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Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force assists Clackmas County Task Force with drug seizure (Photo) - 08/15/18

On 8/8/2018, the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force, assisted by the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force seized 36.7 pounds of Methamphetamine, 2 firearms and $35,500 cash in a vehicle driven by Adan Mendez-Pulido of Vancouver.  Pulido was booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of Attempting to Elude Police, Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and two unrelated arrest warrants.  Year to date, the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force has seized 117 pounds of Methamphetamine, 32 pounds of Heroin and 12 firearms.

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Update: Moulton Falls investigation Clark county Case #18-7434 - 08/14/18

Clark County Major Crimes unit has completed the investigation into the pushing of Jordan Holgerson off of the Moulton Falls Bridge.  The suspect, 18 year old Taylor Smith, has been cooperating with investigators.  The case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutors Office for appropriate charging. 

 

No more information at this time.

Investigation continues into Moulton Falls Bridge incident - 08/10/18

Investigators with the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the incident that occured on August 8, 2018 at Moulton Falls Bridge.  This incident involved a minor female being pushed off of the bridge and falling over 50 feet into the East Fork of the Lewis River.  Investigators have made contact with the suspect and she is cooperating fully with the investigation. 

The names of the involved parties are not being released by the Sheriff's Office at this time.

There is no additional information regarding this incident at this time.

When information becomes available it will be distributed through a news release.

Fatal Tractor Accident - 08/01/18

At approximately 1750 hours police and rescue were sent to 9114 NE 66TH ST on a report of an accident invloving a farm tractor. 

Witnesses advised that the operator of the tractor was attempting to use the tractor to move a vehicle on the property.  As he was doing this the tractor flipped over, and landed on him.  The operator died as as a result of the injuries he sustained from the incident.

 

Deceased:

COUSINS, Russell E - 62 year old male

Vancouver, WA resident.

 

This incident is being investigated by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit.  No further details will be released at this time.

 

Motorcyclist Killed in Hazel Dell, Deceased Identified - 08/01/18

 

UPDATED INFORMATION, 8/1/2018

The deceased motorcyclist is identified as HARDEN, Mikalae, Adult Male age 32.  Harden was a Vancouver resident.  The involved motorcycle is a 2016 Honda CB500.

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On 7/31/2018 at 1:25 pm, CCSO Deputies and EMS were dispatched to the 5500 block of NE Hazel Dell Avenue for the report of a motorcyclist down alongside the roadway.  Dispatchers reported that passersby were performing CPR on the motorcyclist, who was unresponsive.  Upon arrival, EMS attempted to resuscitate the motorcyclist, but pronounced him dead at the scene when efforts failed.  No other vehicles were involved in this incident.

Roadway evidence indicates that the northbound motorcyclist failed to negotiate an uphill curve in the roadway, traveling off the road.  The motorcyclist struck a metal post off the roadway with his body.  All proximate causes of this collision are being investigated by the Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit. 

The name of the deceased motorcyclist will be withheld pending notifcation of next of kin.

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Bomb threat closes local business temporarily - 07/31/18

CCSO Deputies responded to a package business in the 13300 block of NE Hwy. 99 around 3:30 PM.  Employees said a man came in and during the exchange stated he was sending 3 bombs and walked  out.  Employees said they weren't sure if the man was joking or not and evacuated the business. 

After contacting the Metro Explosive Disposal Unit, the decision was made to evacuate the entire business complex.  Upon inspection of the package by the Unit, it was discovered there was not an explosive device in the box.  The businesses were re-opened after the package was cleared.

The incident is under investigation. 

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Clark County Corrections Deputy Hiring Workshop (Photo) - 07/26/18

The Heat is on!

Join us for the Corrections Deputy Hiring Workshop.

The Sheriff's Office is hosting a free informational workshop for those interested in pursuing a career as a Clark County Corrections Deputy. Listen to presentations from current Clark County Corrections Deputies, Sheriff's Human Resources staff and the Chief Civil Service Examiner about the application process from the initial testing to date of hire. Learn what opportunities await you in the field of Criminal Justice Corrections with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, August 1st 6:30 PM
Public Safety Complex
505 NW 179th Street
Ridgefield, Wash. 98642
(Near  the Clark County Fairgrounds)

For more information, call Sheriff's Recruitment at 360.397.2176 or email iffrecruitment@clark.wa.gov">sheriffrecruitment@clark.wa.gov

Clark County Sheriff's Deputy released from employment: - 07/20/18

Clark County Deputy Erin Willey was released from employment from the Clark County Sheriff’s office following an internal investigation. 

Deputy Willey was hired in May of 2017 and released from employment July 17, 2018.

Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins statement:  "Law enforcement officers are peacekeepers whose core mission is to protect and safeguard the community.   My expectation is that my employees do not engage in activities or associations that undermine or diminish our role as peacekeepers."

This is a Clark County Sheriff’s Office personnel matter and no more information will be released at this time.