Vancouver Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Man arrested in credit union stabbing, robbery

    4 hrs ago | via The Columbian 

    A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a customer while robbing a credit union in the VanMall Neighborhood on Tuesday. Detectives with the Vancouver Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Timar A. Degraffe.

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  • Hough neighborhood sounds alarm over wall

    15 hrs ago | via The Columbian 

    Photos by Steven Lane/The Columbian Hough neighborhood resident Nancy Schultz, picking up trash in the Mill Plain Boulevard sound wall's alcoves in mid-May, would like to ensure the 2001 community tile art project on the walls are preserved if the alcoves are blocked off or torn down. Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said police are aware of camping in the area, and that most calls for service don't come in while crimes are in progress, but after the fact.

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  • Customer stabbed at iQ Credit Union near mall

    Tuesday | via The Columbian 

    The Vancouver Police Department released this surveillance video of a man police say stabbed another customer Tuesday at the iQ Credit Union at 7017 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive. ( Washougal Police Officer Kyle Day and Ranger search for a suspect near the Spring Brook Village apartments as police respond to a stabbing and robbery at the IQ Credit Union on Andresen and Van Mall Drive on Tuesday.

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  • Updated Man wounded in Vancouver shooting

    Saturday May 23 | via The Columbian 

    A man was shot late Friday night in Vancouver but is expected to survive his injuries, the Vancouver Police Department reported Saturday. The shooting occurred at 11:50 p.m. in the 3400 block of U Street, in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood, according to a police bulletin.

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  • Online luring by Vancouver man alleged

    Friday May 22 | via The Columbian 

    A 29-year-old man who allegedly created a fake online profile to inappropriately communicate with teenage girls appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court. Johnny James Watson of Vancouver was arrested Thursday on suspicion of 10 counts of felony communication with a minor, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

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  • Video tied to officer-involved shooting released by ...

    Friday May 22 | via New York Daily News 

    Bryson Chaplin, 21, of Vancouver, Wash. was being treated in a hospital's intensive care unit Friday, but his condition was upgraded from critical to serious.

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  • Ex-Skyview teacher, coach sentenced for sex crime

    Thursday May 21 | via The Columbian 

    Former Skyview High School teacher and coach Eric Estes, seen here at a 2014 extradition hearing, has been sentenced to probation for a 1997 sex crime. ( A former Skyview High School teacher and baseball coach who was arrested last year on sex abuse charges was sentenced today in Frederick, Md.

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  • Woman accused of ramming deputy's vehicle in court

    Thursday May 21 | via The Columbian 

    A Vancouver woman accused of ramming a sheriff's patrol car while trying to escape arrest appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday. Angela M. McCalip, 45, faces allegations of first-degree assault, attempting to elude and possession of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident Wednesday night.

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  • Warrant sweep in Vancouver results in 16 felony arrests

    Thursday May 14 | via The Columbian 

    Police arrested 16 people with felony warrants in Vancouver on Wednesday during a warrant sweep by neighborhood response teams, the state Department of Corrections and K-9 units. "We target people who we believe are committing a lot of crime or who are causing neighborhood livability issues," said Steve Dobbs, sergeant of the Vancouver Police Department neighborhood response team covering east Vancouver.

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  • Two juveniles accused of assault, attempted escape

    Monday May 11 | via The Columbian 

    Two teens in custody at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center allegedly teamed up to attack a staff member in an attempt to escape on Saturday. Roy James Thompson Jr., 15, and Daniel Coffman, 16, appeared in juvenile court Monday on suspicion of custodial assault and first-degree attempted escape.

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  • Three people arrested for attempted Vancouver Walgre...

    Sunday May 10 | via KATU-TV Portland 

    Just after 3 a.m. Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Walgreen's located at 8511 NE 162nd Ave. for a burglary in progress. Local Walgreen pharmacies have been the target of several recent burglaries in the Clark County area.

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  • Fallen lawmen to be honored at ceremony

    Saturday May 9 | via The Columbian 

    Three local lawmen who died in the line of duty decades ago will be honored Thursday at the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The public is invited to the event, scheduled for 11 a.m. in the courtyard of the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The Medal of Honor will be awarded posthumously to Deputy Sheriff Wilfred Rorison, Sheriff Lester Wood and Deputy Martin S. Sowder.

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  • Vancouver woman pleads not guilty in crash that hurt...

    Tuesday May 5 | via The Columbian 

    A woman accused of causing an April 19 crash that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital entered not guilty pleas to vehicular assault and resisting arrest. Olga V. Kolesnik, 25, of Vancouver was arraigned in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday.

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  • Suspect in Fred Meyer shooting appears in court

    Tuesday May 5 | via The Columbian 

    An 18-year-old man made a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court, after he and another suspect allegedly shot out a window at the Grand Central Fred Meyer in west Vancouver on Monday evening. The disturbance was reported about 5:20 p.m. at the grocery store, 2500 Columbia House Blvd. A man reportedly stood out the sunroof of a black sedan and shot at the building, shattering a window near the front entrance on the store's east side.

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  • Driver in single-vehicle crash in central Vancouver ...

    Monday May 4 | via The Columbian 

    The driver in a single-vehicle crash last week has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault and driving with a suspended license. Vancouver police identified Fisianty F. Bossi, 19, of Vancouver, as the person behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in an early morning rollover crash Friday.

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  • Vancouver man, boy accused of attempted murder appea...

