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Missing Endangered 15 year old (Photo) - 02/22/18

On 2-17-18 a 15 year old female, Sophia Marie Al-Haider Maddaluna, ran away from her home in the Hazel Dell area. Sofia suffers from a mental health disorder that may put her at risk.

It is believed that Sophia had been staying with a friend at an apartment complex located at 2600 T St. (Vancouver) until yesterday. She is now believed to be on the streets.

Anyone with information on Sophia's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Clark County Sheriff's Office case #18-1634.

Sophia Marie Al-Haider Maddaluna
white female
5'2"
117lbs
Brown hair
Brown eyes

Release prepared by,
Sgt. Tim Bieber

Attached Media Files: Sophia , Sophia
Clark County Sheriff's Office to host Reserve Deputy Recruitment Program - 02/20/18

Clark County Sheriff's Office to host Reserve Deputy Recruitment Program
Clark County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputies are fully commissioned law enforcement officers that volunteer their time in service to the community. Reserve Deputies play a vital role augmenting the regular duties of the enforcement branch of the Sheriff's Office. Reserve Deputies serve in a variety of law enforcement functions including routine patrol, traffic enforcement, bicycle patrol, crime scene protection, traffic and crowd control at public events and many other duties.
The reserve deputy program is ideal for professional adults interested in public safety and service to the community but are unable to commit to a full time law enforcement career. Working as a reserve deputy is a rewarding experience that can also be an opportunity to explore the possibility of a full time career in law enforcement.
Reserve Deputy training is held locally and scheduled outside normal working hours. All required equipment and uniforms are provided by the Sheriff's Office. Please plan to join us for this free informative presentation on becoming a Clark County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Sheriff.
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
6:30-7:30PM
Public Safety Complex
505 NW 179th Street
Ridgefield, Wash. 98642
(At NW corner of Clark County Fairgrounds)

For more information, call Sheriff's Recruitment at 360.397.2176 or email sheriffrecruitment@clark.wa.gov
www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/reserve-unit

Sheriff's Office confirms, the Warren Forrest investigation remains active - 02/14/18

The Clark County Sheriff's Office remains fully committed to investigating all reported crimes that occur within our jurisdiction regardless of how old or complex these investigations may be.

The Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit, working in partnership with our Cold Case Unit routinely review cold case investigations in search of new witnesses or other evidence that could lead to a prosecution and conviction. This includes working with the families of our victims, to include providing those families with updates on progress made and on new information discovered.

The Warren Forrest investigation remains active. Recently, new information led detectives to believe that Mr. Forrest may be criminally linked to additional crimes. We are now in the process of sharing our new findings with the Clark County Prosecutor's Office.

As with any active investigation, specific details of our new findings will not be shared at this time. Additionally, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further on specific conversations between our detectives and the Prosecutor's Office.

Body recovered from East fork of Lewis River - 02/10/18

Shortly after 0900 this morning a 911 call was placed by two fishermen who had located what they believed was a body in the East fork of the Lewis River. Patrol units responded and confirmed that the remains of a male had been discovered in the water approximately three quarters of a mile below Daybreak Park. The Clark County Major Crimes Unit along with assets from the Clark County Marine Patrol responded and were successful in recovering the remains. The remains had been in the water for some time and identification was not possible. The remains were transferred to the Clark County Medical Examiners Office for identification and to determine cause of death.

There is no additional information being released at this time.

Clarification of Evidence Impound for carjacked vehicle - 02/09/18

The afternoon of Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 detectives with the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit seized a vehicle as evidence from a bio-swale retaining pond at the 9200 Block of NE 15th Avenue. (See previous News release case 18-1003) The vehicle operator had been the victim of an attempted carjacking by a knife wielding suspect. The carjacking attempt resulted in the vehicle crashing through a barrier into the retaining pond. The suspect was taken into custody. The carjacking victim was injured in the crash and was transported to an area hospital.
Detectives had reason to believe items of evidentiary value were left in the vehicle by the suspect and requested an evidence impound tow. The Clark County Sheriff's Office has a contract with TLC Towing of Ridgefield, WA. for vehicle impounds requiring secured storage. TLC Towing responded and took possession of the victim's vehicle. Detectives obtained and served a search warrant for evidence from the vehicle. Following warrant service TLC Towing was advised that all holds were released on the vehicle.
Per the negotiated contract between the Sheriff's Office and TLC Towing, the Sheriff's Office is charged an established standardized fee for all impounds requested by deputies. However, the difficulty of this particular impound required the use of more than one heavy boom truck to safely remove the vehicle without causing further ecological damage to the bio-swale. The normal and reasonable operational costs associated with this type of impound far exceeded the standardized fee paid by the Sheriff's Office. As such, the balance of the towing fee, minus the Sheriff's Office contract fee was presented to the owner of the vehicle when they sought to retrieve it from TLC towing.
TLC towing is allowed to charge appropriate fees in their business practice. There is NO wrong doing on the part of TLC Towing and NO investigation into their billing practices. Because Sheriff's detectives ordered the impound and given the unusual complexity of retrieving the vehicle, the Sheriff's Office has negotiated a monetary agreement with TLC Towing to release the impounded vehicle to the owner at no cost to the owner.

