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News Releases
Armed Robbery in Orchards, WA - 12/12/17

On 12/12/2017 just before 7pm an employee of the Brewed Awakenings located at 6500 NE 117th Ave called 9-1-1 to report that they had just been robbed at gun point.

The suspect entered the business, right before closing. He pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded all the money from the register. The victim complied, and the suspect left the business.

The suspect is described as:
White Male, late 30'S to 40'S
5'8- 5'10 - Heavy Build -
Yellow snowboarding style jacket with a hood -
Black gloves -
Long beard -

The suspect was armed with what was described as a dark colored revolver.

A K-9 track was conducted, but the suspect was not located.

There are no suspects at this time.

Prepared by:

Sgt. Chad Rothenberger

multiple armed robberies in Clark County - 12/10/17

At 0900 this morning a clerk at Oscars Market, located at 4901 NE Saint Johns Road, called to report that a male had entered the store, displayed a weapon, and demanded money. The suspect then fled the store on foot taking a small amount of money with him. Deputies from the Sheriff's Office, assisted by officers from the Vancouver Police Department, respond and an area search was conducted but we were unable to locate the suspect.

The male was described as 18 -- 20 years old, approximately 5' 10" tall with black hair wearing a brown work jacket. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black ski mask.

19 minutes later, a similar robbery occurred at the Minit Mart located at 1901 Kauffman Ave in Vancouver, Washington. The suspect in this robbery matched the description of the suspect in the Oscars Market robbery. The suspect again displayed a weapon and demanded money. Vancouver Police responded but were unable to locate the suspect.

This is an active investigation. Additional information will be released when it is available.

Theft investigation leads to terminated pursuit - 12/07/17

On 12/7/17 at about 3:10 am Deputies responded to the Felida area of Clark County on report of a theft. Responding Deputies located a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop and Deputies pursued a short distance and terminated the pursuit. This investigation is on-going and no further information will be released at this time.

Barricaded Assault suspect - 11/28/17


The suspect has been taken into custody, without incident. I will respond to the media staging area shortly to be available for a statement.

Sgt. Chad Rothenberger

At approximately 1440 hours deputies were sent to 10419 NE 50th Avenue on a report of a disturbance with a weapon. The 9-1-1 caller reported that the neighbor, James Froehilc, had pointed a rifle at them and fired off at least three rounds.

Deputies arrived on scene and were able to remove the victim's from the area. They attempted to make contact with the suspect. The suspect came out of the house armed with a rifle. After a brief stand off the suspect dropped the rifle and retreated back into his house.

SWAT is on scene at this hour and has the house contained for a barricaded suspect wanted for 2 counts of Assault I, Unlawful possession of a firearm by felon and felony harassment.

We have made several attempts to contact the suspect with negative results so far.

Media staging area is at a large church on the east side of Saint Johns, at 99th Street.

More updates to follow

Sgt. Chad Rothenberger

Police Pursuit Ends In Crash - 11/18/17

Sheriff's Sergeant attempted to stop a reckless vehicle/possible DUI driver in west Hockinson area early Saturday Morning. The suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on NE 172nd Avenue in excess of 85 miles per hour and crossing over the center-line of the road when a traffic stop was attempted. The vehicle continued to speed away northbound on NE 172nd Avenue, running a stop sign and reaching speeds around 120 miles per hour. The short pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle failed to negotiate a T-intersection and ran into a gate and detached garage at a residence on NE 159th Street and 172nd Avenue. The suspect, 21 year-ol Miguel A. Gomez, was arrested for Attempt to Elude and is being processed for DUI. The suspect and two passengers were uninjured during the collision.

Missing person (Photo) - 11/16/17

Clark County Sheriff's Office
Major Crimes Unit
Missing Person
The Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating the disappearance of Britney Goodwin. Britney is an 18 year old Clark County resident who last had contact with family was in late October of 2017. Britney had been in contact with friends up until about two weeks ago and since then no one has heard from her. The Sheriff's Office is interested in locating Britney and making sure she is safe. Britney is described as 5'06 feet tall and 150 pounds with dark hair and glasses. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Lindsay Schultz at or leave a message on the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 360-397-2120.

Sgt. Duncan Hoss

Attached Media Files: btri1.jpg , Britney
Chase 02
Chase 02
Bank Robbery - Chase Bank - Salmon Creek - Clark County (Photo) - 11/14/17

On November 13th, 2017 at approximately 4:16 PM a lone individual walked into the Chase Bank branch, located inside the Salmon Creek Fred Meyer's, and produced a note demanding money. There were no weapons seen or implied. There were no threats made. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the store heading northbound on foot. There was no vehicle seen or associated with this suspect. Once deputies arrived a K9 track was attempted, but proved unsuccessful due to the high amount of person traffic at the store and parking lot.

The suspect is described as:
* white male
* approximately in his 20s
* slender build
* scruffy beard
* grey hoody sweatshirt with lettering
* dark pants
* dark ball cap with white lettering

See attached photos.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Release prepared by Sgt. Schanaker

Attached Media Files: Chase 02 , Chase 01