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Barricaded Domestic Violence suspect arrested. - 10/16/17

Deputies responded to 13809 NE 82nd street on the report of a wanted male. 38 year old, Walter King was wanted in connection with an Assault II domestic violence case which occurred in 07/2017. Patrol and the Tactical Detective Unit (TDU) detectives have been actively looking for King and he was located at the 82nd street address. Attempts were made to contact King were unsuccessful and King barricaded himself inside the residence. Due to the nature of the crime and King's criminal history, Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team was responded. A search warrant was served and King was taken into custody.

Walter King was booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault II Domestic Violence and felony violation of no contact order.

Suspected DUII driver leads Clark County Sheriff's Office on pursuit. - 10/11/17

On 10.11.17 at 2330 hours a Clark County Deputy attempted to make contact with vehicle in the 200 block of NE Chkalov to determine if the vehicle had been involved in a collision or was in need of assistance. The silver PT cruiser was missing its passenger side front tire. Upon contact the vehicle fled northbound on NE Chkalov / NE 112th Ave in a reckless manner. The PT cruiser was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of travel, throwing sparks from the area of the missing tire and disobeying traffic control lights. Vancouver Police assisted in the pursuit as it continued northbound on NE 112th Ave and into the 5 corners area in Orchards. The PT Cruiser finally came to a stop in a driveway in the 10500 block of NE 71st St.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested without incident. The male passenger was identified and later released.

The driver: Carpenter, Charles J 07-16-1994 will be booked for Driving Under the Influence, Attempting to Elude and Driving while Suspended in the 2nd degree.

During the pursuit Carpenter swerved at Deputies as they attempted to perform a PIT maneuver.

No further information to be released at this time.

Vehicle vs Bicycle Fatal traffic collision (Updated information, 9/29/2017) - 09/29/17

UPDATED 9/29/2017, 2130 hours

Scene evidence as well as witness statements provided information that the driver of the striking vehicle, a 2012 Toyota Camry, was traveling eastbound on NE 76th Street when it struck a bicyclist that was crossing the roadway at NE 122th Avenue. This area is residential in nature and there was no marked crosswalk.

The male bicyclist did not have identification on him, and was carrying a large load of aluminum cans. He also was not wearing a helmet. The Clark County Medical Examiner in conjunction with CCSO's Identification Unit positively identified the deceased male as Michael W. Miller, 55 years old. At the time of the collision, Miller was listed as Transient.

The driver of the vehicle is a 24 year-old female, a Vancouver resident. The investigation is continuing, and the female was not arrested or cited at the scene.
-Sgt Alex Schoening, CCSO Traffic/Marine
email: 360.608.2625


On 09.27.17 at 0015 hours Clark County Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle versus bicycle collision in the 12200 block of NE 76th St. Deputies arrived on scene and performed CPR on bicycle rider prior to EMS arrival. EMS arrived and pronounced the adult rider deceased. The adult driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was not injured.

Detectives with the Clark County Traffic Unit responded and will continue with the investigation.

No further details will be released at this time.

Scam Alert: - 09/27/17

Scam Warning:
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 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 Civil Department (360 397-2225) or Clark County Court (360 397-2000).

Media Briefing: Church Arsonist Task Force - 09/26/17

Media Briefing Scheduled - Church Arsonist Task Force requesting assistance identifying subject in video -- Thursday, September 28th, 2017 9AM -- Clark County Public Safety Complex classroom 505 NW 179th Street -- Ridgefield, Washington

The "Church Arsonist Task Force" comprised of investigators from the:
Clark County Fire Marshal's Office
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Clark County Sheriff's Office
Vancouver Police Department
Vancouver Fire Department

Are continuing to investigate the series of church facility arson fires occurring:
* May 25, 2016: Fire occurred at approximately 0249 hours at First Congregational United Church of Christ located at 1220 NE 68th Street Vancouver, WA.

* May 26, 2016: Fire occurred at approximately 0305 hours at Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene located at 12401 Salmon Creek Avenue Vancouver, WA.

* May 29, 2016: Fire occurred at approximately 0208 hours at Daybreak Youth Services located at 11910 NE 154th Street Brush Prairie, WA.

In furtherance of this investigation, the Multi agency Church Arsonist Task Force will be holding a media briefing on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 9 AM at the Clark County Public Safety Complex - 505 NW 179th Street Ridgefield, WA. Media will receive an update on the case investigation from ATF Special Agent in Charge Darek Pleasants, Seattle Field Division. Detectives and Investigators with the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office and the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit will also be available for interviews.

Following the briefing, Media will be provided video and still photographs collected in the course of the investigation for public distribution requesting assistance in identifying the pictured suspect. Along with the photograph of a baseball type hat was left at one of the crime scenes and is believed to have been in possession of the arson suspect.

A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the church arsons.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 1-877-CRIME11 (877) 274-6311 or ATF Fires Tip Line: 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-274-6311)

Sgt. Brent Waddell
(360) 397-6150

Missing and Endangered female (Photo) - 09/21/17

Dorena Johnson

57 year old female
Height 5'06"
Weight 130
Blue eyes
Brown hair

On 09/18/17, Doerena Johnson was released from the Clark County Jail to return to her care facility. She has not returned to the facility and is missing. Doerena suffers from mental health issues and said she takes medication. She is often times confused. If seen or located please contact 911.

Attached Media Files: johnson.dorena.jpg