    Monday May 4 | via The Columbian 

    A Vancouver man accused of attempted murder for allegedly breaking into an east Vancouver home and assaulting a 65-year-old woman made a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on Monday. A 15-year-old boy, Roy James Thompson, was also arrested in connection with the crime, which was reported about 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of 138th Avenue, according to Vancouver police.

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  • Vancouver man, boy arrested in burglary, assault case

    Friday May 1 | via The Columbian 

    A Vancouver man and a 15-year-old boy face charges of attempted murder for allegedly breaking into an east Vancouver home and assaulting a 65-year-old woman on Wednesday. Vincent R. Burnett, 29, and an unnamed 15-year-old were arrested in connection to an investigation into the crime reported at about 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of 138th Avenue, according to Vancouver police.

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  • Kolesnik arraignment will be Tuesday

    Friday May 1 | via The Columbian 

    The accused drunk driver in an April 19 crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist will be arraigned Tuesday, after she receives a court-appointed attorney. Olga V. Kolesnik, 25, of Vancouver, allegedly crashed into a car and two motorcyclists near East Mill Plain Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue.

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  • Woman suspected of shooting boyfriend arraigned

    Friday May 1 | via The Columbian 

    A Vancouver woman suspected of shooting her boyfriend in the face with a .22-caliber pellet rifle pleaded not guilty Friday to domestic violence-related charges. Shari Lee Brown, 52, was arraigned in Clark County Superior Court on charges of first- and second-degree assault.

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  • Man gets 13 years in 2014 shooting outside Vancouver...

    Thursday Apr 30 | via The Columbian 

    A gunman involved in a shooting outside a downtown Vancouver nightclub in March 2014 was sentenced Thursday to nearly 13 years in prison - a shorter sentence than what was previously agreed upon. In an agreement with prosecutors, Darryl E. Humphrey Jr., 22, of Portland, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault in Clark County Superior Court on Feb. 5. He originally faced first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault charges.

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Vancouver Law

My husband ha a lifetime suspension in oregon for his 3rd dui can he get a license in any other state in the us?
This is his 3rd dui in a span of 10 years we live in wa but they also suspended him we were told the lifetime suspension is mandatory can we move to a different state to avoid this
I know there are some States that don't have a connection with the State of WA so that he could get a license there...
Is it possible to get a DUI ticket reduced to a lesser charge when I blew .079?
I was pulled over speeding, officer had me complete field tests that I passed, asked me to breathe and I declined. I felt trapped as though the officer was trying to find a reason to take me in. I was arrested and agreed to blow at the station where I blew .079. I was let go and must appear in court in a week.
Can the charges be reduced? Yes, absolutely. Will it happen in your case? I don't know. Have you asked for a DOL...
Regarding a DUI
Son with DUI, hasn't had sentence court yet, driving last night with expired insurance (2 wks ago) and car ran into pole in construction zone...not drinking and witnesses but car was towed this morning and currently at Sheriffs office for him to come in...what should he expect to happen? He is 21.
If your son's DUI is still pending then he likely has certain conditions he must comply with until the case resolves....
My wife just received her second DUI in Washington St. The officer saw her leave the bar and pulled her over.
She went through diversion for the first one, but it was less then 2 years ago. She also refused the breathalyzer. How bad is it. Is she looking at 45 days? Thank you, Dwayne & Kim G.
Assuming she has no other priors within the past 7 years she is looking at mandatory 45 days and at least 90 days...
With deferred prosecution for DUI, what charges am I looking at if get charged for a domestic dispute within 5 y. of probation
I am on deferred prosecution for a 2nd DUI. Two months before my 5 year probation was up, I was arrested for a domestic dispute - which I know is a probation violation. The trial has been pushed back because the other party is refusing to talk, however, if I get charged for the domestic dispute, what am I looking at for the DUI? I have already gone through treatment and have had a blower in my car. Would I have to do jail time or fines, both? I am nervous for the unknown and the court appointed attorney does not have an suggestions or answers for me.
While many courts will wait for a resolution of the underlying case before deciding whether a probation violation has...
I was served a summons for a debt i cosigned 8 yrs ago for his treatment on a DUI for reduction in time. I need so much help!!!
8 years ago I was together with a man in Oregon Lane County. while dating him he was cited with driving under the influence, and currently own/operator of a bar and Grill. as a part of his plea agreement strategy he agreed to have chemical substance treatment to get a reduction in sentence and received// .I should have realized that something was wrong when I cosigned for his treatment. Subsequently in the last few months he filed for bankruptcy and placed the bill for the treatment into the bankruptcy. I was never notified. I just was served suit for the outstanding balance. I now live in eastern Washington... Please help me in the right direction. I was pretty sure that i would have been notified by the bankruptcy court and been invited to the meeting of the debtors. Do i file ch 7 to?
It depends on when your last communication with the creditor was. If you have had no contact with the creditor and have...
CO license currently revoked, want to re-instate currently expired WA license. Have received conflicting answers.
I have moved back to WA a few months after my CO license was revoked. I have been told that per interstate compact, I should be able to obtain a license in WA under the same WA restrictions that would be imposed if the revocation happened while I was a WA resident (now being a WA resident, I should be treated as such). If same case happened while WA resident, I would be able to drive under restrictions. If I were still a CO resident, I would be able to drive under CO restrictions. However WA has been saying cannot drive AT ALL until CO completely lifts the hold. This does not seem to be right, I should have some course of action toward being able to drive. My WA residency has been established. I am looking for advise on how to proceed.
You may need to take steps to get the revocation lifted in Colorado to get a Washington License. The interstate compact...