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Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Collision in Hazel Dell (UPDATED INFO AND CORRECTION) (Photo) - 02/08/18

Updated information, 2/8/2018, 1028 hours

CORRECTION: The driver of the involved vehicle was NOT a Juvenile male as previously reported. The driver is an adult male, information below...Apologies for the error.

The deceased subject is identified as Dylan J. Digiulio, 42 year old male, Vancouver resident.

The driver of the involved vehicle is identified as Jeffrey A. Hill, 29 year old male, Vancouver resident. The vehicle involved is a 2014 Ford Escape, a smaller sized SUV.

The details of the collision have not changed.
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On 2/8/2018 at 6:07am CCSO Deputies and EMS responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle in the 10700 block of NE Hwy 99 in Hazel Dell. Upon arrival, personnel discovered single subject, an adult white male, lying in the roadway. Attempts to resuscitate the male at the scene failed, and he was pronounced dead.

Initial reports by witnesses revealed two subjects were crossing NE Hwy 99 across from Lyle's Village Pantry, when one fell down in the roadway. A southbound vehicle struck the subject in the roadway. The vehicle then left the scene. The driver of the vehicle contacted 911 a short time later and is cooperating with the investigation. The driver is a male juvenile.

At this time, all aspects of the cause of this collision are being investigated. Identities of the involved parties are being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

More information will be added to this press release as soon as possible.


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Attached Media Files: Car Ped 2 of 2 , Car Ped 1 of 2
Scam Alert: - 02/05/18

Scam Alert

An unknown person has been calling identifying themselves as a representative from the Sheriff's Office stating "you" have a warrant and demanding cash payment or "you" will be arrested. This is a scam.

The suspect caller tells the intended victim they have a warrant for their arrest for missing jury duty or another criminal matter and they are to bring cash or pre-paid cash cards to take care of the warrant.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office will not ask for cash in person or to meet some place to pay cash to alleviate your arrest warrant. A Deputy may call and ask you to meet face to face to facilitate an interview or arrest, but they will never ask for cash.

If you have questions or concerns about having a warrant, money owed for fines or judgments, call the Clark County Sheriff's Office Warrants Department (360 397-2397) or Clark County Court (360 397-2000).

Update: Domestic Violence Assault 9211 NE 15th Av - 01/31/18

Domestic violence assault at 9211 NE 15th avenue on 01/30/18. Arrested on multiple charges was 24 year old Sankara Etienne. He was booked into Clark County Jail for Attempted Murder, Assault I, Robbery I, Kidnapping, Burglary I, Violation of a No Contact order and a District Court warrant. Clark County Major Crimes continues the investigation.

Domestic violence assault and carjacking - 01/31/18

At approx. 3:20, Clark County Deputies responded to 9211 NE 15th avenue in response to a domestic disturbance with a weapon. A 24 year old male suspect had stabbed his girlfriend and assaulted her father inside an apartment. The suspect then attempted to flee the area by carjacking an occupied vehicle. The driver of the carjacked vehicle was injured as they attempted to get out of the vehicle and away from the suspect. The carjacked vehicle crashed in a field across from the apartment complex. The suspect returned to the apartment complex and entered another vehicle where he was contacted by Sheriff's deputies. He was not compliant and refused to follow directions. The suspect was eventually taken into custody where he continued to fight with deputies. He was transported to jail. Three victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The names and ages of the victims are not being released at this time. Clark County Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation and the investigation is unfolding and ongoing. This is all the information to be provided at this time.

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Clark County Sheriff's Office Hosts Deputy Sheriff Recruitment Night (Photo) - 01/30/18

Clark County Sheriff's Office Hosts Deputy Sheriff Recruitment Night
We are hiring! The Clark County Sheriff's Office has immediate openings for the position of Enforcement Deputy Sheriff.
The Sheriff's Office is hosting a free informational workshop for those interested in pursuing a career as a Clark County Deputy Sheriff. Listen to presentations from current Clark County deputies, Sheriff's Human Resources staff and the Chief Civil Service Examiner about the application process ??' from the initial testing to the final date of hire. Have all your recruitment questions ready. This is an opportunity to talk with us directly.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:30-7:30PM
Public Safety Complex
505 NW 179th Street
Ridgefield, Wash. 98642
(At NW corner of Clark County Fairgrounds)

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

Attached Media Files: deputy sheriff , deputy sheriff
Traffic Collision northeast of Washougal - 01/25/18

On 01/25/18 at approximately 0010 hours, Clark County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Fire/Rescue and the assistance of Washougal Police Department, responded to a single vehicle collision at the 3200 block of SE 362nd Avenue, outside of Washougal city limits. A red 2005 Mazda 3 driven by Marty A. Swofford was traveling northbound on NE 362nd Avenue when it lost control, crashed into a power pole and landed upside down. Power lines went down across the road as a result of the collision. The driver was trapped for approximately 20 minutes and was extracted by Fire/Rescue units. As a result of the collision, power was out in the area. The driver was transported to Peace Health Southwest hospital via ambulance for injuries sustained. Excessive speed appears to be a factor in the collision. The Sheriff's Office is investigating. Please contact Clark County Sheriff's PIO or Sgt. Kevin Schmidt with any questions.