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Motorists drive along the Fourth Plain corridor Monday afternoon.

Residents, nonprofits, law enforcement, businesses focus on solutions along Fourth Plain corridor

Motorists drive along the Fourth Plain corridor Monday afternoon.

March 19, 2024, 6:05am Business

Over the four years Leanne Zink has worked in an office off Vancouver’s East Fourth Plain Boulevard, she has watched homelessness and drug problems worsen nearby. She must frequently call 911 to get help for those she finds passed out in front of her office. She now carries overdose-reversal medication… Read story

Jonathan O. Betts, 32, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of attempted second-degree domestic violence murder and unlawful imprisonment. He&rsquo;s accused of stabbing his girlfriend multiple times, including in the head.

Vancouver man accused of stabbing girlfriend, including in the head, appears in court

Jonathan O. Betts, 32, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of attempted second-degree domestic violence murder and unlawful imprisonment. He&rsquo;s accused of stabbing his girlfriend multiple times, including in the head.

March 18, 2024, 3:23pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend multiple times, including in the head, with a kitchen knife Thursday at their east Vancouver apartment. Read story

A bill strengthening peer support counseling for first responders passed the state legislature last week and has advanced to the governor's desk. The bill particularly seeks to bolster confidentiality protections, following a Clark County Superior Court ruling that found officers who sought group counseling following Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota's slaying could be deposed about the counseling session. This screenshot from video provided by the Lower Columbia Major Crimes Team shows members of law enforcement at the scene after the the shooting.

Bill that protects peer support counseling for first responders heads to Gov. Inslee

A bill strengthening peer support counseling for first responders passed the state legislature last week and has advanced to the governor's desk. The bill particularly seeks to bolster confidentiality protections, following a Clark County Superior Court ruling that found officers who sought group counseling following Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota's slaying could be deposed about the counseling session. This screenshot from video provided by the Lower Columbia Major Crimes Team shows members of law enforcement at the scene after the the shooting.

March 13, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

A bill that aims to expand and strengthen peer support counseling services for first responders is on the governor’s desk after passing the Legislature on March 1. Read story

Columbia River Mental Health Services sets forum on policing in Fourth Plain corridor

March 12, 2024, 5:56am Clark County Health

Columbia River Mental Health Services will hold a public forum focused on mental health, substance use and law enforcement within the Fourth Plain corridor in Vancouver. Read story

Richard Eugene Knapp, 57, is suing the Vancouver police department after spending three years in jail in connection with a 1994 murder before being released and the charges dropped.

‘Plaintiff’s life was destroyed’: Man held for three years in 1994 Vancouver cold-case murder sues police detective

Richard Eugene Knapp, 57, is suing the Vancouver police department after spending three years in jail in connection with a 1994 murder before being released and the charges dropped.

March 4, 2024, 7:43am Clark County News

A former Oregon man who was jailed for three years on charges accusing him of the 1994 cold-case rape and murder of a Vancouver woman — only to have the case dismissed — has sued the detective who accused him, alleging he “made deliberately false statements” and acted “with reckless… Read story

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37-year-old man dead after being struck by vehicle exiting parking lot, Vancouver police say

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February 20, 2024, 2:34pm Clark County News

A 37-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle pulling out of a parking lot Sunday in the Van Mall neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

Juventino Valencia Mendoza, 53, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and domestic violence court order violation. He is accused in a 2015 drive-by shooting that injured his two passengers.

Bail $5 million for Battle Ground man in 2015 drive-by shooting case

Juventino Valencia Mendoza, 53, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and domestic violence court order violation. He is accused in a 2015 drive-by shooting that injured his two passengers.

February 12, 2024, 5:53pm Clark County News

A judge set bail at $5 million for a Battle Ground man who was in court Monday on a 2015 warrant in connection with a drive-by shooting. Read story

Body camera footage from a May 21 incident that captured officers attempting to arrest a suspected shoplifter when one officer pulled down the man&rsquo;s pants and threatened to use her Taser on his genitals. Vancouver police leadership released the video, along with a statement condemning the officer&rsquo;s actions.

Vancouver Police Department lauds year-old body cam program, but some critics still wary

Body camera footage from a May 21 incident that captured officers attempting to arrest a suspected shoplifter when one officer pulled down the man&rsquo;s pants and threatened to use her Taser on his genitals. Vancouver police leadership released the video, along with a statement condemning the officer&rsquo;s actions.

February 10, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

Vancouver police officers have been donning body cameras as a part of their uniforms for almost a year now. Department leaders say the devices have bolstered the community’s confidence in law enforcement. Read story

Officer Sarah Brent of the Kelso Police Department works with police dog Blue, 4, on Wednesday at Hockinson Meadows Community Park.

Paw enforcement on rise: Clark County law enforcement training new recruits for K-9 unitsvideo icon

Officer Sarah Brent of the Kelso Police Department works with police dog Blue, 4, on Wednesday at Hockinson Meadows Community Park.

February 9, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

New members of Clark County law enforcement agencies are training to join the force — but these recruits have four paws. Read story

Weapons that Vancouver police says officers seized from a man who was threatening customers at an east Vancouver Walmart, which prompted an evacuation of the store.

Walmart evacuated after man with a samurai sword reportedly threatens people

Weapons that Vancouver police says officers seized from a man who was threatening customers at an east Vancouver Walmart, which prompted an evacuation of the store.

February 5, 2024, 12:41pm Clark County News

Vancouver police arrested a man suspected of threatening people with a samurai sword Sunday in an east Vancouver Walmart that had to be evacuated. Read story