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Suicidal Individual Bridge Jump Attempt - 09/11/23

On 9/11/23 at approximately 1600 hours, A male subject was called in by multiple motorist who observed a person hanging on a light pole over the NE 139th St overpass of both southbound freeways. Responding Deputies found the male over the cement barrier on the north side of the overpass with his heels over the edge of the outside light pole hanging by his hands. 

Request to WSP to divert freeway traffic was made as the jumper was over the I-205 southbound lane. A Deputy verbally engaged the person in crisis, and after approximately 20 minutes, the individual agreed to come back onto the bridge. The person in crisis was transported to an area hospital on a mental health hold. Great professionalism, patience, and empathy were key in the lifesaving outcome of this incident. 

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the 988 Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. 

Dial or Text 988 or visit

Vehicle 4
Vehicle 4
Auto Theft Group Captured in Salmon Creek (Photo) - 09/11/23

On 9/10/2023, just before 11:00pm, Clark County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of several subjects breaking into cars in the parking lot of the Pioneer Vista Apartments located at 16501 NE 15th Ave. Deputies arrived to find the suspects in the process of attempting to steal a vehicle in the parking lot. As the suspects fled on foot, their getaway vehicle took-off as well, striking a CCSO patrol vehicle and another parked vehicle. 

One teenaged suspect was apprehended at the scene and later transported to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Hall on charges related to motor vehicle theft. 

The getaway vehicle, a previously reported stolen Hyundai Elantra, struck another CCSO patrol vehicle in the lot and nearly ran over a Clark County Sheriff's Sergeant. Tire deflation devices were successfully deployed against the vehicle as it fled the scene and drove south on NE 15th Ave. 

A short vehicular pursuit ensued before the Hyundai crashed into a crosswalk pole at the intersection of NE 10th Ave and NE 139th St where the two occupants fled on foot. They were both captured a short time later. The passenger, another teen, was transported to JDH on charges related to motor vehicle theft.

The driver of the stolen Hyundai was identified as 18-year-old Xavier Perry. He was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of Attempted Vehicular Assault, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude a Police Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest. 

There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. The subjects involved in the motor vehicle collisions received precautionary medical evaluations at an area hospital prior to being transported to their respective detention facilities. 

Attached Media Files: Vehicle 4 , Vehicle 3 , Vehicle 2 , Vehicle 1
US Marshals PNVOTF
US Marshals PNVOTF
US Marshals Service Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force Operation Leads to Multiple Arrests and Firearms Seizures (Photo) - 09/08/23

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is grateful for our law enforcement partnerships. Last week, along with other local law enforcement agencies, we had the opportunity to assist the United States Marshals Service with an operation focused on the most dangerous offenders in Clark County. The operation ran over several days and resulted in 34 arrests, 13 firearms seized, and the seizure of various amounts of drugs and money.

Below is a statement from the United States Marshals Service about the operation:

The United States Marshals Service led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF), in conjunction with Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, conducted a Targeted Enforcement Operation focusing on wanted persons with a nexus to dangerous drugs and/or firearm offenses.  The operation resulted in 34 arrests and the seizure of 13 firearms.  The Washington State Department of Corrections, Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, as well as numerous other law enforcement agencies that are a part of the PNVOTF participated in the operation.  Upon conclusion of the operation, Acting United States Marshal Donrien Stephens stated, “collaborative efforts with our law enforcement partners, such as Operation Summer Breeze, are a crucial component in our overall ability to directly impact violent criminal activity within a region and remove the most dangerous, high-risk offenders from our communities.”  

Sheriff Horch is Hosting a Town Hall in Camas on September 14, 2023 (Photo) - 09/07/23

Next week, on Thursday, September 14th starting at 5:30pm, Sheriff Horch would like to invite the community to a town hall with him and members of his leadership team. The Sheriff will provide some updates about the upcoming Regional Training Academy, the Body Worn Camera Program, staffing updates, and highlight current crime trends in our community. 

Sheriff Horch and his team will be available to answer your law enforcement or Sheriff's Office questions.

The Town Hall will also include a less-lethal presentation from one of our less-lethal instructors.

The Town Hall will take place at Lacamas Lodge located at 227 NE Lake Road Camas, WA 98607 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

This will be the Sheriff's third community engagement event following events in Salmon Creek and Battle Ground earlier this year. 

See the flyer for more details.

Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit investigates serious injury motor vehicle collision (Photo) - 09/05/23

On 9/5/23 at 1843 hrs the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was dispatched to a report of a collision involving a motorcycle and multiple vehicles near the intersection of NE 50th Ave and NE St. Johns Rd, Vancouver, WA.  The motorcycle rider was reported to have suffered significant injuries to his arms and leg.  Deputies arrived shortly after being dispatched and applied several tourniquets until Firefighters with Clark County Fire District 6 and other medical aid arrived.  The motorcycle rider was transported to PeaceHealth hospital by AMR with significant injuries.  All involved drivers and vehicles remained at the scene and are cooperating with an investigation conducted by Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit. This case is active pending further investigation.

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Robbery Suspect Captured by CCSO Deputies - 09/01/23

On September 1, 2023, at approximately 4:02 PM a white male, later identified as Mark Grigorovich, entered the Jack in the Box in Orchards wearing a bandana to cover his face. Grigorovich presented what appeared to be a firearm while inside the restaurant.  Employees feared they were being robbed by the subject and ran to the back of the store.  The employees did not give the Grigorovich any money. 

Grigorovich fled the area on a bicycle shortly after employees ran to the back of the store. The employees called their manager who was arriving in the area and witnessed Grigorovich riding his bike north away from the scene.  The manager advised a deputy, Grigorovich was fleeing northbound.  Grigorovich was located by a CCSO TDU Detective and a high-risk stop was conducted.    Grigorovich was detained, positively identified, and arrested for Attempted Robbery in the First Degree. He was booked into the Clark County Jail.

Update: CCSO Investigating Human Remains Found in Burned Vehicle - 08/28/23

Update as of 8/28/23:

On 8/26/23 Detectives with Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit booked Logan Melchert for additional charges of Arson in the Second Degree and Unlawful Disposal of Human Remains related to this investigation.  Logan Melchert was already in Clark County Jail after being arrested by Clark County Sheriff’s Office Deputies on 8/21/23 for unrelated arrest warrants.

The investigation thus far has shown that Logan Melchert is responsible for igniting a Kia Soul on fire which contained human remains.  The Kia Soul is owned by the estate of Logan’s deceased father.

The events leading up to the arson are still under investigation including the circumstances regarding the death of the person located in the burnt vehicle.  

Identification of the human remains is still being conducted by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

To protect the integrity of the active investigation, additional details are not currently available for release to the public.


On 8/21/2023, deputies with the Clark County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) were conducting a follow-up investigation related to a missing person case where an adult male had been reported as missing for several weeks. Deputies went to the last known residence of the missing person in the area of NW Sluman Road and NW Overlook Drive in Hazel Dell. 

While at the residence, a vehicle that appeared to have recently been involved in a vehicle fire was seen on the property. Deputies contacted the CCSO Major Crimes Unit (MCU) based on their observations while on-scene, and a search warrant was later obtained for the property.

While searching the property, detectives identified what appeared to be human remains inside the burned vehicle. The property was secured overnight, and arrangements were made for additional investigative resources to assist with scene processing.

On 8/22/2023, MCU detectives were able to process the vehicle and associated residence with assistance from the Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response Team, a Special Agent/Certified Fire Investigator from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Portland Field Office, fire personnel from Clark County Fire District 6, and investigators from the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office. 

A person of interest related to this investigation is in custody on unrelated charges.

This is an active homicide investigation, so no names are being released at this time.

Updates to this release will be made as more information becomes available. 

ATM robbery in Hazel Dell (Photo) - 08/25/23

On August 24th, 2023, at approximately 1238 hours the ATM at Bank of America, 7404 NE HWY 99 Vancouver WA., had large amount of money stolen during a robbery.  

Prior to the robbery the ATM experienced a malfunction.  A technician was dispatched to repair the ATM.  While the technician was correcting the jam, two unknown males pulled up close to the ATM in an unlicensed white Kia sedan. One male, wearing a mask and gloves, shoved the technician to the ground and stole the money from the ATM while the other male waited in the driver’s seat of the car.  The first male was seen getting into the Kia’s back passenger seats and driven away by the other male.  The Kia was seen leaving the area and driving northbound on I-5. 

The suspects have yet to be identified.  The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance identifying the robbery suspects. If anyone has information on this robbery, please contact Detective Tanya Johnson at

Below is a picture of the vehicle and one of the suspects.