instructions regarding improvements that can be made regarding how the arresting recruit officers handled the situation. (Ellen M.

How Washington’s new laws on police use of force have changed officers’ training, weapons

Recruit officer Seth Anderson, right, with the Vancouver Police Department apprehends ???suspects??? Chad Sommerfield, foreground, a recruit with the Everett Police Department and Junior Alvidrez, second from left, a recruit with the King County Sheriff's department after a mock fight during an academy class at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Washington on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 where recruits are learning and using less-than-lethal force alternatives.  At left is Steve Woodward, a TAC officer with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, who is watching the operation and then giving advice and instructions regarding improvements that can be made regarding how the arresting recruit officers handled the situation. (Ellen M.

September 6, 2021, 6:02am Courts & Crime

SEATTLE — The two officers roll up on a disturbance at a Burien park to find three men in a scuffle, one swinging a baseball bat. They quickly exit the patrol car, one drawing his firearm, the other a Taser, and approach the men, announcing themselves and commanding the men… Read story

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Clearing backlog of rape kits results in arrests in cold Clark County cases

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September 5, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Two women received unexpected phone calls from the Vancouver Police Department last year. Their sexual assault kits returned DNA matches to the men police believe raped them about 17 years ago. Read story

Sheriff's deputies investigate reports of gunfire in the 9700 block of Northeast 19th Avenue on Friday.

Deputies investigate apparent road rage incident, gunfire in Hazel Dell

Sheriff's deputies investigate reports of gunfire in the 9700 block of Northeast 19th Avenue on Friday.

September 3, 2021, 8:56pm Clark County News

An apparent road rage incident involving gunfire drew a swarm of Clark County sheriff’s deputies to a Hazel Dell neighborhood on Friday afternoon. Read story

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Clark County man accused of stealing $12,000 from Subway

A close-up photo of police lights by night

September 3, 2021, 5:58pm Clark County News

A Clark County man who worked at a Vancouver Subway restaurant is accused of stealing nearly $12,000 from the business. Read story

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Woodland woman dies of crash injuries

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September 3, 2021, 4:04pm Clark County News

A Woodland woman died at a hospital earlier this week from injuries suffered in a crash Monday southeast of Ridgefield. Read story

Vancouver police respond to two overnight carjackings, a drive-by shooting

September 3, 2021, 11:59am Clark County News

Vancouver police responded to two armed carjackings and a drive-by shooting within two hours’ time early Friday morning throughout the city. Two people suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds, and a third person was shot in the leg, police said. Read story

Police: ‘Alleged romantic encounter’ leads to minor injuries for man

September 2, 2021, 7:32pm Clark County News

A man suffered minor injuries early Thursday morning when he was stabbed in the hand and shot in the chest with an airsoft gun, during what police described as “an alleged romantic encounter.” Read story

Oregon man accused of setting fire in Salmon Creek restroom, then flooding it

September 2, 2021, 6:27pm Clark County News

An Oregon man is accused of starting a fire inside a restroom and flooding the room Wednesday at a Salmon Creek building. Read story

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Camas man gets 18 years for 2019 killing of neighbor

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September 2, 2021, 6:26pm Clark County News

A Camas man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for fatally shooting his neighbor in the head and dumping his body in the Washougal River in 2019. Read story

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Vancouver man arrested after allegedly trapping and blinding girlfriend

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September 1, 2021, 6:47pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man allegedly trapped his girlfriend inside his apartment and blinded her after she wouldn’t give him money, court records say. Read story