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Two vehicle fatality collision (Photo) - 06/24/22

On June 24, 2022 at 0952 hours the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded with Fire District 3, Vancouver Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance to a two-vehicle collision on NE 212th Ave at NE Powell Rd in Brush Prairie, Washington.

Investigators determined a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette was being operated by a 16-year-old northbound on NE 212th Ave with 50-year-old Benjamin Andrews occupying the right front passenger seat, both of Brush Prairie, Washington.  Meanwhile, a 2018 Jeep Cherokee was being operated by 39-year-old Roberta Russo, of Camas, Washington, and occupied by her 6 and 9-year-old children as she was turning south on NE 212th Ave from NE Powell Rd.

As the Jeep entered NE 212th Ave, the right front of the Chevrolet impacted the left front of the Jeep.  The force of the impact caused the vehicles to rotate and exit the roadway.  The Chevrolet sheared a utility pole and then caught fire.  Bystanders used fire extinguishers to keep the fire at bay while others removed the occupants to safety.  

Andrews sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The 16-year-old sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.   Russo and her children suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Excessive speed was a factor in the collision event.  

The investigation is being completed by the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit.
 

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Update / Homicide Investigation in Rural North Clark County - 06/23/22

This investigation has been forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor's Office for review. Pending forensic lab reports from the Washington State Crime Lab, there is no further information to release at this time.

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-The Clark County Major Crimes Unit is currently actively investigating this incident. There are no updates at this time. We expect to provide a media release later this week.  

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 On 6/13/2022 at approximately 7:04 PM, Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call of an assault with a firearm. The caller stated he had shot his roommate at their residence at 33510 NE Kelly Rd. The caller reported to 911 an altercation had occurred where both individuals had drawn firearms, an alleged exchange of gunfire occurred, resulting in the death of the roommate.

     Upon arrival to the residence Sheriff Deputies detained a cooperative male subject without incident. Sheriff Deputies located a deceased male in the residence with injuries consistent with gunfire.  Medics responded, declaring the male deceased. The deceased male was taken by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office. The deceased name is not being released pending official identification and next of kin notification. 

     The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is on scene, and this is an active investigation and no arrest have been made at this time. There is no additional information currently due to the ongoing nature of the investigation. There are no outstanding suspects and no danger to the public regarding this incident.

 

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Neighborhood Disturbance Results in Two Arrests - 06/20/22

On Sunday June 19th, at about 5 pm, Deputies responded to a call of 6 people fighting in the 8300 block of NE 157th Avenue.  Callers to 9-1-1 reported that some subjects were armed with a baseball bat and an axe.  When deputies arrived they found evidence of a hit and run collision and two people with minor injuries.  Deputies learned the fight was over a pressure washer and a contract dispute.  Deputies obtained information that identified Yelisey Miroshnichenko and Anatoliy Miroshnichenko as the suspects.  Deputies were able to locate the suspects and they were taken into custody in the 8200 block of NE 22nd Avenue.  Yelisey Miroshnichenko and Anatoliy Miroshnichenko were booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of Burglary I (RCW 9A.52.020), Unlawful Imprisonment (RCW 9A.40.040), Hit and Run Attended (RCW 46.52.020), Assault IV (RCW 9A.36.041), and Malicious Mischief III (RCW 9A. 48.090)

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Burned up shed
Burglary and Arson arrest in Hazel Dell (Photo) - 06/13/22

On June 12th around 1736 hours, Deputies responded to 2417 NE 107th Street for a burglary call.  The homeowner called to report a person being barricaded in the backyard utility shed setting something on fire.  The homeowner had called in burglary call a short time earlier after coming home to find the garage ransacked. 

Upon arrival, Deputies could clearly hear a person inside the small shed.  Numerous verbal challenges were made ordering the person to exit the shed. There was no compliance from the suspect.  Smoke started coming through the door cracks and then eventually flames.  Heavy smoke began to come from the shed when the suspect then finally broke the door open to get out.  The shed was fully engulfed in flames and the lone male suspect refused to walk away from it.  The suspect kept picking up items from the shed which could be used as weapons to include a torch and metal spike.  He did not make any threats towards first responders. The suspect made numerous statements which made no sense and also began dragging burning items from the shed, further complicating the event.  A tree under the shed also caught on fire, spreading flames dangerously close to two homes. 

Fire District 6 responded and was able to apply water to the burning materials and keep the fire from spreading to the two homes in close proximity.  The suspect was eventually taken into custody without force being used.  Upon initial contact, the man appeared to be having mental issues, or under the influence of drugs, or both.  He said his name was “John Conner” and his mother was “Sarah Conner”, a reference from the Terminator movies. 

The suspect was in possession of items from a neighboring home which was burglarized earlier in the day. Deputies had already taken a report from that incident but did not have any suspect information. 

The suspect was transported to the hospital for medical evaluation for possible injuries to include smoke inhalation.  The suspect was eventually identified as 36 year old Anthony Freeze.  Deputies had contact with Mr. Freeze in previous days and found he had Department of Corrections escape warrant for his arrest, but could not take him into custody due to current booking trends.

Ten deputies and a fire crew were on scene for this event for approximately thirty minutes to get to this successful resolve. 

Mr. Freeze was booked into the jail and will be charged with a variety of crimes to include: Burglary, Arson, and Malicious Mischief. 

Please contact PIO for further information.  Prepared by Sgt. Kevin Schmidt. 

Attached Media Files: Burned up shed
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Serious Injury Collision (Photo) - 06/07/22

On June 7, 2022 at approximately 1521 hours, Clark County Sheriff's Deputies, American Medical Response, and Fire District 6 were dispatched to an injury collision at NW 149th Street and NW 11th Avenue.  Initial reports were that a passenger vehicle had collided with a garbage truck.  The driver of the passenger vehicle was injured and was being tended to by on-scene, off-duty medical personnel.  

Responding units located the collision just west of the intersection.  Preliminary investigations revealed a 2008 Mazda Cx9, driven by Connor Deklyen, 24, of Vancouver, rear-ended a stationary recycling truck owned by Waste Connections.  Deklyen sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.  

Excessive speed and inattention were contributing factors in the collision.  The CCSO Traffic Unit is investigating the collision.  Detectives stress to the public the importance of attentive, safe driving practices. 

 

Attached Media Files: collision scene
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Clark Ciounty Skyview Highschool Student arrested with a handgun on campus. (Photo) - 05/31/22

On 5/31/22, Clark County Sheriff Deputies arrested a juvenile male at Skyview High School for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession a Dangerous Weapon on school ground.  School employees had located a handgun in a jacket pocket of the student while at the school.  The juvenile stated school officials he had brought the firearm for self-defense.  The semi-automatic handgun had rounds in the magazine and an empty chamber.  

 

Per RCW 9.41.280 the juvenile was referred to speak to a Designated Crisis Responder while at the Juvenile Detention Center.

 

This is an ongoing criminal investigation. 

 

No further information is available at this time.

Attached Media Files: Picture of siezed Firearm